well folks, as 0.1% of you know i went on holiday recently to the sunny Costa Blanca, Spain. and what a nice hot place it was, maybe too hot for me but hey thats for another day. my problem was that during the day me and my girlfriend spent most our time inside away from the 35-40oC temperatures, after all... we're brits. and besides our Gamecube and a nice selection of our fave games the TV provided us with another form of entertainment... CNN. maybe its just the way american TV works but whilst watching CNN i just saw blatant self promotion, shoddy cheap looking adverts for countries and services a seasoned traveler would neigh have heard of and a whole lot of second rate news reporters. some rather amusing incidents/events; -Some american reporter with a serious blocked up nose calling the beloved city of Edinburgh; EE-din-burg. which got my girlfriend rolling on the floor needless to say. -Larry King is he called? some advert for him saying "40,000 interviews, and im just warming up"... by the looks of things he's about 80. i guess being 80 and still warming up is a tad pathetic. *yes i know its supposed to be sarcastic, but still. and some british news reporter who thinks shes changing the world by talking about news on TV? hmm. -another advert for the Middle East saying "its all happening here" in terms of development and industry, THEN a news headline of "troubles in the middle east" -_- -CONSTANT referrals to money and 'being the first to know' with one advert saying "turning information into opportunity"... like im going to go out and fix the world because i knew that a bomb went off 5 seconds before it was on the BBC -A show called Design360 which looked at amazing spaces, talking about a salt mine in Poland which i've been too, but instead of talking about design they talked about history and tourism. sure thats good and all, but in a design show? -FINALLY another advert about some show called Spark. which was FULL of cliched sayings. "know the future!" and again, the CNN obsession with money "when sparks fly" "money is made!" -but REALLY finally, they have their priorities mixed up. london blasts. bad crap thing. but no! Lance Armstrong is doing well in the Tour de France so hey he's the headline! not that britain clamping down on terrorism is of any importance. way too US centric. but then, theres some incident in the world (forget exactly, might have been another suicide bomb) but it had a much higher fatality numbers than the london attack but showed the London one first? so is this the case with everyone else? do you find CNN a pretty sad attempt at a news channel (dont get me wrong, they seem to be fast on the scene but in this age they're all as good as each other). all in all i think its a pretty pathetic self-obsessed self-publicising channel. but thats me. PS. sorry if this offends any workers or fans here, its just i've been subjected to this and Eurosport for the past 10 days.