Cannoneer is in between contracts, so I have been forced –, I mean I want to watch TV with him, so I watch a lot of stuff that I normally would not watch. History Channel, Military Channel, History Channel International, Discovery Channel. I normally watch, when I’m not reading, Fox News, BBC America (I love Britcoms), American Movie Classics — when it’s not John Wayne month), Turner Classic Movies for silly romances and film noir, and Boomerrang for cartoons. I watch a lot of cartoons — because there is rarely anything worth watching.
So for the last three years I have not had to watch what a man’s man would watch.
Well now I can tell you what channel we are on just by the commercials — on the manly shows I am forced to hear about ED problems until I couldn’t really care less if anyone ever has it. There are three kinds of ED pills and boy do they flog the heck out of them. Also beer is on the Manly Channels along with big expensive autos and meat commercials.
On the Female Channels I see “Boy, are you old, you need this lotion so your man will have sex with you” — or
“Lord have mercy, you are so fat you need this diet”
The American advertising industry is driving me nuts with the I’m so old and fat that I need whatever they are selling Chinese water torture.
Why can’t we drive defeatists nuts with the truth about how well our boys are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan or how we need everyone’s help to keep our hearts and minds open to the possibility of victory?