Sunday, November 11, 2007

Maybe I'm getting old

I was offended about five minutes ago.

With a choice between the inexplicable Amazing Race 12, loud and boring Sunday Night Football, or the overwrought and weepy Extreme Makeover, I switch to The Simpsons.

I'm not big into TV.

If it ain't Boston Legal or Dexter, it's pretty much a waste of time.

But I know Jim will be home soon and we'll be emptying the DVR of all the shows he missed in Greece, so I leave the TV on as background noise.
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Plot summary: Milhouse's parents remarry and go on a cruise. They fall overboard. In what we can only assume was meant to be a parody of a Saving Private Ryan moment, two men dressed in uniforms from the cruise line (to melancholy music) come to the door and inform Milhouse his parents are believed dead.
Not funny.
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I'm not easily offended, but c'mon. We're at war, people.

On Veteran's day, nonetheless.

I suppose it isn't enough that our military spouses and parents have endured the lies about WMDs and the shameless war profiteering. And for some - 3,860 families to be exact - the very real and unimaginable day when, without a soundtrack and certainly not a laugh track, they're notified by strangers in uniforms of their loved one's ultimate sacrifice.

Not funny. Not at all.
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I am listening to: Dexter
I am reading: Real Simple magazine
And I am: Disgusted

2 comments:

Posolxstvo said...

The Simpsons are still on the air?

If it ain't football, I don't spend any time on it.

When friends tell me "You should check out [XYZ Show]. It is so up your alley." I rent DVDs to see. Or I DVR an episode or two.

So far, I have deep sixed The Riches, House and Pushing Daisies. I watch Lost only because it has become a bonding experience with two of my kids, but the show is pretty tiresome. And I have seen a single episode of Heroes and am withholding judgment.

But I haven't seen an episode of the Simpsons since... Oh God, it must be since around 1992 or so.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I agree with you 100%..
and that's not referring to the aging title. :)
Always,
Crusty~