News from the gym

I don't watch the news and to be honest I don't understand why anyone with half a brain would. That is, I don't watch except when they put a screen in my face with the captions on like it's the case at the gym. I didn't think I would ever regret being able to read. A TV screen is a terrible thing: it's very hard not to look at it. And I had forgotten the Zune.
So I watched the news.
Here's what I learned...

  1. Some random woman got condemned for murder. Not sure how this is newsworthy but that's all they talked about on CNN while I was there.
  2. Some famous golf player did something apparently not very nice. Not sure who or what, I think I my brain might have gone to sleep at that point.
  3. We might have to reconsider all the scientific results for the last five centuries, because apparently a bunch of scientists are vicious assholes.
  4. There is a segment on Fox News called "the dumbest thing of the week" that surprisingly isn't a best of what they said during the week. That's when I noticed the blood coming out of my eyes.
  5. Surprisingly, the dumbest thing I heard this week wasn't on Fox, it was on NPR in the car on my way back home. They were interviewing a guy who had raped 11 of the children that he was coaching, and he was saying that it was all right now because God had forgiven him. So apparently what's important is not that the people you hurt forgive you, what's important is that some hypothetical deity does.

Must think of taking the Zune next time...

Archived comments

  • Fabien Royer said on Saturday, December 5, 2009

    I need to lend you my TV-B-Gone :)
  • Ludovic Chabant said on Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    You really need to take a portable video player with a few good HBO shows with you.
  • Bertrand Le Roy said on Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    Yes, that's what I do now, but these bastards have subtitles.
  • Benoit Menez said on Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    At my company they remodeled the entrance recently and built in a couple of TVs. This being Indiana the employees always tuned them to Faux News. So I played with the cable box and locked out all Fox channels...
  • Bertrand Le Roy said on Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    @Benoit: nicely done.