published on Thumpcity.com
Who cares? I mean--really--why
do we subject ourselves to the vicarious experiences of fishbowl fame-seeking
money-hungry idiots???!! It's sparked conversation across the nation
the likes of which is rivalled only by Regis' wardrobe and those wacky "Real
World" kids in New Orleans. They've even got a Mormon this time...Oooooh....
And let's not forget Darva Conger who went to the Andy Warhol School
of Fame. Former alumni include Fawn Hall and Donna Rice. But D.C. will
be forgotten and so will all of the Survivor folks who are eating grubs
and rats and other fun insects and vermin all in the hopes of winning
the big prize.
I'm sorry but the whole premise is so bizarre and sick
I don't even know where to begin. Why don't they just all sell their souls to
Beelzebub and get it over with already? Is it the cash or the limelight or the
exhibitionist tendencies a la Ricki, Maury, and Jerry that pushes these people
to strut around clad in Targetwear performing subhuman stunts? Where's the dignity?
The integrity? The humanity? Don't these people have parents? Were they raised
by wolves? No--can't be that--wolves have MUCH more in the common sense department.
Publicity is a god worshipped by Americans and we are willing to leave our spirits
at the altar of a sound bite to become water-cooler fodder. I think I'm moving
Why are we so sucked in? What constitutes entertainment?
Do we keep pushing the envelope further and further until it falls off the edge
of the world and our collective sanity goes with it? All jokes aside, it IS a
disturbing trend and I wonder that more folks don't rant about it. At the risk
of sounding like an overzealous televangelist I have to yearn for the presence
of some sense of, if not morality, then ethics. I wonder if Socrates would have
his own talk show or infomercial. I wonder if Jesus would've become a made-for-TV
movie. But most of all I wonder where this black hole that sucks all that is
holy came from. It's like aliens of yore in the War of the Worlds era have really
come down and vacuumed our brains dry. Am I on a Twilight Zone episode where
I'm the only one who sees this? Somebody pinch me...but please..not on National