On Super Bowl Sunday, Ram Aired a Shameless MLK Ad …

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A couple of years ago, I complained about TV commercials, particularly those that aired on Super Bowl Sunday. Well, tonight, I’d like to add a complaint about one ad that on Super Bowl Sunday aired this year.

Last night (February 4, 2018), Ram aired a pretty shameless ad which used audio from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In response, a YouTube user decided to replace the audio with another MLK speech in which the civil rights leader excoriated capitalism.

This situation reminded me of what I started looking into last month. As it turns out, Martin Luther King, Jr. was a different person than many people who talk about him want the rest of us to believe. While much of what we learned about him is true, it is used to hide the fact that he became a democratic socialist by the end of his life and was highly critical of capitalism as well as U.S. domestic and foreign policies.

This of course ties into the Ram ad and why the truck company’s decision to use MLK audio is ironic and sad.

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Bob’s Burgers Is One of My Favorite Shows (WAW)

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I put this image together with helps from cutout downloads. Thanks, Tumblr!

Earlier this year, I finished the series of posts on Things I Don’t Like About Television. In all honesty, those posts need to be revisited, especially since so many things have changed in the past few months alone. But now, I want to talk about something I like about television: FOX’s Bob’s Burgers, which was created by Loren Bouchard and first aired in 2011.

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My Bernie Sanders Meme (WAW)

Did someone say Bernie Sanders?

Hey everyone. This will be another short Write Anything Wednesday post.

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Who’s Been Watching the Olympics This Year?

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To be honest, I haven’t been that interested in the Olympics this year.

Sure, there are good things to say about the performance of USA athletes. Michael Phelps extended his record medal count. Simone Biles emerged as the leader Ladies’ gymnast.

Side note: Jamica’s Usain Bolt is still the world’s fasted man.

I have watched the two-week festivities in some fashion for at least the past 16 years, but this year is different. Why is that? There are two reasons.

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I Was Thinking About the Home Alone Movies … (WAW)

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Hello, readers! It’s Write Anything Wednesday. This week, I was talking to my nephew and we were talking about a movie that didn’t need a sequel: “Home Alone.”

In total, there were at least four Home Alone movies in total. There may be a fifth out there somewhere, but I’m not sure.

The first movie was a bona fide hit namely because of how adorable Macaulay Culkin was. Prior to filming “Home Alone,” Culkin was in “Uncle Buck,” another memorable movie from John Hughes.

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Famous Sayings: #10 — ‘Fools Rush In…’

May 15, 2016

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”

Let me first start this post off with a story.

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Things I Don’t Like About Television: Wrapping Up

Well, here we are. After 36 posts of my ranting, it has come to this.

To quickly review, here are the posts in this series with short descriptions of what they were about:

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Things I Don’t Like About Television, Episode 36: Cable Providers

The information is this post may not entirely pertain to television viewing, but the policies of these companies do of course have an enormous effect in that regard. And note: that “cable providers” includes satellite companies, as well.

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Things I Don’t Like About Television, Episode 35: Ratings Madness

When you watch television long enough and follow entertainment news, you will eventually come across a discussion of ratings. How are they collected? What do they mean?

In America, we have the Nielsen Ratings System. The scope of it is limited, but it’s results could be totally ignored by networks.

There are politics of behind the scenes of networks. First, they may look at the ratings and decide to cut well-written shows from the lineup due to supposedly low viewership or keep in lesser shows because viewers seem to like the hot lead actress.

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Things I Don’t Like About Television, Episode 34: Censorship

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…Or do that or show that…

WARNING: This post contains a series of curse words and other terms that are unfit for polite discussion. Read at your own risk.

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