Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Back in 2006 Chicago's WGN TV made the decision to become part of The CW Network. I haven't found what CW stands for but it may explain one thing. Last week we got a bit caught up in the Cubs success and thought it would be fun to watch one of their games. But we quickly found out that unlike the many years when WGN was a national cable network with most Cubs games, the station stopped broadcasting the Cubs.
All we found on WGN were unlikeable and odd tv series shows. Turns out the Cubs are pretty much just a Chicago area viewing team now. Whether this separation from The CW will bring back more baseball is unknown since the story mainly obsesses with Bozo the Clown shows, but I hope the Cubs come back for all of us to watch.
Seriously, Atlanta still has a national network, TBS, which bores us with many Braves games, why not the Cubs.
Well, it was bound to happen at sometime. HGTV's Love It or List It show which has homeowners having renovation done while at the same time looking for another house to buy in order to choose between staying or moving, is being sued for malfeasance. The construction company hired to do the work for the show, "the lawsuit contends, “admits that it is in the business of television production, not construction. ... The homeowners’ funds essentially pay the cost of creating a stage set for this television series."
I've watched this program as I'm an HGTV addict but it has never been my favorite, it just seems more fake than many of the others. If you've never seen this program, it is on almost all day today beginning at noon and running episode after episode until 7. Central time
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March Madness needs a search committee to help us viewers find the channel numbers for the various games. And, we need a way to actually memorize the numbers of stations we don't ordinarily watch. So far in St. Louis the NCAA basketball games have been on CBS, TRUtv, TNT, TBS and maybe one more, I don't know. Each time I've had to get the cheat sheet that came with the cable box to figure it out. I like that games are all being aired, but this is work.
Last night Dale said he was going to watch the last game in bed and asked what channel it was on. I had to click down one and then back to know the number. Saying TNT was not going to cut it.
Normally the CBS NCAA basketball brackets reveal takes about an hour, maybe less. But this year CBS decided to make a play for more advertising revenue or something...and went for a two hour format. This plan turned out to be botch all. The first area to be revealed was the South region which was followed by at least half an hour of useless talk by the sports people. Usually I look forward to this night but by the time CBS was wasting time by having Charles Barkley try to use a touch screen to show his South region picks, I got up and took the dog for a walk and never went back to the rest of the show. Which show was still not fully revealed when I got back.
But the best part was accomplished by some anonymous person who had gotten his hands on the entire thing, all the brackets, and he tweeted it out. That turned out to be so well received and retweeted by thousands of others, that tv's were turned off all over the country. Most people, after being bored to tears by the CBS plan, then were happy to say, "CBS, you got what you deserved."
St. Louis will be hosting the Midwest Regional and there are quite a few great teams coming to town. If you can't get to the games, it's also fun to go to the free practice sessions.
The worst, I mean the worst, commercials have come from the creative brains at Geico. The Peter Pan at the class reunion, the mother calling a son during some sort of shoot out (momversations), the guy in the work place lunch room doing a burrito final countdown, the free range chicken traveling the country, and the latest featuring two guys in a weight room with one really bulked up the other no muscle tone at all. ugh. Ten years ago they had all those cavemen, "so easy a caveman could do it."
But Peter Pan is the one I hate the most, that Peter Pan is so obnoxious I change the channel as soon as it comes on.
A new show begins at 7 tonight on NBC tonight, channel 5 around here, and is set in St. Louis. Supposedly. Superstore is a takeoff on what it might be like to work in retail at a Walmart type store. It's obviously a riff on Walmart because the characters have the blue vests. There will be times when the minimum wage gets a starring role, management v employee and other current social retail issues. Also toilet paper jokes from what I understand.
How much of St. Louis is actually featured is not known, but I think I'll watch the first episode to see how things play out.
That's the question we've asked for a couple of days and nights this week. It's a muddle trying to find the playoff broadcasts. Why is the world have the major stations handed over the playoffs to TBS and FS1 and MLB? It took us a while to find the Kansas City/Texas game last night and the same was true for the Cubs/Pirates on Wednesday. By the time we learned what cable network had it, we then had to search around to find the actual channel number.
Kind of feed sorry for baseball fans who don't get all these channels. Also, are there any baseball announcers more boring than those on TBS?
One of the reasons we wanted cable so many years ago was for ESPN sports and cable news networks. When we first ordered cable, the only real cable news network was CNN, but back then it was a fairly comprehensive news organization.
Now, for the first time in decades, I've about had it with the cable news offerings, each one has become consumed with the political goings on and spend 90 percent of their time on Trump. I honestly can't bear it and have pretty much left all of them alone.