I don’t often watch TV news, but when I do I usually turn it off right away after hearing reporting such as this: It’s clear that something happened here, but it may have already happened.Read more "what’s happening"
The morning paper tells us that our Giants won last night, 1-0, with Timmeh garnering 14 K’s. I kind of forgot the game was on, but probably couldn’t have watched it anyway. It’s just too nerve-wracking. There was a story in Lorrie Moore’s “Birds of America” about this couple, and the woman says the man […]Read more "wasn’t watching"
A new Nielsen report tells us that there are more televisions than people in the United States. Over 330 million TVs, they say. It’s hard to escape them now – I’m supposed to watch TV while at the dentist, at the bar at City Pub, and while waiting for my car to have a smog […]Read more "outside the idiot box"
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart was talking to Bob Woodruff about a TV show called Earth 2100, which apparently had a gloomy message about the future. During this chat, Stewart, talking about reversing ominous trends, said that consumption always increases, and scenarios that assumed a reduction in use of resources weren’t realistic. This statement went […]Read more "all evidence to the contrary"
Comcast informs us that we need an adapter for our regular cable connection – it’s supposed to be free, and will enhance the quality of the video and audio signal, as well as bring us a few channels. But there must be something else going on here – they’re calling it a digital “starter” kit, […]Read more "digital starter"