Sean Spicer and the Emmy’s

I’m sure everyone has heard by now that Sean Spicer appeared on the Emmy’s this week. He’s also appeared on several late night shows in an obvious attempt to rehabilitate his image. People are furious about this. People are so mad, I almost didn’t write this post. I’m one of the people who thought his appearance at the Emmy’s was very funny and I don’t have a problem with them inviting him. Things are very tense in the world right now. We have nuclear threats, hurricanes, Nazi’s, etc. People are angry. People are sad. This is the time we need humor. I need humor in bad times. At my mom’s funeral, I took a picture of my niece’s kid in a car seat near the garbage and talked about(and posted on Facebook) how sad it was that someone would throw away a perfectly good Guatemalan child.  Humor helps people in bad times. I thought this was funny.

As far as Spicer being allowed to do things that rehabilitate his image – I also think this is OK. I realize that people don’t  like him. He lied. He berated the press. He said Hitler didn’t gas people. He had a really bad job and didn’t do it well. Does all of this mean he should not be allowed to try to rehabilitate his image? I don’t think so. Public figures have done this for years. They do bad things and then spend a lot of time and effort trying to fix their image. It’s an American tradition. I was looking to find examples of this and read an article about Nixon’s post-presidential life. I found this quote from Bill Clinton:

“May the day of judging President Nixon on anything less than his entire life and career come to a close.”

I don’t know what Spicer’s entire life will be. Maybe he won’t do anything to wipe away the 6 months he lied for Trump, but feel like he should get an opportunity.


What’s on TV Tonight, September 21, 2015

It’s here! The new TV season starts tonight and once again I’ve read the Post TV page so you don’t have to. Here’s what is on tonight along with what I plan to watch.

ABC: Dancing With the Stars for two hours followed by the season premiere of Castle

FOX: season premiere of Gotham, series premiere of Minority Report

CBS: Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Scorpion, NCIS: Los Angeles all season premieres, series premiere for Life in Pieces

NBC: The Voice for two hours followed by the series premiere of Blindspot

CW: Penn and Teller: Fool Us, repeat of Whose Line, Significant Mother

Notable on cable: 

ABC Family: Switched at Birth, Chasing Life

MTV: Awkward, Faking it

ESPN: football

I work on Monday night, so I won’t watch anything live. I will DVR Gotham and Life in Pieces. My wife will be watching Scorpion when I get home. I don’t watch it. Blindspot is getting mixed reviews and I don’t feel like I need to watch another show or movie where te main character has amnesia. I have no interest in Minority Report. If I watch a show based on a movie this season it will be Limitless. I will admit that Life in Pieces was not on my radar at all until I found out my friend from high school was working on it. 

A short rant: the Post reviewer is upset that Veep won a bunch of Emmy’s when it’s already won a bunch of Emmy’s. He didn’t say they didn’t deserve to win. He just said they didn’t “need” more Emmy’s. Personally, I think if someone deserves to win an award for their work they should win an award for their work no matter how many times they have won in the past. Why punish someone who is consistently good just so someone else can feel better. Give awards based on merit, not fairness.