Wednesday, May 24, 2006

NOT Drawing-Related

I know I set up this whole blog for the purpose of drawing shit, but I just had to write this down somewhere that people might see it.

ABC tonight reaffirmed my utter lack of faith in television. My television viewing is generally limited to ESPN, Comedy Central, and Cartoon Network (I know the animation sucks, but I'm not gonna just throw out the writing with the bath water [let that sink in a minute] -- it's still funny), but tonight I decided to watch the season finale of Lost. I've never watched an episode before tonight, but I got a synopsis from some online news (since this shit is apparently news) today, so I wasn't too "lost."

All I keep hearing about this show is how great it is; how it's so intelligent, and how such a compelling, thought-provoking format wasn't supposed to work on TV, but "oh, my gosh, it's such a success...." Here's the thought that it provoked in me: automate the fucking button. Maybe I missed something, but it seems to me that if scientists can harness some massive kind of energy like this, they can write a simple computer program to enter the goddamn lottery numbers every two hours. Leave it to the IT department to fuck up a few lives cuz they didn't feel like writing a few more lines of code. Yeah, brilliant writing. Flawless.

"No, that's why it's good, cuz it makes you ask questions,, why didn't they automate the button?"

Now I'm gonna get comments from angry fans of this dumbass show who defend this oversight as a simple device to create drama, on some sort of ends justify the means pretense. These, of course, will probably be the same people who chastise me for being so careless as to not equate animation to the baby in my above analogy.

"What baby is he talking about?"

Hey TV writers: if you're trying to be smart, think shit through. The fact that this is some of the "best" shit on TV speaks volumes for the rest of the trash out there. And for our effectively lobotomized populace. I'll stick to cartoons; at least they make no pretense at being anything more than goofy, funny, entertainment.

P.S. I'm sure I've contradicted myself in some fundamental way, as my goal is to one day make cartoons, which would pretty much have to be on TV at some point. I don't care, and you shouldn't either; it's just a rant.

P.P.S. I absolve myself from any ignorance of the "facts" of the show's plot.


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