Here We Go Again.

Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Count me as one who spent all of his time in history class doodling cartoons in the margin.

Unlike 2002, when I had the funds and the means to actually travel the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, this year I am limited to watching them on television, and since I fancy myself an Olympic-class television watcher, once again I have dedicated myself to watching every hour of NBC's prime-time coverage and reporting the breakdown of said coverage into three catagories:

  1. Actual events.
  2. Advertisements.
  3. Meaningless fluff.

Now, I know what you're thinking. "Doesn't Brian have something more valuable he could be doing with his time?" The answer, of course, is yes, but not only am I an Olympic-class television watcher, but I'm also an Olympic-class procrastinator. I was going to put all of those valuable things off until after the Olympics anyway, so I might as well do something interesting now.

So join me, won't you, in mocking--and praising where appropriate--NBC's coverage of the 2004 Olympic games. I can't promise you a gold medal, put I can promise that you'll have a good time!

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