Thursday, June 18, 2009

Be back soon

Thanks for stopping by. New posts will resume in July.

In the meantime, please peruse the archives. (There's 814 previous posts; surely you haven't read them all.)

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Reality check

When it comes to shows like The Hills or The Real Housewives of Some City/County/State, watching the carefully edited adventures of the affluent and self-absorbed is supposed to be justified by one of the following responses:

a) one is guiltily entertained by their vapid stupidity, their foibles accented through manipulation by the producers, while simultaneously envying their affluence and photogenic features; or

b) one finds one's self unwittingly inspired to want to punch everyone on screen square in the face, regardless of gender or age.

That's the point, right?