I Hate You Technology

I think that I’m officially sick of the internet and other forms of technology. I’ve hung out with the internet for almost 20 years now since the days of annoying dial up noises and pictures that loaded in about 3 hours. Since those days I have seen idiotic things such as pop up ads and the trick ads of “click here to win (insert cool item of the moment). I never cared about that because I wasn’t dumb enough to click on that stuff, unlike the many people whose computers I had to fix. Now we come to this age of social media and we have the same type of shit going on there. Although I haven’t seen many sightings lately, I am always amused by the friends that have the posts on their wall claiming there is an amazing video of some naked celebrity or some shocking death video that you have to click and watch. Once again, I’m not that stupid, have fun cleaning off your computer. Even more than this though is the annoying look at me shit that companies are trying now for people to look at their Facebook pages. My newest nemesis is The Weather Channel. I guess I shouldn’t expect anything from them considering what has happened to their television channel, but I could have hoped. I absolutely fucking hate the “These things will make you sick, you won’t believe number 3, click here” type of bullshit. Look Weather Channel Facebook among other violators, you ARE NOT Buzzfeed so please stop trying to get people to look at your stupid site with these lame ass bait and switch tactics.

Hey, speaking of nude celebrities, let’s talk about this hack job that exposed a bunch of them last week. First off, those were their own private photos and shouldn’t have been sent out to the world, so if they have any recourse of action to sue, I hope they do. The other part of this is the reaction around the world. This ‘how dare you’ attitude of taking a picture of yourself naked. Really America? Why do we have such a problem with nudity and sexuality in this country? I have never understood this disgust and shame we place on nudity. Nudity is natural, you are born naked and then told to cover that stuff up the rest of your life. I’m not suggesting that people should start fucking at the McDonalds or anything but next time you see a boob let’s not try to act like we are all going to hell. One only has to remember the SuperBowl wardrobe malfunction of Janet Jackson that flashed her boob for a few seconds and the uproars that followed that. People wanted to fine CBS over a half million dollars for that, meanwhile I’m sure there were crime shows in CBS that showed multiple people being shot and killed, but that was OK to us. Someone being raped or murdered, good TV, 2 seconds of a boob, well that’s horrible, we need to stop it. If only titties were guns then it would be your constitutional right to flash them anywhere.

All of this brings me to a new realization and a new chapter in my life. I am cutting the cord from cable TV. I have long had issues with Charter. I don’t refer to them as Charter Communications because they don’t communicate unless they want something from you. I am only cutting my television off for now and keeping my internet, we’ll see how that works out. I have realized that even though there are an inordinate amount of television channels out there, I only watch about 4 of them, and I have no vices such as football or other sports that make me need to be plugged in. If you’ve read any of my other posts in the past, I despise all of the 24 hour news channels and think they are a waste of our time. I have had it with the weather channel as well. You may have also caught in the past that I really hate reality television as well. Sure I have some shows that I like to watch, but thanks to Charters complete fuck up of the FXX transfer last year, they taught me that I can live without my favorite shows and just binge watch them when they come out on DVD or Netflix. For those that were not around to hear me complain (I don’t remember ever blogging about it). When FXX was born, it took the place of some lame FOX sports channel which was on some sports package tier of Charter’s. When I called them and asked why I wasn’t getting FXX I was told that I needed to upgrade to that tier for only $10 more a month. I told them to fuck off and hung up. I mean sure I could have gotten other wonderful channels of people fishing and playing soccer, but who wants that? Because of that debacle I did not see The League or Always Sunny last year at all. I ended up catching up with Sunny on their reruns on Comedy Central and I just caught up on the League with Netflix. My life did not get worse for not seeing the shows until now, and if I had missed them both until DVD’s were released then I would have just went that way. So in a way, thank you Charter for showing me the way and letting me know that I don’t need your shitty television service any longer. The roughly $1,200 that will remain in my bank account on a yearly basis thanks you as well.

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