I should watch public television. I'm exactly the kind of person who should. I'm extremely educated, and I like the arts. Hell, I've even recently started watching Opera. Yes, Opera. I discovered that local theaters show broadcasts from the Met. I've also discovered that watching Opera is so much better than just listening to it.
So why don't I watch public television? Let's take tonight for example. I came home from work, turned on the tv, and saw a listing for a show called Too Jewish? It's a taping of a one-man show by a guy named Avi Hoffman. This caught my eye because I've actually been studying Judasim lately. I've been reading books and even listening to audio lectures from a Orthodox Jewish website (www.aish.com). No, I'm not converting. But I study different religions. They fascinate me. I've studied Buddism, Hinduism, Taosim, Confucianism, Manicheianism, Gnosticism, tribial religions of various continents, and world mythology in general. As for Christainity, I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school my whole life and have just had enough; as for Islam, you're next. This is your only warning.
So I turned on the program and what did I see: a pledge drive thingy. What the fuck? Okay, if you want to ask for money, do it. Take a minute and do it. This thing lasted for 20 minutes. I took a bath, came back, and they were still asking for money. This is the worst thing you could do if you want people to watch your programming. Which is a shame; I'm finally watching what I tuned in to watch, and its great. But pretty soon, they'll do another money thing, and I'll get disgusted and turn it off. Hopefully, I can find this show on DvD. I'll already checked Amazon, and they don't have it.
Oh well, end of rant.