Well, watching Pirate Master on CBS last week was like watching re-runs of Survivor with some bad Westinghouse Theater thrown in. Sheesh. I thought it would be better. It was interesting when the contestants, chosen for their quirkiness and “breast shots” I’m sure, were out on some island looking for treasure, but once they got back on the “ship” bad acting ensued. And I mean acting. All of it was so obviously scripted that I quickly lost interest. Now I know Survivor is also “creatively edited” but I have to think that Survivor contestants have their own moments of weirdness without the help of the producers. Not so, with Pirates it seems. I don’t think any of them could have come up with some of their comments on their own. Dumbness ensued. Anyway, it’s not worth another look, but I will probably do so come Thursday for lack of anything better to do.
I watched the Republican Presidential debates just like I did on Sunday with the Democrats’ debate on CNN. Will somebody PLEASE put Wolf Blitzer somewhere else? Like maybe on commercials? His “performance” (and that’s what it was) on both the debates was downright childish and stupid. He is not a reporter nor a master of ceremonies to speak of. He asked endless dumb questions and then got cranky when everyone refused to play. Talk about dumb questions. “Could everyone please raise their hands if they…..” You get the drift. I thought the Democratic debates were thoughtful and respectful, especially by Senator Clinton. The Republicans, on the other hand, were not given the same respect and were consistently asked stupid questions about evolution and creationism and other religious issues that were not even brought up during the Democratic debate. Why is that? Why did no one ask Clinton what she thought about abortion or about a 6-day creation story and have her answer in a 30 second time period? No, instead they give the Democrats a full evening of faith questions in a separate forum. Does everybody just assume that all Republicans think alike on faith issues. Come again? Isn’t that a little narrow minded? CNN did a shoddy job with the debates, but they were the only ones covering the debates at all. For those of us who don’t follow politics as closely as those addicted to politics, this is the only way to get a “first look” at who’s running. Anyone who says there isn’t bias in the media is stupid.
Since I don’t think in terms of “winners” and “losers” of debates when you are arguing amongst your own people, I will say that the stronger candidates are Senator Clinton, Obama, and Dodd on the Democratic side and Mayor Giuliani was the only obvious, intelligent choice on the Republican side, but the Republicans will smash him to bits when the race heats up because he’s “gasp” a Pro-Choice Republican (yes there are many out there!). Ron Paul made a passable showing, but he is the “Kucinich” of the Republicans right now, so far left of the field that only a small percentage will appreciate them. Who were the “wackos?” Democrats Ravel (conspiracy nut written all over him) and Biden (can he not talk without yelling?) and Republicans Tancredo and T. Thompson. Where do we get these people?
Anyway, the rubber doesn’t meet the road until they start debating each other. The race won’t even begin for me until Fred Thompson enters it and comes out swinging. Who, but another actor, can ever help the Republicans??
Leaving on a high note, I did watch Hell’s Kitchen and man, was it HOT!!! Gordon Ramsey always delivers and I loved this show. As usual they always pick chef wannabes, some of them real “winners” if you know what I mean, and then let them loose in a kitchen with Master Chef extraordinaire. Does he really think they are all going to cook great stuff right off the bat? What a hoot. (Caught a glimpse of America’s Got Talent and I was surfing with the remote and what a nightmare!) .
See you after the next episodes!