We probably should have noticed this sooner, but to be honest, keeping tabs on Mel Ve’s Con-the-Consumer Network isn’t high on our priority list. So it wasn’t until yesterday that intrepid reader and commenter Spiny Norman pointed out that CCN was off the air…and had been, apparently, since Monday last!
Yes, it’s true: we had noticed last week that APD’s Thursday show hadn’t happened (and there was much rejoicing)…but we thought that was just Angie being her usual incompetent, bone-lazy self. It didn’t occur that it could have been a system-wide failure.
One possible explanation: Mel said the other day that their 2016 “broadcast year” had ended, and it was time to break out the begging bowl for 2017. However, CCN’s crowdfunding page shows neither crowds nor funding:
Despite the hefty “broadcast fee” they charge each and every one of their
suckers…er broadcasters, Mel and BigEars just can’t seem to make ends meet, so they must rely on public fundraising to help them defray the cost of posting their inane drivel on YouTube. (Which is free to use, by the way.)
We wonder, then, whether the current broadcast silence is some sort of blackmail ploy—give us money or we’ll stay off the air? (Note to Mel: as ploys go, this one is fairly weak. You might want to rethink your strategy here.)
Oddly, the usually garrulous Angie has had nothing to say about the current state of affairs at CCN; and Mel Ve is staying uncharacteristically silent as well. In normal circumstances we’d expect them both to be putting up their patented Wall’o’Sound’n’Fury™, their usual defensive rants when things have gone tits up and they can’t or won’t admit it.
We’re sure someone will eventually break down and explain what’s going on, but until then we leave you with MKD’s ode to this welcome moment of blessed broadcast silence: