Since I use Facebook account, I’ve gotten so lazy about actually writing unimportant stuff on this site. I need a project, something to document. Either a story/book, how-to….I’ll think of something. Here are some thoughts, probably stated better elsewhere:
1. The MSNBC show Lockup: Raw when run on a virtual loop on the weekends, does more harm than good, I bet. For a network that claims to be progressive/liberal, why it gets off showing criminals in prison over and over is beyond me. Usually featuring minorities or poor people, imprisoned for crimes, yes, the show reinforces stereotypes (in equal doses). When you run this kinda of programming, along with the constant “Murder in a Small Town” type stories, and then wonder why half of America is scared to go outside…I guess it’s cheaper than paying a few dope anchors to sit behind the desk all day. But why not re-run Biographies, old news footage (like they used to when they started).
2. Kind of a joke: -Everyone is screaming over healthcare reform (pro or con) and the irony is nobody likes to go to the doctor. So, we want coverage, we just don’t want to use it and will wait until blood is oozing out our ears or “that bump” starts to grow an eyeball before seeking help. Guys could cut off their arms accidentally and hold off going to the doctors (“just a scratch”). So, bring on the healthcare reform, nobody’s gonna use it anyway!
3. Inglorious Basterds (movie) – interesting movie, a few major flaws (the font choice on some of the titles, Mike Meyers?) but I think I’m getting tired of having to know ‘everything’ about film to appreciate the experience that QT provides. Oh, and horrible title/commercials – seems to shy away from the strongest part of the film (Col. Landa, and the two women characters).
4. I’m trying to read this cheesey book called Doomsday Key. I won’t link to it cuz it sucks. There is an art to writing fast-paced thrillers.
5. I was fortunate to buy a house this year and I have learned what I expected to learn: ABR – Always Be Repairing. This is done by some research, having good friends/family to help, and repeated trips to the hardware store.