Sunday, December 02, 2012

Ticky, Tacky Taste.


(In a pink fog mood.)

So my cold decides to stay a  little longer and that means that bacteria bring trunks of stuff and move in to keep the cold company.  Therefore, I am now on antibiotics.  The cough has reduced in duration and size, but the medicine I am taking to move these hanger on cells has given me tummy rumbles that are not wise to endure in polite company.  I am staying under cover for a day or two more and have now finished both books that I was reading.  Hubby is gone to babysit while I am bored and turn to TV.

Some  of my choices are:

The Shopping Channel
Ink Masters
Storage Wars
Pit Bulls and Parolees
SurvivorMan
Celebratory Ghost Stories
Redneck Island
Deadly Women
Amish Out of Order


Honey Boo Boo doesn't come on until another time, so I didn't list it, and there are bunches of 'housewives and wh++es' shows that feature plastic/saline enhanced women wearing skin tight clothes who spend too much of their time drinking and shouting at each other in expensive restaurants...shows that only a very lost soul would consider entertainment.  Even at death's door I would not invite these people into my home. (And people think the Hunger Games is a fantasy.)  Many times I turn to BBC, Aljazeera or RT (Russia Today) or MHz network for a fresh air change in news and re-runs. 

Main stream shows are interspersed with tasteless ads about some beautiful celebrity using expensive perfume and then having men chase her through the rain soaked streets of some European city while her diamonds and clothes drip away.  The next ad is developed with great Christmas spirit when a handsome young man shows up at the Holiday decorated house of his well-to-do parents and goes looking for them while they sneak out the back door and steal his fancy new car and go on a road trip laughing as they get traction on the snow.  This ad may be followed by a family being persuaded to go on a holiday cruise by a sea shell.  Yes, a sea shell!  Perfume, cars, cruises...all of the things that families will be buying this year I am sure, the 2% at least.  We are so tasteless, tacky and tawdry sometimes that I am embarrassed for us. 

At least I have Bill Moyers on PBS and that dignified costume drama on BBC starting in a few weeks.

Do you think this time in our culture will go down as the lowest in years or am I just not aging well?

22 comments:

kenju said...

You are correct in all ways. Tasteless, tacky and the other T you used (I can't remember) says it all. It ought to be our motto, sadly enough.

ellen abbott said...

I totally agree. I am appalled at what passes for entertainment in this country. I am appalled at what passes for people in this country. Are we really like that or do these producers look for the lowest among us? I quit watching TV years ago.

Olga said...

If you are not aging well,I am not aging well either. It is all so boring besides.

Bossy Betty said...

Sweetie! I too have been sick and watching WAY TOO MUCH TV. I have to agree that TV has gone downhill. I found myself seeking out my DVD's of Fraiser and watching them again. Hope you feel better soon. Thank you so much for your encouraging words this morning!

Granny Annie said...

Ron watches the History Channel or Discovery Channel and I DVR all the old Law And Orders and watch them while I crochet. Well that is unless something good is on BBC. Loved Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey, etc., etc. You are so right about our selections being limited. Hope you are feeling better.

colleen said...

If reflected by our tv shows, not much more evolved than real life gladiators being eaten by lions. I was recently providing support for an individual at a home that had cable or satellite and I was shocked at how many channels, more than 500 that I never got through, and so little on.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

You are so right
I turn on the TV on the loft
to occasionally watch the weather and news. Very seldom as I can get this information from my computer.

Hilary said...

Television went WAYYYY downhill when the words "reality TV" were first uttered.

I hope you're feeling much better before too long.

Stephen Hayes said...

I have great difficulty finding anything worthwhile to watch on TV. I find reading blogs much more enjoyable.

Celia said...

Totally tacky. I take a couple of acidophilus tablets with a lot of water first thing in the morning each day while I am on antibiotics It really helps my tummy by restoring the good flora and fauna. Yogurt helps too.

Peruby said...

I do miss the aimless browsing I did every once in a while. You come across some interesting stuff (sometimes). It is true there is a lot of garbage on the tube. A little surfing now and then just relaxes the soul.

Not sure about you but we are having a bit of a warm (albeit wet) spell in Ohio. Get some fresh air in those lungs.

I have not seen one of the shows you mention but have heard of two of them plus the shopping channel of course.

Suldog said...

You've hit it right on the head. Shallow doesn't even begin to describe it. If any proof is needed, my blog seems to be popular. That speaks volumes about the lack of taste today.

Hope you feel better very soon!

SueAnn Lommler said...

You are not old..number one.
And number two..TV is lame!
Hope you feel better soon
Hugs
SueAnn

Pauline said...

I'm with Ellen - not much beyond PBS offers real entertainment so I stick to books and hikes and bike rides to keep me sane.

Feel better soon - my son had the same ailment and 3 weeks later is still feeling poorly.

Lynn said...

Hope by now you are feeling much better. I just left your Room Without Walls ~ so beautiful, Tabor.

Kat said...

I could actually see the Hunger Games happening the way our society is going. It does not seem so far out of reach. It is depressing how shallow and disgusting we've become. I wonder what it takes to turn that around.

Hope you are feeling better very soon!

Mage said...

I am so sorry...repeat. The cooking channel occasionally has something worth watching...if there is someone doing your cooking when you can't get up. Then there's the history channel where you can watch auctions and shows about big foot.

I wish I had something to help.

Brian Miller said...

no i think we have hit rock bottom....my youngest has been sick for almost a week now...ugh....think it might be mono...hope you are feeling better....i think watching tv might make it worse...smiles.

Freda said...

That's why I like to keep the ipad handy when I am watching TV...... I think we are more fortunate in the UK, though I don't put the box on until 6pm

Hattie said...

It's just cheap entertainment. Cheap to produce and fills the air time. We have alternatives these days.

ladyfi said...

Beautifully pink! Hope you too are now feeling in the pink.

Angie said...

Hey Tabor, gurl, I found a couple of 'natural' mixtures to take for cold, crud, etc. that my husband and I have both been very happy with---thought you might want to try them if you haven't already stumbled across them:

Cough --- Mix 1 tsp cinnamon with 1 Tbsp honey and yummy it down

Expectorant/Decongestant--- Mix 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp water, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp cayenne pepper. Mix and take 1 Tbsp several times a day. After initial mixing, shake well before taking.

I don't mean to write you a book here but I have to tell you one more time you are an AWESOME writer---couldn't agree with you more re guns, church, Bible, etc.

Hugs to you, dear friend. I hope by this time that you are feeling better.