Here’s a Novel Idea: Cooking Shows About Cooking

julie childRemember when the TV Food Network was nothing more than instructional cooking shows – cool kitchens/sets with cool personalities doing what you’d expect on a cooking channel…cooking!  Between the cooking game shows, the cooking reality shows, the cooking documentaries, the throw-downs, and all this “Unwrapped” crap, who learns anything about cooking anymore?  Drives me freakin’ crazy.  Maybe there should be a TV Food Network II, like ESPN II, that was devoted only to the traditional cooking show.

If I had it my way, Donut Shops would Deliver

donutsAt least on Saturday and Sunday mornings…how awesome would that wake-up call be?  You could preschedule it like at the hotels and they’ll arrive at your door with fresh donuts, hot coffee, and maybe they’d even pick up the paper on the way up.  This, I think, is a damn good idea.
I think Dunkin Donuts was trying it through Snap Foods for while, but that venture failed.  With a little “in your face marketing” there is no way this wouldn’t work…I just hate getting decent enough to head down to the local donut shop.

Sports are Antiquated

new sportsWe need a new sport.  Baseball, Football, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey were all invented hundreds of years ago (slight exaggeration in some cases).  Doesn’t matter, though.  With all the advancement in our socio/economic environment, you’d think we’d evolve in the realm of sports.  Sure, how we watch, play, and enjoy sports has evolved…but the sports themselves are all the same.  We need to get a group of 8 – 12 year old kids (who are really good at making up games with whatever is lying around the house) to sit down with a bunch of slightly inebriated college students – some of them “performance art majors” – and several corporate executives to figure this out.  Forget the Super Bowl , I can’t wait until The National Viking Ball Championship

Smokers have all the luck…

smoking area@seth3981 suggests through his Tweet that “if it were up to [him] smokers would be herded into communes in the woods. [We] could then live our own lives w/o their intrusion.”

Don’t you kind of feel like they already are.  I mean, I’m not really a smoker – OK after like 15 beers – but sometimes I feel so sorry for those guys huddled around the ash try in the corner of the parking lot.  They look so damn depressed – like they really hate the fact that they have to hang out by themselves…or maybe they just wish they didn’t have that nagging nicotene fit every half hour.  One thing is for sure, though; if it were up to me, smoking breaks would be unpaid…man, those 15 minutes really add up.  I feel like every time I go by the smoking area, the same people are out there.  Are they out there all day long?

Taze Me

What if everyone were allowed to taze one person a day for no apparant reason?