Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Late Night TV Sans Cable

I have mentioned my bad sleeping habits before. A typical night goes like this...come home, watch TV, fall asleep during the 11:00 news, wake up at 2:30ish in the middle of the Leno/Conan repeats or the late night Oprah, depending on which channel was on when I fell asleep. Occasionally, I wake up with an off channel and some evangelical program. My favorite was Jack and Rexella Van Impe and their debunking of The Da Vinci Code. "It's a pack of lies," cautions Rexella in her sweet, sugary voice, while hubby Jack urges viewers to "throw this book in the trash, because that's what it is--TRASH." Um, Jack? Rexy? It's a freakin' book!! It's FICTION!!! Their "The End Is Near" program is a must-see. It's comforting to know that when the Rapture comes, our pets will be joining us (who am I kidding; I'll be left behind) in Heaven.

Last night, I saw a commercial for The Living Faith, an organization which touts faith healing. The commercial last night asked viewers to join them in Eagle Rock and receive a blessed hankerchief. IT'S A NAPKIN!!! Seriously, they showed ushers walking through an auditorium filled with the faithful handing them red napkins from a basket. NAPKINS!! "Cancer Schmancer! This red hanky is good for what ails me."

I usually get sucked into this type of programming until the Early, Early, My God, What Am I Doing Up At This Hour News comes on, then I go to bed and wake up late for work.

Tomorrow, pending accompanying artwork from a guest artist, I'll tell you about the TRUE battle of good and evil.


MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

well, as long as you're up, watch Craig Ferguson. I think I have a crush on him. :)

Laurie Ann said...

I loves me some Ferguson, especially when he has some other accented person on. You need a transcript to understand them. But he's very funny.