Day 235 – Jumping the Shark

Jumping the shark is a phrase used to mark the turning point for tv shows.  It usually indicates the point when the show is on its way out.  The ratings suck, and now they are resorting to the absurd in a half-ass attempt to “save the show”.

If you are old enough (or have caught enough Happy Days reruns), you may remember the time when Fonzie jumps the shark on water skis.  That was the beginning of the end for that show.  But gave us a great phrase.

Why did I think of this?  Well, as I was running tonight, I saw this:

Kind of made me wonder what, if anything, jumped the shark.  The neighborhood? The House?  My running route? 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the Brazilian line.

    I often find myself wondering what’s different between the people who stick around in my life and those who fade. I din’t have anadequate answer yet. Let me know if you figure it out.

    And my gay friend from jr. High still refuses to come out of the closet. It’s quite annoying frankly.

  2. Emmy says:

    I am contemplating another blog post about the friend thing. I started going down that path, but made an unexpected turn a different direction. You’ll have to tell me what you think.

    I continually tease my friend about how long it took for him to come out to me. He agrees.

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