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with you in 4/4
by Peter Mavrik
2006-04-12

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oday I bestow upon you a Japanese phrase of the day: 'henna da na' which basically means 'how strange...isn't it?' You'll understand why in a moment.

Since I've been at home creating a cardboard jungle in my living room, I've been watching a lot of television in the background. There's nothing quite like waking up early, tuning into PBS Kids, and packing my life into boxes. It's special times like that when I wish I was loaded with money and had servants under my command. Perhaps someday, but today I have to pack my own records, box up my boxer briefs, and sift through piles of pictures of ex-boyfriends all on my own. *sigh*

Anyway, after being amused by loads of PBS Kids, I decided it was time for some adult television. I flipped on The View because a ) I love Joy Behar, and b ) Barbara always looks tragic. But to my surprise, the tragic award has a new owner.

Have you seen Star Jones lately? Good LORD she's a mess. I'll bet they had to kill a football field of botulous fungi to produce the amount of poison she's had injected into her face. Aside from her half-open eyes and slow-moving mouth, her face doesn't move. Her ability to emote has long left the building. She looks very Area 51. Henna da na... .

So on to day two. I wake up early, and decide to watch Katie and Matt because a ) I want to make babies with Matt ( sorry Anderson Cooper ) , and b ) Katie Couric is a wicked interviewer when she has someone good.

And then BAM! Katie Couric announces she is moving to the CBS Evening News in May. WTF! Who said it was okay for Matt and Katie to break up? Who am I going to watch if I have the flu and need to stay home to drink tea and eat buttered toast? I was almost content to share Matt with Katie, but who is the new floozy they are going to bring into the mix. Henna da na... .

Finally, while changing channels, desperate for something that wasn't a soap opera, I landed at broadcast channel 23, aptly named ME TV. Oh great gods of television, you have at last brought true light to the tube!

If you don't know it, ME TV plays quite a few of the good old sitcoms and dramas from back in the day. I got my I Love Lucy on, dug into some Facts Of Life, and even got an episode of Hawaii Five-O in there. For kicks, they sometimes play old commercials from back in the day. I'm waiting for the Marla Gibbs Accent commercial. I can feel it on the horizon.

And does anyone know why the Cosby show is on so damn much? Every time I flip the channel it's Theo or Rudy doing something bad, and Vanessa sporting some of the worst hair ever. Henna da na... .

Strangely in 4/4,

Peter Mavrik

peter@windycitymediagroup.com

radiopeter.com


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