Another fall flood of bad TV shows?

October 26, 2010

I scour our vast photo file every day, to make sure my readers are seeing the goofiest stuff possible. Sometimes I see photos that speak so eloquently about the endurance of the human spirit that I just get goose-bumps.

You take this scene from Bangkok yesterday, where in spite of floodwaters raging through homes, at least some folks are still managing to …. watch television?

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Hi Earl, it’s me, Lonnie. Whatcha doin’ over at your house?

Lonnie? What do you think we’re doing? Sitting on the roof, crying with Mom and Dad, waiting for rescue boats. What’re YOU doing?

floating tv crop 260Watchin’ TV. ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ is on. In my bedroom, the water’s only halfway up the legs of the TV stand!

Lonnie, don’t you think watching TV is dangerous?

Sure, they say it rots your mind, but I’ll give it a shot.

I mean in the water. Aren’t you gonna have to go to the roof soon?

We have extension cords. We’re prepared.

Well, I don’t think I should leave mom and dad here clinging to the chimney… Hey, is this the Halloween episode, where Debra wants Ray to get a vasectomy, and Frank accidentally gives out condoms to the trick-or-treaters? I’m swimming over to your place, Lon!

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Residents watch television at their flooded house in Bangkok October 25, 2010. Floodwaters from northeast provinces, which have swamped thousands of acres of farmland, have spread to the Thai capital. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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Isn’t it ironic…I actually hate Raymond! And I hate the show! Pah! Not everybody loves pretentious gits who think everybody loves them! And his voice is annoying too.

(Is there a ‘ptooey’ smiley?)

ppppttthhhbbbb

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Are those 2 kids in the water????

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@egeria – completely with you on that one. It was a wonder anyone else could fit in the room along with his towering ego.

As for the picture – worst babysitter ever!

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Laughing out loud at this one. Two fans going too. I would guess that when the water level reaches the electrical outlets, there will be a shocking revelation. Ah, the stupidity! Please turn it down, it’s blinding me.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Wow, that brings back memories.
So there my brothers and I were sitting and watching our favorite shows and mom saying something about bath time. And then all the sudden, whoosh. The room was flooded, we were clean, but we didn’t miss our show. Good memories.

Posted by IamNotSomebody | Report as abusive

Not for anything but there are scenes in Monsters Inc that are sad enough to cry a river!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

GOT IT! The little girl is Lamar, right?

Posted by shawngrggs | Report as abusive

Wow, and they complain about kids in the US being TV junkies!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Having your house 4 inches deep in water is rubbish, but at least I was never tempted to watch TV instead of shifting things of sentimental value to higher shelves.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I could tell you Unca, but I don’t think it’d pass Mr Spam Filter. I’ll email you… :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive