Thursday, January 05, 2006


What to do when your pet escapes and might get hit by a car?

Shoot it. Of course, the pet was a deer.

I hope he ate it.

Next, in Tampa, cheerleaders danced to the half-time song of "Rock You Like A Hurricane." Why is this troubling? Because they were playing the Saints. Heh.

The predictable "offended" people complained, and appologies were issued.

We are so stupid in sensitivity.

Finally, the date of switching from analog to digital TV is set: Feb. 17, 2009. That means existing analog TVs will go dark.

The expected gnashing of teeth for the "underprivileged" is already afoot.

But for consumers with one of those 70 million sets -- many of whom are likely to be poor, elderly or uneducated, being forcibly switched from one technology to another will be a nightmare.

Allow me to be so insensitive I will regret this at the next confirmation hearing: If you are poor or stupid, that isn't going to change by watching TV. Get off your ass and read a book or go to work. If you are old, well, that sucks. But if you put a radio where the TV was, I'll bet the picture is just as good.


At 7:46 AM, Blogger spd rdr said...

You are even crankier'n me, KJ. The digital cut-over has already been delayed more times than an AMTRAK train. I think the poor will still have analog Maury Povitch and Montel Whatshisname well beyond 2009.

At 4:45 PM, Blogger KJ said...

What happened to the king of beasts?


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