Sunday, March 25, 2018
How to waste your life properly, the Verizon Fios way!
We start with this woman celebrating the fact that she's got this awesome entertainment system which makes her house the absolute must-place-to-be for "binge watching." We'll get back to that disgusting concept in a minute.
Some sort-of-humanoid creature who happened to be inhabiting her kitchen suddenly launches into a critique of her cable setup. I think that this bizarre, misshapen, ugly thing- which may be a rat, or a ferret, or even a homo sapiens if he was born near a toxic waste dump- has decided that its goal in life is to set the middle-aged woman he's encountering straight on what makes a good electronic cocoon /zombie containment system. My only response to this thing would be to squish it with a shoe or at least open the screen door and chase it outside.*
Ok, back to the whole "binge watching" thing. I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me the attraction of "binge watching" if you don't have a severe illness or for some other reason have been rendered immobile and a good candidate for quarantine. Otherwise, how freaking sad do you have to be to even WANT your house to be the place people camp out to watch hour after hour of brain-numbing, life-sucking television?
Even if I was confined to my house by illness, I'd much rather do some binge-reading than binge-watching. It's cheaper and better for my brain, though it probably wouldn't win the approval of any warped little gnomes living in my kitchen. And if I wasn't sick? I'd rather be binge-hiking or binge-museum browsing or binge-talking-to-friends. Binge-watching? I guess that's great for losers with oatmeal between the ears who think they've got an infinite amount of time left on Earth.
Sound judgemental? Good.
*Seriously, was this kid born a block from Chernobyl, or what?