by The Usual Suspect
There is no conspiracy to control TV programming to keep the masses stupid. They put something on TV, you decide to watch it or not. If you watch it, advertisers throw money at it, to make more of it, to get you to watch more, get to know those products more in the meantime, and many families are fed through this process. Capitalism fuckin' rules.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to cry "conspiracy" as much as the next guy, because that shit is FA-SCI-NATING, but it sounds more like a go-to excuse for failed creative types that just talked about doing great things instead of actually doing the hard, mundane bitch work that goes into creating incredible things. Then again, it somehow became a common pattern to assume that success is predetermined by the fates, and if it isn't handed to you, all laid out like the Yellow Brick Road, complete with ever-loyal pals to guide you the whole way, well...then it just wasn't meant to be.
Bullshit. That just means that your spare time is being wasted. Fuck paycheck to paycheck wage slaving, I don't have kids or major responsibilities yet, I'm gonna go back and kick college in the dick for a bit. Finish the job Clint Eastwood style.