Sunday, October 1, 2006

That's gotta hurt...

The Neilsen ratings people called tonight, conducting a survey on moviegoing.

"How many movies have you seen in the past two months?" she asks, chipperly.

"One," I say, eager to give my cogent and insightful input on "Little Miss Sunshine," a film I enjoyed tremendously and would be happy to pump for ratings.

"Oh, dear. Well, is there someone else there who's been to more movies? Maybe I can speak to them..."


At 9:12 AM , Blogger Yankee, Transferred said...

I have been wanting to see that movie.

At 8:57 AM , Blogger Quinn said...

excellent movie. One that academics everywhere can enjoy!

At 8:52 AM , Blogger Prof. Me said...

This made me laugh, since a few months ago I received a call from them asking about my television viewing habits.

"How many hours a week do you think you spend watching dramas?"


"...Ummm, OK, then how many hours a week do you estimate you spend watching reality televsion shows?"


"Really? Really none?"


"All right then... how many hours a week would you estimate you spend watching HBO or Showtime, or other pay-for-service channels."


"Ummm... OK. Thanks for your time, but we really are looking for more avid watchers to participate in the Nielsen ratings. Good night!"

At 12:24 PM , Blogger Yankee, Transferred said...

Do you check back? I'm just dropping by to wish you well.

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