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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Death by daytime TV

As enjoyable as it is to be off work, even if I do feel like complete crap, it is spoiled by one thing...Daytime TV.

Quite frankly daytime TV sucks, it has been designed by sadist TV executives to rot the brains of the masses and keep the servile and suggestible to the inane adverts that fill the gaps between the dross. Even having Satelite TV doesnt help much, the non-terrestrial channel just play repeats constantly, the kids TV is all japanese hyper-violence teletubbies or scooby-doo.

Thank god for my DVD player, think I'm gonna go for Cyrano de Bergerac next with Gerard Depardieu.

and of course I get to surf the blogosphere all day, something I cannot do at work, as much as I'd like too. :oD

Agi's Pre-Yule Piccie December 15th

10 sleeps til Santa

It wouldn't be complete without Slade :o) Merry Xmas Everybody is 32 years old this year. This million-selling stomper could be the all-time festive favourite, but Slade paid the price with their career. Noddy and the boys had scored number ones with five of their previous seven singles, but December 1973’s Merry Christmas Everybody was the last time they topped the charts. From being everybody’s favourite glam yobs, they were suddenly seen as a band you only got out with the mince pies. A floundering career was briefly resuscitated by Christmas hits My Oh My (1982) and All Join Hands (1984). However, revellers usually preferred to snap up Merry Xmas Everybody, which recharted every Christmas between 1981 and 1986 and in 1998. Meanwhile, Noddy has been doomed to a lifetime of having bystanders shout “It’s Chrriiiiisss-masss!” at him, in July.

For those of you who have never heard of it click here for a snippet (needs Realplayer)
Slade Circa 1975

8 Comments:

Blogger emaleejayne said...

Day time TV stinks here too, but its one of the things I enjoyed the most (next to the food, of course) while I was in the states.

Get well soon!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 12:40:00 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Wasn't the drummer deaf as I recall. Dave Hill went to my school I seem also to remember!

Get well soon.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:40:00 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

The yoof of today probably think that Noddy Holder is something you keep your electric toothbrush in.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 2:15:00 pm  
Blogger The Lazy Iguana said...

Japanese TV is great. I wish I got the "crazy Japanese game show" channel. Who cares if I could not understand what the people were saying, Japanese game shows are not simple boring quiz shows!

But daytime TV does suck. It is horrible. Except for right now - Spike TV is showing The Three Stooges. Of course, this is a cable TV channel.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 2:44:00 pm  
Blogger Mike said...

Slade. One of the totems of my youth. Day time telly. Crap. Crap, punctuated with a million debt consolidation commercials

Thursday, December 15, 2005 6:55:00 pm  
Blogger Spinsterella said...

Turning the TV on before the Channel 4 7 o'clock news is WRONG

Thursday, December 15, 2005 6:59:00 pm  
Blogger Carmi said...

The only thing worse than daytime television is late-night television when infomercials and ads for dating services take over the airwaves. It's enough to make me want to give up the tube altogether.

I hope you're feeling better soon. 'Tis not the season to be ill.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 8:20:00 pm  
Blogger Dak-Ind said...

greetings! since i wasnt able to get to michele's all day long... i just now heard thru the old lady of the hills, that you were michele's site of the day! congrats! honestly, i hope you get to be a repeater because so many of us couldnt visit you!

Friday, December 16, 2005 8:18:00 am  

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