Friday, December 14, 2007

America's Funniest Way to Earn Back Some of that Insurance Money

I don't often have time to just sit and veg out in front of the TV. I probably didn't have time tonight, either, but I did. Just my luck, I can finally sit down and watch something and there's NOTHING on. So after flipping through the channels for a good 20 minutes, I finally settled on something mindless. America's Funniest Home Videos.



I have been watching this for about a half hour and I realized that the videos people send in basically fall into one of five categories... few of which are actually funny.

1. Humans sustaining serious injury. I fail to see how having a motorcycle land on your head is funny. Call me a prude.

2. Babies. Aren't they funny when they eat! Nothing like watching take after take after take of baby after baby after baby spit out strained peas. I just feel bad for the kids.

3. How stupid must people feel when they think they have come up with THEE most original idea only to find that 35 other people have thought of the exact same thing and they show all of them in a montage. Specifically, I just saw 300 people train their dogs to show their teeth when they say: "smile."

4. dancing mishaps. How many old people's underoos get flashed during a conga line on this show. It boggles the mind.

5. And the final category is human abusing animal. Tonight I watched a man repeatedly smack a squirrel with a pool skimmer, a little kid yank on the tail of a cat that would give it a "look" of annoyance, and a dog being forced to slow dance with a toddler.

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