Saturday, April 24, 2010

No Limits

Yeah. That's it. More.
That's right! I want more!

--Key Largo (1948)

Everything in the universe has a purpose

--How to Be A No Limit Person,

Wayne Dyer


CBS has launched a new series about, well, series. It will give you "more", and will be available on "multiple platforms, including the web, mobile, streaming radio and on the CBS Times Square billboard. Videos can be seen at: http://www.cbs.com/originals/tv_briefly/video/."

TV BRIEFLY "will help extend the show experience by giving fans new information about their favorite shows beyond what they see on TV," said Jeff Clark, Vice President of CBS.com. "Through these fun, bite-size videos featuring relevant news and trivia, we give fans a more interactive and complete look into their favorite programs."

But entertainment is not news. I remember when the mash-up began, with the television tabloid Entertainment Tonight hosted by John Tesh, who presented as a respectable news anchor. The legitimization of pablum-as-news had begun. Infotainment became news. Now the transition is complete: People discuss their favorite characters as though they are entities, and this suffices as discussion today.

"We wanted to provide a unique experience for CBS fans that also aligns with our goal of enabling people to live life without limits," said Tariq Hassan, vice president of worldwide marketing for the Imaging and Printing Group at HP. "With TV BRIEFLY, we've created a fun and engaging experience that gives fans more of the content they crave and multiple ways to easily access that content."

Is sitting, mouth agape, watching people create a fantasy "living without limits"? Is this "content we should crave"?

Who has the time for junk television, much less junk about junk?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dumbing down continues.

Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 12:40:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rogue trader said...

@ jo6pac

googled idiocracy movie quotes

Pvt. Joe Bowers [addressing Congress] ... And there was a time in this country, a long time ago, when reading wasn't just for fags and neither was writing. People wrote books and movies, movies that had stories so you cared whose ass it was and why it was farting, and I believe that time can come again!

Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 2:39:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rogue trader said...

I can't believe that Sue Lowden was Miss NJ in 1993. 2nd runner up in Miss America Pageant. Worth 50 mil and made $153,606.00 in 2008 There's nothing wrong with any of that. But you are owned by a casino Don't try to pretend you're a "Family Values" candidate.

Sue Lowden - I'm Senator of Nevada - brought to you by Archon Corporation.

Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 2:45:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rogue trader said...

Something Shiny - We wish to be entertained. Informed? Not so much. Face it - the 21st century has been pretty much one horrific crisis after another. Much easier to tune out than to pay attention. I've been trolling the web since netscape was the browser of choice. If I've picked up anything it's given a choice between "Survivor," "Dancing with the Stars" or "The News Hour" It's not too hard to figure out which will draw more viewers. We have become a nation of low information viewers who allow fairly unbalanced and corporate media make decide the slant of the information we receive. Winona Ryder is on a hallmark movie tonight called "Love is Not Enough" I really appreciate an actress who has hit bottom that manages to pull herself back together use her life experiences to improve her craft. Look at poor Dana Plato. Anna Nicole Smith or Marilyn Monroe. Like moths to a candle.


It is unfortunate that celebutantes emulate moths. Lindsay Lohan what were you thinking? Soft Core Porn the new frontier for you?
That's just it, thinking don't enter into it. Girls just want to have fun. Look at Paris Hilton. I still hope that she redeems her self by running for something. I doubt Conrad Hilton would be too proud. What ever happened to the notion of a responsibility to the peasant among the ruling class?. Noblesse Oblige and all that. Just think if all the hotties. - Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, etc. were to run for office. That senate full of old white men isn't that appealing . Just think what would happen with the Bush twins, Lizzie Cheney. Suzie Lowden. At least C-Span would get a bump in the ratings. I shudder to think what "We the sheeple" would get. But then - it's not about us anymore isn't it. We need to get over ourselves and this misconception that we are some how relevant. It's all about the Benjamins.

Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 1:00:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rogue trader said...

No limits - Wabbit Season:
Persons of privilege have been much maligned in the press of late. history. The Charge of the Light Brigade may have been the the pre-cursor of the incompetent command decisions. Officers were sometimes better versed in etiquette than military tactics. Rather like the modern military brat. Kind of like Walnuts - FIVE AND A HALF PLANES. His type have been climbing up out of the slime of neo-fascist ideology and riding the wave their family connections grant them. Remember Obama's "Clinging to their Bibles and Guns" faux paux from 2008 campaign. I really think it was all a ploy to keep retailers from being able to keep ammo in stock. Lord knows we could all use one of those these days. Note that any true compassionate conservative could fail to have an immediate erection at the image of Sue Lowden riding door guard in a Huey UH-1 Iroquois - Clad only in a Fur Coat. Cleavage tastefullly exposed. M-60 Machine gun blazing. One leg on the skid, the other tucked provocatively underneath her. What is in her crosshairs? Some poor wolf or caribou? No my friends. She hunts bigger game today. Down below determined to go down fighting. Much like I believe Custer would have appeared when he finally realized the cost of his Hubris. His "IRode With The 2nd ACR! UH-60 Blackhawk" cap tilted at a rakish angle one of his last thought was "I should have brought the Webley, Why didn't I listen to the punk staffers and bring the Webley!!!" Fade out with Elmer Fudd singing "Shoot the Wabbitt, Shoot the Wabbit!!!" Or maybe "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" You decide

Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 1:50:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

If Sue's leg is under her then are her hairs not crossed?
Therefore her s----h is in the crossed hairs.

Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 4:27:00 PM GMT-5  

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