|PBS Programs, the cure for insomnia.|
Don't get me wrong. PBS does have some really good programming. I love anything by Ken Burns and the foreign news. But there are times that PBS stands for Pretty Boring Shit.
If I'm not feeling sleepy, all I have to do is put on a PBS documentary and within a half hour I'm out cold.
I don't know if it's because there are no laugh tracks or lively music to keep my blood moving. Even paced announcers and light soundtracks put me right out - especially the British reporters.
A friend of mine said, "I've watched so much PBS, I'm starting to talk with a British accent."
What is it about those Brits? They like to tell us boring stories and sell us crap on infomercials. Oxy Clean anyone? Or how about a Sham-Wow?
Last night, there was an in-depth expose on William Shakespeare. Being possibly the greatest writer of all time, I thought I'd settle in for the next hour and see what I could learn about ole B.S.
First, the British reporter whispered to the camera, like he didn't want anyone to know he was filming a documentary. My eyes started feeling heavy. As he droned on about all kinds of uninteresting tidbits about the great Shakespeare, I found my mind wandering. Ten minutes would go by and I had no idea what the hell they were talking about. The announcer kept whispering.
After forty-five minutes, I was ready to pass out.
I brushed my teeth and headed to bed.
I have A.D.D. My mind can get to lightening speeds in just a matter of minutes. I laid on the bed and tried to relax. But my mind had forgotten about the Bard and had jumped to some new blog ideas I had. I tried using the relaxation technique for better sleep my psychologist had taught me. No help. My mind kept racing.
I should have just stayed in that chair and I'm sure that PBS would have put me to sleep. But I didn't.
For the next four hours I tossed around, thinking about my blog. I couldn't remember a single detail of the PBS program on Shakespeare. All I remember is a lady in an ugly costume.
PBS programs can provide us with a lot of great, entertaining information. I'm especially fond of PBSKids and the programming they offer.
Right now, though, I need some rest. So please support PBS programs, the cure for insomnia.
Oh look... the life of Cleopatra.... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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