Tuesday, June 29, 2010

REPLY AWL

The May 3 issue of Maclean's has an article about people being hired by parents to teach children how to ride a bike. In the same issue, there is an article about a new product, pajama jeans. In the article, moms defend their right to wear pajamas in public.

For me, the whole issue of mothers wearing pajamas when they go out isn't about them looking slovenly: it's about setting an example for their children. I assume these moms expect their children to get dressed when they get up in the morning, and yet the mothers themselves are still wearing their pajamas. This is just another example of modern parents expecting their child to do something which they themselves don't do.

I agree wholeheartedly with the editorial in the May 10 issue of Maclean's. The editor writes about Christians being more charitable than atheists, even though a lot of Christians are perceived as not caring about other people. It was Christians who founded the orphans homes and the homes for illegitimate children in England back in the 1800's. Christian missionaries helped impoverished peoples around the world and gave them a better quality of life.

In the same issue, there is an interview with Dr. Leonard Saks about the state of today's teenage girls. Today's teen girls have massive anxiety issues, are pressuring boys for oral sex (thanks a lot, Bill Clinton) and drinking at younger ages, among other changes. I graduated high school in 2002. Teen life has changed so much, even since then.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

COMEDY GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS

CTV will flip TV Land Canada to Comedy Gold later this summer.

From the press release:

Launching August 2, Comedy Gold sees its former TV Land Canada channel re-focus exclusively on the timeless sitcoms of the 70s, 80s and 90s. With more titles
still to be confirmed, Comedy Gold features comedy classics such as the groundbreaking The Mary Tyler Moore Show; both classic Bob Newhart shows, The Bob
Newhart Show and Newhart;  two-time Emmy-winner for Best Comedy Series, Murphy Brown;  
http://www.tv.com/murphy-brown/show/799/summary.html?q=Murphy%20Brown&tag=search_results;title;1
court-room hi-jinks on Night Court; classic Canadian laughs on SCTV 
http://www.tv.com/second-city-tv/show/5171/summary.html?q=sctv&tag=search_results;title;1
and the show that catapulted Will Smith to stardom, The Fresh Prince of Belair  among others.

Sounds like a pretty good line-up, except for that last one.

Friday, June 4, 2010

DISCOVERY TO LAUNCH THREE NEW CHANNEL BRANDS

From a press release that came out today:

Through a renewed joint venture between Discovery Communications and CTV, Discovery today announced the launch of three new channel brands in Canada - DISCOVERY
WORLD HD, INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (ID) and DISCOVERY SCIENCE - later this year. DISCOVERY WORLD HD will launch on   August 2.   Next, INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY
(ID) will be available beginning Monday, August 30; followed by DISCOVERY SCIENCE on   September 27.

With a fully-unique primetime schedule, DISCOVERY WORLD HD will showcase a beautiful and brilliant portrait of our world in vivid high definition. INVESTIGATION
DISCOVERY (ID) will offer a compelling inside look at forensics, the paranormal and the fascinating human potential for good and evil; and DISCOVERY SCIENCE
will explore the cool innovations, experiments and discoveries that shape our world.

These channels will probably feature that type of programming until they start to loose money. Then they will show endless episodes of Mythbusters and The Worst Jobs In History just like the main Discovery Channel.

ANOTHER ROMANCE

A while ago I wrote about my brief romance with Jane Fugar, a Rwandan woman who sent me an email one day. Well, now there's another woman in my life.

I am on a dating site for the first time in my life and hardly I can tell what exactly sparked my interest in your profile. I do not think that any profile
is able precisely to define all qualities and all depth of the soul of the person you are looking for. But you were what I wanted to write. I'm lonely,
single, 32 years old woman. There's nothing wrong with me, but I can't expect to find the men of my dreams in a bar or at a club. Those places are for
superficial people whose only judgment upon you is based on appearance and not the content of their character. I have lost many close people in my life,
this has enriched me to see what is really important in life, and what does not... I was hurt in my life, who didn't? But I still live with the hope that
God will put me on the right path to meet my other half. I am romantic and very sincere in a relationship. My life is great, but far from perfect, seems
there is one thing missing from my life. It's that special someone that I can share all the wonderful moments in life. I want to fall in love and feel
totally enamored when I see him, talk to him and hear him voice, for the first time and every time after that to an eternity! I do not know if it is really
possible to find a soulmate in such a way. I have decided to take this step, courageous for me step in a way to possible happiness because I always gave
chance to my destiny. Either way, I am looking for someone who i can spend time with and get rid of feelings of loneliness. I want to take it nice and
slow as friends, and see if we are right for each other and if we are compatible. Maybe it will be a great friendship, maybe it will be the Love. I ask
you to answer to my personal e-mail address: irok78@yahoo.com
Hopefully my email will find you healthy and happy and if you think that we are compatible I would like to try to go ahead. Anyway I know only one way
to find it out, and that requires us to take a step. I am open and willing to take that step. I will wait for your letter and if you are really serious
in your search, maybe we will find interest in each other. In the next letter I send you my picture. Please do not play with me in the joke, because I'm
serious in my search, and I am saying everything with all sincerity.
With best regards.
Ira.

The adventure begins again!

The funny thing is, the email was actually from a guy named Carlos wanting me to join his network on Windows Live.