The show's big revelation - you have to buckle the seat in.
"Coming up: Learn the one small change that will add years to your life and reduce inches from your waist!"
That one small change? Exercise more.
For days, NBC teased that Detective Stabler of Law & Order SVU would be losing his eyesight in that week's episode. Turns out his vision was temporarily blurry.
I felt duped.
Don't get me wrong - I'm not wishing ill on Detective Stabler's character. Just the people who promo the show.
Newspapers seldom stoop that low. Sure, we might occasionally promote a story scheduled for the weekend edition or try to lure readers to our Web sites with promises of more details or photos, but it's not a regular thing. And it's certainly not something a columnist would attempt, in the hopes of getting readers to follow the story as it hops to another page.
We simply have too much respect for our audience to attempt something like that.
For instance, I'm certain that most, if not all, of those reading this column already know the answer to that trivia question I mentioned. Hot water actually doesn't always freeze faster than cold, but can under certain circumstances (like if the water is extremely hot, a good bit will evaporate, leaving less water to freeze).
And most, if not all, of you reading this column already know the secret to having a marriage last 85 years.
Karin Fuller can be reached via e-mail at karinful...@cnpapers.com. Her columns can be accessed through her blog at thegazz.com.