Okay, Kennith knew I was going to do a post about this.
He also indicated that the truth and what I say on my blog is not necessarily the same thing. However in this instances everything is the truth, so help me ….. and then I take a seat in the witness-box.
This morning I walk into the room, and I look at the television – and there is a woman with not a hint of wardrobe doing the news.
Nope, nothing suspicious about that.
I had heard about the “Naked News” – Kennith and I both listen to 567 Cape Talk and John Maytham had mentioned it earlier this week.
The point is some one had reported it to the broadcasting police as being something so offensive and moral corrupt, well that it was just bad.
The BCCSA (Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa) then said, and I para-phrase: “Listen Granny Murray, if you do not like it switch the fkn channel and watch something else. If a woman feels that the job she wants is to read the news without her clothes on, with a well waxed bikini line, then let her. There is absolutely nothing degrading to women at large in reading the news naked. If she is not fornicating or trying to pimp herself and it is after 11pm, when all good children should be in bed then it is fine. If you do not like it, just flick the goddamn channel.”
I heard the comments and it did occur to me that it was odd that people read the news in the nude, and then I thought or Riaan Cruywagen or Debroh Patter in the nik, and then I just felt awkward, and pushed the thought out of my mind.
However it would appear that Kennith is a different animal.
So back to my story – or my rendition of it.
I walk in to the room this morning and the Naked News is on.
I know this for two reasons: 1. There was a naked girl (like totally naked) reading the news and 2. There was a black and red banner on the screen telling you it was the Naked News.
I looked at it and then looked at Kennith, and asked the rhetoric question (with a slightly raised eyebrow): “What ARE you watching?”
Kennith goes: “The Naked News…”
Me: “Mmmm, I see that.”
I think for a few moments ……
Me: “Okay, but what is it doing on our television at 08h30…?”
Kennith: “I PVR’d it….”
Me: “You PVR’d the Naked News….seriously?”
Kennith: “Yes, they were talking about it on CapeTalk and I wanted to see what it was about…”
Me – looking at the television again: “Well it is clear what it is about ……… it is called the Naked News…”
Kennith:”I started watching it last night and started to fall asleep, so I PVR’d it to watch it this morning….
Me: “It is the Naked News, surely if you watched it for a few moments it might be ……… <Kennith cuts me off>
Kennith: “Shit, I just missed that…. I have to go back to see it again….”
Kennith: “There was a naked girl reading the news on a trampoline….”
Me: “Oh my gawd, seriously… you are rewinding to watch a naked girl jump on a trampoline?”
Kennith - in a very defensive tone – : “I am only watching this because they spoke about it on CapeTalk and I wanted to see what it was about… shit, where is that piece now ….. damn I can’t find it …..”
Me: “Kennith, you PVR’d the NAKED FKN NEWS …….and now you are rewinding in slow frame by frame so you can see a girl bouncing on a trampoline reading the news ………. seriously?”
I then felt I wanted to explain that if he walked in to the room and I was watching the Naked News as done by men, and I was violently rewinding on the PVR to watch a naked man with his p.e.nis sticking out jump on a trampoline, this entire morning might be a different conversation … bu somehow this entire situation is not a problem in his head.
But then I just got too tired for that and though I might just go to the toilet instead, because really he had PVR’d it and all.
Later in the day after our many many fights about Kennith playing computer games/iphone during suicide hour.
I chirp: “What was the statistic they mentioned in the Naked News about the amount of divorces attributed to the men playing computer games?”
Me: “What was the statistic for divorce?”
Kennith: “You know I did not actually hear them say anything. Were they actually reading the news?”
A few moments pass ………
Kennith: “17% percent, I sure it was 17% percent………..”
No, it was 10% but nice guess.