Meme time. You're sitting through the Evening News, and your facelifted news babe or nuze hunk introduces a story. You gag, then mash either the "mute" button or the "off" button.
What caused this visceral reaction? Put your TeeVee turn-offs in comments if you don't see 'em here, or "+" mine if you want.
In no particular order:
- Obama doing any Agenda item with the Victim Group which he thinks illustrates it.
- Over-coached kids doing "anti-bullying" PSAs
- "Doug", the Mesothelioma Victim.
- Any Victim who has done more than one "grief on my sleeve" gig.
- The "latest" Big Pharma sales ad you've already seen 39 times.
- Bill O'Reilly with guests screaming at each other.
Other than Evening News:
- Sportz channel show with screaming-at-each-other sportz wallahs
- Any people screaming at each other unless Alfred Hitchcock wrote the script
- Anything with a zombie lurching, EVEN campy old movies.
- Anything with a zombie in it that tries to convince me that zombies are real.
- Anything, particularly zombies, that takes a load of 00 Buck to center of mass and keeps coming.
I would have included "teased news" stories, but if I mashed the button every time one of those came on, I'd never watch any news at all. I'm old enough to remember when news stories were NEVER "teased", the newscasters just read the news and showed the video or still photos which illustrated the stories. Only the production staff knew which order the stories were going to be in.
In the Auld Days, the Beeb (BBC) used to have the best format: they headlined the stories and put them in an on-screen list with the exact time they were to be broadcast. That way you could go to the potty or pour another drink to get you through the dismal parts (and back to the potty), or you could even turn off the TV if you saw nothing on the list which didn't interest you.
Fire up the comments. TeeVee is dismal, and this is your chance to show the world just how dismal that swamp IS.