Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Two Riveting Hours of Television
My wife said to me the other night that she had seen a promotion saying David Blaine was going to attempt to hold his breath under water for 9 minutes. "Then it said," she went on, "'tune in Monday for the 2-hour special event.' That should be more like a 9-minute special event, shouldn't it?"
Personally, I would give them 5 minutes for intro', 9 minutes for the stunt, 5 minutes for the EMT's to determine a winner, and 5 minutes for post-game analysis. A few commercials. 30 minutes: bam! Done!
I didn't watch it. Actually, my only motivation to watch it would have been to see how they managed to pad the thing out that long.
How did they fill 2 hours? (Oh, and I suppose I should ask, need I send a sympathy card to the Blaine family?)