Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weird praise for MTV

I don't watch much MTV these days, but I'm sort of obsessed with The Paper. More on that later (y'know, maybe), but I like how MTV has basically acknowledged that the only music on the channel now plays in the background of its reality shows, and puts up video-style credits whenever a scene is underscored. What I really admire is their commitment to this device: Tonight's episode of The Paper featured a song from Annie Get Your Gun, and the little widget popped up and said "Artist: Ethel Merman." I think it might have been spelled wrong, but I appreciate it anyway.