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by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 10th 2008 2:17PM
Suze Orman1. I really enjoy Suze Orman's show (it's a major part of my Saturday night, which tells you a lot about my social life), especially the "Can I Afford It?" segment, where viewers call in to get her OK to buy something like a sports car or a Lear jet or a coffee maker. But I was wondering, what if someone called in and asked, "Suze, I don't have a job and I have student loans to pay off, but I'm thinking about buying 100,000 copies of your latest book, can I afford it?" What would she say then?

2. Two different TV shows in the past week, one a news program that had an analysis of the election and one a design show, used the phrase "do the math." I don't want to do the math. That's why I got into writing.

3. That new yogurt commercial with Richard Simmons: Not to sound like a jerk, but it doesn't look like he's in good shape anymore. (Not that I usually go around looking at Richard Simmons' shape.)

4. I've seen an incredible increase in stories about sex, hidden household dangers, and retail store ripoffs on my local news. Ah, it's November Sweeps.

5. Why isn't there a reality show for bloggers?

6. It's really hard to find something to watch on Bravo these days. It's so heavy on reality shows. But once in a while you're channel surfing and come across an episode of The West Wing and it makes you happy (and it's an episode from one of the first four seasons - even better).

Kathy Griffin7. Speaking of Bravo, I'm not a prude, but they really shouldn't repeat Kathy Griffin's standup specials at 7pm. I was watching one of them the other night and she used phrases like "blow j--" and "hand j--" freely and without bleeps. Seriously, at 7pm? I've noticed this with shows in syndication show, most notably Two and a Half Men. Think about the humor in these shows and the time slots they are repeated in. There's a reason why they originally run much later at night.

8. You ever love a TV show, but at the same time you know in your heart that it's going downhill and it makes you a little nervous when a new episode is about to air because you think that this is the episode that might make you start to dislike it? Me too.

9. The web is a magical place. You can actually read a random list of TV thoughts by someone, and right in the middle of it watch an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show!

10. SNL or The Daily Show should do a sketch about what Sean Hannity and Keith Olbermann were like as kids.

11. David Archuleta's first single is 45,000 times better than David Cook's. Archuleta's is catchy and well-done; Cook decided to go all Whitesnake on us. Put your headphones on and listen to both.

12. If Sarah Palin does get her own talk show, I'd watch it.

13. The Christmas commercials and music have started already. And I love it!

14. Conan O'Brien's walk to do his monologue at the start of his show: the worst 25 seconds on television.

15. I get nervous watching Barbara Walters. I have this fear she's going to bang into a table or fall over and crumble into a million pieces, like David Anders on Heroes a few weeks ago.

16. I have a sister that has never seen even 30 seconds of Seinfeld, The Simpsons, or Friends. I'm not kidding. And she watches TV.

17. And last but not least, Joe Scarborough dropped the F bomb on MSNBC today.

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If it were my sister, I would disown her!

November 11 2008 at 8:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joseph Singer

It's getting so I hate watching anything on regular or cable TV what with them doing the stupid pop-ups to tell you what you're watching, what's on next, what's on in a week or two weeks and then putting the itty-bitty blurbs for a show you don't want to watch under their annoying logo.

November 10 2008 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

16. I have a sister that has never seen even 30 seconds of Seinfeld, The Simpsons, or Friends. I'm not kidding. And she watches TV.

Sorry But I'm calling fiction on this one...maybe she hasn't WATCHED 30 seconds of either show, but not SEEING them? Poppy-cock! By simply channel surfing on any given day you will get 4-5 different Seinfeld's a day let alone Friends and The Simpsons and this person claims to not have seen a smidgen of these shows?
*pfft!* Lies and deceit, not buying it!

November 10 2008 at 2:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to OUBoyWonder's comment

And I have a Great Uncle that has never seen the sky. He isn't blind he just chooses to look down when he goes outside.

November 10 2008 at 3:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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