Thursday, December 27, 2007

Things We Could Do Without in 2008

A short list. Yours may vary:

Glenn Beck

Daily reports on Britney Spears

Being tasered

The sports trifecta of steroids, OJ Simpson and Barry Bonds

Carlos Mencia

The View

Two commercials: Fitness Made Simple; Head-On

Redlight cameras

Your trip to rehab

Celebrities judging talent shows

Tainted things - vegetables, toys, dog food, no-bid government contracts, toothpaste, the US Justice Department, the FCC, open government, all sports, etc, etc

FEMA trailers and fake FEMA news conferences

Scandalous Folk/Behavior: student loans; mortgages; Blackwater; Senators Ted Stevens, Larry Craig, and David Vitter; illegal wiretaps; legislative bills filed by The Rep (aka Stacey Campfield); Scooter Libby

iAnything

Rationalizing the use of torture

Losing/misplacing government computer database records

Sending me a text message - if you cannot make a phone call or email me, then it really isn't important is it?

People who make insulting/cutesy plays on the words Republican or Democrat.

Those news-crawls or tickers or whatever they are. Pick a news story to report, then report it and go on to the next one. It's not like that 'breaking news' feeling is supposed to be a permanent state of being.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've got the solution for the commercials ... combine them to create "Head Made Simple"

That Chick Over There said...

Great list! Especially the Britney Spears part, although sadly, I think we'll hear more about her knocked up 16 year old sister than we hoped too this coming year.

OXYMORON said...

Lets add Ann Coulter, Jonah Goldberg, Bernard Goldberg, Sean Hannity, Bill O'reilly and Neal Boortz to that list.
Any reality television program.
That Philbin guy and his sidekick.
Toby Keith and Gretchen Wilson.
Larry The Stable Guy.
Robin Wilhoit.

sandegaye said...

Great list! And great add-ons by Oxymoron.
Might I add.. Lindsay Lohan's nutzy family.
Anything except 'goodbye' to the Bush clan.
Anymore excuses for the CIA & FBI.

Kelvis said...

Noooo. Please don't get rid of reality tv. Kelvis needs to work.

Joe Powell said...

well Kelvis, that was not my suggestion. i confess to watching some of the so-called 'reality' programming.

plus, if you is working on it, it cannot be a bad thing!