Look. Today is a really SUCK DREARY DAY. You know? And I am trying to watch television that makes my mind DEAD AND NUMB. And I keep seeing these commercials that are not “The Magic Bullet” or “The Snuggie,” but instead are, “Look how depressing the world is. Stop watching television and start feeling guilty.” In the past two hours I have watched a commercial with Sarah MacLachlan and sad puppies who are saying, “I really don’t want to be euthanized, but euthanized I must be” with their big sad fucking puppy eyes. And then there was one with some lady who appeared to have attended my church for years telling me all about this boy named Alex who had just watched both his parents fucking DIE and he was, like, looking at a photograph of his dead mother and just crying his eyes out. And this UU-like woman was all like, “Poor Alex has 18 little brothers and he has to be both a mother and father to them. And because there is no food in his ENTIRE COUNTRY he has to feed his little brothers the lint between his own toes and starve every single day.” So I am just sobbing my fucking eyes out because Alex is starving and puppies are being euthanized, AND THEN that STUPID “Global Warming” commercial came on with some good-looking white guy explaining to me that basically every polar bear in the WHOLE FUCKING WORLD is DROWNING. And then there are all these video clips of depressed polar bears on melting icebergs, just waiting to die horrible drowning deaths in the lapping waters of the Arctic. WHY DOES THE TELEVISION DO THIS!??!?! The television is supposed to be MY ONLY SAVIOR. And instead of being MY ONLY SAVIOR, the television is currently making my miserable, self-destructive day EVEN FREAKING WORSE. No WONDER Network TV is flailing. I am pissed.
"While the players come and go, the domination of the media by entertainment conglomerates exerts a consistently corrosive effect on journalism, undermining debate in this country precisely when we need it most."
Making the cut this year: “Sister Wife,” “Fish Pedicure,” “Lipstick on a Pig,” and “Fail,” among others. When explaining “Twi-hard,” the writer of this list found it necessary to explain that it “rhymes with ‘die-hard.’” Ooooh. Now I get it.
This is a pretty fun game. Not as much fun as Sarah Palin ISN’T fun for deciding to sue PETA over putting her in the game. I mean, there are plenty of reasons to sue PETA, but hitting Sarah Palin with a snowball isn’t one of them. I love hitting Sarah Palin with a snowball. And you will too.
I’ve been looking for a good, mac-savvy replacement for itunes for like a month now, and usually just listen to my friends’ libraries on the last.fm player. but songbird is fantastic, adaptable, well-made… you can look up related news and videos for your current artist using the mashtape feature (i love this), find concerts in your zip code based on the artists in your library, and it plays mp3, flac, vorbis, aac, and fairplay (and apparently wma) files. nice folder management, and to kick it all up a notch, it’s HELLA last.fm compatible. i’m hooked forever.