What the F#^k happen to us.

Nick Cannon in white Face.

Johnny Weir

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian uproar

Rampant self absorption and  bitchassness in America.

HELP MY SANITY, I just want to turn on the Television and be somewhat entertained without having my intellect insulted.

So I watched Blue Jasmine to see what the hoopla was all about from the Oscars (which I did not watch), thanks to Netflix. Left unimpressed after the viewing Blue Jasmine. I must say Cate Blanchett did a great job playing a delusional white woman who fell hard to the economic status of most Americans. The movie, Blue Jasmine was one of those occasions where the previews misled me, or maybe was pissed a bit because I just did not like the ending of the movie.  The movie left me uninspired, not really entertained, but I did like the acting. I give it THUMBS DOWN. (Just my opinion)

After watching Blue Jasmine I tuned my TV to NBC because its one of the best HD channels my DIY HD antenna receives. With nothing better to do until my engagement later in the evening, I watched Access Hollywood and quickly began to contemplate suicide, because of the most useless information ever to be broadcast on syndicated national television.

People should be in an uproar by the sheer mindless unimportant bullshit these so called media people produce. I could give an absolute shit about Anna Wintour’s decision to place Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue magazine. Many of the people in the United States don’t have access to the products in Vogue magazine anyway so, who cares who is on the cover. Most people don’t buy the magazine anyway.

Here is the conversation of any substance concerning  Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in my circles, and it is in the form of a single question. “Why would you marry and have a baby by the chick who is in your circle for having video sex with a D-list celebrity and having a huge booty?” end of conversation.

I should have just turned on Pandora instead while throwing darts , but I didn’t, Access Hollywood then showed some guy Johnny Weir and the abuse he suffered by his husband. While domestic abuse is not tolerable and I wish no one in this world should ever experience, why do we care specifically about Johnny Weir?

There is a someone in this country who is suffering serious domestic abuse with no where to go because of family obligations, a crappy financial situations or limited opportunity. Why don’t these programs show stories about these people who are suffering, they are just as important as Mr Johnny Weir. Do something to stop domestic violence like providing jobs and education for people to really have the ability to pull themselves up by their boot straps. Do something like give them boots first, metaphorically speaking.

People are tripping because Nick Cannon did a comedy skit in whiteface, while I thought it was silly of him, there are some serious issues in this country, see previous paragraph. People are still losing their homes, don’t have health care or can’t sign up for health care.

Maybe I’m just being pompous and these television shows help everyday American people see everyone has issues, problems and drama in their lives. I witnessed all this on television while I was practicing my dart throw.

Maybe, I’m just noticing America has dropped its standard and the only thing we produce of well is obesity, sports, gossip, and war, instead of quality of life and freedom to pursue happiness.



I pay for dumb shit!

I had been complaining inwardly about the content present on my television set for months. At least once a week I was saying, “How can I have 600 plus television channels, and nothing that I want to watch”.

Let me give you some information about me. I’m a little odd in the American male lexicon. I don’t like to watch sports on television and rarely talk about or care, what professional sports team is pitted against who. Sports stats bore me, most television movies are boring or I have seen them before (why watch it again, RIGHT!) or just have little interest because I critique the screen play, direction, acting, effects and accuracy of the presentation. Basically i’m a media snob. I do like music videos, documentaries and concerts on cable TV be they seem to be dwindling too in acceptable content.

To be honest I was keeping my “X” cable providers content levels because my daughter liked certain show and could watch them on here various devices. That was until I received my latest bill which was $168 and some change, $20 dollars higher than the month previous.

WTF, was my reaction as I witnessed my newly emailed cable television bill. Needless to say, my geeky side took over and I calculated what 168 multiplied by 12 represented. $2016 a year. That can buy a great deal of good experiences in my life. $2016 a year for the CHANCE to find something interesting on television. Granted this includes my high speed internet, but shoot, that is just a bit too much money for me. I need my internet so I can get news, blog , watch TED talks, but “never” watch porn.

So , I was all set to get rid of my cable television altogether (except the high speed internet of course) until I called the cable company and was talked down off the ledge, by being offered a lower package. So my bill was dropped in price by 50 percent before taxes and fees. I am a little happier, except they took away some of the stations that I loved the most, for instance VH1, Fuse, MTV, and a few other channels, but I still have Showtime and HBO, go figure. To add insult to a minor injury, my beautiful Samsung HDTV is fed with standard definition signal from my replacement new weeny cable box.

There is one caveat, I searched YouTube and built a DIY HD Television Antenna. It’s ugly, but hot dam does it work for local television stations, 70 channels in all, and they are beautiful uncompressed HD quality.

My HD TV antenna

My DIY HD TV antenna

So when I hunker for HD, and a choice of programming my options are :

  • Netflix (Streaming and DVD)
  • Redbox
  • Local Video Store
  • Apple TV
  • Computer turned into a media center
  • iPad/iPod touch
  • Playstation 3

I think its only a matter of time before I just junk the idea of having Cable TV to watch content anyway, at least until this season 3 of Showtime’s House of Lies is done. It would be awesome if I could just purchase rights/subscription to certain television content providers, but that is not available yet.

For now I feel better, but with each passing day my television is becoming my stereo/media center, computer screen.

The motto for 2014, Just let it go, if it takes more than it gives.

Luv Ya

Peace, Love and Darts and Beer