Vin Scully Goes Off on Hastags and DogTV


My boyfriend turned me on to this story about Los Angeles Dodgers announce Vin Scully.  Many of our readers will have no idea of who I am talking about, but all you need to know is that he is 85 years old and is a broadcasting icon.  If you live in a baseball family, Vin Scully is a quasi-deity.

Anyway, during the telecast of a recent game in San Diego, Scully was asked to read some promotion spots on the air.  One of the spots mentioned hashtag numerous times.  After reading the spot he says:

“Can I ask you an honest question? What in the world is ‘hashtag?’”

Apparently he then segued into a discussion about a local station down in San Diego that provides daytime programming for dogs left home alone by their owners who are at work.  The DogTV channel is meant to soothe the animals.  Their site reads:

DOGTV is scientifically developed and Pup approved. DOGTV is cable’s first television network for dogs that is created exclusively for canines, and the humans who love them.

DOGTV’s 24/7 programing helps stimulate, entertain, relax and habituate dogs with shows that expose them to various movements, sounds, objects, experiences and behavior patterns, all from a dog’s point of view.