Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Watch Fox...

A few weeks ago I blogged about Fox Orlando's habit of breaking into programming every time a blade of grass dies within a thousand mile radius of Florida. Since that time there were no break-ins, at least while I was watching, so I thought perhaps the on-air personalities had gotten into therapy and no longer needed extra air time to sustain their egos.

Sadly, I was wrong.

Today I was peacefully watching Judge Mathis when there was BREAKING NEWS! Wow! Could it be something exciting? Something people in the greater Orlando area would actually care about? Something...dare I say it...newsworthy?

Heck no, it was a report on a brush fire in Lake County that had already been burning for an hour. Mind you, brush fires in Florida in the dry season are almost as common as afternoon thunderstorms in the rainy season. There've been some pretty nasty ones already this year, but apparently this one cropped up right around the time that one of the anchors was feeling neglected. Soon I was listening to a report on the fire, punctuated by repetitive footage and a reassurance that Fox would bring me even more news on this stunning story as it became available. Well, thank goodness for that. God knows I wouldn't rather just watch TV shows without interruption. I'd ever so much rather hear about non-events.

Happily, Judge Mathis is back on my screen now, but I'm cringing in anticipation of the next interruption. I'm sure that when that fire expands another inch, or perhaps if the smoke goes from black to a shade blacker, Fox will be there to tell me ad nauseum.

1 comment:

Kat said...

I was looking at your web site about Celebration, FL and I was curious to read the ruules that have to be followed. However when I clicked on the link, it did not work. I wasn't sure if you were aware of it. Also do you know where I might be able to find the rules or will your link be working so I can read them? Thanks!