recognizing Arthur C. Clarke’s third law

We’ve got nothing better to do than watch TV and have a couple of brews

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ABC_logoFor all the faux outrage at Jimmy Kimmel’s speech at the ABC upfronts, you might think he was saying something scandalous as opposed to simply being funny.

I am reminded of a tradition from my days at the Hollywood Reporter. Every season the lower rungs of the corporate ladder would list all the new TV shows, then each staff member would initial the three shows they predicted would get canceled first. Bragging rights and random swag went to the most accurate guesses.

Did this mean the staff wanted shows to fail? Of course not. They simply understood the strange seasonal cycles of the broadcasting industry and wanted to have a little fun with it.

(Title lyric by Gregg Ginn via Black Flag.)


Written by chris

May 19, 2009 at 11:29 pm

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