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I am back on the mainland and blogging from Seattle with South Austin in the rearview mirror. Don't worry Virgin Island fans, I will most certainly be back in the Caribbean for visits if not full-time. And I'm sure St. Thomas will creep it's way into many future posts. For now, it's all about living in the Pacific Northwest!

July 15, 2011

Fox's You Make the Call ?!?

I admit it, I get most of my news by listening to NPR during my twelve minute commute to work each day. The other part I get from the Daily Show. But... a couple of nights ago, I found myself watching the nine o'clock edition of FOX news. As their "you make the call" segment started, I thought to myself "Why don't I watch this more often? cuz it's... Awesome!"

See, they show snippets of three different stories and then ask viewers to text in their preference for what story will be shown later in the broadcast. For this particular night, the key text words were: Unruly, Rampage, or Weed. Though I had a passing thought that I might be disappointed if the Mayhem story didn't win, I really care which story was the winner. Still, I waited anxiously (not paying ANY attention to any of the other news) to see what the viewers preferred, no...not just preferred silently but cared enough about to incur the cost of texting that preference. Who were these people anyway? Finally, before a commercial break came the moment that I had been waiting for. Results! And the winner is.... drum roll.....



That was all I needed. I punched the Comedy Central numbers into the remote and settled back for some "real" news.

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