Another Reason I Don’t Watch TV

Thursday, April 15, 2010
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Whenever I want to be entertained by great talent, good music, or just plain fun stuff, it’s on the web … where I can view it on my (very old but spectacular) Samsung SyncMaster 20.1″ monitor. If you like the Bill Shatner song stuff, this one is golden.

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9 Responses to Another Reason I Don’t Watch TV

  1. Robin says:

    April 15th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I saw the original broadcast of this classic, but the “Family Guy” send-up is almost as funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXuSWUXDnuo

  2. Robert says:

    April 16th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I love Shatner in the Futurama episode, “Where No Fan Has Gone Before”, where he performs Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady”:

    Walter Koenig: “How can he do a spoken word version of a rap song?”

    Melllvar: “He found a way.”

  3. Shannon says:

    April 16th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I don’t watch the idiot box either. The worst of it is the evening news, with its endless drama of propaganda and misery. Years ago, after seeing all the 9/11 footage, I decided to step away from TV, with the exception of an occasional movie or show. I just have no desire to be entertained by a blaring box for hours on end. It is a waste of ones mind, body and spirit.

  4. Jeannie Queenie says:

    April 16th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    So Karen, you don’t watch TV! Let me tell you lady, if you like this guy pictured above, you have really missed the boat the last five years, as this man has played Denny Crane on Boston Legal. If you had seen any of the series, you would have had one very good reason to tune into Boston Legal, for it is one of the few shows I wouldn’t miss for anything. I just learned that Bill turned 79 last month, but he hasn’t lost his mojo as evidenced on Boston Legal. I love this series for it tackles social and moral issues in a high level intelligent fashion.
    Being fast paced, hilariously humorous, sometimes raunchy in a rarefied way, it presents the viewer access to what is often unreported issues by the lamestream media. This series has been around for five years now and has provided me with many fond memories of what happens when you have superior writers, fantastic directors and awesome actors all together on the same page…makes for one terrific TV viewing.
    I believe it is possible for you to access shows from the past five years if you google and search…surely worth watching if you delight in intelligent viewing, insightful viewpoints all put forth by one Mr. Shatner, one of the brilliant, but often emotionally challenged lawyers who makes it all worthwhile. Other stars are also top notch with Candace Bergen as the top female leading actress.

  5. Karen De Coster says:

    April 16th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Jeannie – one show I have watched is Boston Legal. I’ve blogged about that, and I have all the DVD sets, too. It’s the last great show on TV. “Denny Crane!”

  6. Karen De Coster says:

    April 16th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Family Guy — holy freaking hilarious!

  7. Jeannie Queenie says:

    April 16th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Karen, I had no idea you watched this or even wrote about it for your title above sent the message you watched NO TV.

    My one other favorite is 24…Agent Jack Bauer is the top dog, the agent who is both loved and hated by the agency. Loved because he is always the hero, the one with the largest pair who comes through in the most extreme circumstances of danger, but hated, because, of course, all to many others detest those who are braver, smarter and willing to do what has to be done without the whining and passive ways…ya know, sorta like the donkey symbols folks in charge!

    This show has won 66 Emmy awards and more than any other show is akin to a real movie more than a TV series. The story line focuses around real life dangers we face now with the arabs and muslims in our midst and their desire to destroy us. Wouldn’t miss this one either for anything..keeps you on edge!

  8. Wayno says:

    April 19th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    After watching that video, its clear that “Denny” was showing symptoms early on with his long struggle and battle with “Mad-Cow” disease.

  9. Jeannie Queenie says:

    April 20th, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Today our US Trade Representative took Japan to task for rejecting the lax US inspections of beef. Say what! Basically by chiding the Japanese for being concerned about mad cow, and yes, it does still exist in this country, despite ‘feelings’ that it doesn’t on the part of beef eaters, the USTR might as well admit that they don’t have all the bases covered. From Focus Taiwan, I read that, “Last Friday, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that exports of beef products to Taiwan will include bone-in meat, hanging tenders, tongues, penises, testicles, tails, tendons and diaphragms from cattle younger than 30 months and slaughtered on or after April 1, which are seen as having a lower risk of carrying mad cow disease”. Wow, don’t you just love it…so the little cows and their little parts are less prone to mad cow…so what does that tell you about the big boys that rarely get inspected by govt.
    I love a burger and a juicy steak as much as the next guy, but I have personally known too many folks now who ended up with mad cow here in our country, so you can have my burger!
    It is especially disturbing to read how carcasses are cut up and then fed to other cows and even calves…scary thought indeed if they pass that bovine spongiform encephalopathy via an infected carcass. It takes four years for it to show up. I always thought that Shatner looked like a scotch and sirloin kind of guy—now looks like he should have stuck to the scotch alone.

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