The world is full of absurdity.
Of which this story is a case in point.
But absurdity abounds…all around.
I mean just look at the Kardashians…need I say more.
And if you are looking at the Kardashians…need I say more.
Sure, there’s a lot of good programming on cable…even more so than network TV.
But there’s also a lot of absurdity as well.
I guess because there are so many outlets and so many hours to fill.
Do we really need 500 cooking shows with 3 or 4 so called “Chefs” being judged by 3 other “Chefs”?
No…I think one would do nicely. Two if you change up the format and add a fourth judge…you know, just for diversity.
How about house hunting shows? Can’t get enough of those…especially if you live in a small, smelly studio apartment and feel bad for the couple who can’t decide between the Jacuzzi tub or the basement sauna.
To be honest, I was just fine with Bob and Norm…the rest just seems a little…excessive.
Of course there’s some originality, as in fashion makeover shows. But they really differ only in who and how they humiliate people.
Yes…everyone loves to have their friends nominate them for a fashion makeover…because not everyone can wear those 60’s style go-go boots the way they do. Besides, watching people crawl into a hole of humiliation because of the way they dress or wear their hair is always exceptional entertainment, any time of day…which is good because it’s on…any time of day.
Of course, if you disagree and think that’s a little bit harsh, there’s always the reality cop shows where people really deserve to be humiliated on national TV.
Substance abuse, domestic violence…yeah…that never happens to anyone you know. So what if they have families…no one told them to pass out in the street so a film crew can record their degradation and arrest. And if someone in the crew takes a bullet in the course of this public service…well, it can only help the ratings.
Of course you could always read a book.
There are so many to choose from…especially about those fun guys and gals who like to play with whips and chains.
Those are easy to find…right on the top of the best seller lists, for weeks, sometimes years.
Or you can just go to the movies…especially the ones with Super Heroes…as rare as they are.
But I guess, all in all, they’re all nice distractions form the “real” real events we see on the news every day.
Absurd’s the word.