The gubmint is getting very worried about the great Analogue Switch-off.
They claim that there are a hundred thousand people out there who don’t know that their televisions are going to go blank next week. Pat Rabbitte even hauled his grossly overpaid arse up to the top of a mountain to tell us this.
Why are they so worried?
I know the gubmint consider it their God given right to dictate how we live our lives but I didn’t know that compulsory television was part of their plan?
Of course this shows just how inept and stupid our gubmint is. Either people watch the Irish channels in which case they cannot possibly miss that twat Gay Byrne and his incessant warbling about the Big Switch Off or they will have seen those ghastly Saorview ads with their fucking cartoon characters, or else they are sensible and don’t watch the Irish channels at all in which case the Big Switch Off doesn’t affect them.
I suppose they are worried because then we won’t see their laughingly unsubtle attempts to brainwash us. After all, it is television that tells us that those speed cameras which are there for the sole purpose of robbing us blind, are in fact safety cameras. And what about those inane programmes where people compete to lose weight? Could this be another highly unsubtle attempt to plant the idea that fat people are ugly into our minds, so we will be oh so happy for the gubmint to introduce sugar taxes and fat taxes?
Personally I couldn’t give a flying fuck if every television channel in the land went blank. People might start getting out and about and actually living. We would be spared the incessant hand-wringing doom laden analysis of our latest gubmint finances. What you don’t know, etcetera. No more X-Factor? Bliss.
TV3 in Tallafornia and RTE in Montrose can burn to the ground for all I care.
Provided RTE keeps paying my pension, of course.