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On Fri, 8 Jul 1994 Rollins@osuunx.ucc.okstate.edu wrote: > Regarding Professor Bjork's rumination that he does not like > to watch pro sports on TV because it reminds him of how much > money the performers make, I am moved to inquire whether he > watches network news, whose purveyors (of the latest on the > OJ saga) are in the same income ballpark as Kirby Puckett, > et al, or, for that matter, movies, whose stars earn, in > many cases, much more than $5 mil/year. Well. . .if you must know, I never watch any TV program that isn't self-reflexive. You remember "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman?" That was the last show I was addicted to, and how many years ago was that? Although the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 begins, I believe, next week. I'm mildly addicted to it also. Mike and the 'bots and the Mads have loads of fun satirizing TV. And, of course, I watch an occasional Beavis & Butthead which, in spite of all the talk of irresponsiblity and violence, is still basically a traditional form of slapstick comedy coupled with lots of satire that actually lampoons MTV culture itself. Patrick Bjork Dept. of English Bismarck State College firstname.lastname@example.org