News for the ‘tv’ Category

WhatsApp WTF

Seems like just another bitching here … but allow me to critique an annoying add I’m seeing while watching the NBA Playoffs …

The WhatsApp Pigeon Ad.

  • Who goes to a ship-center anymore to send a letter?
  • Why lines? Even if you are doing this, there’s no line. I kind of speak from experience on this one –
    • Worked for FedEx Office (formerly known as Kinko’s) and dealt w/decreasing shipping 15+ years ago.
    • I drop in to my local UPS store every few weeks to return Amazon packages … no lines.
  • Music? See above.
  • Do these seem like users that care if their ‘SMSs’ or text messages are private or not? Do YOU care? And if you DO care – what the hell kind of messages are you sending?

I don’t know. Maybe I’m missing something here. This commercial is just really really … irritating. Seems like a waste for ‘Meta’ (ugh).

Posted: May 23rd, 2023
Categories: social media, stupid, tv
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Traveling this week, was bored, tuned in to the CNN/Trump ‘Town Hall’.

What. A. Freakin’. Train. Wreck. I turned it off after about 10 minutes of hearing him spew his same old lies about ‘stolen election’ and his just overall bullshit – including his degradation of women and pitch on January 6 being a ‘beautiful day’.

Are you kidding me?

Granted, the interviewer wasn’t any less-partisan or professional.

I just can’t believe we STILL have to give air-time to this Bozo. Not about policies to me with him – he’s just a terrible person. I don’t care what party or ideology you follow – this guy is just a Vile Human.

Great Leaders are not Vile Humans.

Posted: May 11th, 2023
Categories: politics, tv
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I’m Dreading The Day …

It’s coming … that ad.

I actually am getting nervous. Anxious. I’m dreading it. It’s coming. Any day now. And then … it won’t stop.


Posted: November 4th, 2022
Categories: advertising, consumerism, holidays, stupid, tv
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October – Greatest Month of the 12

It’s over in a few hours … but, MAN! I love October! NFL, College Football, NBA, MLB Baseball – even Hockey … All On. It’s incredible!

I am in my office and have 3 games on at once … Loving It.

Just had to say it …

Posted: October 31st, 2021
Categories: sports, tv
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Dubious at Best

We continously hear from politicians and the religious right (every time there is a school shooting, the topic surfaces) of the dangers of video games on children/youth. With 2020’s news cycle, the topic has obviously been pushed out of primetime for larger, more important issues.

Of note, while there certainly is a link between tv violence and youth impact, other forms of entertainment throughout history consistently fail to prove a strong correlation to youth behavior/psychology.

Video Games look more and more to be joining the realm of Music and Books as a force which fails to show correlation to aggression.

Yet another study from Stetson University (as a follow-up from another 2015 study from the American Psychological Association) shows again – no substantative link. “Dubious at Best”.

Consider this quip at the end:

“Games are now more important than ever for socialization, feeling autonomy and control during an uncertain time, and just de-stressing”

Game On.

Posted: December 31st, 2020
Categories: entertainment, kids, tech, tv
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2 Traveling Pro Tips

So – I travel a lot. Like 2-3 nights a week are in a hotel. Fortunately, my company is pretty good about taking care of me with this – I can stay in some nice hotels and have a per diem that is solid. We work hard, should be taken care of.

But 2 things that have been to mind recently that have made a difference considerably when traveling …

1 – Remember (and use) this IP address: If you are using different hotels (sometimes under the same banner, ie Hilton), this address will reset any cookies that you had in your system and send you to the sign-in page if you are using the hotel’s wifi. Through the years, I have gotten hung-up consistently because the sign-in page I am trying to contact to sign in that night is still hung up on the prior night’s/visit’s stay in another city. Try – it works well.

2 – Really only applies if you are a cord-cutter (we recently ended our 20 year contract with DirecTV and use the Firestick for HULU, Netflix, etc (it’s amazing … did my due diligence on this vs Roku, etc). Carry an extra streaming device in your bag! It’s like bringing your TV with you. You see, when I’m in a non-home city or from hotel to hotel – every market and TV and remote is different. Sometimes it is so fustrating to fumble around to find the ‘guide’ or channel you want … this is just plainly awesome. Plug it in, connect, BOOM! Your channels are right there and you have your handy voice-activated remote. Can’t say just how awesome this has been for me …

That’s all for today …

back to email.

Posted: May 21st, 2019
Categories: tech, travel, tv
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T Minus 2 months to Cut the Cord

… And this is why we are just about to complete the Cord-Cutting process.

We got 1 Gig speeds a few months back, an Eero mesh system about a month back, I rewired a few outlets around the house to prepare for Rokus, Ethernet, etc. Only step left is our media server setup, a receiver to purchase, some speakers for ceiling surround and patios. Then, just software packages – which I’ve already filtered.

Cutting the Cord gets less expensive/more competitive monthly. My satellite goes the other way.

Received this email this week:

Posted: December 15th, 2018
Categories: entertainment, tech, tv
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In case you’re in Hollywood …

… and you get the urge to attend a taping of the Price Is Right, please refer to this study. You can thank me later (in the form of cash, if you wouldn’t mind).

Posted: May 25th, 2015
Categories: tv
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Further Monster Maladies

If you are a regular here, you’ve already read me moan about Monster cables and HDMI. This video further reinforces the scam that Monster cables are. Definitely provides some hands-on evidence.

Posted: September 16th, 2014
Categories: tech, tv, video
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Deadliest Catch: Family Portrait Edition

Posted: September 21st, 2013
Categories: humor, tv
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Asiana Pilot Names Revealed …

So … the plane accident in San Francisco on Monday was followed by the following report of names by the NTSB, according to KTVU in CA:

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And then, to further complicate the spoof, a newscaster tried to read them off to viewers:


Only to have to apologize later:

Posted: July 12th, 2013
Categories: news, tv
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What is Internet?

Posted: January 29th, 2011
Categories: tech, tv, www
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Another milestone passes quietly in the night …

It’s official: The internet is now as popular as TV in the US.

Posted: December 13th, 2010
Categories: tv, www
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John Munson … What a Dick!

And here is his appearance on the show …

Posted: November 28th, 2010
Categories: pranks, tv
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Dad’s Run on the Wheel.

So this posting on Reddit appeared today, and within four hours, lo and behold, this was found by a reader …

The internet (and reddit) are amazing things …

Posted: November 10th, 2010
Categories: tech, tv, www
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