22 Sep 2004 21:41:23
Trudi Marrapodi
Yet more skating in strange places

Those who, like me, get Adelphia Cable in the States probably see this
commercial. It advertises their digital video recorder option by showing
quick cuts of various men boasting with delight about how much they love
their DVRs, because they allow them to pause the action during a sporting
event. "I'm pausin' football..." says one. The others mention other
sports: "Baseball," "Basketball," "Hockey."

And one, very quietly and sheepishly, as if to avoid having anyone hear
him (and I admit I didn't at first) says "Figure skating."

"Cleveland still rocks."--Me