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This is why I don’t date assholes

I was channel surfing the other day when I happened on MTV, and that bullshit they like to call a show “Jersey Shore” was on. I don’t normally take the drop in IQ points to watch this show, but I was bored and there wasn’t much on. And I needed new blogging material, so I figured they were fair game, right?

I should have changed the channel.

In this particular episode, Mike, a.k.a “The Situation” has a bit of a problem on his hands. There are two women practically throwing themselves at the fine young gentlemen who waste air on that show, but then two other girls show up unexpectedly, so now he has a different problem. Instead of there not being enough whores, I mean girls, to go around, there are too many. Most men would kill to be in that position, but oh no, not Mike (I refuse to call him by his nickname).

Instead, he decides that one of the girls is not good enough for him or his friends, so he ships his minions off to screw the girls that were there first, and he goes to hook up with the hot one that showed up unexpectedly. But what to do with the “fat” one? (He actually called her a hippo on national tv, but I’m not that horrible of a person). He tucks her into bed in one of the spare rooms, and takes off to his bed with the hot one.

Here is where I have a problem. That girl was absolutely not fat, nowhere NEAR it. She looked to be about 5’3-5’4 and maybe 130 pounds. Not fat at all. Actually, she looked to be the healthiest (besides the fact that she was beyond wasted) out of the four who were there, and that douche bag actually had the nerve to call her a HIPPO on national television.

First of all, I’d like to know which programming director at MTV thought it would be okay to air that. We know that show is edited, how could it not be? So why did that particular bit have to go on? Why couldn’t they have thrown that particular gem in the trash where it belongs?

We have enough of a self-esteem crisis among young girls these days. Girls as young as 15 are having plastic fucking surgery because they’re not happy with themselves. Don’t even get my started on the bulimia and anorexia statistics. And girls watch that show religiously. Young girls. Impressionable girls. Girls who look a lot like that girl he called a hippo. And girls who are even skinnier than the girl he called a hippo, but still think that they’re fat.

So shame on you MTV and Mike, shame on you for making perfectly healthy girls think they’re hippo’s, all in the name of good ratings.

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Why future parents need psych evals

There has been speculation that Falcon Heene, who shall forever be remembered as “Balloon Boy”, may have been put up to pretending he was in the experimental aircraft by his parents for media attention. His father, a meteorologist/inventor became very flustered when the boy was being interviewed by reporters and his father asked him why he didn’t respond, he responded “You guys said we did this for the show.” His older brother insisted that he saw Falcon climb into the contraption, but a neighbor also stated that he saw the entire family out working on the aircraft shortly before it was released. This is example # 1.

She is single, has no job, and already has six children. Yet she is seeking out a doctor for fertility treatments so she can have EVEN MORE KIDS. Then, after all is said and done, she pimps her kids out to TV execs to pay her bills. A court appointed monitor had to be sent to make sure the kids were being treated fairly and within the confines of child labor laws. This is example # 2.

Now they didn’t start off crazy, but I think the fame went to their heads. Her children are constantly crying, their father is in and out of the picture, and his face has been seen with more women than most rock stars I know. This is example # 3.

I could list dozens of other examples of why I think future parents need psych evals, but I won’t. I’m not saying that people are incapable of parenting. I’m just saying that certain people need to realize they are not fit for being parents. Shows Like 16 & Pregnant, 18 (now 19) and counting, and the media portrayal of people like Nadya Suleman and Falcon Keene just go to show that certain individuals should not be parents. Furthermore, we should NOT be supporting (watching, buying merchandise, etc) the people who insist upon parading the people who use their children as props to boost their hollywood dreams. Call me idealist, but where did the sanctity of the family go? I’m not saying that everyone should be in a “traditional” family (mom, dad, 2.5 kids, and Fido), but the family should be sacred above all else. It’s where kids should feel protected and safe. To parade these kids around like the latest fashion trend is sick and disgusting to me. It’s as though we’ve moved beyond traditional forms of abusing our children and are finding more socially accepted ways of harming them emotionally. Just because you can’t see the scars you are leaving, doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

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