Another up tempo fiasco

So, according to Reuters, Live Earth draws lackluster TV ratings

……..BBC One coverage of the Live Earth climax at London’s Wembley Stadium, leading up to Madonna’s eagerly awaited finale, averaged 3.1 million viewers, compared with 11.4 million for the Diana tribute

Frankly I’m surprised they even got 3 million viewers. I mean, who really wants to watch another benefit/awareness gig? Even if I had been desperate to see the artists perform, the “message” just turns me off.

I cant be the only person that is fed up of over-paid ageing millionaires telling me I should be doing this or that for the sake of the planet. Stop wasting money putting on concerts that few people want to see and just donate some of your millions already!

And dont get me started on the BBC’s Saving Planet Earth, a whole week of celebs trying various heart-string-tugging techniques to part us from our cash. If the BBC put the money they spent making the programmes into donations to the campaign, it would be money well spent in my view. Though I dont know what business they have taking my licence fee and using it to make programmes telling me to donate more money to their chosen causes.

Dont get me wrong, I do care about stuff, I have DD’s set up to my chosen charities and I do my bit around the house, saving water, composting, low energy bulbs, that sor of thing.

I’m just sick of sick of the lot of ’em, telling me I need to do more!

4 Responses to Another up tempo fiasco

  1. Laquet says:

    Ok Andrew I want you to put down the baseball bat and walk away from the TV. It wouldn’t be worth it because lets face it … if you turn over to UK Living there’s that really hot judge on ANTM and on Extreme Makeover Home Edition you get to watch Ty Pennington and sometimes he works bare chested with power tools!

    And you’re right Live Earth was pants and we should be able to give our money to whoever we want to give it to without being berated!!

  2. Laquet says:

    So … I don’t seem to be able to comment!!

    The saucy, full of good looking guys comment that I prepared to pull you away from your BBC / fundraisers angst has been ignored not twice, no not twice, in fact thrice! I give up – in fact I think I shall return to the warm bosom of Catholicsm and join the nunnery!

  3. Laquet says:

    Bugger! See it accepted that comment!!!! Shit it’s religion for me then :o(

  4. andy says:

    Thanks Jo 🙂

    I managed to retrieve one comment from the spam thingy, must have been the links to the hotties that did it!

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