Archive for August, 2009

No more big bore!

Yes! I just heard the awesome news that Big Bore (Brother) is being axed.   About damn time! Every time it came around to a new series it was hyped up with twists added to try and make it interesting.   What’s interesting about watching people in a house with not a lot to do?

Let’s not forget the ‘celebrities’ that it helped create.  Actually no, let’s forget them.   Useless bunch that did nothing for anyone but themselves.  Does that sound wrong?  I don’t mind people doing things for themselves but to become rich for repeatedly making an ass of yourself on TV and then in the papers is sickening.

I never liked the show from the very first series onwards, never appealed to me in the slightest but then none of the myriad of reality TV shows have ever appealed to me.  I don’t want to watch that crap or anything similar.  Are ideas really for TV shows really that thin on the ground that all we can have now are the same tired reality-type or rehashes of past shows?

Some rehashes work, specifically thinking of Battlestar Galactica when saying this, but in general it’s lazy, uncreative and really disappointing if you were fond of the original.  The worst part is when a really promising show gets cancelled for one of these ratings magnets.  At least now there’s one less and maybe the rest will follow suit to make way for new, quality shows.  Maybe that’ll happen, and maybe I’ll become rich over night with my bank magically bulging with millions of pounds…

When you were young

I was thinking the other day about things you believe when you’re too young to know better and what those things were.  For me the funniest (now at least) was thinking that before colour TV everyone and everything in the world was black and white too.  I was very young.. shush!

Not quite the same but something I couldn’t understand was how sale prices worked.  I can vaguely remember how I wondered what saving had to do with whatever it was on sale.  To explain why I couldn’t understand it you have to realise that the only meaning of “saving” I knew at the time was saving up for something.  When I saw a sale sign that might have read, “Save £40!” I took it as the sign saying save that much money up and not related to the item.

It would probably be good if I didn’t understand so much now, being young and confused by such things means you can go and have fun without daily worries about the future playing on your mind.

Items under a price

Will there ever be a time when places stop doing the old and really pointless sales technique of “under £100″ then slapping a price on it of £99.99 it’s so stupid. Yeah it’s technically true but what’s the point? Anyone that didn’t want to spend £100 isn’t suddenly going to go “wow that’s fantastic! It’s under £100 now, I’ll buy it now.”

Just list it as £99.99 and forget the “under” part of the adverts. I’d be saddened to meet anyone that really pays attention to things like that.

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