Thursday, August 25, 2005

The madness continues

Carla & I are taking a class from Brandon Mably next month. He of this kind of work: In-tar-zee-a.

I stepped on that slippery slope & now, hell in handbasket or Highway to Hell if you want to
have that ditty

(or this Diddy, no longer P.Diddy)

stuck in your head. You can thank me later.

I am utterly losing my mind. I have Fall fever. I am cleaning the core of the house - junk drawers, closets - no dusting or vacuuming for me - I cleaned the shower grout with bleach and a frigging toothbrush.

While I'm rambling, I'll just go here.

CAUTION: rant on religion

Can someone tell me the demographic breakdown as to why Discovery Kids is the place to hawk Christian media products?

Between Trading Spaces Boys vs. Girls ( which I love because their kids come in all colors- though they're all rich) and Jeff Corwin (the feral member of the Fab 5)
my kids are treated to ads for the CDs Worship Jamz and God Rocks! And advertising for the particularly nerfarious Veggie Tales:

"Saturday Morning Fun with Sunday Morning Values"

Nope didn't make it up - it's their marketing hook.

I really, really object to having religion & God marketed to my kids.
Really. Fucking. Object.
Especially since there seems to be only one religion of choice for these godfearin' marketeers.
I sure don't see B-Boy Buddha laying it down anywhere between 6-9 pm on a cable channel near you.

Before y'all flame my shiny, wide, atheist ass - everyone has the right to believe what they want, just keep it away from my kids (and my body, schools, government - but that's another soapbox). Again: Everyone has the right to believe what they want -

And I believe I'll have another drink.


Blogger CJ said...

Snort! You really make me laugh.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

amen (from your fellow atheist knitter)

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Sue James said...

RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!
your Pagan friend......Sue ;)

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Lyn said...

So, am I not the only one who thinks that the Pledge should not contain 'Under God,' and the dollar shouldn't promise 'In God We Trust?'

10:01 AM  
Blogger littlehedgehog said...

The forced assimilation will be televised!

And no, lyn, you are soooo not the only one who thinks that.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous teffie-phd said...

Rant appreciated. That combination of veggies and "sunday morning values" is just a bit too much "good" isn't it?

3:11 PM  
Anonymous kristi said...

oh, don't even get me started.

3:31 PM  
Blogger stephanie said...

I agree with you in principle, but love capitalism too much to complain about it. I just turn off the channel when something comes on I don't like.

Why not let Dkids and the cable co. know you're unhappy with their choice of sponsors? For every letter they receive, there are 100 people turning off the channel. And people changing the channel means lost revenues.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I'm not religious, but I do believe that the station has the right to allow any advertisements that they want, and the music/video companies have the right to sell their goods. That said, aren't there a lot of religious cable stations out there where these would sell better?

Let the station know you don't like the ads. After all, wouldn't the "other side" voice their opinions loud and clear if say a Pagan video were to be advertised on that station?

1:12 PM  

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