Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I, I, My

Was stuck in DC during the earlier part of this week, dark country, chocolate city; really Bethesda. Working - getting another check. My personal goal or at least one of them is to collect a check everyday. Not one a month or twice a month. As such, this is the reality I attempt to create and evince via work ethic. But that’s another corollary.

Since the shootings at Virginia Tech University, there wasn’t really much on so I searched the cathode ray tube before I overdosed on inaccuracy and conjecture in the form of personal vanity that major media networks define as news.

Any who, I flipped and flipped and I flipped through the channels. ESPN even had coverage about the horrible outcomes of Virginia Tech – such in itself was devastating. Personally, after an hour or two of incessant coverage, I do not desire to see any more on carnage. Add to that everyone is reporting something different and showing the same cell phone video, talking to the same white kid who was shot in the arm.

The first placed I stopped was some channel with Mo’nique on it with the babes who were trying to get Flava Flav’s money show. So I looked, but could only contrive three minutes worth. I went to another channel which I think was right behind it and it had another supposedly reality show. Can’t remember what it was called but it was about these women who were supposed to have real attitude problems living together.

In summary, I can tell you this. On one show the women took 4 hours to go up hill two miles and the other defined the ultimate of cackling and whining. However, I did notice a few things in the 6 or 7 minutes I watched both shows. The first is that since it is on television, its acting if it aint a sporting event or cartoon, and c-span. But what stuck out the most was the focus on I, I and my by all of the women participants. Not to single out women, but this is all that were on these shows – with the exception of one white man who ran beauty pageants, which made his gender questionable as well. I mean every one of them, constantly talking about themselves and no one else as if the universe circled around them, like the read Alexander Pope Essay’s. Talking as if they were quitters - complaining about how life is so hard. They were also leaning towards being pathetic and helpless, as if they had no control over themselves or their lives.

I hope this is acting, and not indicative of the people in this age. I hope that it does not mean, as I view it, that folks in generally are mentally and emotionally weak. Feeling as if everything is so unbearable that they cry, whimper and whine. If so, it don’t strike me unusual why a person who thought as such would do something unreasonable and drastic like cap and kill a lot of innocent people. Because in the long run, guns don’t kill people, people do. People who complain about how life is so hard and that I want to die, and that if I can’t have you I will kill you and everybody in my class. Is that what I, I, my leads too?

Both them show’s WAS weak, so I changed the channel again.

12 comments:

CapCity said...

i haven't read this post yet, but i'm posting this comment to ask u a question, Torrance. I generally respect what I've read here on your blog, so I listed u on mine b'cuz I thought u were thoughtful. U've commented on my blog 2ce = once to answer a question I had posted here about your "li'l princess" & this most recent to demean a video choice of mine. My question: Why?
I'm trying not to be offended - but I am; U haven't interacted w/ me enough for me to know your level of sarcasm/wit...

CapCity said...

Thanks for providing clarity on my blog, Torrance. I invite u to critique all of the videos I've selected, now that I understand your M.O. I choose videos based on how the content moves me...

CapCity said...

LOL! Torrence, after taking the time to read your post, i'm feeling like one of those hapless women who whined on the shows u viewed...i appreciate your not pointing that out;-). Generally, i'm not hypersensitive - but it's part of getting to know your style:-).

Regarding your thoughts, i agree that there is little of value on the TELLuVision these dayz so i generally opt for actual life instead of 'reality' tv (including "news"). Hmmmm, i'm feeling the need to post about the power of words & images, now...

Brandon said...

Interesting blog. will read more later.

Girly_Girl said...

T,
television must be excruciating for a mind like yours...

:)

Let's talk soon!

strangefruit said...

I thought only i noticed that we were turning into a nation of whining crybabies. By the way, it's not just the women, did you ever check out an episode of i love NY??? Wanna'-be thug Crybabies.

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