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Thanks for all Those 'White Christmas' Dreams, Damnit...
December 26, 2010  | By David Bianculli
 

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The weather forecast for Sunday in Philadelphia is for a foot of snow, and blizzard-like conditions which at least one of our local meteorologists insists on calling a "thundersnow." I hate this recently coined mash-up word with a passion, and think any TV weatherperson who uses it is an assjerk.

But I digress...

Anyway, electricity permitting, TV WORTH WATCHING will continue to serve. But Diane's computer already is in critical condition with unrelated problems, and she's up in Princeton facing the same lightningflakes. So if we go silent for a while, please understand -- and since I live on the highest, most treacherous hill in Cherry Hill, send a St. Bernard with a flask of brandy.

Or just the brandy.

Happy holidays. Good luck, all of you in the path of this winter storm. If you can, have some fun by going outside and building a thundersnowman...


3 Comments



Eileen said: Stay warm and safe -- brandy is really all you need. We're getting pelted in NYC. Time to build the snowman before the dogs go out!

I would love to see you or one of your critics do a 10 Best/10 Worst Reality Shows. Since they snuck into our culture several years back, unfortunately, I guess they need to be recognized as well as real television.

Personally, I enjoy Undercover Boss, Shark Tank, and a little gem on WE TV by the way of Downsized. The family in Downsized are actually normal, with a houseful of teenagers who are really quite nice. It's a refreshing diversion from the Kardashians and the like.

Just a thought. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Hope you've got a break from school.

[Great idea for a column, Eileen! Let's see if our reality-TV specialist, Ronnie Gill, will take the bait! -- David B.]

Comment posted on December 26, 2010 3:58 PM


Dennis said: And thank you and your team for wonderful commentary and analysis. Your website is my daily to go site for television viewing recommendations and insightful viewpoints.
Comment posted on December 30, 2010 3:23 PM


Carol said: The other new term is "lake effect." We are close to the shore, and we don't have any lakes. They changed the term to the "Bay effect."
Comment posted on January 3, 2011 6:14 PM
 
 
 
 
 
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