November 29, 2009

Wee Hours TV — WTF?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 2:02 pm

A couple weeks ago, when I was experiencing some serious post-surgical “ouchies,” I found myself captive to television in the wee hours of the morning. Although I spent most of the time drifting in and out, I remember a few things that left me scratching my head.

Storm Chasers
Who are those peeps? They ride in tanky-looking things that appear to have been fabricated by the Little Rascals. What’s the idea here? Pictures? They seem to break their asses finding a storm, and when they find one they chase it, then when they’ve caught it, they shit their pants and run like hell away from it, the last part seeming like a smart move.

Late Night Infomercials
Who knew I can actually buy a steam-making thing that looks like an upright vacuum cleaner that I can use to clean the top of the stove?

Who knew that I can use a choppy-grindy thing to make delicious meals in seconds, provided that one makes delicious meals a half-cup at a time.

I’ve begun to kick myself in the ass for having spent so much time in school and actually going to work when I could have made multiple gazillion dollars in real estate by working about ten minutes per week.

Hmmmmm, maybe I really could use a couple Japanese Samurai Swords or some decoratively painted state quarters.


  1. Late night television can be a wasteland, I usually stick to the History Channel, A & E, or the Discovery Channel.

    Comment by Kevin — November 29, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

  2. The only infomercial gadget I have is The Tool Band-it, which I received as a gift from one of my daughters. It’s a damned life saver when working on remodeling projects and such. It also came with an LED headband light, which I use all the time, I don’t know how I managed without one.
    Late night TV is as bad as daytime TV. On the few occasions I’ve been sick enough to take a day or two off, I’ve flipped through all the channels, looking for something to pass the time, but there is nothing on but junk. Usually just settle on the same channels as Kevin, or one of the local PBS stations, if they’re showing something interesting. The rest if pure, mindless pablum.

    Comment by gregor — November 30, 2009 @ 8:25 am

  3. I watched a Stormchasers marathon today, on and off. Sadly, I can relate to them. I’d love to see a Big Event like a tornado… long as I had a tank and a clear getaway path.
    Now, Dirty Jobs…. I can plant myself on the couch and watch allllll those episodes clear through, having an unhealthy fetish for Mike Rowe.

    Comment by LeeAnn — November 30, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

  4. I like Sean but hate that dickhead Reed. He’s little more than a frat boy with a big budget. God, he’s annoying.

    Dirty Jobs, Mythbusters, and then over on TLC – Little People, Big World and Cake Boss…those are my shows.

    And I don’t either channel anymore.

    Comment by Da Goddess — December 1, 2009 @ 3:16 am

  5. I saw the commercials for Stormchasers and couldn’t figure out why anyone would waste time actually watching it…

    I’m with LeeAnn when it comes to Dirty Jobs and Mike Rowe. I also love watching Holmes on Homes – we had a contractor just like Holmes work on one of our houses. It’s great to find someone who is such a perfectionist.

    And even though it’s about the crappiest directed show ever, I keep tuning in to House Hunters because I love looking at houses. That’s house looking without all the walking. (if I was a sales person, I’d be a realtor just so I could walk through the houses and see all of them… heh)

    I can’t bring myself to watch infomercials. So I have not idea if they are good or bad. I keep thinking they’re all bad and so I ignore them.

    Comment by Teresa — December 1, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

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