Sunday, February 01, 2004

A Perfect Holiday. Super Size It.

This says it all:

You take an event centered on TV, lubricated by beer and junk food, add the gambling element, drop it in a perfect spot on the calendar, and you've got the perfect American holiday. — Bob Thompson, professor of television and pop culture at Syracuse University.

And to all of you who are watching this evening's XXXVIII on your own flat screen plasmas in full HDTV glory, I hate you. (My HDTV envy is starting to take manifest itself dangerously. I am sick with jealousy. It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on. As the HDTV owner responds, "And how clear that monster looks in high def! Why I can see …" Foh! Foul disproportion thoughts unnatural.)