Sunday, January 22, 2006
emily's reasons why not
(photo from olden days of karaoke: two faculty members torment an unknown bystander with their bitter rendition of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun")
A few weeks ago, I was at a T stop whose advertising space was completely overtaken by ads for the TV show "Emily's Reasons Why Not." The signs alternate between posters featuring a photo of the show's star and posters giving something to be read as a Reason Why Not. One was: "Because No One Forgets Bad Karaoke." Which is yet another example of a totally incorrect karaoke stereotype.
The truth: People readily forget bad karaoke. It's creepy karaoke that permanently scalds onto others' minds.
I was at the same T stop last night and saw all the posters were gone, replaced by a campaign promoting some nonpulpy orange juice. So then I googled "Emily's Reasons Why Not" and learned that it had been cancelled after just one episode. Apparently the show did not add to the list of All I'm Missing By Not Having Television.