TV Guides

images-6.jpgSuch pundits as EA, Helmetz and No Underwear helped supply enough Internet gossip for Tom O’Neil to compile his best-guess list of Emmy finalists this morning.

O’Neil breathlessly declares that, “assuming all of it is accurate,” the list proves the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ new voting system gives lower-rated networks a fair shot at the gold. “Grouchy TV critics might even jump for joy” to see some of the finalists, such as Jason Lee’s lead-acting nomination.

Honey, we’ve seen TV critics. They don’t jump. Not for joy. Not for anything.