Tales from the O-NO Ranch 8-10-09 | TheFencePost.com

Tales from the O-NO Ranch 8-10-09

What’s on the ‘telly’? Well, to answer yer question amigo … anything you want!

Yep. I can remember when we first got the “telly” I was 14 and felt as if we had won the lottery, even though there was no lottery at the time. There was the “Lone Ranger,” the news and wrestling from Chicago. That was it. Later we were able to get “The Garry Moore Show,” “The Lucille Ball Show,” and as time progressed there was some football, baseball, and a number of variety shows like “The Ed Sullivan Show.” What more could you want?

I gotta’ tell ya, there is anything and everything you could want on the “telly” these days if you have the Dish or Direct T.V. Now we can go back and get the old shows or most of the old ones I just mentioned plus all of the following: there is a variety of news programs both national and local and both liberal and conservative. There are hunting shows, biker shows, classic movies, dirty movies, good movies, and reality television where a woman moves in with someone else’s husband and takes over her household for a week. Ain’t that groovy?

We have “The Mentalist,” “The Cleaner,” “Survivor,” “Extreme Home Makeover” and “Extreme Face Makeover” on the other channel. There are shows about Nannies, flipping houses, ghost chasers and folks that hunt for UFOs. Ya got yer “Ice Road Truckers,” “Swamp Loggers,” “Treasure Hunters,” Animal Planet and “Dog The Bounty Hunter.” Then of course, there is the Travel Channel, cage fighting, and “The Lives of West Coast Wives,” not to mention “Whale Wars” and “The Deadliest Catch.”

The best of course and my favorite is the R.F.D. Channel where I can catch the latest gimmick on how to whisper to a horse, restore an old tractor, or visit some “sure nuff” big ranch where I feel the need to jump in and help the crew move some cows or drag a few calves to the fire. They have cowboy cooks, cowboy singers and poets and ladies that quilt. There’s rodeo, bull riding and just about anything that rural folks are involved in from making jam to getting’ into jams. By the way, forbidden fruits many times create some undesirable jams.

I’ve only covered a small portion of what’s on the “telly” these days. However, it’s more than enough to frustrate me by changing channels all the time in an effort to not miss anything that might be of interest to me. Just goes to show ya how shallow a person can get when faced with too much of a good thing.

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Sometimes, dear children, we have too much on our plate. We just have more than we need to be satisfied and when more is thrown at us we try to reach out and gather it all in. That’s what’s wrong with Washington, in my opinion, they just have too much money at their disposal and they love to spend, spend and spend and of course, they need more and more as if the well will never run dry. Some day it will. Some day folks will grow tired of all that’s out there and start looking for “The Garry Moore Show” and “The Lone Ranger” and a good night’s sleep.

Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and I’ll c. ya.