Yup, It’s come to this. I counted the number of commercials on the national news station in one interval. There were eleven commercials in a montage where the viewer cannot tell where one commercial ends and the next begins. One of my greatest fears is that I will have some hideous commercial’s jingle going on and on in my head for-ever! (Brain worm, as my friend Alan calls it.)
We are being done to death with beautifully filmed vignettes of what? Is it really time to get rid of my TV and stop the madness.
During the 2008 financial crisis and beyond in 2009, there I was with all the many professionals at the Economic Office of Opportunity in a workshop on how to find a new “job”. Incidentally, I met two guys from the television industry, who filled me in on what was happening with the technical side of TV. Computers were taking over the “job” of the person who would cut to commercial. AI is upon us and it’s IN-humane to the human brain. So many images flashing in my head…wow pow help? Perhaps its time to turn off the TV and get a life?
On another note, Youtube music videos got me through the pandemic. Now, of course, Youtube has managed to put these cursed ads into everything! help. It’s so disturbing and completely intrusive. Some megalomaniac billionaire outfit has taken it over and what else commodified it. bound to happen, way of the world, blah blah blah.
For years I watched NHK Japanese channel news and culture on TV. Right before the Olympics began the channel disappeared! No warning and one day, Whoosh gone! After a google search for what happened, I uncovered that Xfinity/Comcast had bundled NHK into a separate foreign broadcast category. Great. just great. Oh and NHK doesn’t have commercials. HA! But I have the app on my phone.
WordPress has taken to emailing me on a regular basis with ads on how to make make money with my blog. But WordPress is so klunky to use now…that I really just have taken time off to assess “things”. This blog has helped me in so many ways with connections to great writers, photographers, thinkers, environmentalists, dreamers, chefs and home cooks who have shared their ideas and crafts to make my life better. ‘Kinda a paradox to Dis technology. Let me say, technology is a two-edged sword.
On many levels, this is the least of what is on my mind. “The world is too much with us”.
The World Is Too Much With Us
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.
What is the theme of poem The world is too much with us? “The world is too much with us” is a sonnet by William Wordsworth, published in 1807, is one of the central figures of the English Romantic movement. The poem laments the withering connection between humankind and nature, blaming industrial society for replacing that connection with material pursuits. Retrieved from LitCharts; August 23, 2021
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