Tom Watson's concerned that I've given up writing about politics to devote this space to obsessing over "every camera angle and lighting trick" on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip just as the fall elections are heating up and we need every voice raised in encouragement and protest to help get out the vote.
First on the grounds that in all my posts about Studio 60 I never once mentioned camera angles or lighting tricks, although, by the way, the camera work on the latest episode, directed by Timothy Busfield, was pretty darn zippy and brought the show the kind of life the three previous episodes desperately needed.
And second, I hadn't given up writing about politics for Studio 60. I'd given up writing about everything except Studio 60.
I'm better now.
Actually, although it may have seemed the last couple weeks that this had become a Studio 60 anti-fanzine, I've written about other things. And one of the posts that got lost in the shuffle is called Boys against the girls and I'm sorry about that because I liked the post myself and because it generated some interesting comments from the handful of people who saw it and read it before the Studio 60 blogging pushed it down the page, out of sight and out of mind.
The post was about the way the girls defer too much to the boys on the ten year old's soccer team and how it makes me wish there was an all-girls division in our league so that they could develop their skills and their talents without having to worry about the boys hogging the ball.
It was also about why, although I'm for sex segregated sports, I'm not a fan of the trend towards sex-segregated education.
You can go back and read the post if you want. What I'd like you to do is read the following three comments. Three good comments by three good bloggers.
Bill Altreuter, of Outside Counsel:
Blog on the Run's Lex Alexander:
I've got nothing to add right now, but I hope you do.
By the way, the ten year old's team has lost two more games in the meantime. They were tough, close games, and in the first of the two the girls were in the thick of things the whole way and the boys were passing to them and letting them take the ball and we scored some goals.
Second game, though, things reverted. The girls flinched and shied. The boys passed to each other. The coach steamed. The final score was 0-2.