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Monday, July 28, 2014

BLUNDER WOMAN STARTS HER OWN CHANNEL (and for only $9.99 per month you too can listen to Sarah Palin's nasal Fargo impression!)





            When I first saw the "news" that Sarah Palin was going to launch her own computer-based entertainment channel I was quite certain I was reading from one of those "Onion"-type satirical news sites.  But... believe it or not... this seems to be a real thing.

            The former half-term governor of Alaska, she of the Magical Mystery Bus Tour across Amurca, even has a promo video to tout the wonderfulness of her new Sarah Palin Channel, and if you've got the stomach for two solid minutes of Palinese, you can see it here for yourselves.  Put down your coffee first, though, because I'm not responsible for anything you spew on your computer monitors.

            That's right, folks (Right, with a capital R), the woman who just can't get enough attention spouting her idiocy as a Faux News "contributor", or from killing animals on her hokey dokey "reality" shows, has launched her very own Glenn Beck-ish network.  And for only 96 cents a month more than you would have to pay for Netflix, you can have 24/7 Sarah Palin-related entertainment.

            Think about that for a minute, if you can.  Let's call it a thought experiment and play along together.  A 24 hour a day network devoted solely to the Pander Express Lady herself.  All Sarah, all the time.  If Jack Bauer tied a suspected terrorist to a chair and forced him to watch this shit 'round the clock for the entirety of the series "24", even folks who support using torture tactics to obtain information would cry "Enough!  Dear God, turn off that fucking noise!"

            There's no confirmation of what happens to a customer's $99.95 yearly subscription if the star of the show bails on this new venture halfway through the season, but I'm of the opinion that they're better off without the money.  I remember something about "A fool and his money...", and really, can you think of anything more apt for that adage than someone ponying up for a yearlong subscription to watch this shit???

            Seriously, it was all I could do just to let that two minute promo video play through 'til the end.  There's something about her voice that makes me impulsively dive for the mute button...

            All Sarah, all the time.  What a concept.

            

Sunday, July 27, 2014

SADDEST SOUND ON EARTH? THE SOUND OF A THIRTEEN-YEAR CICADA'S MATING CALL AFTER HE EMERGES A YEAR TOO SOON...


         We've got one very loud, very lonely cicada in the maple tree behind our back porch, and he's been wearing it out all morning, to no avail.  I'm not sure about the annual cicadas, and I know we have some that emerge every year... But just thinking about the shock one of these little guys might face if he were to emerge after 12 years of subterranean growth, only to find himself all dressed up with no one to do.  It's heartbreaking.

         "BZZZZZ!  BZZZZZ!  BZZZZZ!" (where the hell is everybody?)

         "BZZZZZ!  BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!"  (dammit...)

Heavy sigh...