Your TV Is Dead

on 01.09.2008

If you haven't noticed there has been a monumental shift in the past year or two as to what makes up a celebrity. No more are the highly scripted Mary Tyler Moore and Dallas type TV shows making their way through the public consciousness with the same effect they used to. I'm sure not having only three channels and shit else to watch has something to do with it but I think there is another reason.

TV Executives are fucking retarded.

How else could you explain the fact that it is 2008 and only a handful of shows have some place you can go online and watch them after they have already been shown. Take Saturday Night Live for instance. Chris Rock had a skit talking about who would be the next president this Saturday and the only thing I could find on it was on Youtube and it had already been deleted. So I figured the next logical conclusion, which actually should be the first conclusion if any TV executives had a brain in their fucking head, would be to go to the SNL website and look up the video. Low and behold they had the same shit videos from three months ago that I had already seen.

How in the hell in this day and age can this even be deemed acceptable. I know it wasn't long ago delusional people were saying the internet was a fad and it's not going to be around for long and that we see now that couldn't be further from the truth unless the apocalypse is gonna happen in the next couple years. So why in gods name am I not able to go to the SNL website and view stuff that happened on their recent shows. The popularity of Youtube and the fact that Viacom is suing them for a BILLION friggin dollars more than proves that the internet is a lucrative source of revenue. So why is the content not there?

Simple… TV Executives are fucking retarded.

Within the next ten years your crappy TV programming will be going out the window in favor of crappy internet programming much like we provide here at CrazyShit. Small prodcutions like The Daily Shit will start to become the norm in peoples lives while big TV shows will become a thing of the past. That's not to say The Daily Shit is so great that it will single handedly cause the death of TV but a guy can dream can't he? Either way unless all those dudes in suits calling the shots don't get their heads on straight and start using the internet instead of constantly fighting against it then they will suffer the same fate as the small brained dinosaur they already so closely resemble.

To quote one of my favorite 90's movies Cable Guy "The future is now! Soon every American home will integrate their television, phone and computer. You'll be able to visit the Louvre on one channel, or watch female wrestling on another. You can do your shopping at home, or play Mortal Kombat with a friend from Vietnam. There's no end to the possibilities!" Guess what? We're heeeere.

Greg J., gregj@crazyshit.com
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Comments From the Peanut Gallery
As a person who refuses to pay the ridiculous price for 125 channels of nothing, I couldn't agree more with this article. Except the part about the "daily shit". That will never become a part of "the norm". I'll keep watching, of course, but I don't have to like it!
posted on: 01-10-08 @ 1:19 PM