Why Not Just Outlaw ‘Fun’?

I just read this NPR article about how the LA Board of Supervisors has outlawed fun footballs and frisbees during the summer. As their excerpt notes, “The basic idea is to protect the general public from flying objects during the peak summer months, when beaches are at their most crowded.” I guess, but then why are beach balls and volleyballs still okay? Cuz no one’s ever been bonked in the head by one of those…

What’s next, LA Board of Supervisors? Outlawing dogs happily racing along on the beach? Eh, those probably are already forbidden. Cute babies racing away from the little waves? Sandcastles?

 

Unfiltered Thoughts: Hockey

Why do hockey games go into overtime only to end tied anyway? Isn’t the point of overtime to determine a winner? Just another one of the many stupid things about hockey. (Need a hint on another? How about how each season lasts about 14 months?)

 

Same Bat Show, Same Bat Channel

I end up watching a lot of ESPN. Not because I love it, but because it’s got programming even when all other channels are showing infomercials when I’m up with baby at 3 a.m. While it seems that other channels ask the question, “Ok, but how is your show any different from all of the programming we offer?” to those that develop and pitch shows, it seems like ESPN asks, “Ok, but how is your show exactly like all of the other programming we offer?” With the exception of Around the Horn and Pardon the Interruption, all ESPN shows are the same roundtable with mostly white guys talking about the strengths of one team pitted against the weaknesses of their opponents.

Imagining a World Without Netflix

Just got a whole lot easier thanks to their dumb-ass decisions lately. To further visualize how dumb this Qwikster split is, see The Oatmeal’s take.

And to think that just a few short weeks ago, I’d worked out how we were gonna dump DirectTV and just live off of Netflix.

Oh, and MLB.com/TV.

And NBA League Pass.

And Versus/NBC Sports for Tour de France.

Oh, for F8ckssake. It’s 2011! Why can’t we get this all sorted out already?! I can’t track countless separate logins & accounts & instant queues just for entertainment’s sake.