Reader Tsmacro sent me an article that made my jaw drop. According to Zap2it.com, the SciFi Channel is…oh God, I’ll just quote them, it’s less painful than typing the words myself:
World Wrestling Entertainment and NBC Universal are extending their relationship, bringing the resurrected Extreme Championship Wrestling to the Sci Fi Channel for a summertime run.
Because when you think of pro wrestling, you think of the Sci Fi Channel.
Riiiight. I have a hard time thinking of anything more appropriate to a science fiction network than a run of mindless pseudo-sports whose chief characteristic is appealing to the lowest (and by lowest, I mean worst, not broadest) common denominator.
Now, I know there are those people—one of them is even a friend of mine, but I won’t mention his name—who find this sort of drivel entertaining. But it’s beyond me why. Okay, maybe I’m a little sensitive because I happen to be interested in the actual sport of wrestling, as opposed to the crap that gets actual airtime as alleged wrestling, but still. This is a very, very bad idea. I can only hope that the fans will crucify the network brains that came up with this one.
As a possible antidote to this nonsense, I’ll just pass on a story from the New Scientist. Here it is:
NEWSFLASH: Artificial penis allows rabbits to mate normally.
In a “landmark development” researchers have grown penile tissue that has allowed rabbits with damaged sexual organs to successfully mate.
So, guys, here’s one big worry you can let go of, eh?