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Monday, January 10, 2011

Why I don't watch award shows or 99.9% of reality TV

I have a rant coming on. Just be forewarned.



I'm a firm believer in being a person who does something for the greater good -- be it yourself, your family, society or nature. I believe, too, that you should seek out and then act upon your God given talents. Should your talent be... say... acting or singing. That's great. Good for you and I certainly hope you do it and are not only successful at it but that it opens doors for you.

So, as it stands, I guess it seems that I don't really have a problem with the occupations--it's more the fact that the celebrities IN these professions (not all, but the majority) seem to be not only so completely out of touch with reality but also so ridiculously narcissistic and egocentric.



Enter the award shows.



Those in the acting profession have the Golden Globes, the Oscars, the Tonys, the Emmy's, and the People's Choice Awards. Then you hit the more obscure (but still star-studded) Palm Springs Film Festival Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and the Independent Spirit Awards. Oh but wait, there's more. They have untelevisied award shows too! Gasp! You know the Directors Guild Awards, the Writers Guild Awards, and even the Producers Guild Awards.


Along the same lines -- while I'm on the subject of those with talent -- take singers. Sometimes I think their jobs are actually more strenuous becuase they're exercising fragile vocal muscles sometimes daily and generally are putting on very labor-intensive performance for the better part of any year that they tour. They are as glamorized and idolized just as actors are.



Their ego parties are the American Music Awards, the Grammys, the Latin Grammy Awards, the Latin Billboard Grammy, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (induction), the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, the Dove Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, the CMA Awards, the Teen Choice, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Ozone Magazine awards, the NAACP Music Awards and the newest – the Hip Hop Awards.

Don't get me wrong, I certainly think that everyone deserves to be recognized for a job well done but the way our society currently functions is BEYOND PATHETIC. People are more concerned with who is screwing whom, what so-and-so DIDN'T wear under her skirt, the latest Mel Gibson rant, or who is in rehab than on how to improve ourselves...



our world....



our education....



our spiritual well-being...



our family...



our economy...



our natural world...

Most people have no clue of what is really going on in their own city... their state... our country... the economy... the Congress... the bail-outs... the corruption... the international laughing stock our "p"resident is (yes, I intentionally left that lowercase. He can have a capital when he ACTS like a real leader. Humph!)


Isn't it ironic that America knows more about reality TV than the REAL world. People are so caught up in the worlds labeled as "reality" but that are so far removed from reality. It is quite sad they think it's synomosus.

So, without further adieu --Enter reality TV.

You know like Jersey Shore... the Bachelor... the Bachelorette... Big Brother... The Biggest Loser... OH my GOSH it's sick...the list of reality tv shows. I found this list HERE:

• The $25 Million Dollar Hoax
• 13: Fear is Real
• 16 & Pregnant
• 19 Kids & Counting
• 30 Days
• 30 Seconds of Fame
• 50 Cent: The Money and the Power
• 8th & Ocean
• 9 by Design
• A Double Shot at Love
• A Model Life with Petra Nemcova
• A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila 1
• A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila 2
• Ace of Cakes
• Addicted
• Adventures in Hollyhood
• Age of Love
• The Agency
• Airline
• Airplane Repo
• All American Girl
• The Amazing Race 1
• The Amazing Race 2
• The Amazing Race 3
• The Amazing Race 4
• The Amazing Race 5
• The Amazing Race 6
• The Amazing Race 7
• The Amazing Race 8
• The Amazing Race 9
• The Amazing Race 10
• The Amazing Race: All-Stars
• The Amazing Race 12
• The Amazing Race 13
• The Amazing Race 14
• The Amazing Race 15
• The Amazing Race 16
• The Amazing Race 17
• America's Best Dance Crew 1
• America's Best Dance Crew 2
• America's Best Dance Crew 3
• America's Best Dance Crew 4
• America's Best Dance Crew 5
• America's Got Talent 1
• America's Got Talent 2
• America's Got Talent 3
• America's Got Talent 4
• America's Got Talent 5
• America's Most Smartest Model
• America's Next Great Restaurant
• America's Next Muppet
• America's Next Producer
• America's Next Top Model 1
• America's Next Top Model 2
• America's Next Top Model 3
• America's Next Top Model 4
• America's Next Top Model 5
• America's Next Top Model 6
• America's Next Top Model 7
• America's Next Top Model 8
• America's Next Top Model 9
• America's Next Top Model 10
• America's Next Top Model 11
• America's Next Top Model 12
• America's Next Top Model 13
• America's Next Top Model 14
• America's Next Top Model 15
• America's Toughest Jobs
• American Chopper
• American Gladiators
• American Hot Rod
• American Idol 1
• American Idol 2
• American Idol 3
• American Idol 4
• American Idol 5
• American Idol 6
• American Idol 7
• American Idol 8
• American Idol 9
• American Idol 10
• American Inventor 1
• American Inventor 2
• American Loggers
• American Pickers
• American Dream Derby
• American Juniors
• Amish In The City
• Amne$ia
• Anchorwoman
• The Anna Nicole Show
• Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
• The Antonio Treatment
• Anything For Love
• The Apprentice 1
• The Apprentice 2
• The Apprentice 3
• The Apprentice 4
• The Apprentice 5
• The Apprentice: Los Angeles
• The Apprentice 7
• The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
• Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
• Are You Hot?
• Armed & Famous
• Arranged Marriage
• The Ashlee Simpson Show
• Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust
• The Assistant
• Average Joe 1
• Average Joe 2: Hawaii
• Average Joe 3: Adam Returns
• Average Joe 4
• Ax Men
• The Baby Borrowers
• Bachelor Pad
• The Bachelor 1
• The Bachelor 2
• The Bachelor 3
• The Bachelor 4
• The Bachelor 5
• The Bachelor 6
• The Bachelor 7
• The Bachelor: Paris
• The Bachelor: Rome
• The Bachelor 15
• The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman
• The Bachelor 11
• The Bachelor: London Calling
• The Bachelor 13
• The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love
• The Bachelorette 1
• The Bachelorette 2
• The Bachelorette 3
• The Bachelorette 4
• The Bachelorette 5
• The Bachelorette 6
• The Bad Girls Club
• Baldwin Hills
• Bank of Hollywood
• Basketball Wives
• Battleground Earth
• Battle of the Network Reality Stars
• Beauty And The Geek 1
• Beauty And The Geek 2
• Beauty And The Geek 3
• Beauty And The Geek 4
• Beauty And The Geek 5
• Beg, Borrow & Deal 1
• Beg, Borrow & Deal 2
• Being Bobby Brown
• The Benefactor
• Bethenny's Getting Married?
• Better Half
• The Beverly Hillbillies
• Big Brother 1
• Big Brother 2
• Big Brother 3
• Big Brother 4
• Big Brother 5
• Big Brother 6
• Big Brother 7: All-Stars
• Big Brother 8
• Big Brother 9
• Big Brother 10
• Big Brother 11
• Big Brother 12
• Big Brother (International Editions)
• The Biggest Loser 1
• The Biggest Loser 2
• The Biggest Loser 3
• The Biggest Loser 4
• The Biggest Loser: Couples
• The Biggest Loser: Families
• The Biggest Loser: Couples 2
• The Biggest Loser 8
• The Biggest Loser: Couples 3
• The Biggest Loser 10
• The Biggest Loser 11
• The Biggest Loser: Special Edition
• Big Man on Campus
• Bindi: The Jungle Girl
• Black Gold
• The Block
• Blonde Charity Mafia
• Blood Dolphins
• Blow Out
• Blush
• Boarding House: North Shore
• Boot Camp
• Born Country
• Boy Meets Boy
• Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business
• Brat Camp
• Breaking Bonaduce
• Breakthrough with Tony Robbins
• Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It
• Bridal Bootcamp
• Bridalplasty
• Bridezillas
• Bridget's Sexiest Beaches
• Britain's Got Talent
• Britney And Kevin: Chaotic
• Bromance
• The Buried Life
• But The Sex Is So Good
• Cake Boss
• Can You Duet?
• Canadian Idol
• Carnie Wilson: Unstapled
• Cash Cab
• The Casino
• The Celebrity Apprentice 1
• The Celebrity Apprentice 2
• The Celebrity Apprentice 3
• Celebrity Circus
• Celebrity Cooking Showdown
• Celebrity Duets
• Celebrity Fit Club 1
• Celebrity Fit Club 5
• Celebrity Fit Club 6
• Celebrity Fit Club 7
• Celebrity Mole Hawaii
• Celebrity Mole Yucatan
• Celebrity Rap Superstar
• Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House 1
• Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House 2
• Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 1
• Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 2
• Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 3
• Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 4
• CHA$E
• Change of Heart
• Chasing Farrah
• Chef Academy
• Chopped
• The Chopping Block
• The City
• Clash of the Choirs
• The Club
• Coal
• Cold Turkey
• College Life
• College Hill
• The Colony
• Color Splash
• Combat Missions
• The Complex
• Confessions of a Matchmaker
• Confessions of a Teen Idol
• The Contender 1
• The Contender 2
• The Contender 3
• The Contender 4
• Cops
• Craving Comfort
• Criss Angel Mindfreak
• Croc Hunter Challenge
• The Crocodile Hunter
• Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants
• Cupcake Dreams
• Cupid
• The Cut
• Dad Camp
• Daisy of Love
• Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
• Dance Machine
• Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann
• Dance Your Ass Off 1
• Dance Your Ass Off 2
• Dance Fever
• Dancelife
• Dancing with the Stars 1
• Dancing with the Stars 2
• Dancing with the Stars 3
• Dancing with the Stars 4
• Dancing with the Stars 5
• Dancing with the Stars 6
• Dancing with the Stars 7
• Dancing with the Stars 8
• Dancing with the Stars 9
• Dancing with the Stars 10
• Dancing with the Stars 11
• Date My Ex: Jo & Slade
• Date My House
• Dating in the Dark
• The Dating Experiment
• DEA
• Deadliest Catch
• Deal Or No Deal
• Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love
• Denise Richards: It's Complicated
• Destination Truth
• Destroyed in Seconds
• The Detonators
• Dice Undisputed
• DietTribe
• Dinner: Impossible
• Dirty Jobs
• Dog The Bounty Hunter
• Dog Whisperer
• Dog Eat Dog
• Don't Forget the Lyrics!
• Double Exposure
• Downfall
• Dr. Steve-O
• Dream Job 1
• Dress My Nest
• Driving Force
• Dudesons in America
• Eco-Challenge: Fiji
• Eco-Challenge: New Zealand
• Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke
• ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show
• Engaged and Underage
• Estate of Panic
• Ex-Wives Club
• The Exterminators
• Extreme Makeover
• Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
• Fake-A-Date
• Fame
• The Family
• Family Foreman
• Family Business
• Family Plots
• Fantasia For Real
• Farmer Wants a Wife
• The Fashion Show 1
• The Fashion Show 2
• The Fashionista Diaries
• Fast Cars & Superstars
• Fat March
• Fear Factor
• Find My Family
• The First 48
• Flavor of Love 1
• Flavor of Love 2
• Flavor of Love 3
• Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School starring Mo'Nique
• Flip This House
• Flipping Out
• Flowers Uncut with Jeff Leatham
• Fly Girls
• Food Detectives
• Football Wives
• For The Love of Ray J 2
• For Better Or For Worse
• Forever Eden
• For Love Or Money 1
• For Love Or Money 2
• For Love Or Money 3
• For Love Or Money 4
• Frank the Entertainer... in a Basement Affair
• From G's to Gents
• Funniest Mom in America
• Gay, Straight or Taken?
• Gene Simmons Family Jewels
• Ghost Hunters
• Ghost Hunters Academy
• Ghost Hunters International
• Ghost Lab
• Gimme My Reality Show!
• The Girls Next Door
• Giuliana & Bill
• Giving Hope
• Gone Country 1
• Gone Country 2
• Gone Country 3
• Gone Too Far
• Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live
• Grease: You're the One That I Want
• Great American Road Trip
• Greatest American Dog
• Growing Up Gotti
• Hair Battle Spectacular
• Hammertime
• Hard Knocks
• Harlem Heights
• Harry Loves Lisa
• The Hasselhoffs
• Have Fork, Will Travel
• Heli-Loggers
• Hell Date
• Hell's Kitchen 1
• Hell's Kitchen 2
• Hell's Kitchen 3
• Hell's Kitchen 4
• Hell's Kitchen 5
• Hell's Kitchen 6
• Hell's Kitchen 7
• Hell's Kitchen 8
• Here Come the Newlyweds
• He's A Lady
• Hey Paula
• HGTV Design Star 1
• HGTV Design Star 2
• HGTV Design Star 3
• HGTV Design Star 4
• HGTV Design Star 5
• High School Musical: Summer Session
• High School Reunion 1
• High School Reunion 4
• High School Reunion 5
• High School Reunion 6
• High Society
• The Hills
• Hit Me Baby One More Time
• Hoarders
• Hoarding: Buried Alive
• Hogan Knows Best
• Hole in the Wall
• Holly's World
• Holmes on Homes
• Homeland Security USA
• Hooked Up
• Hope for Your Home
• Hopkins
• Househusbands of Hollywood
• House Rules
• How to Look Good Naked
• Howie Do It
• Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling
• I Can Make You Thin
• I Get That A Lot
• I Love Money 1
• I Love Money 3
• I Love New York 1
• I Love New York 2
• I Propose
• I Survived a Japanese Game Show
• I Wanna Be a Soap Star 4
• I Want To Be A Hilton
• I Want to Work for Diddy
• I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 1
• I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 2
• I'm From Rolling Stone
• I've Got Nothing to Wear
• Ice Road Truckers
• The Imploders
• In Harm's Way
• In Search of the Partridge Family
• Intervention
• Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein
• Invasion Iowa
• Iron Chef America
• The It Factor
• Jackass
• The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty
• Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
• The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency
• Jersey Couture
• Jersey Shore
• Jesse James Is A Dead Man
• Jingles
• Joe Millionaire
• The Joe Schmo Show 1
• The Joe Schmo Show 2
• Jon & Kate Plus 8
• Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
• Keeping Up with the Kardashians
• Kell on Earth
• Kendra
• Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design
• Kid Nation
• Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane
• King of Cars
• King of the Crown
• Kirstie Alley's Big Life
• Kitchen Nightmares
• Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami
• LA Ink
• Lady or a Tramp
• Laguna Beach
• Last Comic Standing 1
• Last Comic Standing 2
• Last Comic Standing 3
• Last Comic Standing 4
• Last Comic Standing 5
• Last Comic Standing 6
• Last Comic Standing 7
• Last One Standing
• The Last Resort
• Launch My Line
• The Law Firm
• Leave it to Lamas
• Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods
• Let's Dance
• Life of Ryan
• The Little Couple
• Little Miss Perfect
• Little People, Big World
• The Littlest Groom
• Live for the Moment
• Live to Dance
• Living Lohan
• Liza & David
• The Locator
• Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska
• Losing It With Jillian
• Love Cruise
• Love Shack
• Luke's Parental Advisory
• Mad Mad House
• Make Me a Supermodel 1
• Make Me a Supermodel 2
• Making It Home: Greensburg
• Making Menudo
• Making News: Texas Style
• Making The Band 2
• Mall Cops: Mall of America
• Man vs. Wild
• Manhunt
• Manhunters
• Marcel's Quantum Kitchen
• The Marriage Ref
• Married By America
• Mary Knows Best
• Master of Dance
• MasterChef
• Maui Fever
• Meerkat Manor
• Meet Mister Mom
• Meet My Folks
• Meet The Barkers
• Megan Wants a Millionaire
• Miami Social
• The Michael Vick Project
• Million Dollar Listing
• The Millionaire Matchmaker
• Minute to Win It
• Miracle Workers
• Miss America: Reality Check
• Model Citizens
• Models NYC
• Models of the Runway 1
• Models of the Runway 2
• The Mole 1
• The Mole 2
• The Mole 5
• The Moment of Truth
• Momma's Boys
• Monster Garage
• More to Love
• Moving Up
• Mr. Personality
• Mr. Romance
• Murder
• Murder in Small Town X
• Must Love Kids
• My Antonio
• My Big Friggin' Wedding
• My Big Redneck Wedding
• My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad
• My Super Sweet 16
• My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss
• My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance
• My Fair Brady
• My Life Is A Sitcom
• Mythbusters
• Nanny 911
• NASCAR in Primetime
• Nashville
• Nashville Star 1
• Nashville Star 2
• Nashville Star 3
• Nashville Star 4
• Nashville Star 5
• Nashville Star 6
• National Bingo Night
• New York Goes to Hollywood
• Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica
• Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
• The Next Best Thing
• The Next Food Network Star 3
• The Next Food Network Star 4
• The Next Food Network Star 6
• The Next Great American Band
• The Next Iron Chef 1
• The Next Iron Chef 2
• Next Action Star
• The Next Great Champ
• The Next Joe Millionaire
• No Boundaries
• No Opportunity Wasted
• NYC Prep
• Obsessed
• The OCD Project
• Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
• Omarosa's Ultimate Merger
• The One: Making a Music Star
• One Big Happy Family
• One Ocean View
• The One Who Got Away
• On The Lot
• Oprah's Big Give
• The Osbournes
• Our Little Genius
• Outback Jack
• Outsider's Inn
• P. Diddy's Starmaker
• Pageant Place
• Pam: Girl on the Loose
• Pantry Raid
• The Paper
• Paradise Hotel 1
• Paradise Hotel 2
• Paranormal Cops
• Paranormal Investigators
• Paranormal State
• Paris Hilton's My New BFF
• Parking Wars
• The Partner
• Party Monsters: Cabo
• The People's Court
• Pepsi Play for a Billion
• Perfect Match: New York
• Performing As...
• Phenomenon
• The Pick-Up Artist
• Pimp My Ride
• Pirate Master
• Pitchmen
• Plain Jane
• The Player
• Playing It Straight
• Police Women of Broward County
• PoweR Girls
• Prankville
• The Price of Beauty
• The Principal's Office
• Private Chefs of Beverly Hills
• Project Greenlight 2
• Project Greenlight 3
• Project Runway 1
• Project Runway 2
• Project Runway 3
• Project Runway 4
• Project Runway 5
• Project Runway 6
• Project Runway 7
• Project Runway 8
• Property Ladder
• Punk'd
• Push, Nevada
• Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll
• Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious
• Queer Eye For The Straight Girl
• Queer Eye For The Straight Guy
• R U The Girl With T-Boz & Chilli
• Race To The Altar
• The Rachel Zoe Project
• Raising Sextuplets
• Raw Nature
• Real Chance of Love: Back in the Saddle
• The Real Gilligan's Island 1
• The Real Gilligan's Island 2
• The Real Housewives of Atlanta
• The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
• The Real Housewives of D.C.
• The Real Housewives of New Jersey
• The Real Housewives of New York City
• The Real Housewives of Orange County
• The Real L World
• The Real Roseanne Show
• The Real Wedding Crashers
• The Real World: Austin
• The Real World: Back to New York
• The Real World: Boston
• The Real World: Brooklyn
• The Real World: Chicago
• The Real World: Hollywood
• The Real World: Key West
• The Real World: Las Vegas
• The Real World: Los Angeles
• The Real World: New Orleans
• The Real World: New York
• The Real World: Paris
• The Real World: Philadelphia
• The Real World: San Diego
• The Real World: San Francisco
• The Real World: Seattle
• The Real World: Sydney
• Reality Racing - The Rookie Challenge
• The Rebel Billionaire
• Recovery
• Renovate My Family
• The Restaurant
• Rich Guy, Poor Guy
• Rich Girls
• Road Rules
• Road Rules: South Pacific
• Road Rules: X-TREME
• The Road To Stardom With Missy Elliott
• Rob & Amber: Against the Odds
• Rob and Big
• Rob And Amber Get Married
• Rocco's Dinner Party
• Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels
• Rock of Love Charm School with Sharon Osbourne
• Rock of Love with Bret Michaels 1
• Rock of Love with Bret Michaels 2
• Rock the Cradle
• Rock Star: INXS
• Rock Star: Supernova
• Rookies
• Ruby
• Run's House
• Runaway Squad
• Running in Heels
• Sarah Palin's Alaska
• Say Yes to the Dress
• Scare Tactics
• The Scholar
• Scott Baio is 45... And Single
• Scream Queens 1
• Scream Queens 2
• The Search for the Next Elvira
• The Search For The Most Talented Kid In America
• Second Chance: America's Most Talented Senior
• The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom
• Secret Millionaire
• Secret Talents of the Stars
• Secrets of Aspen
• Seducing Cindy
• Sell This House
• Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
• Sex in the Itty Bitty City
• Shaq Vs.
• Shaq's Big Challenge
• Shark Tank
• She's Got the Look
• Shear Genius 1
• Shear Genius 2
• Shear Genius 3
• Shipmates
• Shooting Sizemore
• The Simple Life 1
• The Simple Life 2
• The Simple Life 3
• The Simple Life 4
• The Sing-Off
• The Singing Bee
• The Singing Office
• Sister Wives
• Skating with the Stars
• Skating With Celebrities
• Smash Lab
• Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
• So You Think You Can Dance 1
• So You Think You Can Dance 2
• So You Think You Can Dance 3
• So You Think You Can Dance 4
• So You Think You Can Dance 5
• So You Think You Can Dance 6
• So You Think You Can Dance 7
• Solitary
• Sorority Life
• The Spin Crowd
• Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search
• The Springer Hustle
• The Stagers
• The Starlet
• Star Search
• Starting Over
• Step It Up & Dance
• Steven Seagal Lawman
• Storm Chasers
• Street Customs
• Style Her Famous
• Stylista
• Sunday Best
• Sunset Tan
• Super Millionaire
• Supernanny
• The Superstars
• Superstars of Dance
• Superstar USA
• Surf Girls
• The Surreal Life 1
• The Surreal Life 2
• The Surreal Life 3
• The Surreal Life 4
• The Surreal Life 5
• The Surreal Life 6
• The Surreal Life: Fame Games
• Survivor: Borneo
• Survivor: The Australian Outback
• Survivor: Africa
• Survivor: Marquesas
• Survivor: Thailand
• Survivor: The Amazon
• Survivor: Pearl Islands
• Survivor: All Stars
• Survivor: Vanuatu
• Survivor: Palau
• Survivor: Guatemala
• Survivor: Panama
• Survivor: Cook Islands
• Survivor: Fiji
• Survivor: China
• Survivor: Micronesia
• Survivor: Gabon
• Survivor: Tocantins
• Survivor: Samoa
• Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
• Survivor: Nicaragua
• Survivor 22
• Survivorman
• The Swan 1
• Tabatha's Salon Takeover
• Table For 12
• Tacky House
• Take Home Nanny
• Taking on Tyson
• Taquita & Kaui
• Taxicab Confessions
• Teen Mom
• Teen Mom 2
• Temptation Island 1
• Temptation Island 2
• Temptation Island 3
• Thank God You're Here
• That's Amore
• There Goes the Neighborhood
• There's Something About Miriam
• Thintervention with Jackie Warner
• 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave
• Tim Gunn's Guide to Style
• Toddlers and Tiaras
• Todd TV
• Tommy Lee Goes To College
• Tontine
• Tool Academy 1
• Tool Academy 2
• Top Chef 1
• Top Chef 2
• Top Chef 3 Miami
• Top Chef 4
• Top Chef All-Stars
• Top Chef Masters 1
• Top Chef Masters 2
• Top Chef: D.C.
• Top Chef: Just Desserts
• Top Chef: Las Vegas
• Top Chef: New York
• Top Design 1
• Top Design 2
• Top Gear
• Top Shot
• Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood
• Tori & Dean: Inn Love
• Tough as Nails
• Tough Love
• Tough Love: Couples
• Tough Enough
• Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod
• Trading Spaces
• Trading Spouses
• Transform Me
• Treasure Quest
• Treasure Hunters
• Trick It Out
• Trick My Truck
• Trick My Trucker
• Trista & Ryan's Wedding
• True Beauty
• Tuesday Night Book Club
• Twentyfourseven
• The Two Coreys
• Two-A-Days
• Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge
• UFO Hunters
• Ultimate Cake Off
• The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search 3
• Ultimate Recipe Showdown
• Unan1mous
• Undercover Boss
• Under One Roof
• Varsity Inc.
• Victoria Beckham: Coming to America
• The Victoria?s Secret Fashion Show
• Viva La Bam
• Walk the Lion
• Wanna Bet
• WCG Ultimate Gamer
• The Weakest Link
• Welcome to the Parker
• Welcome To The Neighborhood
• Whale Wars
• What Chilli Wants
• What Not To Wear
• When Women Rule the World
• While You Were Out
• Who Are You Wearing?
• Who's Your Daddy?
• Who Wants to be a Superhero? 2
• Who Wants To Marry My Dad? 1
• Who Wants To Marry My Dad? 2
• Wickedly Perfect
• Wife, Mom, Bounty Hunter
• Wife Swap
• The Will
• Will Work for Food
• Wipeout
• Work of Art: The Next Great Artist
• Work Out
• World Idol
• Worst Case Scenario
• Worst Cooks in America
• Wreckreation Nation
• The X Factor
• You're Cut Off!
• Your Mama Don't Dance

Is that list not MIND NUMBING? And to think, that people will DVR not one, not two but three, four or even more of those shows and watch them religiously. I don't understand that. America is FAT because it sits on its ASS watching crap like "the Situation."

I'll tell you what a "Situation" is... when you know more about a group of NOBODYs than you do about your own CHILDREN -- that's a sad situation.

If you spend more time on your butt watching television than you do doing something HELPFUL for someone... that's a sad situation.

If you spend more time in a day in the "company" of the strangers on reality TV than you do with your own KIDS... that's a PATHETIC situation.

If you are fondling the remote control instead of a dumbell, jump rope handle or dog leash, that's a sad situation.

If you're spending more time WATCHING than DOING ANYTHING beneficial for yourself... you've got a sad "situation" on your hands there my friend!

Get off your butt, turn off the nonsense and LIVE YOUR LIFE! Ugh!

Now, I will say that I don't care if someone watches TV. I have been known to watch a few shows in my day but not at the expense of my health, well-being, family, friends, fun. I am definitely not a slave to the telelvision and if I miss an episode -- WHO CARES?!

WHO CARES?!

I don't mind the shows that actually have a purpose. Some shows actually do provide some sort of entertainment but the reality shows like Jersey Shore... they've made celebrities out of people for being sluts. I don't understand the entertainment value in that. These people are now famous and have no talent.


Society has glamorized nothingness. And those nothings are paid well... for nothingness. How sad. They do nothing. They contribute nothing.

However, take actors... you know, people with a TALENT and a SKILL. They can make $3-20 million a movie. Then, depending on where the movie is being filmed, yes, there could potentially be travel. We understand that it means time away from family.

Let me grab a tissue...

... so they're making at least 3 MILLION per movie... while working 12-14 hour days (which I'm sure is industry standard) for a couple months away from their family.

Now, I'm not in the film industry, obviously, but I wouldn't think that a movie wouldn't take anymore than a couple of months to shoot. So, yes, there are potentially days when you're not at home... you're away from your family but I believe your heavy compensation should count for something. After all, this is your chosen profession. It'd be like a teacher complaining s/he made little. Everyone knows you don't enter that profession to get rich -- you enter it because you have a heart for children.

Further, if you were squeaking by on a mere three MILLION for those three months, I'd still say you were making a great living.


I remember reading somewhere about a celebrity throwing a public fit becuase she didn't make as much as her counterpart (who subsequently had a bigger role and a bigger name).


I just think, you know, you don't feel that your three million (or whatever it was) is enough and you want to complain because someone ELSE makes 15 million? Why don't you complain to those American soldiers who are away from THEIR families...

... while working 12-14 hour days OR LONGER

... while wearing FLACK VESTS

... and living in freakin' TENTS (not some cushy trailer)

... whose family lives on the borderline poverty level

... and are being shot at daily

... eating MREs while digging sand out of their ears


Why don't you whine and complain to THEM about your pathetic little life. Why not ask THEM if THEY'd like to make three million for the YEAR OR MORE that they're away from THEIR families?! Cry me a FREAKIN RIVER!

We are so ready to beat down on those on welfare and public assistance but forget that the "gimme" mentality goes all the way up to the eliteist snobs in Hollywood, too. Because we've let it!


So, in general, it's not the occupations themselves, it's the men and women who have CHOSEN to go these routes then get even more self absorbed with all the award shows... they seriously have to be the most self-conscious, ego centric, group of people lacking in self esteem to have to win trophies to feel validated in life.

I guess when I'm tuning into anything I wonder, is that imporant in the grand scheme of life? Is there anything about these people that I would care to emulate? No. Is there anything I can personally gain from watching this show? If the answer is not... the TV get turned off.

The current idea of what "entertainment" is saddens me.


I miss Seinfeld.

4 comments:

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Amen April! I've been missing the good TV of the past too.

ModernMom said...

That list is overwhelming...but have to admit, I adore the Amazing Race :)

Brandt! said...

muhahaha "I miss Seinfeld" .. great post! I couldn't believe the list of reality shows!
Truth be told, I have watched the Biggest Loser, only because I love to see their success from where they started and how they shaped up. I sat in amazement through Real Housewives .... and not to forget Basketball Wives .. oh wait .. they aren't wives .. majority of them were EX fiances or girlfriends .... I love the $10,000 birthday parties these mothers give their 8 year olds ... is it for the child or truly for themselves to flash their ignorance?! Oops... I think I'm on a rant! Great post!

Frugal Vicki said...

Amen April! Well said!