AMAZING WORLD wrap-up
I had an entire post written explaining why I did this auction and how telelvision isn't evil and all that crap. I saved it, but Corrente crashed my browser and I somehow even lost the saved version. That sucks monkey ass as it was a brilliant piece of writing now lost forever. Boo hoo.
So from the top...
Thanks to all who participated.
And I must ask...why preach to turn off your TV? What does that do? There are other peeople in the world, many of whom we should be keeping an eye on and there they are, right on that screen. And there are ways to counter their world views, but you can't do that by turning off the TV. I get that some people think television is a waste of time, but it doesn't have to be. It's a tool, a means to an end. So why not make your own?
So what if "professionals" snicker at your low production values---considering what they do, they have no room to judge. (The saddest part of this is that they know what they're doing is de-humanizing crap, but feel unable to change their own situation. That's just dumb. And sad. But no one can change it but themselves, so maybe they should get out of their damn armchairs and do that.)
So you make a fool out of yourself. What's wrong with that? There's power in being a jester. And you get to wear that nifty hat. Please remember that there is some kid in Wyoming or Bangladesh or Iraq or somewhere else who could use your story and that matters. You won't save a life but you may make the difference between a hopeless life and one a little less hopeless.
And a little useful hope is a whole lot better than some pony that never shows up.
FTR, I don't hate ponies. I love them. They're delicious.