Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Monday Musette

Way Off-Topic...

Gosh. The Iraqis had a rare daylight curfew over the weekend in order to prevent sectarian violence and possibly head off civil war. Or so we're told. If this story is accurate, 1300 Iraqis died in the last week. My guess is that the civil war is well underway and has been for some time.

You almost feel sorry for Scott McClelland and the other wingnut
spin-meisters when they have to put the best face on it. Almost.

Hey guys, it already IS a civil war. It has been for some time. Denying it
will not make it go away.

From the Washington Post:

Toll in Iraq's Deadly Surge: 1,300
BAGHDAD, Feb. 27 -- Grisly attacks and other sectarian violence unleashed by last week's bombing of a Shiite Muslim shrine have killed more than 1,300 Iraqis, making the past few days the deadliest of the war outside of major U.S. offensives, according to Baghdad's main morgue.

Finally! The Winter Olympics are OVER!

NBC lost their butt on this one as it was the least-watched winter Olympics since 1988. Still, you have to wonder how they could screw it up so badly...

(Just back from commercial)

"And we're here for the start of the men's final in the 30 kilometer ski
whatchamacallit. The favorites are some guys from Sweden and Norway that no one ever heard of...oh, wait! There's the starting gun! They're off - charging through the snow for thirty kilometers! We'll be right back with live coverage after this."

(Fifteen commercials later)

"We're at the mid-point of the men's 30 kilometer whatchacallit, and Wxxx Wxxx, the lone American in the field is nowhere in sight. Here with more of his poignant story is Marv."

"I'm here in Wxx's home town where he grew up as a boy, overcoming an acute nearly life-threatening bout of acne in his teenage years. We'll be back with more of his poignant story after this."

(Seventeen commercials later)

"We seem to have missed the finish, but you'll be able to catch it later on tape. Here with the heart breaking story of the tape-delay technicians bout with nearly terminal foot fungus, is our intrepid reporter Marv."

I can't imagine why no one watched.


Blogger Fritz said...

And yet, a well-attended American bike race with every top American racer had scant TV coverage.

3:24 PM  

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