Monday, July 07, 2008

Sick Day XXII


I’m sick of Television.

Why is Larry King still on the air? Hell, why is he still alive? He was an obnoxious dullard back in his radio days, and he hasn’t seemed to evolve into much more during the last 40 years. He may be devolving since he looks more like a lizard every day.

What the Hell is Elvira famous for? Does she actually have any talents, or is it all about the boobs?

Can anyone actually stand the blather on Anderson Cooper 360? Who’s bright idea was that format?

Situation Reality Shows have got to stop. Please! They’ve run out of ideas.

Have you ever noticed that it isn’t very often that you ever see someone in a TV show actually watching TV? If you want a real reality show it will be a bunch of people watching reality shows on TV. Now that’s real life and that’s real boring.

If you want a near life experience, turn off the TV.

13 Comments:

Blogger Nulaanne said...

I got rid of cable over a year ago and unless it is football season I don't miss it. I have noticed that for people with TV it is like a drug. When I am at work, the nurses, docs, housekeepers all glance at the TV's to see what is on. Then as they work with the patient or in the room, their eyes always wander back to the TV.

I live out where without cable or sattelite I get nothing unless I rent it. I don't know who the stars are that people talk about, or the shows. I have never been happier.

4:56 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

I call Larry King "Skeletor"

I don't watch much TV - maybe an hour a week. But, yesterday, six solid hours of the reality show Flipped Out. Train wreck. Beat rubbernecking on the freeway after an accident.

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say that after being reminded of the 7 oclock news hour on pbs, I agree. I enjoy that format. say, 5 minutes on a news story verses 20 seconds covering a story on comercial tv. PBS is the best thing going and I am greatfull to recieve it here in Astoria with rabbit ear antenea. TV does eat up time where I have other things to get done how ever.

I consider TV to be the major reason this culture here is so ignorant and misguided, fleeced.

can I have your old tv?

8:31 AM  
Blogger weese said...

amen.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

Heh . . . yes true that.

I am all about the DVD . . . tv shows, movies, whatever, I just don't want commercials.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in 1961 some big media dude defined American television as a "vast wasteland"...since then the topography has changed and not for the better.....

Anderson Cooper, Yeah, he ain't no Walter Cronkite or Ed Murrow, that's for sure.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

Elvira is all about snark and boobs, as far as I know.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Colonel Panic said...

All you need is TV.

All you need is TV.

All you need is TV. wah wahwah wahwah

TV is all you need. TV is all you need. TV is all you need...


apologies to The Beatles


sorry about this but have you not realized that the problem is not tv but it is you?

TV has all the daily nutritional requirements and contains neccesary building blocks from the 4 food groups. You need TV and if your system rejects it you probably have a bad antenna or a puncture wound in your cable.

Its only horrible because you are different than the 700 million people who love tv and watch it religiously. Who's wrong? Them or you?

2:07 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

CP, maybe you're right because you can bet I'll have the remote in my hands by 8pm for sure.

Syd, but so many people fall into that category...even you, Darlin ; )

Anon, but it used to be good, but maybe it was because I was too young to know it wasn't.

Trish, I've started watching DVDs as well. I love people who buy and lend them to us.

Weese, amen? Should I pass the plate now? ; )

Anon, I only have one left. I gave three others away.

Lori, so you rotted your brain to save yourself from physical harm...sounds about right to me.

Nulaanne, I have a hard time driving by those animated billboards on I-5 so I can relate.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous g said...

For me it's all about the boobs.

The boob tube.

I gave up most of my tv to blog and spend time editing my mp3 tags.

My favorite show on tv is Weeds (showtime). I also watch Greenovate and Renovation Nation on the Green Channel. I dvr Criminal Minds, CSI, and Heroes when in season. I spend one hour per night watching all of my shows.

Now you know way too much about my viewing habits.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Colonel Panic said...

That's funny. I was just reading.

No not that.

I was just reading a weakly newspaper (sic intended) and there was a Callahan cartoon in there with some kids watching tv and the caption said: "Mom are we dumb enough yet? Can we quit watching TV now?".



Heh heh. Stupid kids.


g has premium cable by the sounds of it. Weeds is a show I would like to see but ahem I guess I will have to steal it.

the one show I cant get enough even though I am completely tired of it is that crab fisherman show. The actual crab fisherman dudes jumped the shark on their own fame a long time ago but the production values of that show or something keeps bringing me back. I must have a problem.

7:47 PM  
Blogger weese said...

please...pass the plate. its gonna have horderves on it -right?

10:14 AM  
Anonymous g said...

colonel: dishnetwork sat tv. no cable out here in the sticks.

we need some beaver action this fall eh? my turn to buy.

4:56 PM  

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