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August 18, 2010

Television pushy with food and products

WEATHERFORD — This last weekend was another hot one and I just wanted to veg out and maybe watch some TV.

Well, it was an idea that went wrong. I have numerous channels but they were featuring what I call “blood and guts” movies and I didn’t want to watch something like that. I wanted to watch a movie that would leave me feeling good when it was over.

Now I’m not a prude and in my years I have probably heard every word thought of at one time or another. That doesn’t mean I like it or want to hear these words uttered 50 times during the length of a movie or program.

I also don’t like to see horrible violence perpetrated on adults, young adults, women and children. Body parts are blown off, hacked off and blood flows like water.

This is my opinion but I think we have finally accepted what has been crammed down our throats. We are “dumbing” down this generation that is poised and ready to step forward and take over running our government, businesses, schools and recreational areas in the future.

While watching TV, I was told that Charmin Toilet Tissue was the one to buy because bears in the woods love it. They even had a cub bending over with his little bottom up in the air while Momma Bear cleans off the tissue sticking to his bottom and she says Charmin is wonderful. When I encountered Mama Bear in the wilds of Colorado, she sure wasn’t backed up to a pine tree with a smile on her face and a roll of Charmin in her paws. The smile on her face exhibited her long white teeth. Scot Tissue used to be No. 1 in sales but it is now so thin you can read a book through it. No wonder they boast 1,000 sheets per roll. A spider web is thicker.

We are also told what foods to buy — whether it’s good for us or not.

I believe there must be 100 kinds of water for sale now. We have water that Is every flavor you can think of, water that is jam packed with vitamins to keep you going, water that gives you a jolt and these waters come in every color of the rainbow and they’re not cheap. What did people do when they were thirsty 30 years ago? They would get a glass of water and chug-a-lug it down. Now we are told we need to drink water that has been doctored. Regular water is taboo.

I sometimes think the TV is there to tell us what to do 24 hours a day. We are told what to wear, what to eat, where to work, where to go to school, who to love, how to love and when to love. Gosh, we can’t do anything for ourselves. I wonder if within the next few years, we will be told to go to Walmart or Target to have implants inserted in the back of our necks that will tell us what to do. They will tell us this will be an easy way to not have to make any decisions for ourselves. If we try to, we will get a sharp, unpleasant zap. Don’t laugh and say this could never happen. Don’t be so sure.

Ten years ago would you have jumped on the flavored, vitamin enriched water bandwagon? Would you have bought toilet paper that was endorsed by bears?

I just heard on ABC that there are over 400 items for sale that tie in with the Julia Roberts movie, “Eat. Pray. Love.” So now the powers that be are telling you that you must buy one of their items if you want to live a happy life. So, I guess the movie should be called, “Eat, Pray, Love and Spend Your Money!”

I just saw another TV advertisement of three people in an elevator discussing their colon and gas problems. I don’t think I want to be in an elevator with these people. Do you? I guess what I am saying is, it’s great to always be advancing technically. I love some of the new items but I think we have sold a lot of our technical advances away to other countries.

One thing that doesn’t change is good food that is easy and tastes delicious.

School is right around the corner and those lazy Saturday or Sunday morning brunch items are easy to do.

Try biscuits with a sweet taste.

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