TMDI – Too Much Damn Information

This is the 21st century and we have access to devices like phones, tablets, computers and TVs. Yet these networks think they need to inundate us with information on top of information.

The Weather Channel

I use to watch this property of NBC Universal. Then they started running this panel across the bottom of the screen with useless information. Not only that they added another panel on the right side of the screen with more useless information. So my 47 inch picture was now shrunk down to 37 inches.

Then they went with this Waking Up With Al, Al Roker that is. I wrote and told these morons if I wanted to see Al Roker I would watch the Today Show. Well it seems old Al didn’t work out because he seems not to be there anymore, hello.

Then they bring in this AMHQ with Sam Champion. Where they got this clown I have no idea but now he is gone. Apparently the geniuses that run NBC screw it up in all networks of the company, Comcast. They also brought in weather people I assume from other NBC properties to replace the Weather Channel people. Apparently they never heard of if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Sports Channels

I am really sick of these morons running useless information across the bottom of the screen during sporting events with scores etc. that we just can’t live without, yeah right!! Especially at the end of the day or evening and they keep running the same damn few items over and over and over and over and over. As I said above we have access to multiple avenues of information.

This really pisses me off on Sunday watching football and I watch one game and record another and they have to give you the damn scores all day. Then there are those one play updates that no one cares about, at least I don’t. Like ESPN. They have a baseball game I want to see like the Yankees/Red Sox. I am a Yankee fan so that is all I watch. I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT ANY OTHER TEAMS. And yet they have to do updates of other games every 5 minutes and then it is someone hitting a home run etc. Again I DON’T GIVE A DAMN. It is no wonder they are losing subscribers.

I am really tired of all the talking during games of any kind. Useless stuff they think we can’t live without. Old war stories of when they use to play or talk about trades that MIGHT happen etc. Then there is the “this team need to do this.” or “this pitcher needs to do that.” Shut the hell up.

I am sick of all the interviews during games like during time outs, between quarters or periods, at half time and on and on. Then they bring people in the booth and they have to show them on camera and to hell with the game. Or they go to the game for three seconds and back to the booth over and over.

How about when they are talking about the manager/coach and they have to show the guy and not for a couple seconds they have to show him the whole time they are talking about him, same with players. And I really love those shots of the fans/crowd when the game is going on, now that is drama.

I would pay for a channel with no announcers. Like you were at the game with just the crowd noise. Some of these announcers like Joe Buck talk non-stop like they get paid by the word or he just loves to hear his own voice. I have written different networks telling them they talk too damn much and to listen to the YES network. This is the NY Yankee network and they have two or three announcers in the booth they don’t talk too much, they even have dead air space where they aren’t talking at all and not just a couple seconds but longer. They are the best. I have also asked these networks how do the fans at the game get along without the constant blather of announcers.

More Weather.

I love the local stations that have to run severe weather across the screen every 15 minutes for 5 minutes at a time. I don’t care. What they are telling me isn’t going to make a difference. I am at home and safe as I can be. I can look out the window and tell if there is severe weather coming here in Florida, duh. This is just an excuse to justify their existence and win a damn Emmy.

Another stupid thing is small boat warnings. WTF. They are showing this on TV so unless a boat has a TV on it they aren’t going to get the word, hello!!! Yet they will run it on the TV for 5 minutes. I guess if they are carrying a tablet etc. they can get it but there should be an app or something they can go to instead of screwing up my show.

Election results

This is another thing that pisses me off. The polls close at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m. they insist on reporting the results and by then they can predict the winners most of the time. Yet they insist on running the results for the next 3 hours till they have the news at 11 where they can talk about it some more. Not only do they talk about it with talking heads reporting then they have to run it across the bottom of the screen while NCIS and other shows are on. These people are morons.

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My Top 10 Dumb Things in the Movies and TV That Are Ridiculous. July 7, 2016

10. Put Down Your Guns

Almost every movie or TV show the bad guy grabs a hostage and has a gun and tells all the cops to put down your weapons. Even more ridiculous is that they do it. Real cops would never surrender their weapons. There can be a hundred cops and they lay down their weapons, hello, not going to happen. This gets me screaming at the TV.

9. Someone With a Victim Who is Shot or Injured Begins Screaming Call 911

This is the 21st century and almost everyone has a cell phone and yet in the movies and on TV someone is kneeling over a victim screaming call 911. Did I miss something?

8. Running in the Street When Fleeing the Bad Guys

I really love this one. How someone trying to runaway runs down the middle of the street so they can be caught by a person in a car, van or on a motorcycle like the movie Rush Hour where the little girl runs right down the middle of the street. OR they run into a dark alley that usually has a fence with no place for the person fleeing to go, hello. In the real world I hope someone would run in a store or a place with a lot of people/witnesses. How about running between parked cars?

7. Background Music

This is suppose to be in the background, I think. Sometimes this music is so loud you almost can’t hear the dialog. Not only that some of it is really bad music with really bad singers. I don’t know if some shows are promoting a sound track for the show or movie but if they are they need to select better material and not their nephew or nieces singing group.

6. Cars Getting T-Boned By Another Vehicle

This one is getting really old. In a lot of dramas this happens. And it isn’t even a surprise anymore. When they show someone from the side/profile and you can see out the side window then you know it is coming. At least rear end them and push them into other cars or something different.

5. How That Falling Body Always Hits in the Center of the Roof of a Car

The big thing with me with this stupid idea for a visual device is how that body hits the car at all. Most sidewalks and the curb are 6, 8 or even 10 feet from a building where the cars park and I am pretty sure a body falling falls straight down doesn’t glide away from the building to the car. Also why does it hit in the center of the roof not on the hood or trunk or glance off the car? Lastly why do they land on their back most of the time? I believe most people that jump do so face first yet it hits flat on the back. And then some scenes have trees along the road, why doesn’t it hit a tree? Now I did see a show where a body hit a delivery truck on the roof and the driver didn’t know he was there, he was out delivering. And in another show the guy hit the hood of a car so they can do something different if they try. But still it had to glide to get to the car.

4. The Hostage Situation

Is there anything more boring in a show than this? They are all the same. The criminal yelling and screaming at everyone to get down and stay down. And then the usual negotiations till the show is almost over. Then one of the hostages gets shot etc. etc. etc.

And of course they NEVER get away. I think this is just a time and money saver for the production company. All the actors are in one place. The action takes place in one place. They don’t need too many cameras etc. There is just inside the building and outside the building.

3. How about walking into a dark apartment or home.

This is really one of the dumbest things. A person opens their door and walks halfway or more through their place with no lights. Who the hell does that? I know when I come home and it’s dark and there is no light on I reach inside and flip a light on, hello. Or, like in a recent show this character opens her door to her house and walks in to sit stuff on the kitchen counter leaving the door wide open, again in the dark. This was a Hallmark movie, one of the Murder She Baked mysteries.

2. How about walking backwards in a dark home.

Again who does that? You think someone is after you or someone is in your house and you walk backwards looking for them behind you?

1. TV cops telling all the other cops what to do, are they dumb?

During most cop shows the “star” which usually is a lieutenant or captain barking orders to all the other cops like they are some kind of rookie and know nothing. Some of these writers need to watch NCIS and watch Gibbs. He calls their names and they tell him what they are going to do because they have been trained and are experienced. Very rarely does he tell them what to do. This is or should be realism.

These are in no particular order, you can put them in your own order or not. I watch TV or a movie and think these writers have no imagination to come up with something new AND it insults my intelligence that they think I would believe some of these things could really happen. I realize this is fantasy but they could try to be more real or come up with something else.

Not sure these bother other viewers or they even notice. Again I believe I am being insulted by someone who has no real life experience or drank their way through college and somehow got the job of screen writer. Or their experience is from watching movies and TV.

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