When the Nielsen Company selects a new Nielsen family to determine television ratings, they disregard the new family’s results for the first three months. Based on experience, Nielsen feels that because families know that they are being monitored, they are watching. For instance, families will tune into PBS for educational programming to appear like they are watching those kinds of programs. But, after three months, they get tired of pretending. Then it’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians or Big Brother.
That’s why I enjoyed the real in the following story: Recently, WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky reported on a drunk couple who crashed their Geo Tracker into a beehive. It disturbed a hive of bees, which then proceeded to attack them. Based on the story, clearly the bees can’t stand drunk drivers. Thankfully, the whole thing was witnessed by local resident Gary Lee Anderson. Here’s how he told the story:
Well I just had got done feeding my chickens waterin’ em and stuff and I walked back to my house there to get my phone so I could play a video game on it and all a sudden I heard a big boom…
And they like AAAH come out, screaming and squalin, and uh, running around, bout like a chicken with his head cut off.
[After taking Gary’s garden hose to try to spray the bees off] But I told em, you need to get out of that water, but see I didn’t know they was getting eatin’ by bees I thought they was jus high.
That’s the story. As told by an eye witness. I love real! In my world, the eyewitness carries the day.
And for pic o’ day, dogs driving always gets me!