Originally posted by kiwifoot
ATS will become the new BBC and ABC, and celebrity/gossip/mainstream news will be on the FBI's watchlist.
Some of these questions are pretty good...Like, if MSM swerves over to be like ATS, then ATS would effectively become mainstream, wouldn't it? More
people than ever would be clogging up the bandwidth, even though ATS has already expanded a looong way since I started here in 2002. I've commented
here & there that I've been around ATS long enough to feel like part of the family; Certainly not in the immediate
family, even though I've
been twice asked & turned down the offer of becoming a Mod. No, I think I'm more like the uncle that visits a whole lot & watched how well the kid
has grown up.
In contrast, I also sometimes feel like I'm the madman sitting in the corner babbling incoherently that everyone loves to try
But if/when ATS really becomes "mainstream," then what? With hordes more members of the tinfoil brigand being considered "normal," ATS would have
to keep growing & growing...Some years ago, I posted my wonderment at ATS' growth, in such that I sort of asked, rehtorically, if Simon Gray had any
idea how much of a monster this little website would become when it first hit the Info Highway. Oh, ATS is a benevolent monster...Arguably even a
neccesary monster in these "intersting times" we live in.
Increased membership & even casual browsers are bound to start picking stuff from the ATS Store (shamless plug intended) & then the website could
really accelerate into the Big Time. Think of the companies that might start begging
ATS for ad space...
So what now? TV Station? Let me point out that I don't watch much TV at all & haven't for years...For several years, about the only thing I watch
with any regularity is WWE Wrestling & that's only for a couple of hours per week
. At least I know what I'm getting into when I watch it;
it's just pure entertainment (Heck, World Wrestling Entertainment outright tells you
that it's for entertainment!). I like to think of it as
a soap opera after a heavy hosing down with testosterone!
But if ATS ever gets on the tube on a regular & consistant basis, I think I'd even start justifying having
a TV set for a change. But why stop
Why not syndicated radio shows nationwide? Equally widespread publications...Maybe even get the NY Times relegated to the "tabloid rack" in the
supermarkets...(God, I'd love to see that
Okay, I think I've come down off my rainbow for the moment, so I'll close this post with the following:
ATS...The best invention since tinfoil. Thank you founders (including our dearly departed William One Sac. Rest in peace, bro...You've worked hard at
this for a long time, passed on your legacy & you deserve your rest).