Every weekday when my boyfriend goes to work I spend hours watching TV. Sometimes I go to class, but most of the time I think it’s more important to see what’s #1 on Today’s Top Ten Youth Anthems on Much Music (that’s Canada-speak for MTV). Today’s #1 Youth Anthem, by the way, was that song by those guys. I don’t know what it’s called but I know you know the one. Toniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Weeeee Aaaaare Yooooooooung. SO LET’S SET THE WORLD ON FIIIIIRRRREE …
It’s a really really good song, guys. The lyrics are so impassioned and those guys have such good haircuts.
Anyway, I’ve decided to put my pathetic TV addiction to use! Women’s razor commercials just fascinate me to the extent that I feel inspired to take notes as I watch and conduct super smart analyses just like they dun teached me at University of Canada.
This past semester I’ve been taking a (crazy awesome) course called Theorizing the Spectator. It’s a typical cultural studies class. It deals mostly with cinema spectatorship, but lately we’ve been talking a lot about TV. Well basically I guess I’ve been inspired to take some notes of my own about my experience of and relationship with that sweet temptress that is television.
Unfortunately, we only have 58 channels, many of which are either repeats or completely French/Quebecois. We are totally being raaaaaped by the cable people who gave us literally the worst cable for literally the most money. In other words, I get to watch the wooooorst things on TV and those are the things I’m going to write about. I’m sure most of my notes will consist of bashing girls in music videos who have better bods than me (i.e., sluts) and probably also some crying about how all the good cartoons are on the French channels and dubbed in French. UGH!
I’ll try to write an article or something about once a week at least or maybe once a day or whatever I have no idea because I am not good with Excel and I do not have a schedule.
Will anyone besides RandomIan understand what I mean when I say Don Cherry talks way too loud and has the ugliest dog ever? Who knows? I just know that I want to write some nonsense about some crappy TV shows and post them on the Nice Man blog.
Hope this goes well! What an exciting and hopefully attainable goal! 😀
RandomIanNovember 30, 2012 at 5:34pm
Don Cherry does talk really loud, BUT I don’t think the dog is really that ugly. I like Grapes, but his point of view is a little off and old but I do like to listen to him rant. Plus I always watch is little friend stare at his crotch. That’s hilarious. I think there is a song or a video out somewhere that calls him a crotch watcher.
I dont really remember what the post was about, I just wanted to talk about Grapes.
mariannnaNovember 30, 2012 at 5:55pm
dude no way i hate that dog! i guess i prefer dogs that induce some sort of motherly caring feelings in me. that dog just makes me want to look away! bull terriers just look crazy.
RandomIanNovember 30, 2012 at 9:19pm
Speaking of hockey, what is your team? (If you do watch/enjoy hockey)
mariannnaNovember 30, 2012 at 10:05pm
i used to watch hockey a lot in high school. and well, living in Toronto, i rooted for the leafs, even though i was always very much aware of how many balls they sucked. at some point i became obsessed with Colorado and started rooting for them. i don’t remember why that happened or whether they were even any good at the time. maybe it was a period in my life where i was rebelling against Canadian teams in order to be cool, who knows. what about you?
RandomIanDecember 1, 2012 at 4:09pm
Well to be honest you are almost cheering for a Canadian team. Colorado is the Nordiques from when they moved cities. Although that is far removed at this point, and they were REALLY good for awhile. Because of my choice I cannot stand behind your choice.
I am, and always will be a faithful Canucks fan. It has been a long and rocky journey with WAY more lows then highs. But we will win a cup sometime…….I hope.
As for the Leafs they suck a huge bag of wet dicks in a paper sac. I hate them more then any other team in the league. Yes I HATE them. I do not hate many things in life, but the Leafs are one of those hates.
Heather RaeDecember 2, 2012 at 10:09am
Dude I do the same thing with razor commercials! I get the jingles stuck in my head. The old Venus one? I’m your VENUS! I’m your fire!!!! Your desire!
Like what the fuck are you talking about? First of all when it says, “Venus,” it really sounds like, “fetus.” So, in a sense, they are mentioning the three worst things about a razor that’s going to have you thinking about fetuses while near your bikini line, fire in your armpits, and desire….to kill yourself in the shower. Worse than the razor commercials are the feminine product ads….especially the ones that try to make fun of the old ads with the blue liquid and be all hip. YOU’RE NOT HIP. YOU’RE A DUMB TAMPON AND I’M GONNA BUY IT BECAUSE I HAVE MY PERIOD, NOT BECAUSE IT’S IN A NEON YELLOW PACKAGE YOU FUCK.
mariannnaDecember 3, 2012 at 6:00am
I KNOW. That Venus song defined a couple of years of my life! Do you know what is crazy? NAIR. it smells like burning rubber and it’s some crazy evil science hair burning chemical! I’m surprised I don’t see any commercials for it!
Every time I’ve used it I’ve felt like some shit is gonna happen to me like that scene in Cabin Fever where that girl is shaving and she shaves off all her skin. Brb PUKING.