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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:43 AM

8. TLC == The Loony Channel

It's great when you turn learning into loony. If you only use the initials, maybe nobody will notice.

Like the former History Channel, now know as the Histerical Channel.

Or the Discovery Channel, now known as the Let's Cover it Up Channel.

Or A&E (putatively Arts and Entertainment), but now do not look for any arts.

And don't get me started about the former SciFi Channel, now apparently named SyFy so that science fiction somehow has nothing to do with it.

Just shovel shit. Ghosts, UFOs, Bug Foot (or is it Foots, or is it Feet. Argh! How about Yeti), Exorcisms, and all sorts of woo-woo.

There is no learning on any channel except PBS. That is, until pledge week(s) when they trot out the most bullshit trash and somehow forget that their obligation is education. So we get Wayne Dyer, self-help wackaloon. Or Suzy Ormand, get rich quick wackaloon. Or any number of out of tune rock artists way past their prime. PBS may as well program 24/7 Lawrence Welk. (They do that, too, on weekends at 7:00 PM -- all that pastel chiffon and hair spray cannot go to waste.)

Thank goodness WGVU has MHz Worldview on one of their channels. At least I could watch Australian Rules Football and the original Swedish language Wallander (subtitled). Sadly, even those are gone. But I can still see Magret in subtitled French every Wednesday night, and other foreign language mystery dramas on almost any night.

Of course, there's always Doctor Who, Live at the Met, and MI-5 on the standard PBS channel.

I especially like opera. PBS and NPR are the only sources.

Fuck you, Mitt.

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