Unless you happen to be among the hundreds of thousands without power along the Gulf Coast, you probably noticed that the Republican National Convention is in full swing. Next week, it will be the Democratic National Convention. Before, during, after and in between, there is the usual non-stop blathering about the conventions and all things political. In my opinion, the conventions are just expensive infomercials that are longer and even more annoying than all the campaign ads we’re already being inundated with. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, are you as sick of all of this as I am?
Personally, I’ve made up my mind and I suspect most of you have as well. If you choose to watch one convention or the other (or, in rare cases, both), you’re probably either a member of the blathering media or you’re looking for more reasons to bolster your decision. If you’re one of the 7 people in the country who is still truly on the fence, I suspect the debates will offer you a much better basis upon which to make up your mind.
- Spongebob Squarepants, whose laugh could be used for “enhanced interrogation” purposes.
- Toddlers & Tiaras, which never fails to make me want to grab the phone and call Child Protective Services.
- An endless loop of car dealership commercials, guaranteed to feature people unnecessarily yelling their message at you.
- An endless loop of those ridiculous Cialis commercials, which begin with fake looking middle-aged couples pretending to still be smitten with each other, and end with them parked in two separate bathtubs.
- Old episodes of Fear Factor, the single most disgusting series ever on TV.
How about you? Conventions or __________?