> So the first 3 minutes have to cover basketball...notably Dennis Rodman!
> ...just when I thought we'd had enough of Dennis (the new-improved menace!)
Well, I'm thankful for what I get, I guess. Last night, when ESPN was
about to broadcast the Euros coverage, I was just puttering with something
in the kitchen, about to go in and watch the TV, when I heard a
LOOOOOOOUD, COMPLETELY OBNOXIOUS ALARM sounding from the vicinity of my
living room, like nothing I had ever heard before in my life.
No smoke alarm in there. Didn't sound like a smoke alarm anyway. It
sounded like a burglar alarm, or some alarm that would sound if the
Russians had decided to attack us, Cold War or no.
I ran into the living room. What did I find but that my TV screen, which
had been about to show skating, was now blue and covered with a
computer-generated message announcing to me that my cable company had
chosen this very moment to conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast
The screen instructed me to tune in to Channel 6 for more information. I
passed. Fortunately, so did this episode, and the screen was clear again
in time for Krylova & Ovsiannikov to start their free dance.
If that hadn't been the case, there would have been hell to pay, let me
"If the Teletubby craze continues, it is inevitable that at some future date, there will be a Teletubby live show that will be scheduled to play at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena...probably on ice."
--Gene Gray, entertainment columnist, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin