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To Internet; The Cause of, and Solution To, All My Problems

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | October 17, 2010 |


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When you're traveling and you have to rely on whatever internet options the business in the area choose to make available, you frequently find out that what YOU mean by "Free Wi-Fi" and what they mean by "Free" "Wi-Fi" are in fact very different things. I had to check out of my hotel this morning and I wasn't able to write before then, so I have to find internet to write this column. I went to my standby (McDonalds. I'm not proud of it, but they're pretty reliably everywhere and all of them offer free wi-fi. Allegedly.) only to figure out that I can't connect to their internet. Now, the McDonalds is in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn and I'm getting through to their wireless connection, which is fine and dandy except that I'll have five bars one minute and two the next so getting the listings down is going to be a race against crappy internet. Here's Sunday night's TV:

7:00pm: "60 Minutes" on CBS

"America's Funniest Home Videos" on ABC. I'm not sure how this show's entire audience hasn't been usurped by YouTube yet. I mean, hell, with YouTube you can search specifically for nut shots without all the other crap AND you don't have some random dude making bad puns in the voiceover. Usually. Then again, ever since I turned 10, I haven't understood a whole lot about the audience of "AFHV" in general.

"Football Night in America" on NBC

8:00pm: "The Amazing Race" on CBS

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on ABC

"Fox Sports Special: MLB NLCS Game #2" on Fox. I'd list who was playing but I don't know off the top of my head and see above re: looking it up probably wouldn't work out.

"Jerseylicious" on Style

"Nature: Echo" on PBS

8:15pm: "Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts at Washington Redskins" on NBC

9:00pm: "Boardwalk Empire" on HBO

"Bridezillas" on WE

"Desperate Housewives" on ABC

"Dexter" on Showtime

"IRT: Deadliest Roads" on History

"Masterpiece!: Wallander, Series II: The Fifth Woman" on PBS

"Mel B: It's a Scary World" on Style. Yeah, I guess the world is pretty scary when you wake up each and every day knowing that you had sex with "Meet the Klumps" era Eddie Murphy.

"The Next Iron Chef" on Food Network

"Paranormal State" on A&E

"Rubicon" on AMC. First season finale.

"Undercover Boss" on CBS

9:30pm: "Paranormal State" on A&E

10:00pm: "Amazing Wedding Cakes" on WE

"Bored to Death" on HBO

"CSI: Miami" on CBS

"Fantasia For Real" on VH1

"Iron Chef America" on Food Network

"Keeping Up With The Kardashians" on E!

"Luther" on BBCA. Series premiere.

"Mad Men" on AMC. Fourth season finale. I will very likely be driving back to Miami while this is airing so I'm going to have to avoid a whole lot of sites until I find a way to watch it somewhere. This is one of those times that my lack of a DVR become super extra annoying.

"Over the Limit" on TruTV

"Psychic Kids" on A&E

"Sister Wives" on TLC

"Snapped" on Oxygen

"Swamp People" on History

"Brothers and Sisters" on ABC

10:30pm: "Eastbound and Down" on HBO

"La La's Full Court Wedding" on VH1. One hour first season finale.

"Sister Wives" on TLC

11:30pm: "The Venture Brothers" on Adult Swim

12:00am: "Children's Hospital" on Adult Swim

Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty's Ventures.


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