It’s turn off pretentious bores week

It’s turn off pretentious bores week
: Here are people I hate:

1. Open-mouthed chewers. I don’t need to hear you digest.

2. People who say they watch only PBS. Snobs.

3. The people behind TV Turnoff Week. So we should teach our children to turn off a source of news, information, drama, comedy, humanity, entertainment; that’s a fine lesson. Would you be offended if I suggested Shut the Books week? I’ll bet you would. But there’s just as much crap on bookshelves as on airwaves (take a look at the best-seller section and then argue with me). This is just censorship by mob: Instead of destroying the art, we try to intimidate the audience. This is patronizing, anti-populist, anti-democratic, show-off crap.

4. People who don’t wear deodorant in the summer.

5. Jacques Chirac.

  • http://page3girls.blogspot.com Bill Dennis

    4. People who don’t wear deodorant in the summer.
    5. Jacques Chirac.

    Aren’t these two redundant?

  • http://www.utterwonder.com c monks

    for the most part i’m with you on the ‘no tv week.’ however, even though, as in tv, there is a lot of trash in books, the one thing that books have going for them is that they’re interactive and provide much less of a passive experience than tv does. kids veg out enough as it is; at least with books there is more circuitry going on upstairs.

  • http://spleenville.com/ Andrea Harris

    Ah. It’s for the Children™.

  • Theresa

    I love TV. My family and I spend hours upon hours watching TV together. Its family time in front of the TV. What do we watch, well let me see, we watch cartoons, My Wife and Kids, 8 Simple Rules, Sabrina the Teenage Witch (although I liked her better in HS), gardening shows, Buffy, Simpsons (my kids can remember entire dialogues from the shows), Futurama, Enterprise (there isn’t anything before Kirk and Spock, but my husband and son disagree), wrestling, power lifting, strongman/woman competitions, and the History channel. Overall, pretty tame stuff. Nothing too sexual (except for Buffy, again my husband and son like it better than I do), or too violent. The best thing about TV is the remote, you can change the channel if something offends or irritates (happens every time I see madonna, jesse jackson, al sharpton, martin sheen, suzy sarandon or little timmy robbins and the rest of the “watch me cause I ‘m rich and beautiful” crowd) and you can turn it off. To bad people don’t come with remotes. Freedom of choice, ain’t it grand. God Bless America, our troops, and Mr. Bush.

  • http://www.command-post.org michele

    Rather than fill up your comment section with my rant, I’ll just link to it in a bit of self-advertising. TV Turn On.

  • Danjo

    You forgot;
    6) Lawyers
    7) Lawyers
    8) Lawyers
    9) Lawyers
    10 – infinity) Lawyers
    Did I mention I hate lawyers.
    Danjo
    Help the enviroment, kill a lawyer
    PS: please realize this is satire and I am not suggesting one to actually kill a pond scum sucking waste of life tort or mal-practice lawyer. Just an expression of speech.

  • neil

    Ah yes, I love coming over to the conservative blogs to watch the two-minute hate.
    You know who I especially hate? Those damn LIBRULZ.. they’re so NEGATIVE!

  • http://www.smartbandwidth.blogspot.com Frederick Smart

    >>It’s turn off pretentious bores week
    : Here are people I hate:
    1. Open-mouthed chewers. I don’t need to hear you digest.
    2. People who say they watch only PBS. Snobs.
    3. The people behind TV Turnoff Week. So we should teach our children to turn off a source of news, information, drama, comedy, humanity, entertainment; that’s a fine lesson. Would you be offended if I suggested Shut the Books week? I’ll bet you would. But there’s just as much crap on bookshelves as on airwaves (take a look at the best-seller section and then argue with me). This is just censorship by mob: Instead of destroying the art, we try to intimidate the audience. This is patronizing, anti-populist, anti-democratic, show-off crap.
    4. People who don’t wear deodorant in the summer.
    5. Jacques Chirac.>>
    TV is boring!
    I can’t remember the last time I sat down to watch TV in my spare time.
    Life is TOO, TOO exciting to waste on TV.
    This isn’t being presumptuous. It’s a simple, practical, honest personal conclusion.
    We are spiritual beings. Watching TV deadens our connections to the continuous natural poetry, music, dance, art and celebration that is life itself!!
    Peace and God Bless,
    Fred Smart
    Evanston, Illinois