Your Thoughts On This Television Thing
January 19, 2010 in The Unbearable Lightness Of Television
Have you been following the television thing? It’s about television and clocks, because when I read about the television thing they always seem to mention “time”. “Time” is one of the most important things about television, and maybe lights and a camera or something. But this particular television thing is getting worse, I think. Two of the people involved in the television thing are maybe going to do something different soon. On television.
It all started when one television show was on at a different time, and another television show moved to a different time from the other television show. The television show that moved and changed a bit didn’t change enough, or the people who watched it didn’t change enough, and now the people who control what time television shows come on this television channel have got themselves in a bit of a muddle because very few people are now watching the show on at a different time.
Which is okay, really. One of the most difficult things in television is deciding when some things are shown on television. That’s why when you visit a television studio, the first thing you notice is all the clocks. They’re everywhere. Even in the bathrooms, underneath the sinks, in case you slip on the tiled floor, so you can still know the time even though you’ve sustained a possible spinal injury.
The importance of time cannot be overstated in television.
Now it seems one of the people involved – the one people like more than the other one – is going to be fired and given a really large amount of money because of the firing. He has to go because the other one – the one people don’t like as much – he apparently is more important than the one people like more, perhaps because he has many cars, or the old people like him. It doesn’t matter.
Even though it doesn’t matter, people are talking and writing about it as if it actually matters, which can be said for a lot of television. It’s a fact that only 2.3% of broadcast television actually matters to anyone at any given time – the rest of the time it’s just something to talk or write about, sometimes for money.
Some facts about the television thing:
- One man involved has a big chin and has never been funny. It’s really a mystery why he is on television in the first place.
- The other man involved is tall with red hair. He once slipped and hurt his head, but someone probably told him the time, anyway.
- Another man involved – the one who runs the channel – seems to be pretty stupid. He’s not doing very well.
- Another man on another channel sort of abuses his power, but people still like him more.
- Another man on another channel is originally Scottish, and is therefore better than anyone else involved.
- People on social networking sites issue updates defining themselves as supporters of the tall, redheaded man.
- Serious articles are written in supposedly serious journals about the television thing.
- People with too much time on their hands are standing outside studios in the rain, with placards.
- None of this matters, really.
If you would like to discuss the television thing, why not add your viewpoint in the comment boxes below this article. A lot of people are still discussing this television thing, so why not join them?