Ah, Fox is full of follies | VailDaily.com

Ah, Fox is full of follies

With the coming of 2005, we seem to have a new batch of follies.Witness last weekend’s NFL wild-card game with the Minnesota Vikings on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers. In the second half, the Vikings’ Daunte Culpepper hooked up with Randy Moss for a touchdown. The controversial Moss ran to the goal post and did a fake dropping of his drawers to the Green Bay faithful.The NFL slapped him with a $10,000 fine – which is fine by us – but Fox announcer Joe Buck denounced the heinous act as “disgusting” and apologized to TV viewers for showing such a scandalous act.Excuse us, Joe, but do you watch the other dreck on your network? “Totally Outrageous Behavior Caught on Tape.” “Quintuplets.” “Trading Spouses: Meet your New Mommy.” These shows sure remind us of PBS’ “Masterpiece Theater.” Uh, huh.Talk about disgusting, young Harry of the House of Windsor, third in line to the British throne, was caught wearing Nazi get-up at a recent costume party. We agree with the media outcry that this was a boneheaded move on “The Spare’s” part.What we don’t understand is the play that the story is getting in the American media. What is our nation’s obsession with the British royal family? Didn’t we fight a war roughly 225 years ago to get rid of these people? Why do we care so much about them now?Don’t bother telling us the answer to that question, though. We’re too busy watching Fox’s “My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss.”Vail, Colorado

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