God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
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And now, the news turns to our "*sigh*" segment. Today's headlines:

- NBC Resurrects 'The Bionic Woman' for its Fall Season - As if churning out bland movies of 70's TV shows with little connection to the original wasn't bad enough, now we're gonna turn out bland TV shows of 70's TV shows with little connection to the original. With the present-day track record of just how deeply the modern studios care about what they're ripping up and abusing, I can only cringe at what they'll do to this. Thankfully, I don't watch TV, so I don't much care.

- MPAA to Consider Smoking in Ratings - I'm old enough to remember the days when the MPAA ratings were pretty easy to figure out: G: no one gets the girl, PG: the good guy gets the girl, R: the bad guy gets the girl, X: everyone gets the girl. OK, I kid, but still, I remember the first time I saw a rating and it said it was due to "sexual situations" and I thought "what the fuck is that supposed to mean?" It's only gone downhill from there, becoming more and more compartmentalized and fractured, nit-picking every little thing...and for no really good reason, seeing as how half of what gets cut out by the MPAA's say-so ends up as a special feature on the DVD, anyway. So, now, "glamorizing smoking" and "pervasive smoking" are going to figure into the ratings, huh? "But it's to help the parents," they say. These are the same parents that buy their 3-year-old a Gameboy, right? Believe me, you aren't helping them, they're beyond help. Once again, our nation's parents are depending on someone else to teach their kids; no wonder we're in the state we're in. Hey, go for it, MPAA, please do. Eventually, at this rate, you'll make such a mockery of yourself, we can dump your sorry, controlling ass.
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