Sunday, January 29, 2006

Guilty Pleasure

To see -- or rather hear -- one of television's great performance feats, tune to Jewelry Television during prime time. The women who sell the rings and baubles will blow you away with their ability to maintain unrestrained energy and excitement about the products they are hawking. Problem is, you can't get a sense of the feat they are pulling off by watching for a few minutes. You have to stick with them for 20 or 30 minutes to get a full appreciation. They never take a break -- after all, this is all commercial, so when they go on the air for their four-hour shift, they are in for the duration.

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