Posts Tagged ‘television’

Smetchland Reviews: Lost

March 21, 2010

Let’s be honest, tv dramas are stupid, I mean what is the point really? In my entire life, there have been only 2 i bothered to watch: Lost and Battlestar Galactica. Go figure, they had to be sci-fi. To be fair, i suppose i also watched Quantum Leap, but no one actually believed that Bakula was going to escape (more…)

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Fixing Prices and Everything Else

February 11, 2010

Planned obsolescence as an industry standard is price fixing. Its the legal, hidden equivalent to retailers jacking their prices in unison. Purchases: remember its not just the price, but how much you’re getting. Take something like dish soap. The water and container aren’t of any use to you, so lets assume when you buy a container of dish soap you are really just after a quantity of soap ingredients. (more…)

Filthy Kitchen Update: Universal Remote

December 1, 2009

In a world with more remote controlled products than minutes in the day, Remi Stevens’ reveals a quick, affordable tip to consolidate your remote controls. Following this simple advice enables you to live longer without leaving your couch. (more…)

How to win at Globalization

May 25, 2009


The old conservative principle was to help business to better the national economy. Sure they’re a dirty oil company, but their OUR dirty oil company. Cut corporate taxes to support them, subsidies to encourage growth, ease regulations, which in turn benefits us all- like giving the ball to your fastest player. (more…)

Movie Ratings Insufficient

January 9, 2009

Movies rating systems don’t go far enough. “R” could mean just about anything imaginable might happen in the movie. Sure, you may get a somewhat obscured view of genitalia or the acting is unrealistic, or the injuries and violence seem fake, but narratively, the shocking event has occurred. You may not have seen it happen in real life, but it has been represented in your head. I look at a painting of my dentist, im gonna picture the real dude. I see a movie decapitation, i internalize a (more…)

Making Planned Obsolescence Illegal

December 26, 2008


Ever wonder how the package knows exactly when your light bulb will burn out? Annoyed that yet another cellphone battery has gone dead and replacements are not available? Amazed at the precision with which manufacturers are able to make products that last exactly 2 weeks longer than their warranties? (more…)

Throw out perfectly good goods

December 8, 2008


“Change your TV, change your life”- an actual slogan. I heard it last night. I’d also like to note, before i continue, the commercials where a woman throws her perfectly good washing machine into a pool so she will need to buy a new “red” one- to enrich her life. Also the commercial where the couple throws their phones into a lake (more…)

TV

November 5, 2008


I don’t watch it much, actively, but its often on in the background while im computerizing- which is frequently. The one format i will sit and actually watch is the prime time animated show. i can’t help it; Simpsons got me addicted when i was still young and impressionable. So here it is, absolutely defined, unchallengeable: a listing of the big animated shows from best to worst. (more…)

Harper

September 22, 2008

Seen the ads where Harper goes on about playing cards with his kids and such? Motto- “Family is everything”. I guess (more…)

Election details here

September 19, 2008

The conservatives left me a flyer today, ive got to clean off the “no conservative flyers” sign. . . ..They’ve put 6 bullet points on the paper. first 2: ‘Fair tax’ and ‘Safe streets’. Vague, but positive points i guess. 3) ‘Respect for troops’- who the (more…)