Quote of the day

It comes from Jon Hamm:

“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a fucking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”

Lord knows, I watch more than my share of trash teevee but even I have standards albeit low ones. Besides I watch crappy shows to mock them. I really do not understand why stupidity is in vogue but it is. I guess Archbishop Santorum would call me a snob but nobody who publicly admits to watchingHardcore Pawn is a snob. There I said it. I have, however, never watched the Kardashians or Paris Hilton’s sex tape and you can quote me on that.

11 thoughts on “Quote of the day

  1. PWL says:

    Well Frank Zappa was way ahead of the curve on this one. About thirty years ago he said something to he effect of “Stupidity is very American…”

  2. adrastos says:

    FZ was ahead of the curve on most things except for smoking, which killed him.

  3. MichaelF says:

    I once watched a few minutes of the Kardashian show. Yikes. The house makes Donald Trump’s–or Bob Guccione’s–look a little understated, and Bruce Jenner just looks…weird.
    Beyond that, I can’t remember much else…though, and I hang my head in shame, I’ve also watched an entire episode of Gene Simmons’ reality show…and this weekend caught a bit of Billy the Exterminator…

  4. adrastos says:

    Family Jewels? Uh oh, another guilty pleasure of mine…

  5. mass says:

    I was driving on the west side of Shreveport about 6 months ago, looking for a furniture store and, stopped at the light, Billy the Exterminator drove right in front of me.
    I was honking and waving like a moron. (Being a honkie moron, it’s what I do…)
    I like the reality shows where the people aren’t petulent, rich assholes, being nasty to each other for dramatic effect. Billy and the folks on Swamp People are good examples. They do some silly, overly dramatic and exaggerated shit, but they aren’t really assholes to other people.

  6. thebewilderness says:

    The reality shows are nearly as closely scripted as the sitcoms; but not having to actually pay the actors is certainly an advantage. Sorta. For somebody.

  7. Adrastos says:

    I think the proper term is outlined. Some of these people are too stupid to learn lines.

  8. Snarki, child of Loki says:

    Just wait until the next wave of entertainment hits: *animated* reality shows.
    That’ll keep people distracted while the AI’s take over.

  9. pansypoo says:

    i am staying on PBS dammit. i fucking hate the trend of ‘realitee’ even biggest loser is too realitee.

  10. pansypoo says:

    i forgot HBO + showtime.

  11. I do not understand the appeal of sex tapes. At all. I don’t want to watch myself having sex and I don’t want to watch Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian having sex.
    I guess I can understand the appeal of porn, but aren’t those “pretty people” doing things that are basically fantasies? Like the pizza delivery guy getting it on with the whole sorority house full of unrealistically hot babes? Aren’t sex tapes “reality porn?” Who wants to see that?
    Maybe I’m just too old. Offa my lawn.

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