What made me laugh tonight:
America's Next Top Model premieres next week. I almost look forward to fourfour as much as the show itself.
Only at my house is this regular Friday night viewing, but it is because you get to hear the panelists talking about Giuliani's "spectacular flame-out." I've never heard the term "flame-out" spoken aloud, much less by a political commentator on PBS. Epic lulz.
Mitt Romney is super scary. I mean, he makes Hillary Clinton seem almost human. I saw some clips of him on last night's newscast and I got the fear. If that is not a robot under malleable synthetic flesh and hair, then I'm Vicki from "Small Wonder." Forget the fact that this fucker strapped his dog to the roof his car for the length of several states. Forget the fact that he flips positions more than Jenna Jameson. This guy is creepy right on the surface. After just a few seconds of his answer about his favorite book ("I'd have to go with something like 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'."), I changed the channel and threw the remote across the room in horror.
Tonight I was flipping channels when I ran across a PBS station that showed a man underwater collecting sea urchins. I stopped to watch, but this guy's annoying voice took me aback.
Me: "I can't stand that guy's voice."
Lisey: "Have you ever seen this guy before?"
Me: "No, what is this?"
Lisey: "That is Huell Howser. He goes all over California doing travel stuff like that, he's been on t.v. here forever. I think he's from Tennessee."
Sure enough, he was born about 15 minutes from where I was born.
Howser became the subject of controversy in the summer of 1979 when he did a story about how the former Tennessee Governor's Mansion was slated for demolition to make way for a Popeye's Fried Chicken outlet. He ignored management's orders to not mention the story on-air. His defiance led to a thirty-day suspension, but before the suspension was over, Howser had secured new employment. He has often since stated that he might still be "looking for more pet pigs around Nashville" if this incident had never occurred.
Same market competitors KRON, the Young Broadcasting-owned station, to be sold. The station has been in turmoil after having lost its affiliation with NBC (they show Dr. Phil reruns at 8 p.m.) and a move to the VJ model had little effect on the bottom line. I'll be very interested to see who snaps up the struggling station in the days and weeks to come.
Mentalism is something that everyone goes through in cheerleading. —Ryan, Varsity Squad Sophomore
She started cheering when she was five. She chose cheerleading because I chose it for her. —Terri, mother of Amanda, Varsity Squad Freshman