This post is just some odd, off the wall things I have been thinking about. They probably will not even interest anybody, but since this is my blog, I can post whatever I wish to post. No, I don’t mean to sound arrogant here, just stating facts. OK, that out of the way, on to the main topics or whatever comes next.
I read an interesting article some months back and it got me to thinking. No, no links, sorry, I didn’t see it as that important. Actually. even if I were to link to that article you may not quite see any connection. I basically took what that writer had said, went off on my own tangent and ran with it. Well, OK, I didn’t actually run, not physically. Bad back, chronic back pain and a very arthritic left knee rules that right out. Mentally, I did run off along my own tangent. The article got my mind, what little there is of it, to wonder about things. His article was sort of trying to figure out just why the drone king, our (ig) Nobel piece Prizident was awarded that Noble Peace Prize. After all, just what had he done since his election win back in November of 2008? Actually, not very much at all. From what very little I do know about this prize, and the article, it is patently obvious that he was nominated for this prize before the election took place. There is a lead time between being nominated for it and when they announce the winner. OK, he must have been put up for the bloody thing before he took office in January 2009, that seems to be a given. Now the author basically made the case that being the first Black man to get elected as president of the US of A must be why he won the award. OK, says I, but (yes, once again, always some but getting in there) that was not his doing alone. Nope, think about it a second. Do the politicians win elections just because they run? Do they get elected all on their own? NO. They get elected because a majority of those who cast votes, voted for him. Or that is how we are told elections, in the US of A in particular work, or are supposed to work. I am not going to even go near how the US elections seem to be fixed more than any WWE rasslin’ matches that Vince McMahon puts on the TV. Now, since elections depend, or should depend on getting a majority of the votes cast, then in my own opinion, the people who voted FOR the drone king should have collectively been awarded the Peace Prize. THEY are why he won the election. Without a majority of the votes cast in the 2008 presidential election, the drone king would not have been our current piece prizident. I’d say the Nobel gang messed up, big time. The voters who cast ballots for Obama should have won that prize. THEY elected a Black man, THEY did the supposed “unthinkable”, THEY deserve that prize, not him, he just ran for the office, THEY elected him and THEY deserve the prize. Oh, that prize money would have been really divided to the point of maybe they’d each be able to buy a candy bar with their winnings, but, they deserve the prize in my opinion. Obviously, yours may/will vary. Hey, it is just my opinion, I do not state it as anything else and never claim my opinions are facts.
Something else that really does bother me pertains to most every nature show on TV. Watch any nature program on any channel, PBS, Nat Geo, BBCA, Animal Planet, any of them it doesn’t matter. Every bloody damn time they show, for example, a tiger make a kill on a deer, they always play some stupid, soft, sweet, sad violin music in the background. I want to start a campaign to stop this shit. It is disgusting to me. What the hell is so “sad” about life in the raw? They show raw nature and then drop some damn fool sentimental soft semi-human crap on top of it. I find it distracting and beyond disgusting. Enough already. Come on damn it. That is how ALL life works on this planet and I’ll bet it is the same anywhere in the entire universe where life exists. As Joe Campbell said in one of the programs PBS did with him back many years ago; life feeds on life. In order for one life to go on, another life must die. Everything we humans eat had to die so we could eat it. Oh, and you self righteous vegans and vegetarians out there, this applies to YOU also. Those plants you eat instead of any meat, eggs, or fish were alive until YOU picked them from the ground or off a tree. When you did that, YOU killed them! So, get off your goddamn high horses as well. Life feeds on life, that IS how this world works and we do NOT need any damn stupid sad violin music to make us feel sad that the little deer will die so the tiger can live and feed her young. Holy shit, are the people who do this vile crap to great photography/cinematography so squeamish that they feel they must add that crapola of sad violin music? I really do think it ruins the program and we need to demand it stop. This afternoon, there was a program on Orcas on Nat Geo and they did NOT add any “sweet, sad” violin music to it and man, it was GREAT. Just life, nature as it IS, no extra added BS of sad music to ruin what real life actually is. Bravo to those people for keeping to the truth.
For those of you who still watch the occasional US TV networks/cable/satellite channels, have you become sick of how bloody STUPID nearly 90% of every commercial have become? Some companies have a very long history of running stupid commercials in my opinion. As there is ZERO creativity in either movies or TV in the US recently, actually for the last two decades (my opinion), it has become a real “monkey see, monkey do” with stupid TV commercials. Question? Why does one need an apron to sell car insurance? I’ll let that crap company go without any further comment, I could go on for days about them. In the last year, other car insurance companies have taken to the same “let’s be stupid” route. Disgusting and sick. My way of dealing with them, I refuse to buy any product that uses stupidity in their commercials. I remember reading a book about advertizing back in 1972. The author had worked in advertizing for many years and it was quite interesting. He said the main goal of ALL advertizing in not to get you to buy the product, but to remember the name of the company/product. Yep, even if all the ad does is get you(me) pissed off, the ad did its job because I do remember the company that runs those stupid ads. So, even though I will never do business with that company and will laugh if they go broke, the ad did its job, I know the name of the company.
Be that as it may, I still find it sick that stupidity in TV ads in particular are becoming the absolute norm. Yes, I know, advertizing goes through phases and in time, they will move on to a new trend. Oh crap, just had a thought, when they go off on some new trend, it could actually be even worse! Well, that thought IS on me, I have said many times to hundreds of people (I also believe it to be true) no matter how bad things are now, they CAN always get worse. What could be worse than the current crop of stupid ads? I haven’t a clue, but I am not looking forward to even worse than is currently running all day every day on US TV. Yes, easy way out there sparky, quit watching the damn TV. It is an option, but it won’t stop the stupid ads. Maybe nothing can do that.
Well, that’s all folks. Short and not so sweet.
Until next time, be good to each other.