Something about nothing

Jack Ware and Heather Buck brought up some interesting points in today’s posts. I believe it is all part of the “Dumbing Down of America” affect that the media claims is front page news. I watch it every day on T.V. and read it at nola.com. The media presents us with the “news” as if we are slobbering idiots soiling ourselves at the drop of a hat. We aren’t all in special ed classes. Some of us actually are free thinkers. The paper is controlled and writes what ever it wants to. Television, I believe is a worse offender. They only have 30 minutes to fill your heads with fear and anguish, and then they kick you in the nuts at the end with a lighthearted story of a guy who saved a cat from the flood by jamming it up his ass, just to make sure you were listening.

I only get info from one or two stations, so I’ll pick on WWL, only because I watch them the most. Their morning show is insane. They give you the regular news and weather and all of that bullshit, and then they tell you how drinking water can kill you. Great! I’ll stick my mouth on the faucet and end it all right now. Ironically, the worst is when Halloween comes around. “Okay, here are some tips for trick or treaters. Wear reflective clothing and don’t eat anything until it inspected by a parent.” Who doesn’t know this? “For more information on Halloween safety, go to WWLtv.com. Angela, back to you.” Are people still putting razorblades in candy apples? Do I need to download a PDF on Halloween safety? How stupid are we? P.S. Sally Ann, you should become a Baptist preacher. Thank god for this and thank god for that. I’m surprised Eric hasn’t put a gun in his mouth by now. I bet he wears earplugs.

I like when a group comes on the morning show and explains the importance of seeing a doctor after becoming pregnant. “UUUUH, no thanks, my wife and I don’t want to know if it’s a four eyed mongoloid. She decided to give birth in a swimming pool we bought at K-Mart. I’ll tie off the cord with the Robo-grips I have in the shed.”

I think it was this morning, I’m not sure, but there was a lady talking about the possible trickery involved in bringing your car to a mechanic. “If you are a woman, don’t say that you don’t know anything about cars’. That was an exact quote. I can’t drive a stick, but my fiancĂ© can. Should I bring her with me when I go to Amoco? Look, I am a car guy, I can rebuild a car from top to bottom, but I still have to bring it in to get fixed from time to time. Even I don’t know how many ways to Sunday I am being fucked when I drop off the keys. No matter how much you know, it is a part of life to be screwed by mechanics, or technicians. They like to be called technicians now, just like hairdressers like to be called stylists. It makes their lives seem more important. There a two definitive events in life. You will pay too much for this muffler, and the car you just bought is not worth what you paid for it.

The woman from the BBB also stated that you should get as many references as possible when choosing a reputable shop. Okay, but when my car is sitting on the side of I-10 at 5pm looking like the GTX from Tommy Boy, I’ll be sure to ask the guy on the phone to bring a hefty stack of reference files with him. Give me a break.

I have completely lost my train of thought and this post is becoming a train wreck about nothing. Sorry for taking up your time. I’ll try to make a valid point on a later date.

The End.

7 Comments so far

  1. Laurie (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

    If the point of your post was to make my

    epileptic butt laugh you achieved your goal.

    Laurie


  2. Heatherlee (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 6:34 pm

    I agree with Laurie. Beautifully done.


  3. termite (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

    Paul, you are so damn funny.


  4. Craig (unregistered) on October 25th, 2006 @ 8:47 am

    As I see it, we’re dumbed down only if we choose to be. And, particularly lately in this city, lots of folks have chosen to simply accept what’s going on around them. They buy into the Borg-like “resistance is futile” mantra they so often hear.

    If ranting makes you feel better, good for you.

    …and did you actually use the word “mongoloid?”


  5. Paul p (unregistered) on October 25th, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

    Download “Mongoloid” from limewire or one of those. DEVO.


  6. Carl (unregistered) on October 25th, 2006 @ 8:38 pm

    “The media presents us with the “news” as if we are slobbering idiots soiling ourselves at the drop of a hat.”

    Unfortunately, there seems to be large groups of TV viewers who are slobbering idiots. They tend to be the Neilsen families during ratings as well. How else can such lame programming exist for extended periods of time?


  7. Laurie (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 3:30 pm

    Leave “House” out of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Laurie



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