I got a call for a political poll last night. The ones I get typically seem to be Republican slanted ('Do you disagree with Obamacare or do you think it should be repealed?', for example). I assume it's because the previous owner of my house was a senior citizen who was likely also a Republican. I always insist upon taking them out of spite.After answering an insane amount of questions about whether I'd vote for the various potential Republican primary candidates, I was completely blown away by the last two (non-demographic) questions: - Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Charlie Sheen? - If the next presidential election came down to Charlie Sheen and Sarah Palin, who would you vote for?If a human ever has to listen to the recording from that call, they're going to hear me say, 'ugh, seriously?' to the first one and 'You have got to be fucking kidding me' to the second one. Of course I also selected my answers on the keypad, though for the second one I had to go with 'I'm not sure' because 'I'd have spontaneously immolated from my white hot rage' wasn't an option.
A news network offered to cable providers at a loss, means all their news anchors and reporters are not earning their keep. What will happen when the free ride runs out and they find themselves for the first time having to ask their viewers to pay a premium for their news channel?Viewer asks, "What cable news channel does your lowest cost economy package come with built-in?"Cable Provider answers, "None."Viewer asks, "Wait, but it used to be no additional charge for as long as I can remember?"Cable Provider answers, "Yeah. But now you have to pay extra for that cable news channel. How will you be paying for that?"Viewer hangs up.
Chez, thanks for sharing some good news in this terrible week.
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