Try it…Part II…

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So my try it plan isn’t just for creative endeavors…

Stef and I decided to hit a bucket of balls today. Or should I say, “try” to hit a bucket of balls?

The weather was beautiful, and we had a great time. Were we good at swinging those woods? That’s up for debate, but at least we did it.

What have you wanted to do lately? Okay, get out and do it!

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

The future of television…

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So, it’s happened…At least one prediction from Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 may be coming true…

We’ve all observed televisions getting larger and larger of late. Well in his novel, Bradbury describes an environment in which reality television has taken over the world, and televisions have grown enormous. Specifically, your social status is defined by having television take up your entire wall. The more walls covered, the higher your standing in society.

Titan Screens, a British company, has recently created the world’s largest TV.  Called “The Zeus”, it measures 370 inches diagonally at a cost of over one million dollars. This dwarfs the current average television size of 32 inches for a flatscreen. But if such a large one is now out there, you know it’s just a matter of time before Bradbury’s image of society and television become a reality.

It’s a cautionary tale, as the key element of Fahrenheit 451 is the acceptance of book burning. Unfortunately, the more we watch TV, the less we read. This lack of reading creates an environment that is naturally more accepting of limiting reading and therefore authentic knowledge acquisition. Don’t go there, people! Turn off the television, and open a book, please!

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

The World of South Park…

South ParkSo my son, Ethan, has successfully done it. He has turned me on to South Park. I must confess, that show makes me laugh out loud every time I watch an episode. But my love for it also raises a couple of questions…

  • How do they get away with it?

In the current PC climate of America, how does a program like this stay in the lineup? I think it has to be because Trey Parker and Matt Stone are equal opportunity offenders. I am not kidding, they offend everyone! There is not a group protected from their attacks. I think this indiscriminate attitude somehow keeps them from the proverbial ax.

  • How many times are they called to the principal’s office?

If you are a teacher, could you imagine having one of their children in your class? The statements that must come out of their mouths…I believe it was Trey Parker’s daughter who was taped saying a line for South Park: “Daddy called you a pussy!”

When my youngest brother, Todd, (by the way, not so young now as he’s 48) was in kindergarten he had teenage siblings. One day in music class, as the teacher was instructing the students to sing “How much is that doggie in the window?” Todd spoke up and said, “Enough of this shit. Let’s have some Eagles!” Yes, mom was called to the principal’s office…

Whether you like South Park or abhor it, what are your thoughts on my two questions? And do you have some questions of your own?

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

Bringing back the great ones…

Geico pigSo Geico made a smart move bringing back some of their classic commercials in “The Best of Geico”. With heavy competition in the insurance industry, anything that will get people talking about a company should translate into dollars.

From Maxwell the Pig to the Humpday Camel, Geico had us laughing back in the day. Those of us who are a little older love nostalgia, so a return to their most humorous and classic advertising campaigns may give Geico just the edge they need to overtake the competition. And there is competition…

Other insurance carriers should take note, and perhaps hire the ad company that Geico uses…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)