Now, I’m no technophile and every time I see a sporting event in high definition it awakens my inner child and takes it out for a stroll through Candyland.
But self-deprecating humor is simply not enchanced by high definition.
Neither, sadly, is Jon Stewart.
In fact, I can think of only three types of programming that are enhanced by the great high definition process. Sporting events, big-budget movies and …
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows.
Most everything else simply is better left to regular old TV magic. Let me give you a few examples.
1. Talking Heads
Let’s face it, a lot of television features talking heads. Usually of old, respectable gentleman, none of whom benefit from letting the viewer see how much man make-up has to be applied to make them look young and vigorous.
2. Celebrity Acne
Magazines airbrush for a reason. Celebrities are real women. We just would prefer to pretend that they are not.
Really the only way has-beens like Bret Michaels can remain relevant.
Man make-up again. Now imagine this man being chased by a dozen women with no doubt scores of venereal diseases between them. Now imagine it in high-def. I’m so sorry.
4. This guy will find his way onto your television.
5. We all love the lie.
We like to think that people on the tube are special and beautiful. And they are. But they become ugly in high-def. If you are very brave, journey with me down the rabbit hole and see how things are transformed in high definition…
I think I’ve made my point.