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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, January 10, 2019

ABC-TV: Stuck in the '90s.

So far, ABC has "news specials" on the Bobbits (happened in 1993), the death of JFK, Jr. (1999) and Linda Tripp's betrayal of Monica Lewinsky (1996).

What the fuck, ABC? Why are you guys poaching on the History Channel's turf? What's next: Two hours on the last days of Judge Crater?


Harry Hamid said...

It does tell you the age of their intended audience.

I'm not young, but I can't remember the last time I watched much network television.

Of course, if I cancel cable this year like I intend to, I might end up having to watch news specials on the Bobbits.

Paul said...

Judge Crater is TOO OLD a demographic topic. I think ABC will cover "Whatever Happened to Emilio Estevez's directorial career" next.

Comrade Misfit said...

Or Louis Diamond Phillips’s acting career?

RJ the paragon said...

Seeing how the History Channel has completely abdicated on the teaching of history, in favor of Ancient Aliens BS, it would be nice if someone starting doing history again. I miss Victory at Sea.

BadTux said...

Next up: A Nirvana retrospective.

An entire generation has reached drinking age since the death of Kurt Cobain, but a certain demographic still obsesses over his dead body.


CenterPuke88 said...

RJ, there’s a solid Victory at Sea box set out there...well worth it.

RJ the paragon said...


Thanks. I already have it it in VHS. Unfortunately, I no longer have a VHS player. I guess it is time to upgrade. Sigh.

Deadstick said...

Came to point out the History Channel's turf was vacant, but I see RJ covered it. Neal McDonough from Band of Brothers must have fallen on hard times, because they have him hunting UFO's now.

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