Scooters, Televised Radio, and The Senior Ski Pole Scam.
If there’s one ongoing bother I have, it’s gotta be people walking around the streets with ski poles, trying to get in shape. I mean, ski poles? Is this all we could come up with as the next phase in physical fitness? Aren’t these devices generally reserved for precision steering and turning in DOWNHILL skiing? Did walking a straight line and semi-incline really get that tough all of a sudden? What gets me is that someone is making a truckload off people’s stupidity that has led them to buy into the theory that these sticks are gonna help them reach their fitness goals, and that that truckload is in no way affiliated with me. Also, the largest consumer demographic for this product seems to be old people, and by this phase in their lives, they should be able to spot a scam when they see one. But that’s just my opinion.
In other news, who is it that thinks renting scooters is so cool? Why in the world would i want to get out of my car that has at least 100 hp, to pay $50 to ride on a vehicle that can only travel the dollar amount i’ve paid km/h? They’re slow, you look just ridiculous on the road; overall, i don’t know why people are doing this to themselves for an afternoon. I mean fine, if you’ve chosen to scoot as a economic and environmental choice, ok. You’ve obviously come to terms with what society is thinking of you as you putter on by. But especially the ones who i see on the road all the time by themselves not with anyone, I mean, lets be honest, you’re not impressing anyone and you’re embarassing yourself. Hey, dems da breaks.
Let me tell you about televised talk radio. It’s on sportsnet from time to time, and believe me, that’s more than enough. Why in the world would anyone want to watch radio? If I wanted to listen to their radio show, i would listen ON the RADIO. At least then I could pretend that these people look better than they actually do; I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the perceived view I always have of a radio show host from their voice always disappoints me greatly when I see what they look like in real life. And this becomes ever so more apparent when I see these slobs on TV. This one guy, seriously looks like he just got up and didn’t even bother to dress himself properly for the show; like he’s used to not having the world see what a slug he is. This guy, i’m telling you…hair’s everywhere, didn’t bother to comb it, dark glasses so no one can see his hangover eye-bags, grubby old, baggy coffee stained zip up sweater, and I can’t confirm he was even wearing pants. I mean come on, is this actually entertaining to anyone to the point that they would sit down and watch this blockhead talk about his ludacrous sports opinions? I used to work at a job where I drove a delivery truck which only had A.M. radio, and the most interesting show on the RAD-I-O was the very same syndicated Fan Radio Sports talk show. It’s much better heard in its intended format.
I also got beef with people who want you to do something, but just tell you to do it, “if you want.” This bothers me. If you would like me to do something, why don’t you just ask? In truth, I probably don’t “want” to do it at all, as i’ve obviously not done it on my own initiative so far. What in the world has brought you to the conclusion that i would suddenly “want” to do it at the hint of your suggestion?
I have a feeling that the same way that my parents grew up on Led Zepplin and were chastized by their parents at the time for listening to “terrible” music, is the same way how my parents ridiculed me for listening to rap in the house, and i’ll probably be 40 or 50 years old pumpin’ Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg when no one’s looking. Funny how things like rock and roll and rap were once persecuted by society one day, and eventually accepted and enveloped into culture the next. I really really hope that emo isn’t next.