Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Katie Couric and the Menace

So, I watched Katie Couric's debut on the CBS Evening News last night. Not because I'm a huge K.C. fan or really particularly cared what was going on in the world yesterday, but because I guess I am a lemming for media-driven "events." And, you know what? Katie's news interested me. Not because of Katie, but because she (and CBS) are trying different things with the news. Longer segments, interviews, other views. . . I liked it! And, no reports on social security, the Aging Baby Boomers, or prescription drug benefits. Thank you, Katie! Not that these aren't important issues, but we don't have to hear about them EVERY night do we, NBC?

Point? Sometimes a stale genre that is losing audience needs a shake up. And it doesn't have to be a massive shake up. I mean, Katie didn't swallow fire between segments or read the news standing on her head. There were no musical numbers and as far as I could tell, no nudity. Maybe when she's done at CBS, Katie could take on the job as News & Observer comics page editor.

Her first step could be to axe Dennis the Menace, please Katie.

Yes, now that I have a precious little Menace of my own, I realize I am supposed to be more sympathetic. And I will be! I promise I will, Mr. Hank Ketchum. Except for today. You can't ask "what's new?" about Mr. Wilson's attic because I assume he keeps a bunch of old stuff up there . . . like everybody else in the attic-having world. Who puts new stuff in their attic? I guess if you buy new Christmas ornaments, you put them up there, but generally speaking, the whole point of attics is old stuff. Right?

Man, poor Joey. He spends his whole life listening to the Wisdom of Dennis.


Blogger Marc said...

I was wondering that too; who puts new things in their attic?

"Oh hey honey, what are you doing?"
"I'm just putting that new custom, Italian leather couch in the unfinished attic."
"Okay dear, dinner will be in 20 minutes."

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Len said...

What's new in Mr. Wilson's attic? Why this huge brood of highly poisonous, biting spiders! They're new! Meet the kids, Dennis.

I think Joey would do himself a favor by be-friending the pre-teen mad scientist, Lio. Definitely meet a better class of people.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Ianscot said...

Hank Ketcham himself is dead... maybe he's in that attic?

7:01 PM  

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