Ellen (ennienyc) wrote,

TV Time

I watched a "world cheerleading competition" in fast-forward. The guys in this video were the winners in their division.

Most of the televised teams were from the South. Nothing like this existed when I was in school and if it had, my meager tumbling skills (cartwheel and that's about it) would never have made the grade. This must be fun for the kids involved, but the strange thing about this type of competition is these teams are "all-stars" not associated with any school. The cheerleading exists not to cheer on a team in a game, but as an isolated activity for competition. It's taken on a life of its own.

In this vein, I also watched another DCC episode. My favorite line was the mother hen of the squad adjusting a hemline on incredibly short shorts and saying the uniform had to be in "good taste." They cut a girl from the squad for being 5 minutes late to her uniform fitting, which seemed severe since her dancing was much better than the 2 they only gave warnings to. TWOP snark: "The way Kelli makes such a big deal about The Uniform, you'd think it was the Dead Sea Scrolls."

In more intellectual TV, I caught up on Merv's crosswords. I thought I'd lost Eric LaVasseur's episode in the cable outage but it was there. Way to go! But even an obviously good solver like Eric almost didn't make it to the final puzzle due to the spoiler rules. I guess that's the game but it's still annoying (as in, I'd be really upset if it happened to meeeee).

I saw "The Freak Book" episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." That show gets so uncomfortable that I almost can't bear to watch at times. That's the point - Larry gets into cringe-worthy situations and doesn't always get out of them. We had to suspend disbelief that John McEnroe would not recognize Larry David.

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