Do you guys watch Joan of Arcadia? It is my favorite TV show this season (not counting the one-time Andy Griffith Mayberry retrospective this week, LOL).
So this story is about a girl who talks to God, like Joan of Arc, only He doesn't tell her to conquer France. God appears in the form of various people and tells Joan to do various strange things. Naturally, just like in real life, Joan gets in a lot of trouble trying to understand God's Plan and obey His Commandments, but it all works out in the end.
Anyway, last night Joan's father, the chief of police, needed a metaphor for fluffhead, so he said, "That's like asking a figure skater about the state of the economy."
There were two more referrence to the quote during the show, like Joan's brother said, hey, Dad, why the crack about figure skaters?
I am going to write to CBS and protest. I will mention:
Olympic Champion Sarah Hughes, Yale undergraduate.
U.S./World Champion and Olympic medalist Debi Thomas, Stanford graduate and orthopaedic surgeon.
U.S., World and Olympic Champion Tenley Albright, M.D.
U.S, World and two-time Olympic Champion Dick Button, Harvard Law School graduate.
U.S. Champion and Olympic medalist Paul Wylie, Harvard graduate.
I am going to tell CBS that the only way the millions of U.S. Figure skating fans will forgive them is if they invite Sarah Hughes to make a guest appearance on the show. This will fit in perfectly, because one of the story lines is about Joan's friend who wants to quit school to become a full-time artist, so Sarah could show him that he can be an artist and a scholar at the same time, or something like that.
Who else should I put on my list of famous skaters who have excelled acedemically and in the professions?