Monday, February 06, 2006

Waaay too much TV...

This weekend I killed off a alarmingly high number of hours watching TV. Exactly how many hours, you ask? I'd really rather not calculate it. So let's leave it at "a lot".

However, to make me feel like my last three days weren't a complete waste, I'd like to share some images and deep intellectual observations from a weekend in from in front of the boob tube...
Boo yah!
How about those Steelers, huh? Yeah, that's right. And yes, I have been rooting for them since 1996, so no, I'm not a fair-weather fan. Heck, I even have them listed as an interest in my blogger profile. So yes, I can brag a bit. Then again, I have to admit John Madden's incessant rambling was a bit of a killjoy; lines like, "I THINK HE GOT ALL DISCOMBOBBLED!" are completely unfathomable to me.

But while Madden was pretty grating, I'm still trying to figure out what the guys at Animal Planet are thinking (smoking?!). I don't know if anyone else happened to stumble across their channel on Super Bowl Sunday, but in case you missed it, they were airing, from 1 pm to 10 pm (MST), back-to-back-to-back-to-back showings of "Puppy Bowl II".

In case you missed it, basically Animal Planet just puts a bunch of dog toys and puppies in a silly-looking playpen and film them running around for a ridiculously long amount of time. Seriously. Take a look:
Puppy Bowl II: Complete with fake crowd noises and phony flashbulbs.

From time to time, one of the puppies would, inevitably doo-doo the "playing field" and some poor soul dressed in a ref's uniform would come out, call some made-up penalty and proceed to wipe up the doggie dung.
"Roughing the puppy passer, 30 yard penalty..."

In all honesty, I'm still trying to figure out how I sat through 10 minutes of the thing, let alone stop to ponder how one could watch 3 hours worth of that stuff. Good grief.

Editor's Note: These images have not been fabricated or maliciously altered - what you have seen is the cold hard truth.
Also, if you know this guy, would you tell him that CJ from Unknown Knowns and Other Ramblings would like to schedule an interview? Thanks.

Finally, TNT was having a "Big Dumb Good Guy" movie marathon or something Friday night (meaning Stallone and Schwarzenegger films), and I have to admit the tough guys always have a way with words...
"I should have killed you myself...personally."
-Sylvester Stallone as Judge Dredd

Now if you'll excuse me, I have an episode of the X-Files to catch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Be thankful it wasn't the "Toilet Bowl" on yet another channel...