Thursday, February 7, 2013

...News

Spoiler Alert:
I will not be revealing any sort of exciting news in this entry.  I don't have any.

Phew.  Now that your hopes are dashed, I can continue.  News.  More specifically, the news.  I don't watch it.  I hate it.  Sometimes I read it.  I have a handy dandy ABC News app on my phone that sometimes I'll glance at.  I did yesterday.  And I learned that a 9 year old in Mexico gave birth to her first baby, fathered by a 17 year old.  I got sick to my stomach and lost even more faith in humanity.  This is the kind of thing that's news.  I'm tired of tragedy.  While I get that life can't always be sunshine and roses, couldn't there be something good worth reporting out there?  Like even one story a day?  Or even one newscast a day?

There's this lady in my life (I'm not mentioning any names, here, but she gave birth to my husband) who spends her days watching CBS news.  Morning.  Noon.  4:00.  5:00.  10:00.  She doesn't miss it.  And then she watches other informative shows like Dr. Oz and The Doctors.  And life is one big conspiracy theory in her eyes.  We're all going to die.  There's arsenic in brown rice.  When you surround yourself with negativity, it's all you begin to believe.  Again, I'm not asking for puppies and rainbows all day every day, but how about some good stuff?

I prefer TMZ to the real stuff.  At least celebrities and their gossip are entertaining.  Does this make me ignorant?  Maybe.  I can research anything that I really need to know.

So...what do I watch you might ask?  Well...between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., the answer is not much.  H enjoys a little Full House, and old school cartoons from the 30s.  (Check them out on Netflix - Cartoons That Time Forgot.  They're awesome.)  L doesn't watch much t.v., as she'd rather play, but when she sits down, it's for Cookie Monster, Elmo, Mickey, and any princess she can recognize.

When I finally sit down for my roughly one hour a day of television viewing, I want it to entertain me.  Revenge (I'm still in Season 1) and Parenthood are some of my favorites, but Mad Men is my true viewing passion.  I have a countdown of days until it's back on.  B understands my deep-rooted passion for Jon Hamm, and he's totally cool with it.  It might be true that sometimes, during Mad Men seasons, I dream about Don Draper.  They're generally really good dreams.  Yes, that kind of really good dream.  It may or may not sometimes happen that after one of "these dreams" I wake up and sneer at B because he's B and not Jon Hamm.  Luckily B's cool with this.

Jon Hamm as Jon Hamm - Not as Don Draper
But he's wearing a cardigan.  And I LOVE a cardigan. 
Lately, I'm loving the Kroll Show on Comedy Central.  This shit's funny.  Really funny.  I'd say sketch comedy at it's finest.  Check it out.  Once you do, we can talk only in quotes from the show.  It'll be Uh-maaaaaze-ing.


Thus far my favorite sketch.

What are you watching?

5 comments:

  1. Revenge, Mad Men and Kroll Show, eh? Never heard of any of those :)

    I just have 2 episodes left of Revenge! How close are you to finishing? And I think my favorite Kroll sketch is a tie between PubLizity and Wheels Ontario, though we haven't seen last night's episode yet. I watched so much Canadian TV growing up (we got their networks since it was just an hour away!) that I just can't resist. But sometimes I forget my broom for whurling and my friend gets winded bringing it to me. What's that all aboot, eh?

    Other than what's mentioned above, and all the other shows you know I watch (Parks & Rec), I really like Girls, but I can't actually put my finger on why because Lena Dunham has written a pretty annoying character for herself. And I think my B has probably told your B to check out Archer before, and it is pretty hilarious.

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    1. I'm embarrassed by my omission of Parks and Rec. "I'll have a dozen eggs and half a dead animal. Dealer's choice." I was actually going to suggest that we road trip it to Indy to recreate Ben's bachelor party. But really I just love St. Elmo's.

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    2. Oh! And Portlandia! If you haven't checked it out already, you should. Seasons 1 & 2 are on Netflix.

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    3. Suckas. I finished Revenge. I just started watching The Following. I love a good serial killer drama. And of course, my one true passion, The Walking Dead, returns this weekend.

      I used to love the news, I would read it every morning and watch it at night, but I don't anymore. It is way too negative and depressing, just like you said. I couldn't take it anymore.

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    4. I still have 2 episodes left, too. Am I the only one who noticed that they were playing my favorite Wilco song (Jesus, etc.) in the bar in episode 20? It was quintessential 2002 listening and they nailed it.

      I wish liked serial killer shows. Just kidding. I don't. I hate that stuff. I sleep alone waaaaaaay to often to be able to handle that. That and I'm a huge baby.

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