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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

hating on ignorant people

i'm not talking about those who have base judgement on facts (which is, you know, commonplace this era in the united states, hurr).  i'm talking about those people who are so readily take anything they are shown verbatim without any curiosity or skepticism of learning more about what it is they are witnessing. my growing pessimism for the bullshit things like the entertainment industry and consumerism in general is reaching a plane of such cynicism that the thing i hope for most is a massive cosmic storm to hit the earth and disrupt all electronic communications.  yep, that would spell major catastrophe for the economy of the earth, even if a storm that affected a majority of the world for only a few days.  i know that because i heard about such an event being possible and spent a few minutes looking up what it could actually do.  in fact, there's a projected combination storm from space projected sometime in the near future, even though it isn't supposed to cause mass ruin that might make everyone re-evaluate everything necessary to basic human needs.  it would be terrifying, but at the same time enlightening and interesting knowing that the massive gaps in social status would disappear and we would all be on a pretty similar level.  all of that money you have in the bank?  how are you going to access it if every auto-teller machine in the world is on the fritz? best start working out to ensure you can at least trade sexual favors for an increasingly rare box of oatmeal creme pies.

i got a little off topic.  i wanted to write an article spelling out all of the bullshit in the united states (and most likely elsewhere, too) that is apparently going over the heads of the masses.  here are some notes i wrote to write about later (meaning now), which i will write out better complaints later (meaning later).

maxclarity/proactive - really expensive alternatives to other mild to moderate acne medications, but somehow having a system of three or more steps involving putting the same topical cream on your ugly face all three times is more appealing to people because katy perry.

inception - inspired by paprika (2006), but is being received as such an original screenplay/movie.  of course they're different scripts because japan is fucking weird and nobody would watch that shit, but they have very similar plots. it's just showcased a different way.

barrage of unoriginal media, remakes, sequels, ripoffs, question why there are so many -  i was reading entertainment magazine's 2011 preview of movies coming out and at least 80-85% of the 'new' stuff is remakes, sequels/prequels/spinoffs, book2movie (which i find least objectionable), or book2foreign movie2us remake (like, really?). i also found out that breaking dawn is also being split into two movies ala harry potter and the deathly hallows.  is there a legitimate reason for that or is it that since it's the last movie to be made from the series they want twice as much money from it?  greedy greedy greedy.  lack of new and clever storytelling is my main concern for movies coming out in 2011.  who knows?  i might just eat my own text later on.

will finish these ones when it's not 4am:
how television shows are made about anything (do we really need two shows concerning pawn dealings, let alone one show about pawn dealing?)


infomercials getting more ridiculous in order to sell as almost a joke gift: pajamajeans.  stylesnaps. the snuggie/slanket gets a pass as those are actually useful and warm, though could be manufactured better.


laugh tracks, oh how i hate the invention of the laugh track


the soup/tosh.0 - definitely understand the soup more as a commentary on television (often how pitiful it is), but a guy reading youtube comments after showing internet videos?  same deal with laugh tracks, you people think it's more accepting if someone is laughing along with you as you watch a show about things you can watch by yourself.  someone please get me out of here.

other bullshit in general


a final word:  tina fey is coming out with a collection of essays regarding her rise to where she's at now, and i couldn't be more excited to pick up a copy in april

32 comments:

Toto said...

nice work!
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Ellie Great said...

Good job!

MArk said...

Hate the laugh track. I find it insulting that they are telling me when I should be laughing.

Ever watch the movie Idiocracy, I think that is where society's headed.

Lysander said...

The laugh track is kinda irritating, you're right!
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A said...

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jonwinters said...

thanks everyone! i felt like creating an army of followers, hence all of the following on my end.

haha, wait a minute...

Suciô Sanchez said...

I loved the Tina Fey footnote. very drôle.

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

I really enjoy your blog AND I would pay to be "crazy tarded"!!!

Buckaroopopcorn said...

There's lots of BS going on in Canada too bro. I like your take on peoples gullibility. I suppose schools are too afraid to teach critical thinking since we'd be harder to govern that way - let's give a big hurray for government controlled education. I think most people are primarily educated by their TVs.

Horuss said...

good point

SDGUITAR said...

Hitting you back.

Mr. 414 said...

The Tina Fey book sounds great, looking forward to that!
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Ray said...

Talking of crap TV shows, I saw an advert on TV recently for "Young Butcher of the Year". Why the hell would you want to watch that?????????????????

Tsipise said...

If a massive solar flare rips out all electronics, your blog will be among the victims... You won't let that happen will you? Following!

A Beer for the Shower said...

You said it took you over a decade to plan Inception between movie projects. You lied to me, Chris Nolan.

Hans said...

Wow O:
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Arca said...

That makes sense, not that I like the fact it makes sense. But it makes sense nonetheless.


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hwidman said...

pretty much agreed with everything lol

Brightview said...

Laugh track is the worst.

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Last Remaining Light said...

I hear you man-- I run into the problem a lot qith my work in psychology. You wouldn't belive (well, maybe you would) how many articles in psychology are pointless, lack controlled methods or valid statistical tests or have ridiculously generalized conclusions. These studies lead to news articles, to magazines, all the way to every ignorant person who ends up banning their child from videogames (which of course breed serial killers) so they can just watch more Jersey Shore and Dexter and whatever other bullshit in the media.

jonwinters said...

news media is the worst, telling gullible mothers every single thing that is bad based on wishy washy studies or uncommon cases. then they go out and pretend like they know everything! everybody's life is affected by bullshit in some way, everyday. ridic.

it will glorify escapism in the future, mark my words. then everything will be generic shit and i will most likely go insane. least i have a blog to vent...

nbc block is new tonight, so i will be posting notes on all of the shows (maybe not outsourced, blech). i'd say those are at least worthy of criticism, so look out for that. :)

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p said...

Laugh track is so annoying!

BTN Hip Hop said...

inception? OVERRATED

BCI Network said...

why hate on anything?

LA.Diets said...

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The Wyrdrem said...

As for people trusting things others say; the bad thing about that is the fact that we HAVE to be skeptical because others are such bullshitters. It's not sad to be trusting of other people; it's sad when we have to be mistrusting because everyone has their own agenda.

"barrage of unoriginal media, remakes, sequels, ripoffs, question why there are so many"

Yeah I also noticed how everything is a remake of a remake. It's shitty. The original content is often better (ala True Grit).

jonwinters said...

@the wyrdrem
true grit is a remake, yo.

RP said...

so true...paprika looks interesting - will watch that....

ReidTech said...

Regarding your catastrophe scenario

I'm living with someone who is stockpiling supplies such as sault because he believes one day it wont matter how many zeros you have in your bank, but how much you are able to survive on your own for as long as possible given you have supplies rationed.

He believes the world could explode any second lol.

btw following! loved the read.