Allow me to let my nerd flag fly for a moment, won’t you?
It annoys the s*** out of me that the SciFi Channel has changed its name to Syfy.
Apparently, abbreviating the too-geeky phrase “science fiction” to SciFi wasn’t hip enough, so the name had to be dumbed down yet further to trick the masses into tuning in to reruns of “Battlestar Galactica” and “Stargate SG-1.” What annoys me most is the fact that my brain chooses to read “Syfy” as Sy-fee, and I refuse to watch a channel called “The Sy-fee Channel.”
I’m also irritated that Bravo has changed its tagline from “Only on Bravo” to “Only by Bravo,” but since I expect Bravo to try too hard to be original, this doesn’t bother me as much. Not as much as, say, losing “Project Runway” to Lifetime, for crap’s sake.
Admitting publicly that I watch both Syfee and Lifetime has pretty much guaranteed that I’ll be single for the rest of my life, but at least I’ll have my television to keep me company. From here on out, however, it will be tuned to TNT and the Weather Channel, at least until it changes its name to the “The W.C.” or “Temps.”