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Lightning Bugs It Is

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | July 7, 2010 |


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Last night's mini-comment diversion seemed to prove that lightning bugs is the more popular nomenclature for those little flying things with glowing butts, regardless of dippy songs that have been popular in the last year and/or beloved and short lived sci-fi series. That or the Pajiban population is just distributed in places that tend to use "lightning bug" over "firefly" because this was a completely unscientific survey with absolutely no controls for over- or under-represented regions. But since it's the internet I get to firmly state that lightning bug is forever and always the correct term, and then you all yell at me for a while about how wrong I am and it's fun for everyone! Here's Wednesday night's TV:

8:00 p.m.: "Minute to Win It" on NBC. New time slot.

"PBS Special: David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special" on PBS

"So You Think You Can Dance" on Fox.

9:00 p.m.: "America's Got Talent" on NBC.

"Come Dine With Me" on BBCA. Series premiere.

"Dad Camp" on VH1. The episode is called "Let's Talk About Sex" which is the title of every sex-related episode of any TV show since Salt n Pepa came out with that song. On one hand, it does get right to the point. On the other hand, it's a touch uncreative.

"Ghost Hunters Academy" on SyFy.

"I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" on TLC.

"Man vs. Food" on Travel. He's going to Salt Lake City, so... death by jello salad?

"Mythbusters" on Discovery. This is another of those "Buster's Cuts" where it's pieces of older episodes put together with some trivia in between.

"Top Chef" on Bravo.

10:00 p.m.: "Bert the Conquerer" on Travel.

"Billy the Exterminator" on A&E.

"Bridal Bootcamp" on VH1.

"The Choir" on BBCA. Series premiere.

"Dinner: Impossible" on Food Network. 8th season premiere.

"Hot in Cleveland" on TV Land.

"The Real World" on MTV.

"Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman" on Science.

"Toddlers and Tiaras" on TLC.

"Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" on TBS.

"Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" on Bravo.

Late Night Listings:

"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on NBC featuring Dave Salmoni, John C. Reilly, and Big Boi.

"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" on Comedy Central featuring David Okrent.

"The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central featuring Steve Carrell.

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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