Monday, November 24, 2008

You Did NOT Just Say That

I mentioned before that I am extremely frustrated that our stupid local ABC station (WISN Channel 12) is pre-empting the FINALS of Dancing With the Stars tonight. Oh yes, but they're being oh-so-nice about it and airing it after the stinkin' football game and after the news - it's tentatively scheduled to run from 11:35 to 12:35. Real nice. I can obviously stay up and watch it. NOT. Some of us have to get up in the morning.

They have also repeatedly, condescendingly told us that we can still vote online up until 11am Tuesday. Since it's really not possible to watch the show first, I guess that means they are encouraging people to vote for their favorites regardless of how they do. I realize a lot of people already do that, but it seems to me that we should be voting for the star who actually deserves to win. So much for that.

Anyway, a few minutes ago, they came on the news and announced that the Series Finale of Boston Legal won't be shown tonight either. They will be airing that on Sunday. What? Now, I don't watch that show very often, but if I did... How dare they? Not just some random show or a re-run - an important show.

Correction: they just came back and announced that the series finale isn't until December. Still, they're not going to show this episode until Sunday sometime.

Honestly, why can't they make the people who want to watch football stay up late? They don't even need to vote. And, why don't they pre-empt the news? Oh no, this station has a very inflated view of themselves. And they have decided that their precious Packers are more important than anything else, and they really don't care what anyone else thinks. Come on, it's football - grown men being paid too much for wearing funny t shirts and tight pants and playing a game. If you want to know what happened, just watch the news, since they'll never pre-empt that for anything. You can get the score and see all the highlights when you watch the news, because of course they won't talk about anything else.