Monday, April 23, 2007


I have reached VT Saturation. Any more news about this horrible tragedy and I'm going to give it the same dismissive nod I give the other overexposed horrible tragedies in the world, Iraq, Darfur, Global Warming, Lost, I hear or see a story and go, "meh."

I'm beyond caring about Iraq. We lost, get over it.
Darfur? No, it's nearby, you just turn left after you take the next exit, you can't miss it, really it's darnear.
Global Warming, where is that new catalog of SUVs? If I just park one at Al Gore's house will he come out to lecture me? If so, could I get him to autograph a copy of "An Inconvenient Truth?"
Lost, I'm glad a TV show accurately describes its audience. For gods sake, find the professor, make the radio and just live there. Hilarity will ensue, trust me.

Seriously, please please please can someone in the FCC just send out a shut the F*** Up notice to the networks and local stations and cable news networks and crap. I'm done. Any more and...I will actually not care about the entire episode. I will be so numb that it will be a story that I just turn off or change the station to. It will be so omnipresent in my daily routine that I will not care at all about it.

Please someone tell the President to go on TV and say, "Alberto, you're doin' a heckuva job here" so the network lemmings can all run somewhere else.


Kim said...

I'm totally with you on this. And I tried to limit my exposure from the start. The first day when they had special reports on Dateline and even Inside Edition of all things, I decided that I wasn't going to watch any more news than usual unless it was new information. And it worked, because I'm doing ok with the saturation. I'm tired of the news media in general, but that is a whole other blog post.

Mary said...

Nicko, you need yourself some Netflix. Seriously.

Of course, all we've had at home in the past couple of weeks have been really downer movies. Where is a stupid Will Ferrell movie when you need one?

I watch tv news for the weather and to keep track of what they're saying about us. Otherwise, it's all online newspapers for me. So I miss most of the overload.

Nick said...

Wait, that WASN'T Will Farrell playing Alberto Gonzalez last week?


Jenny said...

so don't watch TV.....

Nick said...

That's the thing...I catch now...about two hours a week. The rest is WTOP on the way into work and WTOP on the way home from work, buying the Washington Post (Gotta be up on "Get Fuzzy") and the www.

Fortunately today seems to be GM's slide from #1, so perhaps the lemmings have moved to another cliff.