TV

Falling Flat

Did you watch Cake Boss? Or the Holiday Baking Championship at Christmas? Me neither. I tried Cake Boss but couldn’t do it, and not just because of Buddy’s New Jersey accent—because of the caliber of cakes these “amateurs” put out. It's nothing I relate to. Same with...

Me, Only Better

It’s been said we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. For the sake of argument, I’ll pretend that’s true (though really I don’t, because I spend an awful lot of time with the Target cashier and know nothing about her). Now, if it was true,...

Sure, It’s Funny. But Am I Allowed to Laugh?

The other night I saw a Jack-In-The-Box commercial promoting their breakfast burritos. The tagline was, “Burritos so big they make everything look smaller.” I stared at the TV, then rewound it. Yep. I saw it again. Little people, dwarves, midgets—call them what you...