Thursday, April 03, 2008

Who Watches This Stuff?

I've been trying to watch anything but the news this week and I've had way too much time on my hands minus the visiting grandchildren but this is not working out very well at all.

Just a few random thoughts:

Lewis Black ought to have stuck with stand-up because The Root of All Evil is about as smart and cutting edge as the writings in the average public bathroom stall.

Do I need to even mention the major networks? Slop operas, reality shows or crime dramas ad infinitum.

Daytime television should probably be outlawed.

When did the slop opera lives of people operating a tattoo parlor become fodder for a channel calling itself "The Learning Channel"? Learning what, how to be a clueless dimwit? Not sure which is worse, that or the one where you follow around a couple of chunkheads with gazillion children.

If there were a Jerry Springer Award I'd give it to VH-1. What I'd really like to see is a documentary on the people who actually watch this stuff, now THAT might be entertaining.

Ladies, if you wonder why "men do not respect us" just flip channels for a bit. We're portrayed either half naked wearing naught but a pound of make-up or put together and successful but eternally whining.

I finally watched The View. For an entire 15 minutes. Never again.

Telemundo is about the only station that regularly features people who look like your friends and neighbors but that's assuming your friends and neighbors also dress like hookers.

Japanese shows are terrific because you can make up your own dialogue. None of mine would make it past the censors.

I'm off to watch stock tickers, see you later.

16 comments:

Woozie said...

I love Lewis Black's standup and I love Back in Black on the Daily Show but it's good to see I'm not the only one who thinks The Root of All Evil is the root of all evil.

Have you ever seen Current TV?

Not Your Mama said...

Ya, I expected better out of him too. Embarassingly bad.

Nope, haven't seen Current TV. almost anything would have to be better than all of the above. Going to take up sitting in front of the local brothel and running license plates.

R J Adams said...

The Root of all Evil is dreadful; a real disappointment. Black is one of the few stand-up American comedians I enjoy - and understand!

Mama, you obviously need a hobby. Have you thought about taking up blogging?

Woozie said...

It's great, it's a series of short videos (they call them pods)about two to seven minutes long by people people about every *intelligent* topic imaginable. They've got a website, Current.com I think it is, if you want to check out their content.

Not Your Mama said...

Noooooooooo, not blogging!!! Let me try this Current thing, has to be better.

ryk said...

It's the reality TV that gets me. It's nothing but glorification of the tasteless and tawdry, but people watch it by the millions. It's mind-boggling.

Nader Enthusiast said...

Frontline, Bill Moyers Journal, 60 Minutes, Daily Show and Colbert Report are all on the internet. Who needs a TV?

RJ is right. We need more of your opinions more often.

Mixter said...

This post is dead on. I gave the Root of All Evil a shot. Once. It was horrible. The other crap, I can't subject myself to watching garbage.

Mixter

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ryk said...

Yeah! What Woozie said.

Not Your Mama said...

LOL

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Anonymous said...

I still keep checking, hoping you will speak again.

S2 said...

Anonymous said...

"I still keep checking, hoping you will speak again."

As do I.

I do hope she's not been abducted by aliens or the FBI.

ryk said...

Maybe she's out knocking on doors and passing out leaflets for Obama. Too busy making a difference to spend time entertaining us.