Tuned In

While I Was Out: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

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Did you miss me? Don’t answer that question! Instead, while I start digging out from under my pile of mail, let’s look at a few of the things I missed (or, at least, ignored) while staycationing last week:

* Tiger Woods showed off his sweet new blue curtain, and said that he was very, very sorry for letting you down. (Where “you” = “generous corporate sponsors.”)

* Sarah Palin said Family Guy insulted her child with Down Syndrome, was in turn smacked down by the show’s voice actress, who has Down Syndrome.

* Conan O’Brien got ready to take his show on the road.

* Glee gave us a taste of its spring season, starting in April. (The preview video, and a few thoughts on the Olympics, after the jump.) (Update: replaced with a video embed that doesn’t start playing automatically.)

* And finally, the Winter Olympics became the first show in six years to knock American Idol off the top spot on the podium.

Speaking of which, I’ve been spending a lot of time watching the Olympics with the Tuned In Jrs. over the past week, but I don’t have much to say that hasn’t been largely hashed over. Should NBC show more live events? Is its coverage too jingoistic? Yeah, sure, I guess, but it’s hard to be surprised every two years that a network will try to make a buck and cater to Americans.

I will only say this: adding skicross to the games was genius. The only way you could improve on the sport would be if the four skiers were armed, and chasing a fifth skier, who got a five-second head start. Your Olympic thoughts?