The Rogue Speaks:
I used to love Animal Planet! Remember the meerkats? How cute were they? I wanted to set up a Meerkat Manor in my back yard, which is not unlike the Kalamari. And Chimp Eden? What a charming and entertaining show that was. Plus the show where the woman comes into your house and helps you train your dog. That was a good one, too! But now those shows are long gone! Instead, Animal Planet has gone stupid and inane and violent on us. I cannot imagine sitting down to an evening of Hillbilly Handfishing. or the one about dwarfs who rescue pitbulls, OR three hours of River Monsters. What are these people thinking? Talk about the dumbing down of America!!! If I were the parent of young children, I would definitely lock this station out so they could never see it. Way too frightening. or blatantly stupid!!
I could very easily turn this into a political rant, because I have my suspicions about the owners of certain t.v. channels. I think they are trying to distract a certain class of people from learning the truth about a certain political party. I think they want these people to stare transfixed at the television when shows like 1,000 Ways to Die, or Hoarders, come on ("See, Francine? Our house ain't nearly as bad as that one!!") and then when it's time to vote, the politicians are going to remind these pathetic folks that they love grits and believe that everyone should have a gun, and lots and lots of uwanted children.
O.k!! O.k!! I'll stop!! I have been in pain with my now-diagnosed thoracic outlet syndrome for almost four months now, and when I hurt, I get mean and snarky. Just ask my former GP who has just been fired for being totally incompetent.
I'm not really crazy about Netflix these days since they got dumped by Sony and Disney, and don't have any of the blockbusters for us to download. They do, however, have many charming, sweet, and educationally sound films that we can rent. Plus there are lots of sleepers, ones that never made it into the local theatres, that are deep and thought provoking. This is not an ad for Netflix, however. This is merely a rant against t.v. shows that have become so banal, so worthless, so stupid and idiotic that I can hardly stand it!!
This is my offering for Alphabe-Thursday--better late than never!! Stay true, people!!