Paul From Minneapolis

Friday, October 14, 2005

Okay, Here's Why I Hate Fox

Because of that computer-generated "billboard" they keep in place behind every goddamn shot of home plate during the play-offs and World Series, every single pitch, except on replays and close-ups of the batter: when the fuzzy, wiggling, garish reminder of Sprint or Dell or CostCo disappears, verification as if any were needed that it's not really there!

It's annoying. It's distracting. I really, really don't like it.

It's like the concept of "class" has been formally abandoned.

A year or two ago, especially, when they pasted the word "Viagra™" onto the screen for a couple innings. I mean come on, Fox. "Daddy, what's Viagra™?" "Well, sugar pie, men really like to have sex, no matter how they old they get, but after a while men can't even sustain an erection anymore but they still want to have sex! So as a society we've devoted billions to researching and solving this dilemma, and Viagra™" is the proud result. Fox is just making sure we never forget that fact. No harm, really."

But it's the thing itself that bugs me. And what really bugs me truth be told, is I can't quite figure out why.