Saturday, February 16, 2008
Turn Off The T.V.
My apologies to my few faithful readers। I've been indisposed of as of late. Music has been my main priority lately, so I have been unable to produce much of anything at all. That seems to be me, though. Excessive output for several months and then silence. I hope you'll accept my apology. Zarely should assuage you, though. She's my sticker model and she's awesome.
The January 15th Edition of the New York Post disturbed me to no end. On the front cover (the back is the Sports section) was a picture of Britney Spears after her court appearance concerning her child-visitation rights. Normally, this would be considered nothing out of the ordinary (especially for this rag) but I found it exceedingly distressing when, after opening the front page and looking towards the lower left-hand corner of Page 3, I noticed a VERY small article of three sentences about how scientists were recently able to grow a beating rat heart in a jar. A development like this has a direct impact on a very large portion of the population, yet, it seems that no one is really as interested in this as compared to the personal life of a manic depressive celebrity. Is it me or there something wrong with this picture? A European friend that I had recently met on Facebook asked me a question related to this sort of topic just recently. She asked me if I had ever watched Jerry Springer. I was almost in shock and apparently she was, too. She didn't know whether or not Americans really acted that way in person or if they even watched that show. I had to inform her that, unfortunately, people did watch that show and not just people but a lot of people watched that show. I did mention to her that supposedly Jerry Springer fed these bloody dupes hormones in effect to get them to fight on stage. Personally, I think people go on that show just to fight or maybe it is just staged. I'm no expert on American television, though, since I watch so little of it. Do people really need this type of diversion from their dull lives? Why do you (yes, you because you know you have) people need this? Pick up a book, get a hobby, go running, but do yourself a favor and turn the T.V. off and stop reading the rags. You'll thank me in the end.