Think these hot TV lights will hurt the ice?

March 21, 2009

Blog Guy, I’m a real sports nut. Are there any new shows I should be watching?

Absolutely. There is a mid-season replacement sports show, since the televised World Russian Roulette Championships ended so abruptly last week.

Yeah, I watched that last episode on TiVo. More than 600 times. So what’s replacing it?

An exciting new hour-long series on ice fishing, called “Sitting by a Hole.” Plenty of slow-motion, play-by-play, and so on.

Cripes. And I should care about that why?

The network has embedded heating coils around some of the holes, so the ice is going to break pretty often, sinking unsuspecting fishermen in an icy underwater grave.

Why didn’t you say that in the first place? I’m SO there, dude!

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A boy fishes though a hole in the ice on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, New Hampshire, March 7, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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The kid has no coat, no gloves, no hat, and it looks as if he is crying. Must be a comedy!

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive

Is ice fishing what’s REALLY going on here? Not in my head.

In my version, this kid is actually being offered as a sacrifice to some under-the-ice dwelling water monster that the nearby town made a deal with centuries ago. Hence the terrified posture and facial expression of said kid. He knows it’s only a matter of time before an arm reaches through that hole and he becomes a snack.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Gee, that’s swell, K! I’m hoping you don’t got any kids of your own….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

I don’t know, K. I think that monster might have to break the ice a bit more. I doubt that kid would fit through as it is.

Posted by Paddo | Report as abusive

My brother went ice fishing. He caught 200 pounds of ice. His wife tried to fry it and they both drowned.

Posted by some guy named Tim | Report as abusive