Friday, August 31, 2012
#darts Dartoid's World - "Jumping the Shark" and Touching the "Third Rail"
Regular readers of Dartiod's World (for those who aren’t "regular" might I suggest a nice bran muffin each morning) may have been shocked when my colleague and editor published his latest effort. In show biz terms he "jumped the shark” by writing about the “third rail” of darts. SEX. Yes, dear readers, sex has raised its ugly head yet again. No pun intended - but of course we’ll take it.
Jump the Shark? The phrase is used to define a particular scene, episode or aspect in which the writers use some gimmick in a desperate attempt to keep viewers' (or readers') interest. As well as Dartoid writes, no such cheap theatrics are needed to hold the reader's interest. That’s not the case with your loyal servant and pal of the Old Dart Coach - for which I’m being held accountable. So beware. Cheap theatrics are coming...