My wife DVR'd the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade this morning. Got home from the relatives and watching it while I do my computer thing. Now, this and the Tournament of Roses Parade were always the big two that I watched growing up. - It's so sickeningly commercial. Everything's an advertisement for something. Sadly, the best floats so far were for McDonalds and Planters Peanuts (featuring Mr. Peanut of course). - What's with the music? Almost every float has some pop crapolla star lip synching some auto-tuned piece of garbage. - It started with a good hour of stationary lip synched performances at the "center stage" by the local theater. I realize that these people are real artists trying to drum up people to come to the theater, but I want to see a parade, not a theater show. - It looks like the beloved parade of my childhood has evolved into a process where each parade entry stops at this center stage for three minutes, faces the cameras, and puts on a performance. How is that a parade? So, there's my rant. Has it changed that much, or is my memory distorted? It really stinks big time.