Friday, March 28, 2008

Things that are Confusing Me Right Now

(by the way...that's not me above. Just wanted to use a pic of a confused black woman like myself)

I don't want this to be a serious gripe post. But if anyone anywhere can enlighten me on this, I'd be much obliged.

1-Why in the hell do commercials play at a such a louder volume than the movies and sitcoms before them? I am constantly having to keep the remote in hand to lower the volume down as soon as it goes to commercial. I'm telling you, it's TWICE the volume when the commercial comes on? Why is this legal? Why is it allowed to happen?

2- Why does SkyMovies on Virgin Media (cable) TV play Christmas movies at least twice a month EVERY MONTH before December? Here's my Americanness coming out but...damn it, Christmas movies should only be shown around Christmas time!! Not year round. It takes away the sentiment and special-ness (if you'll permit me a fake word).

3- Why does Virgin Media TV (our cable company) always behave like an irksome robot from some bad 1960's sitcom? We constantly have to reboot the damn thing just to get to see movies or tv listings for the next hour.