Quote of the Day

"Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design." ~ Jim Rohn

Make Mine Freedom

Monday, May 24, 2010

Rant: MTV

♩♪♫♩ I want my M - T - V. ♩♪♫♩ - The classic line that introduces Dire Straits' 80's rocker, "Money for Nothing," says it all. Or does it?

MTV Then

Born in the 80s, MTV presented programming that more closely related to its name, Music Television. MTV played nearly non-stop music videos. They played Charlie Daniels along side Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, and Def Leppard. Genres only existed in the form of programming. They had played classic videos from the 70's as well as "headbangers ball," a late night program for metal lovers.

MTV Now

Now, however, MTV seems to have abandoned music in favor of monotonously moronic mischief making. Of course, this is not to say MTV has no music at all but that the majority of the programming is not about music anymore.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Movie Review: Clash of the Titans

The Clash of the Titans starring Sam Worthington was a very well done movie. The length seemed short but that could be a result of nonstop action, a reasonable plot, and decent acting. Let's not forget what seems to be the purpose of such a remake: We can do it better! And, with a nod to the original starring Harry Hamlin, they did.

I heartily recommend it. ★★★★☆

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rant: A&E

My first television station rant is directed at none other than A&E. Why? Because A&E stands for "Arts" and "Entertainment" both of which bring to mind certain characteristics. Arts ☛ "The Arts" conjures up literal images by the masters (Michelangelo, Vermeer, et al.). It also brings to mind Plays and traditional literature (i.e., Shakespeare.) By today's standards, these might be Orchestral concerts as well as movies and select television shows.

The term, "Entertainment," speaks for itself and is highly subjective. I mean, there's a reason why a plethora of categories exists. Think about British Humor. British Humor has a cult-like fan base in the United States because many US citizens don't get the unique humor as it is offered by the Brits.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Rant: TV Station Content and Name Disparity

I may be the only one who has noticed the disparity that seems to be occurring with certain Television station names and their content. I am going to analyze one station every now and then.