Thursday, October 28, 2010

I am appalled with Insight Communications

We don't watch TV a lot. But on occasion, we do allow our children to watch preapproved shows. In general, I am pretty dissatisfied with children's programming. So when I do allow television usage, I opt for either PBS or the On Demand menu channel option through our cable company, Insight Communications. We have as basic a cable as we could get. We don't need a lot of channels, but the fact that many programs can be found on On Demand were intriguing to us.

While choosing a program from the On Demand menu, there is a preview screen that continuously plays. Frequently, those previews showcase sexual innuendos, gun usage, and recently, halloween-themed-murder-and-mayhem flicks. The previews are incredibly inappropriate for ANY young viewer.

A couple weeks back I called Insight Communications to complain. I was told nothing could be done. We all pay for this service. Shouldn't we be allowed to choose what is shown in that little preview box? Or at the very least there should be an option to turn it off!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Do you have this option on your television?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Scout Centennial Jamboree

Some of the more popular Cub Scout events...

slingshot




bb gun shooting (yes, i know my rules, but at least it's safe and it's cub scouts!)





and it makes for neat photographs!






*sniff
i can't believe i have TWO cub scouts this year!!






raingutter regatta