Olympic Alternatives II

You thought I was not serious?

I’m dead serious.  The only way to effect change is through sacrifice (changing your habits) and protest (telling people what you think, publicly).

Plenty of other stuff out on the Hypnotoad.  Just look-

The Hypnotoad.

"Television is a vast wasteland"
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Here’s a list of things (not comprehensive) I think more worthy of your eyeballs.

Instead of Women’s Curling on USA

12:00 Spike CSI 6:00
12:00 AMC Fight Club 3:00
12:00 Bravo Tabatha s Salon Takeover 5:00
12:00 ABC Family Full House 1:00
12:00 FX The Missing 2:00
12:00 Lifetime Wife Swap 3:00
12:00 SciFi Haunted 4:00
12:00 TCM The War Against Mrs. Hadley 1:30
12:00 Discovery Overhaulin’ 5:00
12:00 TNT Las Vegas 2:00
12:00 Disney An Extremely Goofy Movie 1:30
12:00 VH-1 Celebrity Rehab w/ Dr. Drew 1:30
12:00 TV Land Gunsmoke 1:00
1:00 Comedy Daily Show, Colbert Report 2:00
1:00 E! Sleepless in Seattle 3:30
1:00 TV Land Bonanza 5:00
1:30 TCM Battleground 3:30
1:30 Disney Phineas & Ferb 4:00
1:30 VH-1 Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp 4:00
2:00 ABC Family Sabrina the Teenage Witch 3:00
2:00 Nick Spongebob Squarepants 3:00
2:00 TNT Cold Case 4:00
2:00 History Jesse James Hidden Treasure 4:00

Instead of Women’s Cross Country on NBC or Men’s Hockey on MSNBC

3:00 AMC Daylight 5:30
3:00 ABC Family Full House 4:00
3:00 Lifetime Desperate Housewives 6:00
3:00 USA NICS 10:00
3:30 E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians 7:00
3:30 TMC They Were Expendable 6:00
4:00 TNT Law & Order 7:00
4:00 FX The Departed 7:00

Instead of Men’s Curling on CNBC or Women’s Hockey on MSNBC (5:30)

5:00 ABC Family Gilmore Girls 6:00
5:00 Nick Spongebob Squarepants 6:00
5:00 SciFi Stargate 7:00
5:00 Bravo Millionaire Matchmaker 9:00
5:30 AMC Enter The Dragon 8:00
6:00 TCM My Favorite Year 7:30
6:00 Lifetime Grey’s Anatomy 9:00
6:30 VH-1 Peak Season 8:00
7:00 Comedy Daily Show, Colbert Report 8:00
7:00 Discovery Man vs. Wild 10:00
7:00 TNT Leverage 11:00
7:00 ESPN Duke @ Miami 9:00

Instead of Men’s Hockey on CNBC or Men’s Speed Skating (1000m), Women’s Downhill, Men’s Halfpipe, and Short Track Speed Skating on NBC

8:00 AMC Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 10:30
8:00 MSNBC Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow 12:00
8:00 A&E Dog The Bounty Hunter 11:00
8:00 TCM Bang The Drum Slowly 10:00
9:00 Toon Star Wars: The Clone Wars 9:30
9:00 Travel Man v. Food 11:00
9:00 Comedy Futurerama 10:00
9:00 ESPN Phoenix @ Dallas 11:30
9:00 Food Throwdown w/ Bobby Flay 11:00
9:00 VH-1 Coyote Ugly 11:30
9:00 MTV Real World 1:00

Instead of Women’s Hockey on CNBC

10:00 Bravo Shear Genius 1:00
10:00 TCM Moonstruck 12:00
10:00 Toon King of the Hill 11:00
10:00 TV Land High Scool Reunion 12:00
10:30 AMC Terminator 2 1:00
11:00 Comedy Daily Show, Colbert Report 12:00
11:00 Toon Family Guy 12:00
11:00 Food Good Eats 11:30
11:00 Discovery Man vs. Wild 1:00
11:00 TNT CSI 1:00

Instead of Men’s Short Track (1000m), Doubles Luge, and Women’s Short Track on NBC; or Men’s Hockey on CNBC (12:30)

12:00 Food Throwdown w/Bobby Flay 2:00
12:00 TCM Saturday Night Fever 2:30
12:00 TV Land Roseanne 2:00
12:30 Lifetime Medium 2:30
1:00 MSNBC Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow 3:00
1:00 Toon Moral Orel, Oblongs 2:00
1:00 Travel Man v. Food 3:00
1:30 AMC Mystery Men 4:00
1:30 Comedy Futurama, Daily Show, Colbert Report 2:30

Instead of Women’s Curling and Ice Highlights on CNBC, or Women’s Curling on MSNBC (3:00)

2:00 Food Good Eats 2:30
2:00 TV Land Cosby Show, Three’s Company 5:00
2:00 USA The Ladykillers 4:00
2:00 MTV Celebrity Rehab w/ Dr. Drew 3:00
2:30 TCM Kramer vs. Kramer 4:30
3:00 SciFi Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis 5:00
3:00 TBS The Last Mimzy 5:00
3:00 MTV Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp 4:00

All of them far more worth your eyeballs than NBC and it’s horrible coverage.

This isn’t even political, except for the lesson in activism.

Am I serious?

Dead serious.

Email- nbcolympicsfeedback@nbcuni.com

Oh Rose, have something to eat.

Two hundred thousand years in the future he’s dying, and there’s nothing I can do.

Well, like you said, two hundred thousand years, it’s way off!

But it’s not!  It’s now.  That fight is happening right now!  And he’s fighting for us, for the whole planet, and I’m just sitting here eating chips!

Listen to me!  God knows I have hated that man, but right now I love him, and do you know why?  Cause he did the right thing, he sent you back to me!

But what do I do every day, Mum?  What do I do?  Get up, catch the bus, go to work, come back home, eat chips and go to bed, is that it?!

It’s what the rest of us do.

But I can’t!

Why, cause you’re better than us??

NO, I didn’t mean that!  I just…  But it was.  It was a better life!

And I don’t mean all the travelling, and seeing aliens and spaceships and things, that don’t matter.

The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life.  You know, he showed you too!

That you don’t just give up!  You don’t just let things happen!

You make a stand, you say no, you have the guts to do what’s right when everyone else just runs away.

I want to make it very clear that you can use this thread to talk about the Olympics all you like.

I will be watching something else.

And you’re perfectly free to post your own essay, I might even promote it.

But to those who say that it doesn’t matter, that now that NBC has its advertisers ratings mean nothing, you couldn’t be more wrong.  They have guaranteed those advertisers a certain number of eyeballs and if NBC doesn’t make their numbers they have to give their sponsors free advertising until they do.

You have power.  You just have to have the willpower to use it.

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  1. Don’t hate me because I have principles.

    Hate me because I’m beautiful.

    • TMC on February 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    So beat me, I watched the replay of the Men’s Short program. It was certainly more energetic than the Pairs competition which I found uninspiring and dull but, jeez guys, with all the black ans sparkles?

    I wasn’t the only one with that reaction

    Men figure skaters bedazzle the world!

    Yup, Men in black sparkling tights with bad hair and tassels looking intimidating on and off the ice. LMAO

  2. succumbing to the Men’s Shorts and Weir, I’m watching Rachael, and KO followed by my latest guilty pleasure on HBO, Big Love. I find it scarier then True Blood as hard core polygamist Mormon fundies are really creepy. Harry Dean Stanton as a vicious ‘profit’ is way more frightening then  handsome vampires. The hairdos of the compound women are better then fake incisors. I know I should be PC and hate on Weir but I somehow like him, the bad boy and flamboyant sissy, combo get me every time. His moves are so stylin yet his skating is graceful and classical.        

  3. That the US Men’s Curling Team  is 0 – 3.

    • TMC on February 18, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Live. Special. No live coverage of the women’s downhill

  4. Freedom Day!

    Freedom, Freedom, Freedom, OY!

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