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Sunday Infommericals suck Ass
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05/11/2003 19:56:08

Whose idea was it to clog up Sunday television with hour long commercials, television evangelists, and other mindless nonsense? What is the point of Sunday television? Is it supposed to make me appreciate the other 6 days of the week that much more? Well it doesn't appear to be working. Honestly I'm getting really tired of public cable television in general (yes this means all 7 days of the week). How many stupid fictional "reality" shows can they shove down my throat before I start to gag? How many women and men have to sleep around on their spouses and sell out before my stomach turns? How many times can I watch a band of know nothing buffons run around on an island and "survive" by playing children's games?

Is that real? I think not but my wisdom seems to be self contained as the American public is eating this shit up like a blue light special at Kmart. Whats the worst part? Some of MY more perferred traditional television series' have begun doing anything they can to compete against this phemonea of super popular low cost crap. Take Boston Public for example - Whitney Houston will be making a guest appearance on there in a few weeks for a school concert. What plausible reason would Whitney Houston have for visiting what appears to be one of the worst run, drama filled, violence inducing schools in the US? Maybe her crack dealer operates out of Boston Public. I just hope if thats the case they'll be sure to mention that rather than pull the wool over your eyes with some make believe crappola like Whitney Houston "is giving free concerts to the youth of America" to inspire them to new heights.

More like new highs... Anyway the point here is that television sucks. Luckily for us there are still some decent shows out there like (hint: these shows are required viewing if you wish to continue coming to my site) "The Sopranos", "24", "ER" (which is slowly collapsing under the weight of its own repititive melodrama), "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Malcolm in the Middle" and perhaps even the likes of "Oliver Beene" (I'll have to wait and see with this one). These shows have style, storylines and some them will even make you laugh a time or two in a genuine way.

Talk about dragging things out... Sometimes I really like single serving shows like Oliver or Malcolm because you really don't have to see every single episode to know what is going on in the one that you are watching. They don't tend to drag things out in order to fill a space since they typically have too little space to tell the intended story to begin with. As a counter example take something like "American Idol" which spends 30 minutes and 10 commercial breaks every Wednesday night to do something I could accomplish in 30 seconds:

"Hey you. Yeah you. Frak off and leave - America thinks you suck."

Was that so hard? Do we really need another show on Wednesday for that? Oh wait... if it was just announced in the 30 seconds that it should take then we wouldn't have the opportunity to ram the commercials and other various forms of subliminal advertising down our throats (have you ever looked at the judge's cups?). Is this what we've come to? Mindless foolery created only to serve as a platform into brainwashing us into choosing a richer competitor's product over a poorer ones?

sigh....

J

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