TV is unbelievably boring, just now.
What about the Olympics?
Well, what about it? It's being held in a country (China), where abuses of human rights are commonplace. Russia just broke the peace, by invading Georgia (is there anyone so uninformed that they need to be reminded that it's NOT the US state?), and the judging, where subjectivity is allowed, is dreadful.
The US presidential race has been reduced to soundbites, snickering (at John Edwards), and frenzied re-hash of any little tidbit of "news". When Paris Hilton's political video is the one that makes the most sense, I know it's time to veg out for a few weeks.