Sunday, January 16, 2005


Is it obvious yet that I watch a lot of TV? Worse, I'm not ashamed of it. Tonight I'm watching the AKC dog show on The Discovery Channel. The AKC has now switched to a live, two-night format that copies the USA-televised Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. I have to wonder: how many dog shows does the American public really want to watch? Is the The Discovery Channel really peeling off any viewers from Westminster? And most important of all, why can't beagles ever WIN?

Added note: the Discovery Channel's online voting for a Viewers' Choice is an example of great thinking spoiled by poor execution. Why was I looking at stock photos of dogs instead of photos of the actual dog I was voting for?

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