creepy. That's some creepy shit.
March 27th, 2007 12:06pm
The baby face on the sun is pretty disturbing.
March 27th, 2007 12:18pm
Yup. And I thought the Teletubbies were weird. Boobah takes that weird to a whole new strange level.
I got digital cable so I flipped to Sprout channel by accident at 1AM and saw this show and I just didn't know what to think. I had seen these things on the internet, but I had no idea this is a mainstream children's show. Freaks me out, to say the least. It's perfect if you are on LSD, I imagine.
March 27th, 2007 12:53pm
The concept seems to be "What would a baby dream about, if the baby were fed LSD in his bottle and deprived of oxygen for a little too long?"
March 27th, 2007 12:55pm
One of the reasons we don't have cable and aren't planning on getting it any time soon is the number of god-awful kids shows. Our daughter sees some (enough) when we go to grandma's or in hotels when we're on vacation, it seems like they're all trying to out-hyper one another.
The Wiggles is pretty damned hyper, but that's tame compared with Doodle-Bops, then there's another show with the toys in the kids room coming to life Mr. Rogers looks like he's on Quaaludes by comparison.
March 27th, 2007 1:06pm
Jesus Christ Ward, are you some kind of fucking fundy cult member? Should we start calling you Ward Koresh? Are you seriously worried that "The Wiggles" is going to corrupt your kid?
March 27th, 2007 1:09pm
Oh, the Wiggles are cool. The Doodle-Bops are up there with Boobah and Barney, though. Creepy and caffeine-wired characters being SOO artificially cheerful.
Though the 14-year-old dancers on The Wiggles are a little creepy, yeah.
I'm with ward - we cut our cable tv completly - there was too much crap - not enough time - our kids don't seem to mind - they are actually _reading_ now...
I only have cable because my wife can't live without it. I can take it or leave it. I pretty much only watch Heroes, and Star Trek Voyager reruns.
March 27th, 2007 1:27pm
>>> Jesus Christ Ward, are you some kind of fucking fundy cult member?
I'm not, but my wife's Catholic, so that's pretty close.
>>> Are you seriously worried that "The Wiggles" is going to corrupt your kid?
No, we watch the Wiggles, and sing their songs, but even there, we have 3 DVDs and we've only watched one so far.
>>> Though the 14-year-old dancers on The Wiggles are a little creepy, yeah.
There are 14-yr-old dancers on the Wiggles?
>>> I only have cable because my wife can't live without it. I can take it or leave it. I pretty much only watch Heroes, and Star Trek Voyager reruns.
Between about 1993 and 1996, I had no TV (watched a few things at my girlfriend's house), and between 1996 and now, we've only had cable for about a year around 1999, and then 2 years between 2001 and 2003
I remember the cable because we got it just before 9-11 - we got cable Internet at home and the installer didn't put in a filter so we got all but the special pay-per shows for two years until they noticed.
Since 2003 it's only been DVDs and Tapes.
March 27th, 2007 1:38pm
Yeah well I need TV because I'm constantly reading or in front of the computer and when I'm not doing something I need a way to let my mind go to fluff, completely. It's a way to meditate (sad, I know).
So I meditate in front of CSI re-runs, Star Trek, HIstory INternational-whatever they have on, I'll watch-, Dirt, The Riches, Six Feet Under.
These shows keep me from simply sleeping. Contrast that with the UTTER CRAP that Superman Returns and The Celestine Prophecies was for me this weekend...holy cripes, how awful.
I've noticed I can't watch anything anymore that takes itself seriously, except historical documentaries. If they are too serious, the ubiquitous bad acting slaps me in the face like a wooden 2x4.
I miss the days when everything entertained me. Now I have to go out of my way. Does everything just SUCK lately, or is it me?
March 27th, 2007 3:03pm
Every House episode is repetitive, Law and Order is awful, as is Law and Order SVU. L&O Criminal Intent is barely watchable.
I'm having trouble lately relating to TV, the world, and just people riding the bus. I think I'm just tired of the same old people saying the same old things, on TV, film, and in real life.
Where are the interesting things? Is Boobah all we've got?
March 27th, 2007 3:08pm
"I'm having trouble lately relating to TV"
That's a good problem to have, IMHO.
>>> I'm having trouble lately relating to TV, the world, and just people riding the bus.
What are you, manic-depressive? You just (a couple days ago) posted how great it was that you were just living your life, carefree and blah-blah-blah.
Now you sound all down and mopey because you can't relate to every fucking person in the world, real or imaginary on TV? Why would you want to relate to every (possibly) useless loser that passes in front of your eyes?
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." - why go out seeking any more than will naturally come your way?
March 27th, 2007 3:34pm
I dunno Ward. Some of us are more complicated than all or nothing happiness.
There are moments when I simply want to be entertained. Reading books is perfect for that when other options fail, but FINDING good books is difficult.
March 27th, 2007 3:44pm
I should say I was _hoping_ I could be like the huddled masses and just watch the crap on my TV and grab the latest DVDs, but those options are lacking since I am generally not like the them when it comes to ways to preoccupy my brain. Even though I can pretend for a short while.
March 27th, 2007 3:45pm
Why else do you think I'm back here, posting?
How many FUCKING CONVERSATIONS about the latest hair-do, or shoes, or red-state vs. blue-state idiocy do you think I can take? HMMMMMM?????
March 27th, 2007 3:47pm
Oh, and I watched Click List on Logo (the gay channel on my cable service) and the latest dance hits are incredibly bad, almost like the spoofs of dance music videos they do on Saturday Night Live. I'm not kidding. WTF is up with videos lately. They are the most inane shit ever. With all the cheap technology you would think some of these people could produce a fucking video with some decent special effects and ideas that haven't already been done in the 80's.
March 27th, 2007 3:48pm
I'm just getting older, and I've seen it all and its coming back in recycled form. I'm guessing that Boobah shocks me because it is a genuine attempt at originality, and since that failed me...
March 27th, 2007 3:50pm
>>> I dunno Ward. Some of us are more complicated than all or nothing happiness.
What are you talking about? You're the one that seems to want the universe to hand you entertainment when you want it and to get the hell out of the way when you don't.
It doesn't work that way, you have to go out and make it entertain you. Or not. Or to whatever degree.
>>> There are moments when I simply want to be entertained. Reading books is perfect for that when other options fail, but FINDING good books is difficult.
Re-read an old book. Don't you have a bunch that are fun to read again and again.
If not, have you read "Winter's Tale" by Mark Helprin?
Or try John Sandford's "Kidd" stories for entertaining but throw-away trash stories (computer-related, too).
Re-read anything by C.J.Cherryh.
Sheesh, there's a billion choices...
>>> special effects and ideas that haven't already been done in the 80's.
I don't think I've watched any videos since the 80s...
>>> I'm just getting older, and I've seen it all and its coming back in recycled form.
80's hair hasn't come back. 80's clothes haven't come back. I _wish_ the 80's would come back, I've got a big poster in front of me of Vancouver's downtown as of 1986, and god, I wish things could go back to the way they were. Not so much traffic, not so many people, cleaner air, way more affordable housing, not to mention being 20 years younger...
But, fuck it, it's not gonna happen.
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
Quit whining and go do something.
March 27th, 2007 4:15pm
"80's hair hasn't come back. "
Um, pointy hairdos in your town? It's coming back. The gays have already co-opted the cone-head hair (men). It's seeping into the MidWest from LA. Coming to a city near you any day now.
March 27th, 2007 4:57pm
"Quit whining and go do something."
You don't know me. Fuck off.
March 27th, 2007 4:58pm
You don't KNOW me, I do what I wan'!
March 28th, 2007 11:47am
When, oh when, will the wire start running again. This next season should be the last. I can't wait. I could do without cable aside from that show.