Just a modest bit of snark…
So I’m trying desperately to have a shared time with the spouse. We are watching a bit of TV between washing the car (and my BBQ of dinner) and whatever is later in the evening. We have “Cable” (DISH TV) that is not significantly different from broadcast TV.
After a couple of cycles around the dial, (earlier in the day, it was an infomercial for Ed Sullivan DVDs that was the best thing on. Honest…) we decided that it was a toss up between a poor Robin Williams movie (that we’d never seen about being the father of some kids from a ‘single mom’ ) and some relatively boring ice skating. (Can you think of much LESS interesting that watching folks doing the same formal program of movements a dozen times on ice? The only real change being the costume and who falls down when?) Really, it was a stark dry boring wasteland.
So, I’m now back at the computer composing an article on WAP (West Antarctic Peninsula) and she has decided that a shower is more interesting than anything on TV. Sigh.
Television has become a wasteland of empty when it is more interesting to take a shower or leave it behind entirely and head for the computer (as a guy who must be paid to use a computer 40 hours a week…)
But “Reality Just Is. -E.M.Smith”, so we are ‘going with it’.
Still, I really must question the astounding stupidity that has ‘reality TV’ (that is universally anything BUT reality) and not-quite-news repeats of the same old same old political nattering as nearly the BEST things on; with watching ice melt… oh, pardon, watching ice skating… and infomercials with snippets of Ed Sullivan as absolutely THE best choices out of 50? some channels. Sigh….
OK, I’m going to take a bit of solace in some Tequila (and home grown Meyers Lemons… yum!) and make a posting about why the WAP is WARM….
Maybe I can find some paint to watch dry…