Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Mute and Fast-Forward

I sat through a three-minute report from German state-run/public-TV news last night....the lead-in big story....which was....Golden Globe bash by Meryl Streep on Trump. Yes, from the fifty-odd big stories of the day....that was news number one for the German public at 9:45PM.

I sat and pandered upon what lecture or advice I generally take or don't take from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take sports-betting advice from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take car recommendations from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take vacation advice from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take moral recommendations from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take airline advice from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take vacation suggestions from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take health advice from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take Doctor-Phil suggestions or mental health advice from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take soda, wine, coffee, beer, or whiskey recommendations from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take camping, surfing, or poker advice from Hollywood-types.

I generally don't take advice on septic tanks, darts, chainsaws, clogged arteries, Microsoft, new cars, used cars, Hitler-movies, dog food, facial cream, warts, hockey, dandruff, rashes, bingo, kiwi-fruit, pickles, monster movies, Vegas hotels, folk songs, breakfast menu options, NCAA bowl games, or witchcraft.....from Hollywood-types.

If some Hollywood-type wins some award and wants to make some short "I'm grateful" speech....then fine or splendid.  But if this "I'm grateful" speech turns into something less than cute, well....there's that mute-button and you just apply it.  After you've done that a while for one person....you get used to it, and you hit the mute-button everytime you see them on the air.  With the fast-forward button, you can shift through a 90-minute movie with some mute-candidate and wrap up that movie in 30-odd minutes.

Maybe that's the only way to make sense out of this crazy world.....mute and fast-forward, and just pretend they aren't there.