Friday night my wife informed me that it was going to rain on Saturday. Rain was not the proper word for the torrential downpour I witnessed last night. It was heavy enough to blot out SkyPerfecTV. This forced me to watch, gulp, “Free TV”. You know, terrestrial TV. Yes, I am a satellite snob.
Allow me to cut to the chase. Terrestrial TV sucks as ones main source of viewing entertainment. I mean, there are only 7 or 8 channels of suck to select from. Two of those belong to NHK. NHK == warm water in a cup. At least with satellite, as overpriced as it is, you get about 50+ channels of suckiness to choose from.
Does anyone else see SkyPerfecTV’s repackaging of ESPN sports into different channels as criminal?
Anways, commercials. Strategically placed commercials that interrupt your selected viewing material. Commercials about cheap pampers, yoghurt that keeps you regular, hot water pots, and that annoying “Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Sensor” ad. (Whoever came up with that one needs to dropped into an active volcano. Maybe more of a dipping action would be suitable.) My conclusion is that commercials == Pop-up Windows. I tried to find the “Block Ads” function on my TV, but it doesn’t seem to have one.
Okay, where was I headed with this…..ummm… Ah, Star Wars was on last night. It was all right, but looked dated. R2-D2 is still my hero, Darth looked a bit thin, Leia needed a sports bra, and they all needed to stop waggling their blasters when firing at the enemy. I will not go into how ridiculous it was to have fellow pilots used as canon fodder on each Death Star attack. Those poor saps had no rear firing ranged weapons. It was like target practice for Darth and company.
Anyway, it rained and I watched Star Wars last night.