Thursday, April 26, 2007

11:31 PM: Oops! Technical difficulties on "Talkin' Sports with Ron Kleinsaucer"


On his self-serving "sports commentary" show on today's Comcast community-access cable TV lineup, so-called host Ron Kleinsaucer started the program, unaware that his lapel microphone was still sitting uselessly on the table next to him. The tardy Kleinsaucer got halfway through his mindless sports blather, all of which was completely inaudible to the viewing audience, before realizing his mistake; however, once he pinned the mic to his lapel, the screen briefly went blank. Shortly thereafter, a woman off camera exclaimed, "Oh, my God, not again!" Suddenly, a scratchy recording of the show's completely incongruous theme music, Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy," started playing, drowning out Kleinsaucer's commentary; then all was silent. After an excruciatingly long pause, during which Kleinsaucer looked as confused as a goat on Astroturf, order was finally restored and the show plodded along in its usual mind-numbing rut.

Kleinsaucer mis-handled his "program," with numerous glitches throughout. Is that what he means when he calls himself a "sports authority"? Are these grievous technical errors an indicator of factual errors his program makes?

Sports authority? Ha! Kleinsaucer can't even "play" community-access cable host!

Dave Williamson

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