So, the Emmys happened last night.
Yeah, I didn’t know either.
Until I turned on Sunday Night Football (let’s not talk about it), and saw on the channel guide that the television awards show was taking place.
I didn’t see much of the actual ceremony, but everything I’ve read suggests the whole thing was an exhibition of straight blandness with host Jimmy Kimmel (who’s usually pretty damn funny) coming through with a so-so performance. So-so isn’t what anyone wants with one of these prime-time awards shows, though. You need a home run of Josh Hamilton proportions, or you’ve got nothing. Even the winners are beginning to acknowledge that. Consider Jon Stewart (arguably the funniest man on television), whose ‘The Daily Show’ won yet another Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series.
“Years from now, when the Earth is just a burning husk and aliens visit, they will find a box of these,” Stewart said, holding his Emmy aloft, “and they will know just how predictable the...