Thursday, March 07, 2013

Observations from the couch.

Just because I stayed home from school today doesn't mean I wasn't learning. This illness, whatever it is, kept me from being very productive, but I did manage to conduct an interesting sociological survey of daytime TV. I learned that:
  • Dating services seem to be focusing on the home-during-the-day market. Both and eHarmony must be spending a fortune trying to entice the not-at-work demographic.
  • Contestants on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" shouldn't depend on the "ask the audience" lifeline for a difficult question. 
  • I've always liked Drew Carey, but I never would've imagined how well he's filling Bob Barker's shoes.
  • The previous two bullet points excepting, I miss the days of network TV game shows that filled the gap between morning news and afternoon soaps. Where have you gone, Password? Scrabble? PYRAMID???
  • Because really, when you're too sick to read or clean or pay bills or even watch something that requires more than 30 minutes of attention, game shows are just what the doctor ordered.
  • For my next sick day, I should muster up the strength to crawl upstairs and haul out the ol' Brady Bunch DVDs.
  • Gynecomastia is a thing, and some lawyer really wants to talk to you if some drug has caused it in you. OK, then. I'm certain all those large-breasted men watching Dance Moms will be calling momentarily.

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