Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Yep, I live and breathe. Long time no post, but there's a good reason for it. I've been up to my ears in Facebook. Well, okay, to be honest, I've been up to my ass in Mafia Wars *on* Facebook. I'm having fun. Two of my three daughter with Mafia Wars accounts have quit playing for various reasons, most of which is that Zynga's programmers have messed it up so much it can be more frustration than elation when playing. Since I don't work outside the home (thank you God and John!), I have more time to mess with the game and I'm just stubborn enough to put up with a lot of the game's bullcorn as a way of beating it before it beats me!
But that's not what I want to rant about. The most glaring failing of Facebook is that it's not easy writing anything with any substance or length and anyone who's ever read me knows I can go on and on about pert near nothing! Therefore I had to come here to express myself!
Today I'm unhappy with TV and can't just sit there and stifle the rage a minute longer. (I do so love the cathartic aspect of Bloglines!)
I watch TV while I'm playing Mafia Wars. Don't really have to think when doing either one. I've said before that I watch everything with 'crime', 'forensics', 'cops', and cop related in the title. I'm a huge fan of mysteries and I'm alternately horrified and fascinated with true crime and I like seeing how the good guys catch the bad guys. I know that real life isn't like TV and that solving crimes doesn't happen in 30 or 60 minutes, but I'd rather watch those kinds of show than the caca I'm going to slam.
Case in point: The Bad Girls Club, Prison Wives, I (Almost) Got Away With It, Little Miss Perfect, I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant (that worked for the Virgin Mary MAYBE, but get real people!), Operation Repo, etc., etc., etc. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer by any means, but how anyone with any brains at all can watch any of the shows I've specified much less the dozens of others that pander to idiots is beyond me. You couldn't pay me to watch any of them!
Prison Wives: I've never liked anything that glorifies criminals and I'm sure I'm not alone in my thinking that anyone who hooks up with someone in prison is beyond pathetic. It's one thing, I guess, to have your spouse carted away, but to go out of your way to communicate with people that are tried and convicted of a crime is just goofy. Who on God's green Earth needs a prison penpal? I'm not going to debate the merits of those that might be innocent of the crime(s) they were convicted of...I'm sure that happens, since the criminal justice system is not infallible, but to hear them tell it they are ALL innocent victims of the system and that's just not possible IMHO.
As for those on the outside that seek those on the inside, fine, do what you want with your life, fool yourself, but don't try and fool me via TV. Who cares if you fell in love with a convict? The one commercial for Prison Wives that makes me laugh out loud is when I gal says "his face just lights up when he sees me"....frankly the lady speaking is a bow-wow complete with wagging tail! Hell yes he lights up, he's got someone to give him money and commiserate with him about how unfair life is to separate true love, etc. and she's never going to get a clue. He has it made! My momma used to call it having "a bird's nest on the ground".
The show Little Miss Perfect makes me sick. I've never watched ANY of the shows I'm writing about....all I watch is the commercials for them that I'm force fed during the breaks. I DVR a bunch of the stuff I watch and can fast forward, but a good portion of the time I'll just sit and bear it. Little Miss Perfect brings back images of JonBenet Ramsey. It's just wrong to dress up and make up a child into a 30 year old hooker! Shame on the mothers especially when they claim the children are the ones insisting they want to participate. Whatever happened to just saying NO? You know, if those little girls play their cards right they could grow up to hook up with some loser in prison and generate another TV show...I Was A Child Beauty Queen Who Grew Up Too Fast And Too Dumb To Know Better.
The Dumbing Down Of America is alive and well and living in every aspect of our lives. Pants On The Ground. Brains On Hold. The right blames the left and the left blames Bush. How can one educate when it's so much easier to just sit back and infiltrate instead? The saddest part is that the ignorant don't even know they are ignorant. I don't have any answers. I'm not sure anyone else does either. Turn off the TV, that would be a good place to begin.