I don’t have cable, but I see a lot of TV on the road. It is fucking troubling how much senseless shit is pumped out over the airwaves. There was a commercial for, I think it was the local Fox South Carolina News Morning Show, though constant travel makes things blurry, where one of the selling points of the ad was the morning news team dancing. Is all it takes to be a newscaster to look presentable, be able to read a teleprompter, and have the ability to dance like the Caddyshack gopher on camera?
Last night when we got in from the gig there was an infomercial for someone that had apparently designed a revolutionary pillow that makes you smarter. We were all laughing in total disbelief.
Now there are two shows on that are based upon the fact that the participants are naked. These shows would be Naked and Afraid and Naked Dating.
The bar is constantly being lowered. Where will we be five years from now? Sometimes swearing is the most appropriate response: Holy fucking shitballs!