I spent most of this Saturday morning on the couch fighting in vain against a cold that has been going around my family. With a remote control in hand, I perused the hundreds of channels for hours because I didn’t have the energy for anything too engaging and I didn’t have the patience for anything too banal. And so, I ended up watching a little bit of a lot of shows and TV movies.
After watching “Sid the Science Kid” for a few minutes and “Dino Dan” on a couple of kids’ networks, I caught a few minutes of some classic movies from the past 30 years. It was four hours into this mind-numbing marathon that something occurred to me. Ever the vigilant scientist (even when mucus was threatening to drown my brain), I tested my hypothesis. It took a couple more hours of “research” with the remote (and later with my mouse) to backup my findings with hard facts.