Sunday, January 6, 2008

TV Shows That Need To Hang It Up

Enough already. Unhook the ventilator.

Survivor - aren't they running out of places to strand people? I'm waiting for Survivor: Detroit
The Amazing Race
The Apprentice
CSI: Wherever
Law & Order: Whatever
Any VH1 show about Peter Brady, Chachi or Flava Flav.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some.

Video Of The Day: Aunt Janice

Something tells me Aunt Janice will never be allowed to take Larry anywhere again.


Best of LOTD: Profound Things Bosses Have Said To Me

Real quotes from people I've had the pleasure of toiling for over the years. (Originally posted 7/31/07).

Let's hear yours.

"Not everyone gets promoted to busboy. You gotta prove yourself on the dish line first. Only the best make busboy."

"It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission."

"You get an hour for lunch, but try to be back in 45 minutes so whoever's covering your register can take their hour."

"Write whatever you want. Nobody listens to that crap anyway."
(Referring to "coming up next" narration over the end credits of a TV show or movie)

"We want spots with a real come-in-your-face feel to them."

"The good news is, I can hire you. The bad news is, I can't pay you." (And I said yes. It was my first TV job and I wanted to break in. A month later they started paying me.)

"I don't want to hear the phones ringing three or four times! You guys should answer them before they even ring."

"I like the spot. I don't really like the script or the music, and the VO is awful, but otherwise it's fine."

"You didn't show enough enthusiasm at the staff meeting. Everyone else seemed really into it."

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" (It took every ounce of willpower I had not to say, "Anywhere but here.")


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