Cheaper than cheap
I opened the papers this morning and there was a headline –
This of course begs the question – why should I give a flying fuck?
I have never seen the programme. I have seen the name crop up on many occasions and have often wondered at their notoriety. The idea though that the ending of a programme is somehow news and even merits a front page spot is a bit baffling.
I have seen photographs of the various Kardashians and my impression is that they are just a living testament to silicone. I have seen inflatable sex dolls that are considerably more attractive. If I were marooned on a desert island with them I would either turn gay or decide to become celibate.
Were did they come from? Who the fuck are they? Are they seriously famous for just being famous? They do however stand as a testament to the dumbing down of television, and they seem to inhabit the very bottom of the barrel. Why anyone should want to watch the antics of some American narcissistic family is totally beyond me.
When I started taking an interest in television there were four channels – RTE, BBC [One and Two] and ITV. That was that and programmes weren’t that bad. But then along came cable and soon my selection was broadened to include RTE 2 and Channel 4. Now of course I have somewhere around a thousand channels which you would imagine would provide me with endless entertainment. This hasn’t happened. The quality of programming has decreased and continues to decrease as more channels are added. Every night I join Herself to watch television and every night I search the channels in the vain hope of finding something even remotely interesting, and most nights I fail to find anything.
A common thread with current programmes seems to just provide a platform for all those sad fuck who are so desperate to appear on television that they are prepared to go to any lengths to humiliate themselves. We have programmes where people have to live their lives under the glare of the camera. We have programmes where families compete to become fit or lose weight. We have awful “talent” shows where contestants are reduced to quivering wrecks by a panel of “judges”. The list is endless, but they all have one thing in common – they are cheap. Why employ professionals when you can get the gullible public to fill a half hour or more? They only programme that possibly beats the Kardashians to the bottom of the shit tank is the one where we are shown a family watching television. Watching people watching crap television? That doesn’t even make sense, but it’s out there. I would rather watch paint dry [and there is probably a channel out there devoted to just that – The Paint Drying Channel?].
All I can say is thank God for the Interwebs.
And Torrents, of course.
Bread and games? Roman empire gone global?
Or simply the same thing as with everything else where the cacophony of the "masses" seems to be getting louder every day. Only, in my opinion, it's not really the "masses", it's only those minorities who are the loudest. The difference compared to former times probably is what we are all so grateful for – the Interwebs. Medal, two sides and all that.
Yet another reason my wife and I banned television (cable and sat) from our homes after broadcast TV bit the big one. Long before we met each other even. We do have cable piped in but it's only for Internet access, nothing else. We don't even 'stream' (whatever the hell that is).
I have this strange sensation that I've posted this before? Deja-few.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went to Portlaoise on their honeymoon – I kid you not!
The prison? Weird!
You can smoke in prison… (In your cell, if the governor agrees; probably easier than getting a hotel to give you an ashtray for your bedroom…)
Bruce Springsteen song, '57 Channels (And Nothin' On)." How right he was except he should have titled it, '500 Channels (And Nothin' On).'
Of course he has since turned into a woke, Trump bashing, Dem supporting climate wanker. Then again, he's far from alone in that.
As for the Kardashians, Their tv run has ended due to the fires in California. They gotta get out of that place if it's the last thing they ever do. Silicon melts don'tcha know. It'd be pretty horrific to have their tits hanging by their knees. Won't someone think of the children?
Aw, now I've got that revolting image in my head. << Shakes fist at the screen >>.
With the availability of cheap/free video editing software and excellent cameras there are endless quality videos on YouTube.
They cover a huge variety of subjects and styles and I seem to find new favourites every day.
Agree with the torrents as well.
If you want some entertainment, have a look at Ricky Gervais hosting the Foreign Writers Film Awards on You Tube. He may not be to everyone's taste, but to see these mega rich, self important, celebrities squirming as he mercilessly insults and humiliates them is worth the total of 3 hours of your life.
Sadly, he said he's not doing it anymore.
All I can find is the menu (what they ate at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe Awards January 2020):
and innumerable extracts…
Is this three-hour replay an item hosted by NBC on YouTube TV @ $64.99 per month?
Anyway, no meat, eggs or butter in the delicacies on the menu, maybe made up for by Gervais' opening remarks which, an NBC recording, Golden Globes posted on their Facebook page but conspicuously not on their YouTube channel, alongside the menu and the extracts: https://bit.ly/3hhBLZW. "A big THANK YOU to our brilliant host Ricky Gervais. You certainly got audiences talking :-)" they wrote – not quite enough of an accolade to get me to watch all of him at this time of night. Maybe tomorrow.