In my web browsing this morning, I came across a new-to-me blog: http://wolfsonliterary.wordpress.com/ - Michelle Wolfson, Literary Agent is very funny. In yesterday's post, she was talking about Grey's Anatomy and she used the term "jumping the shark". I'd never heard it before and just kept reading. Then, when I opened up my MSN (my 'live' link to The Day Job), the pop-up window with the day's happenings showed a link to an entertainment story about TV's Sexiest Coed Crime-Fighting Duos. I was a huge fan of shows like Moonlighting, Hart to Hart and Remington Steel, so I clicked and read through the ten selections (I think they missed a few, but that's just me). Low and behold, there was the term "jumping the shark" again! I expect some time today I'll see that term again - the whole power of 3!
Jumping The Shark is the moment when an established show changes in a significant manner in an attempt to stay fresh. Ironically, that moment makes the viewers realize that the show has finally run out of ideas. It has reached its peak, it will never be the same again, and from now on it's all downhill.The article goes on to say that the term came from the episode of Happy Days when Fonzie literally jumped over a shark while waterskiing (funny, I don't remember that episode).
I am waiting for a library book - my account status shoes the book is number 1 in the queue. It's been number 1 in the queue for 4 days now - how long does it take to move to "It's yours"?
Tomorrow will be the second week for Weekend Words. I decided last week to do some writing exercises on the weekends. On Saturday, I'll post the exercise for any of you who want to play along (either at home or in the comment section as B.E. did). On Sunday, I'll post my 'homework'.
The only exciting thing I have on my weekend calendar is cleaning the bathrooms :(
An randomness in your life you'd like to share, People of Blogland? What's your weekend calendar looking like? Do you remember the episode where Fonzie jumped the shark? Who was (or is) your favorite crime-fighting duo (mine is a toss up between the team at Moonlighting and the team at Remington Steel...ooh, but then there's The Scarecrow and Mrs. King)?