Stupid me ... I forgot to watch one night of DWTS and it turns out to be the big dramatic night when a celeb is struck down with an injury and almost dies.
Lucky me ... DWTS recaps, in painstaking detail, the Monday night show on Tuesday. So instead of watching the Mavs lay down like dogs in the playoffs, I got to relive, in all of it's slo-mo glory, Cristian de la Fuente rupturing his bicep tendon.
Nasty. Serves the dude right, though, for having such big muscles. He'll get no sympathy here.
Voters, however, felt sorry for him, and not Shannon Elizabeth, who blubbered Monday night when the judges said she danced like a dork. (Or was that her partner who said that?).
Note to Shannon: There's no crying in ballroom. Faint or break a hip, and we'll talk.
Cristian, meanwhile, needs surgery but is going to put on his best bull-fighter face and gut it out. Wow, I bet Cheryl Burke can't wait for that first lift next week.
Finally, I must pause a moment to marvel at the ongoing, bizarre beauty of DWTS: Where else could Def Leppard, Kenny Maine in makeup and mainstream sex kitten Samantha Harris all co-exist on one stage?