It seems similar to Ratzenberger's Made in Merka, altho I haven't seen
enough of either to thoroughly compare.
Ditto some of the Modern Marvels stuff on History Channel.
I find, tho, a kind of wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am quality to many of these
shows, in that when all is said and done, I often haven't taken away a lot,
ito of real understanding.
Yeah, I see a lotta shit goin on, and yeah, most it's inneresting
(entertaining??), but none of it really "registers"....
Could be my ADHD/diluted meds......
But, occasionally you do see something you can relate to.
For example, on Made in Merka, with U.S. Pole (no foolin, an outside
lighting company using, you guessed it, big-assed poles), I saw spinning for
the first time, and saw immediately that any muthafucka with a lathe and a
handmade wooden die, and some kind of lever, can spin!
But, as long as they don't stick in this unRealityTV Merkin Chopper-type
emotional fukndrama, I cain't complain too much.
Literally cain't watch 'Chopper (it went from interesting to peculiar to
just bad to nauseating), or any of those other bullshit car shows, anymore.
Esp. the ghetto ones. goodgawd..... yo.
What is always at once fascinating and quite intimidating is looking at
these gonzo facilities and all the mechanization (and computerization), with
the realization that Sheeit, all that shit is a *custom made one-off*
for that application! wow...
Be it flipping KrispyfuknCreme donuts, bagging Lays taterchips, bottling
soders, putting soles on shoes, making tires, whatever, I always ask,
Goodgawd, just how much did all that mechanized artistry *cost*
, and how did
they goddamm AFFORD it????
Makes moms'n'pops seem like a miracle.
In what's left of my conspiracy-theorized brain, I wonder if all this isn't
by some design, where through the guise of entertainment/edumacation, some
is not going on....
Or, put alternatively,
My dick is so fukn big you all better not even pull yours's out....
Another way of keeping the rabble in place, chewing their low-carb cud, and
Along these lines, my own 15" is somewhat of a solace, but not much, since
Not as broke as jb, or as unstable (cuz my case my bennies cover my meds),
but still, perty broke....
Oh shit, Paris just came on..... gotta go.
Mr. P.V.'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY
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