Last wee k on TV Time with Ted, Ted shared the story of the Parents Television Council reaction to NBC hiring Howard Stern as a judge on "America's Got Talent". As you'd expect from a group as self- righteous and out- of- touch as the PTC, they're OUTRAGED. They Stern is anonymous with "obscenity and profanity", and that NBC has a clear disregard for children. They determined all of this from one hire. At any rate, the new age Nazi's at the PTC also have their lists of the best and worst advertisers and television shows, etc. Here's the thing about these yahoos... they spend a LOT of time watching shows they profess to hate. Sounds a little fishy to me, but today I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. After all, sometimes we're roped into things we have no obligation to, in spite of the fact that we know all it will do is irritate us. Ask any sports fan. Today we asked: WHAT DO YOU EXPOSE YOURSELF TO EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW IT'S JUST GONNA GET YOU FIRED UP?
For the most part I've cut the "toxic" things out of my life, but I can't resist reading the 'comments' section of almost any news story. I don't know why I do it as it only serves to piss me off, but I do it all the time. I don't know why. Part of it is that I hate the fact that everyone talks sh*t when they're anonymous, but I keep reading it. What the hell is wrong with me?
Mexican soap operas... his wife has a way of relating the plot of these to his life... makes his life miserable
Ghost Hunters and Paranormal State... she's consistently disappointed that she never actually see's a ghost
The Lohan family... pays attention to what they do, in spite of the fact that whatever it is it will drive him nuts
His wife during the holidays... she, like most women, goes dog- nuts at the holidays, stressing about everything except the actual HOLIDAY part
Commuting to work and dealing with traffic... could take the bus but opts for the road rage and doesn't know why
Watches PBS's "Frontline", the investigative news show... it almost doesn't matter who you are, "Frontline" will piss you off. Actually, it's not the show that's irritating, it's the fact that they expose how frickin' corrupt, well, everything is
Right wing crazies... Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the others. It's not what they say, it's the fact that none of them even believe the crap they say
His computer... apparently it's a piece of crap
Online games... Modern Warfare 3 in particular; it's not the game, but the people he's playing with
Conversations about sports with a specific co- worker... mine and Ted's first steady radio gig was a sports talk show and after a few years of it I decided that I would NEVER do it again. Nothing worse than listening to a bunch of people piss and moan and analyze something they know nothing about and all of their opinions were based firmly in their love of a particular team. If they were Mariners fans, the greatest team in baseball was the Mariners, no matter the record, and on and on it went. Mind- numbing
"Deadliest Catch"... he used to be a crab fisherman in Alaska... show makes him scream at the TV
The news... it's never good news, but on the bright side, as long as the news is consistently "bad" and it's still news, we're doing OK
Similar to above, the "BS" stories that the local news stations insist on presenting, i.e., "how your tooth brush might kill you" (true one), "is your neighbor spying on you?" (true one), etc, etc
Us... says we make him mad, drive him to yell at the radio, BUT he enjoys the show enough to forgive us