It has been a very ...uninspiring morning so far,and, out of sheer boredom, I decided to watch the much-touted High Definition channels on TV.
Wow ! Very clear images of Flipper !
Tell me this isn't a “Flipper” re-run I'm watching !
But it is, and here's this critter: poking its head above water, and clicking and chirping away,in an effort to lure two pre-adolescent boys into investigating a boat somebody has concealed with branches.
There is obviously some sort of inter-species thing going on , and, much as I defend the right of others to make alternative lifestyle choices,this looks a bit “fishy”-if you get my drift. Time to change channels.
Here we go: “Charmed” in HD format. ( Attractive 20-something-posing-as-teen-age witch has relationship conflicts with assorted attractive males and females : some of whom also have “powers”.)
Commercials were much better than the plot – which is identical to the non-HD version !
European Sports (click),game show (click), art gallery (click) ......ah, movies !
“Return of the Living Dead” - something about zombies in Kentucky . I wonder why the young woman keeps walking downstairs and calling out “Who's there ?” after hearing suspicious noises downstairs ?? (Click).
Tail end of an Italian language film. English sub-titles – dialog incomprehensible anyway.
Aha ! Martial arts film...in Greek; English sub-titles – dialog even more incomprehensible than the action. ( Lots of cinema noir camera technique , which serves to make the film even more confusing...click !)
Then I remember: my computer screen is High Definition too ! What's shakin' on Yahoo ??
Ummm... Not much. How about celebrities.
Hey: here's something about Brad Pitt.
He's depicted stepping off a private jet in Chicago with one of the “Brangelina” kiddies.
Wait a second ! Isn't that the same Brad Pitt described as being devoted to “Green” save-the-environment construction here ?
Q. What is he doing on an environment-destroying private jet ??
A. Brad is a celebrity, silly ! He's allowed to destroy anything he wants !!
In HD , no less !