Friday, September 23, 2005

Who watches daytime television?

It's interesting seeing what goes on in the world when you take a day off from work in the middle of the week. First of all, there's nothing really exciting on TV during the day... or else it just doesn't much appeal to what I want to watch. Except for The Price is Right... THAT I live to watch when I'm on vacation. :) But either way, it makes me think exactly who DOES watch TV during the day. It's pretty easy to figure out if you think about it... who else wants to know exactly what kind of people is watching TV at a certain time? The advertisers, of course! So what kind of commercials did I see? Well, commercials for toys, commercials wish spokesmen like Ed McMahon or the "I've fallen and I can't get up" or as I like to call them "scare the old people" commercials, and commercials for lawyers "If you've been injured, you deserve money, call us now and we'll get you the money you deserve."

So let's see, that gives us 3 prime demographics... little kids, old retired people, and people who don't have a job (either because they were injured, or because they're just too lazy to work). Sure, there are others like myself watching, but I'm not who the commercials are targeting. It all makes sense once you think about it, but doesn't leave me wanting to sit at home on a day off instead of just being at work.

Switching gears to Husky Football... the one week I don't actually blog about the game with my sure-fire predictions, we actually win (albeit against Idaho, who looked terrible). So I almost believe that I shouldn't make a prediction, because that way we have a better chance of winning tomorrow. The one thing that I'm sure of is that Husky Stadium will be louder and more full than it has been in the past several years. I believe that the Huskies actually have a chance of beating Notre Dame this weekend, even though I don't believe it's actually going to happen. :) Regardless, my prediction for this week is (since I always predict a Husky win):

Huskies 27 - Irish 24

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