July 22nd, 2012

749 - Isolation and the Olympics

I live a pretty primitive life up here in the North Woods, as you know. The isolation only bothers me when it is Olympics time. My problem is that I get no television stations here except for the three Wisconsin Public Television channels connected to the station that comes out from Eau Claire. One is regular regular national public tv, another is the Wisconsin channel, and the third is Create. That means, of course, no sports but plenty of Rick Steves. The funny thing is that the new digital broadcasts come up crystal clear, except when they go black for short periods of time. It is very different from the snowy old over the air stations I used to get. So it is Masterpiece Theater and Antiques Roadshow for me, while youse guys are watching the international games. It does bother me.