For most of this week I’ve been at the beach in a hotel with an extremely uncomfortable bed and some of the slowest and most frustrating wifi I’ve experienced recently. Oh, and there’s a 14- and a 15-year-old girl here with us (I’m related to one of them) and I’ve noticed an interesting mathematical phenomena: The time it takes two teenage girls to get ready is not double the time it takes one teenage girl to get ready. It’s actually closer to quadruple the time it takes one teenage girl to get ready. Luckily, we’re going home tomorrow and at least I don’t have to listen to the “what do you want to do?” “I don’t know, whatever you want.” “Well, I don’t really care, that’s why I asked you.” “Do you want to go to the boardwalk?” “…I dunno. I guess.” “Well, what do you WANT to do?” “I don’t know, whatever.” circular conversations anymore. Here’s Thursday night’s TV:
8:00 p.m.: “Big Brother” on CBS. 12th season premiere. This is still on? Who watches this?
“Wipeout” on ABC.
9:00 p.m.: “Police Women of Memphis” on TLC.
“Rookie Blue” on ABC.
“Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest Brawlers 3” on TruTV. I’m not sure it’s a great idea to call people who fit the descriptor “brawlers” dumb. Seems like while they might not have the intellectual wherewithal to verbally defend themselves, there’s a pretty good chance they’d just take a swing at you.
“So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox.
10:00 p.m.: “Ace of Cakes” on Food Network.
“Bethenny Getting Married?” on Bravo.
“Boston Med” on ABC.
“Futurama” on Comedy Central.
“Mall Cops: Mall of America” on TLC.
“The OCD Project” on VH1.
“Penn and Teller: Bullshit” on Showtime. This week’s topic is “easy money,” which I can only see as valuable in the sense that you can tape it and send it to that relative you have who keeps ordering those $80 seminars on how to make $1,000 an hour from home off the TV. Of course, it probably wouldn’t do them any good. Much like those seminars.
Late Night Listings:
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Steve Carell and Jane Lynch.
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Marilynne Robinson.
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Arturo Rodriguez.
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