Why I love Public Access TV

Its the original YouTube. The precursor to Vlog’s and it’s everywhere. Yes folks I’m talking about public access TV. There are few better methods for getting the tenor of a community then the local public access station. It the one location where anyone form your grandma to your pet snake can have their own soap box for 30 minutes, without commercial breaks. If you watch regularly your likely to be treated to everything from musical odes by tone deaf religious zealots, aspiring strippers or failed geriatric rockers to diet tips, spiritual guidance (in many flavors) and sexual advice. Despite all noise on public access, every once in a while something breaks through. Some gem of insight so sharp or commentary so timely and biting that it cuts through the clutter and transcends all categorization.

The following video is one such piece. Taken from PeopleTV in Atlanta Ga, this snippet of educational goodness is a must. Be forewarned, may not be work safe depending on your circumstances so while I give it two thumbs up it also gets a NSFW label.

2 Responses to Why I love Public Access TV

  1. Siddiq Bello says:

    PS: If your having trouble understanding Alexis, the loverly Michelle Collins at You Cant Make It Up has actually gone through the trouble of transcribing the post here

  2. Puck says:

    Stunning.

    Public access, it seems, is also the spot for questionable businesses to advertise. See my post on commercials for 1970s men’s “leisure spas”:

    http://pucksprattle.wordpress.com/2007/02/23/leisure-spas-of-the-1970s/

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