First off, congratulation to the Arab World for finally joining the modern world in Freedom and Free Speech in wanting to throw off the shackles of your tyrannical governments. Like China after putting down their Communist leaders who had set China back 100 years, the realization of people all over the world is that the people, not the governments, should be in charge and responsible for their lives and futures. You're on a roll people, don't stop now. And my condolences to those people and families who are going to lose loved ones through murderous and paranoid behavior by those, especially religious leaders who are set to continue to oppress their people and charges. Shame on you. Let your people go, dudes!
Now, about another of the losers in our own country....
Okay, IFC, Independent Film Channel (should be Ignorant f------ C-, well you figure it out), has commercials now. For some small time now, really. Their mismanagement of a public trust leading to this current situation is unbelievable.
Maybe old news, but every time now I see there is a film I would like to watch, I realize its IFC. Hopefully, because if you Tivo it, you may end up watching it and then when you are hit in the face with a commercial, you go, wait a minute, what CHANNEL is this, oh, NO, its the IFC, and you then switch it off, or watch it and angrily zip through commercials to the end of the show.
I was just watching Monty Python's Life of Brian. Commercials. Ruins the atmosphere of the film, it does.
IFC used to be cool. A channel that was some kind of awesome, with hard to find films on it. Then they stopped that, started showing mostly run of the mill stuff with the occasional tidbit thrown in. Then, commercials. Now? Now, I think they are run by retards. Oh, sorry, not PC enough? Then they are, no, wait, yes, they are retarded. Mentally deficit. I don't know? Idiots? Bastards is a bit strong but really, they are not very nice people. At least, that's how I see their programming department. Stupid.
I have to have a few more derogatory adjectives around here. oh, there's one, stuck in between the cushions of the couch: Banal. Their programming is bociferous. Yes, bociferous. That's banal and vociferous, yes, its screaming banality.
Don't give me that. Oh, I know, there are exceptions. But they really don't disprove a thing. It's just sad.
I'm giving serious thought to blocking the channel so I can't see what they have available. I WOULD continue watching this channel, but really, they would have to change their name from Independent Film Channel, to something more realistic like, Intermittent Farce Channel (well, they can keep their acronym, I don't care).
It's kind of like what I hear about Sundance Film Festival. Just no longer what it once was and now there is too much corporate-ness about it. Now, the Sundance Channel, could do what IFC is doing and that wouldn't bother me because at least they didn't start out all pretentious and making promises they didn't keep.
Sundance is an independent film channel too, they just weren't pompous enough to call themselves that.