Tuesday, October 27, 2015

We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

I had a vacation day today and it has been a busy one. Most of the day was spent gathering, sorting, and packing items from my house to send off to auction. I've collected quite a bit of mid century decor items, and now feel it is a good time to start downsizing the collection. Needing a new roof on the house also helped me make that decision.

So, I wasn't thinking much about finding today's humor, although I packed with the TV on, and did have some smiles with daytime television. Later, as we delivered the items to the auction house, we were helped by someone with a teasing manner and easy smile. We laughed along with him as we unpacked the items.

It wasn't until I sat down to watch the first game of the World Series that I found the laugh of the day. It came at the expense of FOX Sports when they inexplicably lost power in the middle of the game. Abruptly the game disappeared and we were treated to three sportscasters desperately trying to vamp their way through "technical difficulties." When their theme music began to play they thought it meant that the problems had been fixed, but they weren't. We were taken back to a live feed of the game that turned out to be Major League Baseball's International feed and what they were showing was a halted game, and confusion on the field. Apparently, when the TV network goes off the air, the game has to stop. (Instant replay was off the air too!)

Many years ago, "technical difficulties" brought many shows to a standstill. For it to happen these days seems almost impossible. As I write this, the power is back after another awkward transition and a visit to the in-studio broadcasters. The game is back on track, the "correct" broadcasters are once more on the mikes, and a good laugh was had by all.

Let's Go Mets.

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