Alaboutnothing Official Blog

September 26, 2018

Questions / Statements / Venting from the Staff of Alaboutnothing

Because we constantly clearing our mind with one thing we wish to attain and that is “Nothingness”. There comes a time we need to know answers to some of our questions.  The clearing causes us to ask other people the answers either here or when we go out and about.  So here are some questions, and some statements / opinions, and finally some of our venting.  As we always “preach”, we are here to help and connect with other humans and we will continue to connect with all the AWESOME humans we meet along our journey.

Question:

We have wondered about this for a very long time.  In Chevrolet commercials they end with the slogan “Find new roads”.  What the heck does that mean?  Find new roads?  The car only runs on a new road? We have not seen a new road in years, so do they provide a map of new roads?  What is we need to take old roads to get to the new roads do they provide assistance?  We are Chevy fans, but we are confused abut this and have moved on to looking at the Dodge Demon, which in our opinion kicks ass on any road.

Question:

Have you ever noticed when watching a golf tournament on TV when the player hits the ball someone always yells out “In the hole!”?  Are there 18 paid people who stand at each hole and yell this phrase?  If so I want one of those jobs.  Do they pay well?  Do they get bonus if on a par three a player gets a hole in one and they yelled it?  This has to be a “sweet” job if you’re a golf fan.  Do they only work when the tournament is on TV?  Do they travel around to the different places the tournaments are played?

Question:

Do you miss Anthony Bourdain as much as we do?  His shows “Part Unknown” and “No Reservations” are still on TV and Netflix and we watch them every chance we get.  Anthony / Tony, a great story teller and would get out there past the tourist places in different countries with the “folks”.  Tony showed his human side often and we respected his opinion.

Question:

We were closely watching the Weather Channel during the hurricane Florence and we noticed one of the reports pronounced “Immediately” as “ammediately”.  Yes, more than once she used the “A” instead of the “I”.  Then we noticed more than one reporter on the Weather Channel and other news channels pronouncing “immediately” with an “A”. For us to notice this is huge because we often make “typos” and usually say nothing, but we had too on this one.

Question:

Why do we drive on a different side of the road than England?  Is it our way to say “in your face” to England?  After all, they once did own us a long time ago.  They also have many “round-a-bouts” and we have recently started using “round-a-bouts”, probably because it’s been found that traffic moves faster when a “round-a-bout” is in use.

Statement:

In some of our posts talking about the Vatican and or the Catholic Church, because we have our own belief system, we did not realize the impact the recent abusing of children by priests had on devoted Catholics.  The following link is from someone who is a devout Catholic and when we read her words, we could feel her pain, and they brought tears to our eyes.  Please read and join us in praying for a healing of the Catholic Church. The site is “Beauty Beyond Bones” (<<<click on name) and we like all the articles.

Statement:

Netflix is the greatest thing since sliced bread.  We have recently started watching Netflix and the variety of programs is HUGE and we even have discovered what people mean by “binge watching”.  So far we have “binge watched” “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and “Magic for Humans”.  We have several others picked out, but we continue to check out other programs, especially the travel programs.  We have partially “binge watched” various stand up comics and have discovered that Dave Chappell is not for children’s viewing.  One thing we have learned about magicians is that when they do a trick, rather than attempting to figure out how they did it, we now know the answers is “they used magic.” (Saves brain cell space)

Statement:

Continuing with Netflix we watched one of our all time favorite people, David Lettermen has a show called “My Next Guess” and the first show is David interviewing President Obama and it was great.  We have found our minds are becoming more open by watching interviews of people we only know by names in the news.  Perfect example is Jay-Z.  We only know that Jay-z is a rapper and married to Beyonce.  That’s about it.  After watching David interview Jay-z we have become huge fans, not of his rapping, but of the human side of Jay-z.  Everything he talked about was right in line with what we believed.  We were surprised and happy all at the same time.  What and awesome person and it’s great to see there are forward thinking people out there changing our world.  Namaste Jay-Z.

Statement:

Netflix is the greatest thing since sliced bread >>>>>because the programs are commercial free!  We are already in “heaven” and now this is a perk.  We thank The Universe for creating someone who created Netflix.

Statement:

Tiger wood is back !!!

Venting:

People of the United States of American please VOTE in NOVEMBER!!  If you’re not in the USA, then call the people you know in the USA and tell them to vote please.  If you are not in the USA and don’t know anyone in the USA then have the greatest month of November ever and thank you for coming to our post.

Of course we thank everyone for stopping by and taking the time to read our posts.  God bless all of our Twitter followers and  Blog Subscribers.

We have nothing to else to report at this time except to say “Virgie – you will always be our favorite Auntie!”

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July 31, 2018

The Weather Channel and Pharmaceutical Commercials –Review

Weather Channel

Way back when the Weather Channel was first on cable it was 24/7 forecasting, but that has changed.  Just the other night the wind was blowing hard so we went to the Weather Channel to see what the heck was going on.  What we got was a show about how volcanoes were going end the world, followed by how the rising oceans were going to end the world, followed by how the wind was going to blow buildings over and cause massive damage.  Then after all the “end of the world” shows there were six “Highway through Hell” episodes.  So if we are ever in Canada and stuck in a snow-storm we know who to call.  It looks like from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM there isn’t any weather forecasting, it’s just “Weather gone viral, Tornado Alley, Raging Nature,” and other various none forecasting shows.  At 2:00 AM it’s “AMHQ Early, AMHQ”.  At 6:00 AM it’s Weather Center Live, and at 2:00 PM it’s Weather Underground until 5:00 PM.  (This is today’s schedule).

The Weather Underground is not like the structured Weather Center Live, it’s more like a leisure variation with casually dressed group of meteorologists in a casual environment attempting to make weather entertaining.  The Weather Center is structured with guys in suits and ladies in dresses, some of which are a bit short and this must be an attempt to make weather more sexy and entertaining.  The only time it becomes full time weather forecasting is when a super hurricane is about to destroy Florida and the entire east coast of the US.  This is when they have people on site and reporting that the “storm surge” is what kills most people even though it’s not a great idea to be out and about in 175 MPH winds. (Basically stating the obvious for hours) When this happens if you live west of the east coast you will not see any forecasting until the super hurricane named “Bellatrix” has run its entire route up the east coast.  Even though they tell you not to go out into the storm they have people placed in “key” areas along the route, and sometime the “key” areas are a not so important.

We are guessing that all the phone “apps” for getting the weather have basically replaced the good ole weather channel reporting.  Every News channel has an app that includes weather and just about anything related to weather.  So maybe sometime in the future we will be seeing the folks on the weather channel doing a song and dance weather forecasting routine.  This would be great for the students that take meteorology for a major in college and a minor of theater arts. Just a few minutes ago we tuned in on The Weather Underground and they were playing a game to match weather subject to mainstream song titles. So as California burns down with raging forest fires along with several other states with the same issues, and massive evacuations are underway, the Underground Weather folks are playing games. (Bet if a hurricane popped up they would be hustling to report it) Maybe the loser gets sent to Antarctica for their next assignment?

Just like the saying goes “everything changes” and amazing it is with the weather people having the latest and greatest technical devices for forecasting they are being replaced by other forms of technical communication across the world.

Pharmaceutical Commercials

Have you ever though about how much cheaper our drug would be if these Pharmaceutical companies would halt the pill commercials?  They run these commercials giving a list of symptoms of what the particular pill is for and the list includes symptoms of about a thousand other illnesses.  That’s in the first 15 seconds and then the last 45 seconds is what the side effects could be and one we heard had a side effect of death!  Yes death!  Who the heck would risk death to cure athlete’s foot?  Then at the end of the commercial they say “Ask your doctor”.  There are some that say “Be sure to tell your doctor if you have had a liver transplant, heart transplant, your middle finger sewn back on, your right eye looks in the opposite direction of your left eye, you had a sex change, you broke your back and they fixed it by surgically implanting a Lego, your blood test comes back without a type, your antennae’s on your head were surgically removed, and your ears were sewn back on upside down.”  If your doctor doesn’t know your history then we don’t think you need to be acting like your know more than your doctor.  Here is a spoof of a commercial for Movantik <<<<<<CLICK HERE >>>>>>>

We saw a special once about these commercials and they included that once a pill sales start to diminish, they re-name the pill and give it new symptoms’ and start a new campaign.  Supposedly the government watches out for this.  We know that the medication we took to help us stop smoking was originally for heart attack patients with depression and then when they found it to help quit smoking the cost was quadruped and they started promoting it as a quit smoking medication.

Maybe when the entire country makes marijuana legal most illnesses will magically go away. It’s already been found to cure “trumpitis” and several other political ailments.

We want to thank everyone for their support and thank you for stopping by.  Many blessings too all of you and please stay safe and if your not “regular” then try some “Movantik” (See above).

We have nothing to add at this time but we found Olive Oil to be a cure all.

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