parade / thanksgiving

I Hate (Love) The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

What happened to the NBC coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade?  It has turned into one giant commercial to showcase NBC programming, that’s what!  Sorry, but I wish Al Roker would just shut up! 

Used to be you could tune into NBC for the parade of dancing clowns, the Rockettes, and marching bands.  Yeah!  Marching bands playing John Philip Sousa favorites!  Baton twirlers!  and baloons!  Oh, yeah!  Big balloons filed with helium.  I want to know about the 50 people tethered to Snoopy to keep him from floating away!  I want to see Mighty Dog get loose!  Now, that would be news worthy … “Mighty Dog Escapes Macy’s Parade, Chased Through New York and New Jersey, Finally Shot Down by Air Force F-16 as it Approaches Border with Canada!”

Instead, I got the Today Show’s trio of Matt, Meredith and Al, running an NBC infomercial.  Oh, yeah, and Arlo Guthrie.  WTH?

Oh well.  THIS is exactly why they invented the DVR/TIVO. 

Fly free Kermit …