Archive for December 19th, 2007
Trucker R wanted people on a radio forum on SF Radio. He asked me if I had Skype.
I HAD Skype. SysOps probably remembers it. But I checked THIS computer which I have had [for] several years and found no Skype, whatever the hell that is.
You are going to encounter my problem any time you deal with someone who has any institutional memory.
Historically, an old timer had to appeal to other old timers to demonstrate my problem. Today, any person can undersand it if he’s 25 years old.
An obvious example to anyone who is on here: The Bundys’ 1987 computer.
On “Married with Children,” it was the latest thing. Ther telephone receiver was put into a cushion on the modem, and it had a fan. Twenty years [ago], the thing looked more out-of-date ten years later than a windup telephone did in 1980.
Skype? I can’t tell you the number of programs just for broadcast I have been through in the last decade. But I have an advantage because my whole life has been like that. I try to remember Finnish, and I finally realize that what I said was in Modern Greek.
Language after language, place after place, my whole life has been a freight train out of control.
What makes this ironic, no, steelic[?], is that I have ADD. I can’t remember a damned thing, but I’ve learned to handle it.
So I stick to what is basically, always true.
It’s not like I had a choice.
Shari: I have noticed that any movie that shows men as men, and women as women, are very popular. Those stupid prizes don’t mean anything.
That is one reason why competition and technological advance is so good for us. When network TV ruled the networks could afford to devote enormous amounts of time to pure propaganda, CBS was at the top with all ten top shows. But at New York cocktail parties, they were ridiculed as “The Country Network.” So they CANCELLED their top shows like “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “Green Acres.” It cost them a fortune, but they could afford it.
When the market was at an all-time high, Ted Turner gave the UN bureaucracy a billion dollars.
I was happy to hear a line on “Married With Children:” “as dead as network TV.”
I never openly advocate breaking the law, but I have the same attitude many Americans had during Prohibition: I am all for the bootleggers. Hollywood is our ENEMY. Anyone who bootlegs their copyrights has my complete approval.
This is war. Step back and figure out who your enemy is. Anything that hurts him or threatens to hurt him is good. The enemy does not react to your reason, but he does react to shots fired.
But don’t mistake those last two words. I do not mean the kind of shooting that makes you look Manly and Heroic. I shot at the enemy’s minions, but not because THAT was my purpose. The shots I fired that mattered were at the enemy’s politics, in a coat and tie, not fatigues.
Hit where it HURTS, not where it makes you look good. No leftist network cares how many Commie guerrillas you kill. The supply is unlimited.