Tales Of Derring-Doofus

          Fans of the show 24 can relax.   Jack Bauer is going to dead meat on a stick…and hopefully soon. 

     But seriously, the alleged almost bitch slap fight for fees between Fox and Time Warner is over.  The two doofuses came to an agreement in principle on a distribution deal, without discussing terms. 

   The worlds biggest morons who also happen to be Fans of the show 24, American Idol, and the NFL no longer have to worry about having their favorite piece of shit show taken off of the air by crackhead corporate fools who hate them because of fiddling bullshit meant to draw attention to themselves who used the subterfuge of subtle and difficult negotiations to make you feel jittery, because they know they control you, you whimpering buffoons.

     NewsCorp wanted $1 per month per subscriber, or $46,800,000 per year.  Time Warner wanted to give them 20¢ per month per subscriber for 3,900,000 subscribers coming to a total of $9,360,000 per year.   A quote I read in a story on bloomberg is that the “Media landscape is being reshaped by this deal.”  Somehow I don’t see it.  With News Corp’s Third quarter profits up 11%, with revenue at 7.2 billion dollars and TW’s 3rd quarter revenue sitting at 7.14 billion dollars, I don’t quite see this deal in quite that light.

   Somehow I don’t see them caring so much about the average viewer when that kind of money is dancing around their balance sheets.  This was just two companies trying to make a few extra pennies on the dollar, and using you, the viewer as a bargaining chip.

   How are you feeling about that? 


    A few points about the above piece.  I am not a fan of Fox to begin with and I have Time Warner cable, and it is expensive.  This kind of thing has happened before, and no one has actually lost a channel they had as a consequence.  Yes Network tried the same thing.  The threat of having the network being pulled off of  the air was held over the heads of the viewers.  End result? We still have the network, and TW has an excuse to raise rates.  MSG Network did the same thing, with the same result.  We aren’t stupid.

    The network in question never goes off of the air, everyone gets paid (but us), and our cable bills will go up.  No surprises. To be honest, I would not have minded losing fox.  It’s not like I watch that network.  Nothing there I need. Maybe next time TW should just pack up and walk away like they did with NFL network. 


     When I search for satire on line, I find nothing but fun. Seriously, nothing but fun!


     A would be assassin walked into the house of Kurt Westergaard in Denmark, the man who made the cartoon that set the Islamic world on fire a few years ago. You remember the cartoon, the one that showed Muhammad wearing a bomb for a turban?  That guy.  The more radical members of the Islamic world apparently haven’t forgotten him either.  The would be assassin walked in with an axe and a knife. 

    Luckily for him, he took the threat that Islamic extremists pose to him seriously.  He built a safe room in his house, and hid in it and called the police.  The assassin yelled revenge and blood at the man.  The cops showed the idiot that you should never bring a knife to a gunfight and shot him twice, once in the arm and once in the leg.  Can’t blame them for shooting him, apart from just being an armed nutjob, he actually threw his axe at the police. 

    The Danish police showed remarkable restraint in not putting more holes in the as yet unnamed assailant with more than just two holes.  What is known about the man is that he a Somali national with ties to both Al-Shahaab, a Somali terror outfit and Al-Qaeda. 

   The police had to know there was a terrorist or Islamic extremist with violent intentions there.  Like I said, remarkable restraint.


   That’s it from here, except a  viddy. 


Today’s nuggets, via wikiquote:  What I must understand is why someone will continue to get out of bed in the morning once they have all the money they could want. Do they love the business, or do they love the money?  Warren Buffett

When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. To seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!   Miguel De Cervantes

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