Which would you like to look at now? First, I guess I should describe the budget game. According to a piece in the Washington Post by Dana Milbank, there is a new video game called: “Budget Hero: Election Edition,” …” in which people of all ages can try their luck at balancing the federal budget.”
As Milbank describes it: “Playing off the music simulation game ‘Guitar Hero,’
“Play the “Romney Badge” and plug in the various elements of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s fiscal policy. Uh oh, you lose: The government goes bust — the point at which it can pay for nothing other than mandatory spending such as Medicare and Social Security — in 2025. Playing the “Obama Badge” isn’t much better: President Obama’s policy prescriptions would have the government going belly up — the Pentagon and most other government functions shutting down — in 2028.
Play a bit more and you quickly find out that nobody comes out a Budget Hero.” (emphasis added)
Oh, dear, maybe I have ruined all the fun by revealing too much. Well, if anybody does play the game and can beat the Obama score by much, please let me know.
For now, since some new TV shows debut this week, perhaps you’d prefer to preview them and push consideration of our budget woes until later since that is what Congress is doing. If so, you can go to this Washington Post link, which gives brief reviews of the fall series lineup and grades them (not including premium channels like HBO, of Showcase). There is a certain timeliness to this in that at least a couple are on tonight, Tuesday.
One is The Mindy Project debuting on Fox which got the second highest grade of the 22 shows previewed, an A-. The other is The New Normal, which has aired at least one episode and received a B+ (I’d downgrade it to a B – from the episode I saw, but a friend thought it funny). Anyway, the highest ranked show was Nashville, which won’t debut until mid-October. Here are the top six if you just want to check them out:
Nashville – A
The Mindy Project – A –
Elementary – B +
The New Normal – B +
The Neighbors – B
Those who don’t watch TV will have to figure out something else to do with themselves. I can’t be held responsible for entertaining everyone.