Under 30

I can't complain but sometimes I still do

Friday, January 06, 2006

RIP Trio

One of my favorite cable channels, Trio, was killed last week by owner NBC Universal. The move was as surprising as the Houston Texans firing Dom Capers.

No cable channel was ever more doomed to fail than Trio. How doomed was it? Trio had a series called “Brilliant but Canceled” featuring TV shows that were taken off the air because nobody watched them. A network must be run by hippies or madmen to schedule shows with a proven track record of nobody watching them.

Well, maybe not nobody. There was me and 18 other people across the country. And we loved it. Trio had wonderful pop culture documentaries about esoteric subjects like comedian Bill Hicks and the notorious 1980 western “Heaven’s Gate.” The channel also showed weird stuff like British journalist Jon Ronson’s creepy series “The Secret Rulers of the World,” which keep me up late for a week last fall.

NBC Universal has moved Trio to the Internet, I suspect, because there is no room left in Siberia. Until our next click, Trio, so long.

Shameless self promotion

Here is today's Under 30 and, yes, I'm embarassing myself in print again.

Fat guys with spiky hair

Has anybody else seen that cellphone commercial featuring the fat guy with spiky hair singing along to his "Dukes of Hazzard" ringtone? I hate that freaking commercial. Fat guys with spiky hair and "Dukes of Hazzard" ringtones should not be celebrated. They represent everything that is stupid, tasteless and annoying about America.

Am I overreacting to this?

The thing I hate most about the commercial is the look of self-satisfaction on the fat guy with spiky hair's face as he sings off-key to Waylon Jennings. What a turd that guy is.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Is it a bad thing when The Onion accurately reports your life?

Seriously. I want to know, becuase this story absolutely nails what I did last week.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

My new favorite worm on Fox News

I feel sorry for John Gibson. He wrote a book about the war on Christmas and made a big stink about it on his Fox show "The Big Story." But everybody focused on Bill O'Reilly's rantings instead. John Gibson just can't compete against the charisma machine that is O'Reilly.

Persistent worm that he is, Gibson continues to fight the good fight on non-Christmas related matters, like gay cowboy movies. I have no idea if "Brokeback Mountain" is any good, but I do think any guy who goes out of his way to say he doesn't want to see two guys getting it on does in fact very much want to see two guys getting it on.

No gay agenda here, John. Just call like it I see it.
Just look at this picture. Doesn't this man look repressed? Don't his eyes just scream, "I want a feature boa and some tights"?