Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 01:10 PM - LifeAbout 2 years ago or so I was listening to the Radio in the van (driving back from the movies, where they succeded in pissing me off by playing TV comercials before the trailers,) constantly switching stations during those pesky commercial breaks, hoping to find a station still playing music. I went nearly 10 minutes cycling through the stations to find a song. I pulled into my driveway right as a good song finally came on.
So I go inside, and I’m thinking, “hey I should see what’s on the news!” So I surf over to CNN… commercial break… So then I flip up to CNN Headline News… Just missed it. So, jump to FOX News… “Don’t turn that dial,” the man says before fading to a tampon ad… TXCN (Texas news,) more shameless self promotion, all filler with no killer.
At this point, I’m just standing there with the remote clenching it tighter and tighter, and flip to the god save of my childhood, the Cartoon Network, just in time to see… an ad. In the end only HBO Family was playing something non-suggestive.
So, frustrated and a little miffed at getting stiffed, I turn on my trusty IE explorer to surf some web and… Well you know.
At this point I just turned it all off. Only the PC ever came back on, and she’s filtered to hell now for it too. Firefox with 5 different ad killers, thunderbird mail with a now super smart junk filter, and a seriously selective selection of video and audio entertainment downloaded and playable at MY convenience, and ad free, damnit!
Moral of the story? Read a book, learn a craft, play some dodgeball, enjoy your red drink, and toss those damn zombie boxes in the trash.
Thank you and good night.
*Pasted from The Wastes forums, where I came up with the rant this morning.