break: TV producers love "reality TV" because it costs next to nothing to make. You buy the rights to a bunch of home video clips shot by schmoes who happened to be at the site of the plane crash/wildebeest attack/whatever. Then you just string them together with a semi-celebrity doing a voice-over.

I learned how to make Cat 5 cable today, and I am really bad at it. From the 20 or so attempts I made, I got one (count 'em, one) working cable--which was too short to use for anything. But I persevere. I'm thinking of making my girlfriend some jewelry out of discarded cable ends, because God knows I have enough of them now. And what woman wouldn't like all those colorful little wires?