Archive for the 'TV' Category

Anatomical Specificity

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Tonight Pat and I were watching TV, alternating between the Twins playing the Rangers in Texas and taped coverage of stage 14 of the Tour de France. At one point, I switched back from the Tour just in time to see the home plate umpire doubled over, with a trainer and another umpire standing at […]

Bovines and Beer Ads

Friday, October 7th, 2005

Carolyn Hax write a quite good advice column carried by the Star Tribune. Today she was reacting to someone’s having sent in their own interpretation of a problem Carolyn had answered in her column. The reader’s alternative interpretation was summarized by the cliche: “Why buy the cow when the milk is free?” That did not […]

Desperate Housewives, Start of 2nd Season

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Last night Pat and I watched this season’s opening episode of Desperate Housewives. At the very tail end of last season, a black family moved into the neighborhood. Last night, it became clear the family consisted of a mother and a son, perhaps 18 years old. For a good part of the hour, they looked […]

Food Preparation Quip

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Caught a bit on TV by DL Hughley, where he said: “Beautiful women cannot cook. The only thing they can make is reservations.”

TV Imitates the Movies

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

I have recently become aware of a TV program called The Gastineau Girls, which deals with a mother who is in her early 40’s and the daughter, in her early 20’s. These are attractive people, but you have to catch just a minor amount of this show to realize that it is basically a TV […]

Nautical Feminine Products

Monday, March 14th, 2005

Tonight I was watching TV, minding my own business, when I neglected to change channels when an ad came on. I figured, what the heck, I’ll watch the commercial(s) and then I’ll be here ready to watch the show when it starts up again. What do I see is an ad for Tampax Pearls – […]

Super Bowl Commercials

Monday, February 7th, 2005

I think it is safe to say that there weren’t any truly memorable commercials in yesterday’s Super Bowl. I will admit that the beer commercials they ran aimed for a somewhat higher part of the IQ range than typical beer commercials, although some would argue that it would be hard to aim appreciably lower 😉 […]

Cosmetic Surgery

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

This morning, I was reading a NY Times article on an upcoming reality show, The Will. OK, so I was up early and today’s paper hadn’t been delivered yet, and I was picking through yesterday’s paper for something to look at while I ate breakfast. In any case, the article included the following: “… Mr. […]

Movie on TV Fails Reality Test

Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

Last night, going around the dial, I came across the movie “Knockaround Guys“. I had seen the previews some years ago, and was intrigued – based on what I thought the movie was about. It turns out the movie was not quite as I had guessed, and was not a particularly good movie. I would, […]

Professional Grade Engineering

Sunday, November 14th, 2004

There are truck ads on TV now, perhaps from GMC, that feature the tag line “professional grade engineering”. Upon reflection, I think I understand that they are claiming that these vehicles are engineered for professional use, not for the less demanding case of consumer use. Being who I am, however, every time I hear that […]