Friday, June 15, 2012

Good Grief Cable TV has gotten BORING

One minute and thirty-five seconds to the dude walking the wire across horseshoe falls. TV is muted, I'm blog surfing.  This is supposedly live.  In this day and age of YouTube, the tight rope walker is going to have to fall and die via a direct impact on a massive rock all of which will have to be captured by hi def, high speed video to break the 20,000 views threshold.
Meanwhile, to fill out the "show", they are showing interesting and exciting video clips of extreme snow skiers, snow boarders, sky divers, etc., etc, etc,
What? no Rally Car Crashes?
So in thirty seconds or so, we'll get to watch this guy gingerly walk the tight rope 5 inch diameter cable.
Yeah, I know, I'm pegging the snarkmeter. I certainly can't do that. On the other hand, I have no desire to do so.  I don't jump out of  perfectly good airplanes either.
This is going to be like watching the Kentucky Derby raced on the backs of giant  Dr. Doolittle Snails.

downdate: I'm looking at the time stamp on this post, 7:52 pm cst. It is now 8:30 and now there's still 42 seconds counting down on the clock before this dood sets foot on the wire.  Where's that power button? ah, there it is. I'll watch the yootooob video tomorrow so I can fast forward through it.


  1. The DirecTV DVR and Amazon Instant prime have redefined my TV viewing habits greatly. Plus some DVD's.

    I was able to watch YouTube videos from the DTV thing but that was broken a couple of weeks ago.

  2. Keads, you effing techno nerd..huh? what?
    I say that in the most loving church lady way.
    Have you been drinking IPA again?

    DTV thing?

  3. My mother keeps trying to convince me that we need the cable to watch the Rockies play. Considering how awful they are this year, and how I can just look up the score tomorrow and get the same information, I just don't see the appeal. Netflix instant, all the way.

    1. Look up the score with only a momentary pang of anguish vs. 2 or 3 hours of chinese water torture?
      Where's the fun in that? Wait. Forget I said that.
      I feel your pain. The most notable thing the Astros have done this season was to assist the Giants in procuring a perfect game. Yea. Go L'astros!


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