Look Close, You Can See The Seam

How do you like your journalism, bathed in glamor as practiced on television by women in dyed and synthetic hair seemly being upstaged by every sentence that comes out of their mouth, may I call it faddish journalism in the guise of making a fashion statement? These beauty queens of media can be seen all over the dials on the cables and broadcast newscasts, never displaying one hair of gray no matter how old they get, finding the visual fountain of youth, poisoning and influencing the image of women from cradle to coffin. Treating gray hair as some sort of disease that must be cured of. Two blonds will be making a loud metallic noise as they take their place in the forefront in the head uniform market of this era, Laura Ingraham and Shannon Bream on the Fox News Channel cementing in our minds that blonds are so much more smarter shattering the old Hollywood stereotype, let us not forget Megyn Kelly on NBC, with many of us hoping that there is enough hydrogen peroxide to sustain their careers, if not they will be making more. Since I have shown a critical light on the fake heads of women in televised news that has not stopped the males of the industry from partaking in the masquerade too, just not on an industrial scale, but they are out there, somehow, they don’t appear to look as foolish, what am I writing, when the truth is they look even more so after all they are men, but remember men are supposed to look foolish in dyed and toupeed hair, comedy scripts have been based on that look. Women in wigs, not so funny, unless the wind blows them off which is what I have been trying to do for years, wish me luck, right now all their wigging laughs are well hidden.

Stop Annoying Us…And get on with it

Richard Engel’s On Assignment on MSNBC opened well enough tonight, then slipped into annoyance with the banner, “state department officially notifies U.N. of U.S. withdrawal from climate accords”, Mr. Engels has said about the same thing using other words, the annoying part is that the banner stayed at the bottom of the screen for a long time as he went on to explain other subjects that will be focused on during the program. Then another annoyance was displayed, a squire promo in the corner of the screen promoting “Trump under siege” at 10p. Why am I mentioning any of the above, the brain power needed, used to process the banner and promo could have been better spent, used concentrating on Mr. Engels other opening remarks instead of the viewer reading, unconsciously, the banner and promo repeatedly. MSNBC is not alone among the cables of crowding their screens with a lot of unnecessary crap, and then some… Did I just hear someone shouting way in back, ‘news crawl’?

Hackney Carriages since 1621?

Without going too deep into the weeds, a few years ago returning home with a heavy purchase decided to take a NYC yellow taxi, discovered that since I last hailed one in the eighties very little has changed. So, it was little wonder that the concept of an Uber was ripe and could disrupt whatever was in place in so many cities around the world. The latest effort to turn back the clock is being played out in London. Unlike New York City, their underground shuts down at night, getting home from a late evening engagement can be problematic, what can be better than being able summon transport by using a mobile rather than standing on a corner trying to hail a motor car driven by a somewhat untraceable stranger. As far as I can tell nothing would have stopped the current crop of the standard unionized London black cabs from entering the twenty-first century using any of the current technologies to get the job done better but instead seemed would rather remain doing business as they have done since the horse and buggy days (one driver has been doing so for thirty-nine years) and as the age of progress started to pass them by then and only then did they protest claiming progress, meaning life is unfair. Oh yes, one more important consideration, Uber is cheaper…

Grouse or Not

Star Trek: Discovery will have its world premiere Sunday, 09/24/2017, on the CBS Television Network, first aired in 1966 for three seasons on the NBC Television Network. What is not so well known what ever happened to that network executive or executives that killed the grouse, the common name for a game bird, particularly the American grouse, as in original episodic television as envisioned by Gene Roddenberry, the golden grouse that later bloomed into an American franchised Swan of unusual beauty, talent and excellence into the revenue power house that has been on display in continuous innervations all over the world to this day, that has never shrank from popularity. About those network executives, would killing be too merciful for them?

Wigging & Dying

Three distinguished female print journalist representing prestigious news organizations appeared this morning on one of the cable outlets, I’m guessing all in their late forties, early fifties, I could have researched their ages but did not, discussing the Cassidy-Graham health care bill, sounding like they have researched the subject thoroughly, stopped me in my tracks when I considered the amount of time they also must have spent preparing their hair, dying and in some cases wigging for this appearance must have been equal to if not more so then their health care research.

Rosy Cheeks…Not Required

Raise your hand if you watch a news program because the female(s) anchor(s) dye their hair, if you were to ask the station managers, they will tell you that it’s not a requirement. Ok, raise your hand if you watch a news program because the female(s) anchor(s) wear a wig, were you to ask the station managers, they will claim that it is not a requirement. Ok, then why are so many news programs featuring females with obvious dyed hair, some in obvious wigs. Station managers, why? So, when is ‘not a requirement’, necessary, very often, and is very often an essential, answer, a resounding yes, just look around and count the heads… Next week…greasy red lips on male anchors…

Him…At The United Nations

About this President of the United States, Donald Trump, first United Nations speech before its General Assembly (today), that can only be called, amateurish in scope and narrowly short sighted in conception, unschooled in the fine art of international diplomacy who was chosen to represent a founding member since 1945 of the United Nations. Its unheard of for any member state to openly threaten another member in speech to “totally destroy” another member state. Then to insult the rule of law to charge a member state with unproven crimes as a point of fact without any proof before trial. I heard one American supporter say that ‘the U.S. was sick and tired of trying to persuade North Korea to give up its quest for nuclear weapons, now is the time for action, the trying again and again has produced no desired results’, upon hearing that assertion, I pictured a child living in a cave after an all-out nuclear exchange, during a long cold endless nuclear winter, asking her father, why didn’t someone try harder, again and again?