Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I thought I had come up with the perfect description of the misnamed genre known as “reality tv”.

In this recent BUZZ comment I apply the description as a kind of reverse synonym –

Any firm that GUARANTEES to resolve your tax debt for pennies on the dollar is full of reality tv.”

Alan Sepinwall has come up with the #2 (no pun intended) description – “Disgusting Freaks on Parade” – in his announcement of the premiere of a new VH-1 arse-dropping titled YOU’RE CUT OFF. The titled refers to what is done to a source of income, and not what most of us would love to have done to the males who populate reality tv shows.

The new show is another “parade” of self-absorbed brain-dead idiots showing off how badly they can behave.

There is no doubt that the world would be a better place if the fathers of those who appear on these displays of “disgusting freaks on parade” had done what the Vietnam War protesters of my teen years wished Nixon’s father had done.

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