I caught this year's flu. Yuck. And so what did I do for my days off this week? I stayed in bed and watched tv. And what do you suppose I watched? Re-runs of I Love Lucy? Unfortunately no, I ended up watching some reality tv. Well, sort of reality. Take this show Carfellas. Does this actually look real to anyone? It might be, I'm sure there are people like this somewhere. But it looks a bit made up to me:
Now the premise of this show is that the main guy Mike was in prison for "racketeering" for the "mob" I guess? And now he's out of prison and decides to run a used car lot with two other fat Italian guys. Not that I don't believe this, but I tried googling his name, and can't really seem to find any news reports, or anything that really links this guy to a "mob." And the only news report I could find that said he did three years in prison was written as a promo for the show. I don't see this one lasting. *chuckle*
Next is one of my favorite shows now! It's called "Bar Rescue." This guy goes to bars that are really pretty much slums and fixes them up so they'll be profitable and decent places to drink. He always fixes up bars that are also restaurants, and the best part of the show is when he goes in and starts yelling about how the kitchen is filthy, or how there is a dead mouse somewhere, or garbage piled up in a corner. And the employees never seem to understand what he's yelling about. They'll tell the camera "I'm pretty embarrassed about what he's saying right now." but they've been working in this filth for years! So they were embarrassed, but were always to lazy to fix anything! It's hilarious!
I watched this episode this morning. This clip wasn't in the episode, though. Probably because good ol' John there talks about "manipulating employees." If you actually listen to what he's saying, he's right. He does know what he's talking about. "You want employees to like you so they don't steal from you." Very good philosophy! *chuckle* The bar that they're in right now was called Swanky (Stinky) Bubbles. One of the owners was giving away most of the drinks free to women so he could hit on them, but he couldn't figure out why the bar was losing money. One of the "cooks" quit when John told him to start cleaning up the filthy kitchen. It was really hilarious! The funniest part of this episode to me was that at the end they always tell you what happened 30 days after the bar was fixed up. 30 days after this one was fixed up, it was right back in the toilet where it started. Some people just don't listen. *chuckle*
And last, but not least, another ultimate favorite of mine: Man and Woman vs Wild. This one is just silly. The man is an ex military survival expert, and the woman is his blonde, ex newscaster wife. She's a British bimbo. I don't say that to be rude, but you don't take your city girl, feminine blonde wife out into the wilds and then try to survive without supplies. In the "Alaska" episode, they wouldn't have survived, and had to stop the show and call in rescue people. Things just didn't work out. That's ok, I can accept that, people don't always survive. In another episode though, the blonde woman ends up with heat stroke and they call in a medic who gives her water, and food, and gets her well again in a couple of hours. Then she wants to continue. It's not really a survival situation if when things get rough you just call in a medic! Just a goofy show!
Now not to dog on the blonde, but look at how much footage they show of her with this thing in her mouth. How many of the crew do you think were in stitches watching this? Yes, it's meant to be a survival technique, but all we see on tv is this blonde shoving a phallic object into her mouth over and over. You don't see the guy sucking on it. How...entertaining.
So, that's it for watching tv while I was sick. I think I slept through most everything else. With any luck I'll feel better next week and get back to work on setting up my book for release.