Some interesting back and forth between three local blogs (http://dave-lucas.blogspot.com/, http://albanyeye.blogspot.com/, and http://mohawkvalley.wordpress.com/) recently. They are yipping and snipping at each other and claiming that they are stealing each others' posts. Albany eye is the best of the lot and has some stuff worth stealing. The other two have got to be kidding. This one http://dave-lucas.blogspot.com/ has an entry today with the headline Rapestry. I know it's about music, but the headline is priceless. Of course any blog entry that starts with "Interesting Regis and Kelly Show this morning," should be blown up anyway. Interesting; yeah, if you're dead. Does anybody ever really watch crap like that?
Having said that, the post entitled "Walking Dead" on the above site is terrific. An inside look at local TV News. Sorry, I don't usually use Oxymorons. Local TV and news should never appear in the same sentence. In 30 minutes you get about 7 minutes of commercials, 2-3 minutes of banter and "Happy Talk", another 2 minutes or so of teasers and bumpers and other transitions, 2-3 minutes of sports and 3-4 minutes of the weathercaster stating and restating the forecast and playing with all the graphics. That leaves maybe 10 or 11 minutes for news. If it's the 11 pm, at least 5 minutes is the same stuff you heard at 6 pm, 5 pm and 5:30 pm. Give me radio and the newspapers any day.