Thursday, April 22, 2004

Finally, I just couldn't handle having a stupid title for more than a few days. So now it's just something obscure and hopefully a little mysterious. Real interesting, I know. I'll talk about something else later. For now, life is good. Somehow. huh.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

I've decided that the the most repulsive thing on the internet is not pop-ups. Pop-ups, granted, are the most annoying things in existence since commercial jingles, but what I find more disgusting is the "YOU'RE A WINNER!" advertisements. Not only is it the fact that it's deceptive and cruel to tell people they have won something only for them to find out that they have to agree to some "special offer" in order to claim their "free prize" at "no cost." NO COST??? In the same sentence with "Pick one of these offers in which you will have to spend some cash"? Not only that. If it were only that, I could bear it. After all, some of those "special offers" might actually be things people might want to try. But it's not worth it at all for this main reason: by the time a poor fool has actually figured out that he or she does not wish to go through with said "special offer," and thus forfeit his/her "free prize," he or she has already given out his/her own email address. And from then on, there's no stopping the plethora of crappy email offers. Yes, my friend, you are in for a high tide of get rich schemes, savings deals, and even more "free prize" offers. It doesn't end. And the worst thing about it is, or maybe just the thing that tops it all off, is that I'm sure I should have been smarter about giving out my email address to low-life legal scam artists. But that dvd player looks pretty nice right now, ya know? First I need to find whoever it is that invented the pop-up, and, to avoid sending death threats over email I'll just say, make him unhappy. Then I'll need to go way back in history and find the one who came up with the word "free" as a marketing tool, and, well... do something about it. Anyway, that's all for tonight. I need to sleep.

Monday, April 19, 2004

So I changed the title of my blog today, which was heretofore known as "My Blog." In the interrim, until I can think of something clever or inventive or just suiting, my blog will now be known as "I changed my title." Most likely it will change to other meaningless little quirky things like, "Hmmm... what to say," or "Listen to me, now." The only thing truly clear to me was that I could no longer go on calling my blog: "My Blog." That's just plain ridiculous. Well, I still don't have any more musings, interesting or otherwise. I'll say something more later, which will hopefully not be about the title of my blog.

Sunday, April 18, 2004

A few thoughts about TV church stuff:

One of the most dispicable things that I have seen on television is evangelistic tv ministries. I've only seen a couple of different kinds, but through all of what I've seen, they seem to contain one consistent trait: they all give me a feeling of "wrongness." I don't know the best word for it. I'm not even sure about the real reason for it. But even if they say something I like or agree with, there's always some quality about the person speaking or the way it is said or something that makes me cringe. It seems like I even cringe when I hear someone on television say "God loves you." 'Cause they don't just say "God loves you." They say in this practiced kind of drawl. "Gaod luuvs youuu." It's always something that just makes me want to barf.

My other, more pressing thought about the decrepitude of tv ministries, is kind of people that are there. In many of them, I see a lot of white people with a lot of make-up and formal businesslike get-up who are on stage. These are the ones asking for money by preaching about how God is going to reward people handsomely for giving to their ministry. Bad enough to twist the word of God for profit. But it seems to me that I see mostly african american people in the audience. Now I don't want to overgeneralize too much, but it's safe to say that in a majority of America, a majority of african americans are on the poorer side, due to long historical reasons which I do not wish to pursue at this time. All history aside, what I see now is a few rich people corrupting the word of God to take advantage of a lot of poor people. Now that's just plain evil.

My last thought about tv ministries is merely musing. I find it strange, but there's a weird sick kind of attraction that I've been found to have with these shows. I almost enjoy suffering through their evil, misguided, or rediculous antics. I find it oddly fascinating, the way people can make fools and asses of themselves in front of God and in front of the whole world. Anyway. Just some thoughts on my mind. Time to do laundry. Man it's hot in here.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

This is my blog. I hope you like it. Right now, I don't have anything to say.