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Things I am passionate about. Injustice, stupidity, intolerance, bigotry and small-mindedness. Oh and there might just be some humor to offset the whole thing.

The so called ‘Reality Shows’

Posted by morganwrites on March 20, 2008

You’ve seen them. I know you have. I’ve watched a few myself. What a crock of shit.

American Idol

America’s Top Model

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Big Brother

Biggest Loser

Celebrity Apprentice

Celebrity Fit Club

Dancing With the Stars

Deal or No Deal

Don’t Forget The Lyrics

Extreme Makeover

Hell’s Kitchens

Housewives of Orange County

Make Me A Supermodel

Making The Band

Moment of Truth

My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad

Paradise Hotel

Primetime: What Would You Do

Randy Jackson Presents

Real Housewives of New York City

Super Nanny

Survivor

The Great Race

The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom

Top Chef

Trading Spaces

Ultimate Recipe Showdown

Unhitched

Wife Swap

Your Momma Don’t Dance

Jerry Springer

Maury Povich

Judge Judy and about 4-5 more Judge-type Shows.

These shows have nothing to do with reality. Reality is what’s real and believe me, these shows aren’t real.

So, if you watched all of these insipid shows, you’d spend around 52 hours a week ‘entertaining yourself’. What a waste of time. Read a book, play with the kids, do a project, volunteer for some worthy cause.

Even if you only watch half of them – that’s 26 hours – more than there are hours in one day. One day a week for 52 weeks. That adds up to two days and four hours lost on what? And don’t you TiVo users say “Hey, man. It’s not that long ‘cause I can skip through the commercials.” Shut your pie-hole – you’re still wasting time, you moron.

Life is real.

Why don’t we take these people and have them live in a cardboard box, begging for food, eating at soup kitchens. Or how about the people who are still homeless down in New Orleans. Let’s send a bunch of people down there. Better yet, let’s send some folks over to Tibet, Darfur, Nigeria. That would be reality.

Adults, mostly young ones, have no idea of what it’s like to go without. I’m talking about the fortunate ones. Just imagine if they had to sleep in the park, use newspapers to cover themselves at night and then put those same newspapers in their shoes because the soles have worn out.

Imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t brush your teeth because you didn’t have a brush or paste, imagine not being able to take a shower, not being able to wash what little clothing you own. All your possessions in a shopping cart, or even worse, in a paper sack – maybe not even that.

Not knowing when you’re next meal will be. Having to dumpster dive for food, not caring how long it’s been in there or what kind of germs you might ingest.

Not being able to have your health problems attended to – not having the simplest items such as band-aids, Neosporin, a tissue to blow your nose on.

Being ignored, pushed around, beaten-up, scorned, hated, spit on, detested, invisible, unwanted. That’s an ego booster for you.

No friends, no family, no love. Nothing but the same old crap day in and day out. How desperate must you feel. How sad you must be. How hopeless and alone you are.

I could go on – but you get the point.

So the next time you spend hours watching these un-reality shows, just think of the less fortunate, think of what you can do to help those that are truly living in the reality of this messed-up world.

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2 Responses to “The so called ‘Reality Shows’”

  1. Sueblimely said

    What concerns me about these shows is their influence on the attitudes and behavior of children who believe this is reality and this is how people actually live and interact with each other.

  2. Sueblimely, Life imitates art and unfortunately children don’t know the difference between what’s real and what’s not. Remember those programs on tv that showed children or young adults performing really stupid stunts – I can’t recall the exact names. Those shows were insane – many got injured.
    You’re right on with your comment – where is the parental guidance/influence in all of this?
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
    Have a great weekend.

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