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24th Apr '16 10:43:09 AM Rungles
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** The Rebroadcast Standby Tests carried out by the BBC in the days of analogue (and described in the Real Life section of the WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties page) [[http://tvforum.uk/tvhome/bbc-rbs-transmitter-tests-31228/ were avidly watched by self-described anoraks]] (i.e. geeks) despite occuring in the early hours of the morning and consisting of nothing but a test card, a tone and a speaking clock.

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** The Rebroadcast Standby Tests carried out by the BBC in the days of analogue (and described in the Real Life section of the WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties page) [[http://tvforum.uk/tvhome/bbc-rbs-transmitter-tests-31228/ were avidly watched watched]] by self-described anoraks]] (i.e. "anoraks" (a British colloquialism for geeks) despite occuring in the early hours of the morning and consisting of nothing but a test card, a tone and a speaking clock.
16th Mar '16 10:30:44 AM Mdumas43073
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PeripheryDemographic taken to its logical conclusion. For this particular medium, what's surprising is not that it has fans outside its target audience, it's that it has fans ''at all'' - it wasn't ''meant'' to entertain anyone, just inform them, or fulfil some other strictly functional role. But perhaps there's something hypnotic about watching the weather forecast on a perpetual loop, or maybe the public information film has aged badly and picked up some {{Narm}} along the way. Either way, you can bet most of the people watching aren't doing it out of a first-hand interest in the subject.

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PeripheryDemographic taken to its logical conclusion. For this particular medium, what's surprising is not that it has fans outside its target audience, it's that it has fans ''at all'' - all''; it wasn't ''meant'' to entertain anyone, just inform them, or fulfil some other strictly functional role. But perhaps there's something hypnotic about watching the weather forecast on a perpetual loop, or maybe the public information film has aged badly and picked up some {{Narm}} along the way. Either way, you can bet most of the people watching aren't doing it out of a first-hand interest in the subject.
16th Mar '16 10:30:25 AM Mdumas43073
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Not to mention that just about anything - ''anything'' - [[RuleThirtyFour can be made to appear sexy or even erotic]].

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Not to mention that just about anything - -- ''anything'' - -- [[RuleThirtyFour can be made to appear sexy or even erotic]].
16th Mar '16 10:30:03 AM Mdumas43073
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->''There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.''

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->''There ->''"There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.''"''
27th Feb '16 10:47:41 AM Rungles
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** The Rebroadcast Standby Tests carried out by the BBC in the days of analogue (and described in the Real Life section of the WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties page) had [[http://tvforum.uk/tvhome/bbc-rbs-transmitter-tests-31228/ was avidly watched by self-described anoraks]] (British slang for a geek) despite occuring in the early hours of the morning and consisting of nothing but a test card, a tone and a speaking clock.

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** The Rebroadcast Standby Tests carried out by the BBC in the days of analogue (and described in the Real Life section of the WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties page) had [[http://tvforum.uk/tvhome/bbc-rbs-transmitter-tests-31228/ was were avidly watched by self-described anoraks]] (British slang for a geek) (i.e. geeks) despite occuring in the early hours of the morning and consisting of nothing but a test card, a tone and a speaking clock.
27th Feb '16 10:44:34 AM Rungles
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** The Rebroadcast Standby Tests carried out by the BBC in the days of analogue (and described in the Real Life section of the WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties page) had [[http://tvforum.uk/tvhome/bbc-rbs-transmitter-tests-31228/ was avidly watched by self-described anoraks]] (British slang for a geek) despite occuring in the early hours of the morning and consisting of nothing but a test card, a tone and a speaking clock.
27th Feb '16 10:16:24 AM Rungles
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PeripheryDemographic taken to its logical conclusion. For this particular medium, what's surprising is not that it has fans outside its target audience, it's that it has fans ''at all'' - it wasn't ''meant'' to entertain anyone, just inform them. But perhaps there's something hypnotic about watching the weather forecast on a perpetual loop, or maybe the public information film has aged badly and picked up some {{Narm}} along the way. Either way, you can bet most of the people watching aren't doing it out of a first-hand interest in the subject.

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PeripheryDemographic taken to its logical conclusion. For this particular medium, what's surprising is not that it has fans outside its target audience, it's that it has fans ''at all'' - it wasn't ''meant'' to entertain anyone, just inform them.them, or fulfil some other strictly functional role. But perhaps there's something hypnotic about watching the weather forecast on a perpetual loop, or maybe the public information film has aged badly and picked up some {{Narm}} along the way. Either way, you can bet most of the people watching aren't doing it out of a first-hand interest in the subject.
27th Feb '16 10:11:35 AM Rungles
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* The [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birdsong_(digital_radio_channel) Birdsong Station]] was a twenty minute loop of birdsong that played from 6am until midnight on British digital radio for two years as filler on a vacant frequency. There was an outcry from fans when it was eventually taken off the air.
18th Feb '16 4:38:05 AM Rungles
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Not to mention that just about anything - ''anything'' - [[Rule34 can be made to appear sexy or even erotic]].

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Not to mention that just about anything - ''anything'' - [[Rule34 [[RuleThirtyFour can be made to appear sexy or even erotic]].



** in the same ghoulish vein was the subversion of the visitor system at Bethlem Hospital (better know as Bedlam) by high society, who paid considerable entrance fees to treat the asylum as a human zoo.

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** in the same ghoulish vein was the subversion of the visitor system at Bethlem Hospital (better know - better known as Bedlam) Bedlam - by high society, who paid considerable entrance fees to treat the asylum as a human zoo.
28th Jan '16 12:49:56 AM 10-13-2
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Not to mention that just about anything - ''anything'' - [[Rule35 can be made to appear sexy or even erotic]].

Sometimes the makers will discover the extra audience, resulting in an AudienceShift. MundaneMadeAwesome is this trope when the subject isn't interesting to begin with, but becomes that way with a little imagination.

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Not to mention that just about anything - ''anything'' - [[Rule35 [[Rule34 can be made to appear sexy or even erotic]].

Sometimes the makers will discover the extra audience, resulting in an AudienceShift. May overlap with JustHereForGodzilla if the Godzilla part makes all the boring parts worth it. MundaneMadeAwesome is this trope when the subject isn't interesting to begin with, but becomes that way with a little imagination.
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