I'm amazed that with all the available television channels, I find so little worth watching. We've even followed ridiculous programs that show cooking competitions, truckers on perilous ice roads, dog trainers, junk collectors and wedding dress selections. I won't even try to watch the little girls who compete in beauty contests. Their mothers spray tanning tiny four-year-old bodies, applying false eyelashes and veneers over tiny teeth. Seriously.
All this supports my love of our DVR. It has revolutionized television. I even use it as a verb now. "Did we DVR that?" We tape the shows we enjoy - including the stupid ones- and then watch whenever we want to be entertained or zoned out. Wouldn't it be great if they could translate that to your glasses so that whenever you're in a boring meeting, you could watch a show without anyone knowing?? Hmm... I may be having a millionaire moment here.
One of the shows I enjoy DVRing is Sunday Morning on CBS. Only have a few minutes to watch something worthwhile? This show has it. The program is 90 minutes long, but filled with several segments. Some are political, some amusing and most of them are on people, places, or objects I would never learn about otherwise. Most are followed by the signature "sun" done in various artistic ways using all kinds of mediums. I look forward to these each week.
A few months ago, we watched a segment on Kodak Kodachrome film and it's demise. There was only one small business that developed it anymore and it was shutting down. Digital imaging has put it to rest. I remember loading film into various cameras including a Brownie, Instamatic, and later 35mm dinasaurs like my father's Lycra which needed a separate light meter. That film in the hands of talented photographers captured many images we hold dear. Remember the haunting eyes of the girl in Afghanistan on National Geographic?
As I type, I'm learning about Gypsy Rose Lee. Now, that isn't a topic my coffee chicks would bring up but I'll be ready for the Jeopardy category when it surfaces. She was born in 1911 and became the first famous stripper. Lady Gaga has nothing on her. Not what I'd call a role model, but interesting none the less. Up next is a story entitled "The Real Lois Lane". From racy to reporter, this show covers it all! So, as I dress for church, I'm assured that when I have a minute to sit, I'll be entertained and educated by Sunday Morning.