i am a fan of your writing, +Virginia Postrel
, & this one puzzled me, for it seemed to run counter-character (meaning, of course, the "character" that i have created in my head for you, by reading your articles).
somehow, i was surprised you were offering suggestions on increasing the popularity of this silly show &, perhaps, even more surprised that you seemed to suggest that it should pander even more than it already does. (on the other hand, your hindsight suggestion is pretty solid). there was something non-Postrel about this one, i can't quite put my finger on it...
my favorite this year so far: Can You Pass the ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Test?