Arts and Entertainment

I've never been one of the "Soprano" audience.  Had no attraction for me.  Maybe I was a cop for too long and saw too much of that stuff in my real life.  Or maybe I just found it distasteful that a drama/sitcom/whatever was written to elicit sympathy for a mob family.  I just never bothered.

I belong to a dandy gymnasium these days.  I've been a member of many in the past, but this one is great--It's Planet Fitness in Boardman, Ohio.  Clean, nice people, open 24 hours a day, and it only costs 10 bucks a month.  Lots of treadmills and stationery bicycles and other stuff--and a bank of televisions that you can watch. They seem to show pretty much everything on their 20 or 30 TV's.

So I'm jogging on one of the treadmills last week, watching Fox News and ESPN--not a bad combo actually, when my attention was grabbed by a television on my right.  It was that large framed goombah who is, I suppose, the head of the Soprano family.  He was garroting some other guy to death with a wire.  Graphically. With close ups.  It took some time.  It was bloody.  It was gruesome.  It was on the Arts & Entertainment channel.

So, here's my question:  Was that nasty crap part of the "Arts", or was it part of the "Entertainment"?

I just think that A&E could have used better judgement.


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