Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tossing a Kizzle Kazzle

It's tough times for the DVR. You'll have to prioritize tonight -- whether it's best to continue to the monitor the Olympics -- and the curling gets underway tonight -- and the hockey -- can it get any better? Or whether you should watch the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. The Scottish Terrier Sadie is competing for Best of Show tonight -- which makes this decision even worse. I've been enjoying NBC's broadcast of the Olympics from Vancouver. There have been some blunders that have left me shaking my head. Why aren't the final competions of the marquee events being broadcast before eleven o'clock? Am I the only person in the world with a school night bedtime? I tried to stay up last night to watch my personal favs -- Shue Shen and Hungbo Zhao -- win the pairs gold medal in figure skating, but I feel asleep three pairs before they were due on the ice. I know now that they won -- but I still haven't seen their performance -- it's stuck on my DVR. And I watched one segment of NBC's Olympic broadcast that featured Bob Costas and Chris Collingsworth having a little fireside chat surrounded by hundreds of candles. If I didn't know better I would've thought I was watching the introduction to gay porn on Masterpiece Theatre. Who's designing these Olympic sets? And then there's the fact that all the media outlets -- other than NBC -- are pumping out spoilers of who won before the events are broadcast in order to spoil NBC's ratings. Yes, there's a lot going on. I'm having a hard time keeping up.

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