Bonehead Tip of the Day: When you vote, tell someone "You voted for so-and-so even though he/she is a Republican." A nice way to insult by trying to get along. Hear that all the time but rarely in the other version. It's like saying "I never watch 'Jersey Shore' but I did last night."
The List: Top TV shows of the Week.
1. "Sunday Night Football" - 21.5 million
2. "NFL Pregame" - 15.9 million
3. "60 Minutes" - 14.2 million
1. "NFL Monday Night Football" - 16.5 million
2. "The Closer" - 5.8 million
3. "NFL Thursday Night Football" - 5.4 million
Notes: As a NFL lockdown looms for next year, they might want to reconsider as football once again blows away the competition. Take a look at cable as well. The top show is a whopping 16.5 million and the second is back to reality in cable terms. By far, if you air a football game, chances are you have a winner as far as ratings are concerned. Fox must be licking their chops since they have the Super Bowl in February. "It's A Wonderful Life" ratings will be reflected next week. However, for the holidays season, "Rudolph" is the winner with just over 12 million viewers - - so far. A recent airing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" failed to crack the Top 20. It's head-to-head competition did, however. That was the Golden Globes TV winner, "Glee." They launched it last year by giving them the win. Will that continue?
Trivia: The Eskimo Pie was not invented by an Eskimo or in Alaska, for that matter. It's not even a pie, per se. It was created by a Danish-born schoolteacher from Iowa named Christian Nelson. No drug testing here as the 1904 marathon winner was given brandy and styrchnine during the race. Beware of the yawn of the hippo as they kill more people in Africa than do lions. If you want to estimate the age of that trout you just caught, count the rings on the scales. And get off the scale. You do not care about that during the holiday season.
Closer: At least it was only one drummer playing for the baby Jesus and not 12 drummers drumming. Wow. Loud