Wednesday, 3 September 2008
But the new CBC management, like the old, refuses to listen to its listeners. And why should it? CBC Radio 2 is publically funded. Our tax dollars pay for the stations. So whether anyone listens or not, money still comes in and the management still gets paid. Too bad it wasn't a public station like in the States, where the listeners donate and foot the bill. Then we would have some power in getting CBC to revert Radio 2 back to what it should be. Some people who have posted comments on the Radio 2 site have, half jokingly, suggested that we should all get together and launch a class-action lawsuit against CBC. I like that idea. But whether the outcome would be a win or a loss, the CBC would simply tell us listners to bend over further and take it deeper. There is an old adage that goes, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it." CBC Radio 2 was as far from broken as you can get. It is quite unfortunate that the damn thing is in a shambles now.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
Did he offend us? Yes, of course. A couple of routines were personally offensive, and he cracked two jokes that would be highly inappropriate even in the most hardened prison in the world. But you have to give the man credit. His routine, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television", was daring and as anti-establishment as it could be. But one of those words, piss, is now uttered on TV in various forms, a testament to the fact that someone, somewhere, wanted to prove him wrong.
In one interview I saw, Carlin stated that he wanted to watch the end of the world happen while snacking on chips and see it on CNN. That that would be the way to go out. Unfortnately, or fortunately, the man never got his wish. However, whether Carlin is with God, a dog, or just giving a performance in Stand-up Heaven, he will always be remembered for the laughter and good feelings he gave us all. Mr. Carlin, I hope that you have found the answers to all your questions, questions to the answers you thought you knew, and the venue to continue to observe and comment on the universe's vast stupidness that you so fondly embraced while alive. Take care, George. We will always love you.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Scientists Know Shit
“Hey scientists! We caught this real weird looking fish the other day.”
“Weird looking, huh? Well here, do you see it in any of these pictures of trout, sharks, whales, dolphins, or every other fish on the planet?”
“No scientists, we don’t. But it looks like this drawing in this book on dinosaurs.”
“My fisherman friend. My poor, demented, mentally unstable fisherman friend. That fish has been extinct from this planet for over 65 million years! Silly fisherman. Get the fuck out of here.”
“But we have it in our truck. It’s big and weird!”
“Fine. Let us see it. Oh yes. It’s some kind of deformed wafflelikkee fish. Eat the thing and go away.”
“Go away. We are scientists. We told you what the fish was and what it wasn’t. We are scientists. We know.”
No they don’t. Ever hear of the coelacanth? Yep that fish that supposedly HAS BEEN EXTINCT FOR OVER 65 MILLION YEARS is alive and well and doing fine living and reproducing happily in the earth’s oceans, thank you very much.
“That is totally and absolutely impossible, Phil. None of that is true. This is fact. We are scientists. We know.”
No. You scientists know nothing. You know shit.