Tuesday, January 20, 2009
After Katie got home from school, we went up to my bedroom to check on Timmy and wound up hanging out in there to watch the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. I was very excited to share this piece of history with her.
Ok, then I got serious and let him know that I taped it on both ABC and CNN in case he wanted to watch it and had a preference of commentation, but that he may want to watch CNN. I had been watching it on ABC in my bedroom (we don't have a cable box in there and only get basic cable) and the commentation was just ridiculous. I mean really, what do they think - the viewing audience are morons? Then I told him, I don't know it's so weird like they're commenting for the radio or the blind or something. All the comments were just stating the obvious. Like "Arlington Cemetary" when they flashed to the cemetary and the names of the speakers when it would flash on the screen a split second later. Then "President Obama waves to the crowd" (or something like that). I then changed channels for Katie who had enough of "mommy's show" and put on Diego. Wouldn't you know, the ABC commentators FOLLOWED me over to Nickelodeon...
"Rescue Pack sings and dances"
"Camera snaps a picture". Well, as you may have guessed somehow the setting on my tv got set to add these comments...I assume for the blind. I didn't even know tv's did that. Amazingly, the short clipped stage direction sounded very similar to the way Jack Bauer talks when he's under pressure. They should consider having Kiefer Sutherland narrate :)