Olympic Alternatives

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"

Here’s a list of things (not comprehensive) I think more worthy of your eyeballs.

Instead of Men’s Curling-

12:00 AMC Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 1:30
12:00 History How the Earth was Made 2:00
12:00 Oxygen Bad Girl’s Club 9:00
12:00 SciFi Joan of Arcadia 4:00
12:00 Spike CSI 7:00
12:00 ABC Family Full House 1:00
12:00 FX Spin City 2:00
12:00 MTV True Life 2:00
12:00 TCM Camille 2:00
12:00 Discovery Overhaulin 5:00
12:00 TNT Las Vegas 2:00
12:00 TV Land Hogan’s Heros 1:00
12:00 Lifetime Wife Swap 2:00
12:30 VH-1 Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp 1:30
1:00 TV Guide 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Seinfeld 2:00
1:00 Comedy Daily Show, Colbert Report 2:00
2:00 History USS Constitution: Battle for Freedom (Slave Interdiction) 4:00
2:00 Nick Spongebob Squarepants 3:00
2:00 TCM Grand Hotel 4:00
2:00 TV Land Bonanza 5:00

Instead of Men’s Hockey, Biathalon, and Women’s Hockey-

3:00 ABC Family Full House 4:00
3:00 Lifetime Desperate Housewives 6:00
3:30 AMC Dave 6:00
4:00 TNT Law & Order 7:00
4:00 VH-1 80 Greatest Reality Show Moments 6:00
4:00 Disney Phineas & Ferb 6:30

Instead of Men’s Hockey, Women’s Hockey, and Women’s Curling-

5:00 ABC Family Gilmore Girls 6:00
5:00 Comedy Married with Children 6:00
5:00 SciFi Stargate 7:00
5:00 Discovery Cash Cab 7:00
5:00 TV Land Beverly Hillbillies 6:00
5:30 FX The Day After Tomorrow 7:30
6:00 AMC Blazing Saddles 8:00
6:00 Bravo Millionaire Matchmaker 9:00
6:00 Comedy John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show 7:00
6:00 ABC Family 8 Simple Rules 7:00
6:00 History How the Earth was Made 9:00
6:00 Lifetime Grey’s Anatomy 9:00
7:00 Comedy Daily Show, Colbert Report 8:00
7:00 ESPN Michigan State at Indiana 9:00
7:00 ABC Family America’s Funniest Home Videos 10:00
7:00 MTV 16 and Pregnant 9:00
7:00 Discovery Dirty Jobs 10:00
7:00 TNT Bones 10:00
7:00 Toon Johnny Test 8:00

Instead of Figure Skating, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Men’s Hockey, and Women’s Hockey-

8:00 USA Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 10:00

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.

I’ll not go further out of consideration for Caribou Barbie, but rest assured I’m prepared to do this all day, every day, for the rest of the Olympics.

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.


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  1. I had a really nice intro for Caribou Barbie that I’ll not use now.

    And I could line this up better but I think it makes my point

  2. Im totally hooked on CSI.

    DH watched marathon V yesterday on SCiFi.

    I got happily hooked in to Animal Planet Saturday night watching Ocean stuff, narrated by Sig. Weaver.

    I havent watched even 2 minutes of Olympics.

  3. … and did not watch any of it because of the human rights problems within the host country. And that Bush was there.

    They don’t give a flying **** if anyone actually watches it, it’s all about the Advertisers –  get enough of them and the TV viewers are an afterthought.

    I will still be watching parts of this, probably with the mute on (very peaceful that way, as I can multitask) or with a bit of a delay so the fluff and puff can be excised with the fast forward button.

    Can’t think of a much better way to illustrate to the masses that it’s getting Too Warm To Hold Winter Olympics In Freakin’ Canada than to have the outdoor events getting rained on every day.

    • Robyn on February 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm
  4. This June will be the start of The World Cup in South Africa.  Self: try to be out of the US for those 2 weeks OR get direcTV subscription to “foreign language” channels that carry it OR get somebody to lend you a couch in SA so you can go to the games and blog about it.

  5. …  only  Geebus on a Cracker knows when the hell it will actually show up on my television screen because I’m in the same time zone as those pesky socialist Canucks.

    Can’t you just post an occasional open thread for Olympics and just ignore it ?

    We The Captive Audience of America,  could add comments about very small, skinny humans in tights getting thrown around and landing on their tushies on the ice and do alternative scoring while waiting for the real sports.

    And Merideth Vierra, OMG, honey, look, when you’re the oldest women out there-   don’t flirt with the skating athletes half your age,  it makes you look pathetic even if you are better preserved than the rest of us.

  6. today is Ice hockey mens’s preliminary

    Ladies snowboard cross qualifications

    Women’s luge singles run 3

    Ladies speed skating 500 meters race  1 of 2


  7. USA lost to Germany        5 to 7

    Swiss won over Denmark  6 to 5

    Canada won over Norway  7 to 6

    Sweden won over Gr Britain 6 to 4

  8. this website is nice other than it assumes we’re all flag color proficient

    It will be

    USA vs Japan  (the Japanese curl ? )

    red flag vs blue flag, aka  Denmark vs Sweden

    Germany vs Russians white blue red stripe flag

    Canada vs Swiss



    American team,  seasoned

    Debbie McCormick  age 36

    Allison Pottinger  age 36

    Nicole Joraanstad    age 29

    Natalie Nicholson    age 33

    Tracy Sachtjen    age 40

    coached by Roger Schmidt

    Japanese Team is much younger

    Moe Meguro  age 25

    Anna Ohmiya   age 20

    Mari Motohashi   age 23

    Kotomi Ishizaki age 31

    Mayo  Yamaura   age 25

    coached by  Shinya Abe  

  9. 6:39  in 3rd period

  10. …  instead of curling or hockey.  I already saw this crap.

  11. …. you really must turn this on, these are normal looking American women not ones starved down and getting thrown around  by gymnasts, and they’re throwing rocks

  12. I’ve listened to three talking books instead.  

  13. My two cousins who live in Vancouver are having a great time.  Not to dis the seriousness of the plight of the poor in the area noted by Edger last Friday  https://www.docudharma.com/show… or my uncles allegation that the local populace dumps its black water into the sea without treatment NOTE I’ve no proof of that allegation so it’s just rumor.

    Back on point, I love the idea of the Olympics, sport for sports sake, the execution LOL NBC, ABC, CBS, UAE,USA, PRC. OMFG.  its a joke. NBA, NHL, Soccer, Sailing wheres the ‘amateur’ in it  It’s Coke and Visa, status quot world bank, rich over poor, haves over have not-s, realists vs, idealists Ah you guys know the rant.  

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