.... Miss America. I just saw the headline that Miss Michigan was unceremoniously crowned Miss America 2008 sometime on Saturday. And Miss Washington came in third! I had no idea that the competition was even being held. Is it even televised anymore? I seem to remember that when I was younger, the Miss America competition was actually a big deal. It seems like an afterthought now. I'm honestly a little surprised that with the writers strike, the competition couldn't garner more attention against a bunch of crappy reality and game shows. I guess it's just a matter of time until it's abolished all together.
I don't know that it can be saved, but the first step will have to be replacing the talent competition and the interviews. Those are excruciating to watch. I don't know what to replace them with, but definitely not any Survivor-esque elimination challenges or a poker tournament. There's enough of that stupid crap on tv as is. I would not be opposed to throwing them in the octagon for some ultimate fighting. That could only help ratings. No eye gouging, low blows, or fish hooking though. Or maybe oil wrestling.