Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How Could You Be So Heartless?

My work has an on-site gym. On the days where I can summon the motivation, I head down there during my lunch break. While making it there is all about getting my fitness on, once I'm there all energy is spent trying to get control of the TV by the elliptical machines.

By default, folks generally tend leave the TV on Fox. Around lunch time that means hours of Judge Judy. The only thing worse is local news lunch programming, which is also a favorite around the gym.

While it's fun for everyone to be miserable together (I refuse to believe that people change the station to Judge Judy because they like it, it's just to be polite or something), I figure at least one person should be able to enjoy television--and I prefer that person to be me.

So when I get a hold of the remote, the suckers around me are subjected to reruns of The Hills, Celebrity Rehab, The Princess Bride, and Malcolm in the Middle, to name a few. My co-worker-outters try to pretend that they don't want to watch these shows, but I see them sneaking glances and even occassional smiles.

Yesterday I was watching Kanye West's video for Heartless on Fuse. (Excellent song, excellent video, btw.) An old guy got on the elliptical next to me, looked at the screen and said, "Cartoons. Cool." Yup, cartoons.

Watching the video reinforced my rave review of 808s & Heartbreak. Just keeps getting better. And the Jetsons artwork in the video is awesome. Love it.


Nicole said...

Ah yes, the Lake Park gym. I loved that place...the gym not the job. I would walk, lift or ellipt myself almost every day there...and actually lost a significant amount of weight in 15 to 20 minute increments. But yeah, those tvs! It was usually Martha Stewart or Judge Judy when I worked out. But with the cheap payroll deduction...I guess you get what you pay for.

Cheeseboy said...

Funny post. If you are lonely, I will come over and watch teh Princess Bride with you.

Moohammed said...

Is have the mixed feelings of Judge Judy. Is Jewish, true, but is secretly like the strong woman. Plus she would be very good with the household spendings.

Ike said...

I used to Love Malcolm in the Middle! Excellent show.

Unknown said...

I like to subject them to E! It is Anna and my favorite source of wonderful day ending news.