Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Talking Heads

Enough is enough!
Last night, when I wanted to watch NCIS, the President decided to preempt TV programing to talk about a troop buildup in Afghanistan. I didn't have a problem with that but did we really need his talk followed by a half hour of talking heads telling us what the President said?
To begin with, we knew what he was going to say before he said it. I really don't believe we needed the "Experts" telling us dumb people what he said.
And this brings me to a second group of talking heads I wish would go away.
I sometimes like to watch football and other sports. If I am watching a game and it comes to half-time, I really hate having the "Experts" tell me what I have just seen. I don't know about you, but I would rather watch the cheerleaders strut their stuff.
I know what I saw and what I want to see and it certainly isn't talking heads telling me what I saw like I'm too ignorant to know what I saw.
And while I'm at it - Tiger Woods. Who cares?
I don't care why he had an accident. I don't care if he is fooling around or not fooling around with anyone of the same or opposite sex. I don't care anything about Tiger Woods except for his ability to play golf.
Ditto for actors, singers and elected officials. As long as people are good at their job, I don't care what they do or don't do in their private life - unless it involves murder, rape or robbery.
News? All the above is fluff.
Experts! The main thing experts seem to be expert at is getting paid to voice an opinion. Nice work if you can get it, I guess, but if someone wanted to pay me for the opinions I just offered, I'd think they were nuts!

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