4.19.2007

Totally Off Topic...

We don't have cable since we don't watch much t.v. at our place. Which means that when we do actually want to watch something, there's nothing good on. That's how Barry and I happened upon The Pussycat Dolls reality t.v. show last night. Ack. Were I the kind of person who belived in the horrible inferno, I'd say that we're going to hell in a handbasket. Hell. What have we allowed to happen to our children?

15 comments:

pixiegenne said...

oh, i hear you. crazy crap.

Anonymous said...

don't get me started. crap like this makes me mad. i hate that my girls are growing up around this stuff. ugh.

Anonymous said...

Scary isn't it! I can understand why some parents don't even have a TV in their homes anymore.
And the media coverage on the massacre at Virginia Tech is unconscionable, way more than anyone needs to know. Showing the deranged killer's videos and pictures I think is very irresponsible. Who knows what another sick individual will take from this inordinate display of a terrible tragedy and possibly copy it.
It is sad that we as such a wealthy nation have such a poverty of culture and morality. The so-called family hour of TV is a scandal. It saddens me for our children and what they are exposed to even when you try to protect them.
My homily for the day.

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I happened upon this, but did not watch enough to fully grasp what was going on. Actually, I watched slightly longer than I would have liked because I was mesmerized by the cheesy sequined back drop (easily distracted by shiny objects), it looked like something that cable access would have aired.

Robyn said...

I'm with you. We don't have cable because we don't want the expense, don't watch enough tv, and really really don't want our kids exposed to stuff like that. The degradation of women, stupid antics shows, the over indulgence, the extreme-ness of everything, and on and on. It's crazy. Give me PBS, thank you.

Anonymous said...

you know what's really sad?
These shows exist because an audience exists.

Anonymous said...

We don't watch any TV and I don't let C watch TV. It is also all the commercials that bother me, especially for kids--fast food, candy, and prepackaged snacks. (Note: G and I do watch some TV programs on Netflix though, we aren't that perfect ;)

I have been listening to all the This American Life episodes from their website and there was one from...maybe 2000, they all blur together...about a woman who was so excited to work on a quiz show for teenage girls. She was a puzzle nerd and thought this show would help prove that being smart was cool and that girls were smart. And the girls failed miserably. It was painful to listen to excerpts. Not sure where I am going with this, but somewhere "girl power" came to be about manipulative sexuality instead of about feminism. Some of the comments from the guy who runs the Dolls are really insulting.

There was a woman with her (I assume) daughter walking through my office the other day. The girl had to be about 10 and her sweatpants said "Cheerleader" across the butt. There is no reason to have your pants say something on your butt unless you want people to stare at your butt. Why would any mother want random people staring at her 10 year olds butt? I don't understand.

Sorry for rambling!

You can call me Betty, or Bethany, or Beth ...Just don't call me late for dinner. said...

That is why we don't have cable.. that and TV News beating tragedies into our collective conciousness without conscience or "moral" ( i am not religious.. but am speaking in terms of "would we want our own moms or kids to see this?/golden rule" morality)..

Between the ads and then the relentless trash that emits from that box I am glad for my Netflix only life style.. ( And exceedingly pleased that my 11 year old son won't be sneaking a gander at girls marginalizing themselves just for the sake of tv.) yuck.

Erin said...

Pussy Cat Dolls absolute Garbage. It's sad that these woman are seen by some as role models. It saddens me as a few girls in Danielle's class are into Hillary Duff and Brittney Spears. Yikes Danielle doesn't even know these singers. She still listens to Charlotte Diamond and Raffi! Let kids be kids don't try to make them grow up too fast! There that's my two cents!

Amanda Jean said...

I have never heard of this show. I guess, judging by the comments, is a good thing.

Chickenbells said...

I haven't even seen that...probably a good thing seeing the reviews here. I am astounded at the stuff on TV and pick a few shows to watch (moslty reruns of shows I've already seen) Well...and Project Runway when it's on, because it's sort of inspiring in a catty fashion sort of way...This weekend I was metnioning to someone, "hey, remember when MTV used to play music videos?" Now, it's weird crap...You should just rent DVD's of TV programs, it's so much more fun...no commercials and you choose what you want to watch...

maritza said...

You know, I saw this for the first time last week after watching ANTM with my sister (god help me, I not only sat through a whole episode of that, but I actually laughed all through it regardless of whether the comedy was intentional or not). I, too, was horrified by the Pussycat Dolls. I couldn't believe it. What the hell is that about? And these girls take it so seriously, like that's their #1 aspiration, their singular goal and ambition in life. I couldn't believe it.

Lesley Todd said...

Sounds really crappy. I don't think that TV here is any better. I like watching dramas but they are getting replaced more and more by really awful reality TV where people phone in and vote, making money for the TV companies. I think the worst one is Celebrity Love Island where a bunch of 'celebrities' who you've mostly never heard of are put on a tropical island and made to pair off. Honestly it's completely mindless drivel.

Anonymous said...

The trailers for the show scare me. And, I keep wondering how anyone "judges" that.

As for all the other stuff--this is why we have TIVO. I get to say what I watch, when I watch it, and without commercials means less time spent watching it!

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