Monday, September 12, 2011

wait I can no longer watch CBC or TVO but I now can watch CTV?

I live in a state close enough to Canada that I used to be able to watch some Canadian channels.  That was until this month when the country finally made the switch to DTV and I no longer can watch many of the Canadian channels I used to watch (and by many I mean 2, CBC and TVO)

Now I don't know if the reason I can no longer watch those stations is either because things are set up so one can watch station in different countries (could be but I believe USA and Canada are using the same type of DTV format) or if I am no longer in range of those stations' signal (the Digital signal covers a shorter distance then analogue did)

But the odd thing is I just found out that CTV is still broadcasting an analogue signal and that I can actually get it (I don't remember being able to get it before)  

From what I can tell CTV pretty much just plays mosty American shows, where as CBC and TVO had more Candian programs.  What this means is I am losing a lot of things I only could see on those station and getting a station where I can see shows that I can watch else where : (

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Any one else tired of all this 9 11 stuff?

I know I was.   Now this isn't to say  I don't think we should be talking about what happened, it's just that for over the past two weeks 9/11 was really heavily covered.   Hopefully next time they wont start talking about 9/11 so soon so people don't get 9/11 fatigue.

But looking back on what I have seen so far this remembrance of this tragedy was handled a lot better then I fear it might have being the tenth anniversary of that horrible day.  I fear we would be bombard with people trying to cash in on the tragic event.  I fear that we would be seeing commercials for things like 9/11 plates or gold coins.

I also feared that we would see an increase of hate toward people that happened to be Arabs and or Muslims.  But from what I can tell that hasn't happened (or at least it hasn't increase form what ever the average level of hate we have seen over the last few years)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

My little brother has gone off to college to day.
Makes me feel old it felt like not to long ago he was just a little kid.

Friday, April 08, 2011

What Obama has done in office

I Am The Kind Of Democrat Who Is ALL IN For President Obama

A lot of people think Obama hasn't done much in office but if you really look at it Mr. 44 has really done a lot in his time in office.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

what should be are response to black images in the media

Black images in the media is something that for a long time have been more negative then positive. As an African American it gets really annoying to see the same old stereotypes about us shown over and over again without much if any countering images.

It's natural and right that we speak out against the negative images we see of us shown in the media but sometimes I wonder if we go to far or the very least should we focus more on getting hollywood to show a wider ranger of images of Blacks or better yet support indy media that have a wide range of black images instead just attacking something that might be close to being strereotype.

i ask this because the days of in your face stereotypes are nearly over and the common stereotypes we see in the media aren't as in your face as some white guy in black face but we still have plenty of stereotypes that come from that still at play to day and because of that I notice people jumping at anything that has the hint of cooning, wither it be slapstick, low brow humor and a number of other things forms on comedy I like almost as much as I like wit and smart hight brow comedy.

And I've been thinking about the success of Tyler Perry, on one hand I am very proudd of him for his success and look up to him as a business man in the media field and think people should really look at the way he handled his business and how he built his media empire but on the other hand I realize if it wasn't for the preaching god part of his more people will be getting on him for bring out moves that are in the same vain as how high or booty call. The later a film I liked when I was in high school but not that it's not really positive images of black people.