Saturday, November 26, 2005

Where do you get off

So since the reality TV thing - and the copycats thereof - seems intent on just chugging lamely along I've no choice but to slap my seal of; well whatever on it. Things took an interesting twist with Donald Trump and his Apprentice jaugernaut, I must admit, that first season, I was impressed, it was fresh different and seemed to be something productive, actually relevant. Then came the 2nd season with more clutter, gimmicks by the "contestants" as they jockyed for camera time and product placement at every corner. Just such a put off. Martha came outta jail and she wanted her show too, an exact copy cat of The Apprentice and in effect - a complete failure. Then Puffy with his Making of the Band - ok lets see, lets fabricate a "hip hop" band on TV and see if they'll sell albums - NOT. From Donald's making "You're Fired" a catch phrase - well the rest of the world decided that they HAD to have their reality shows too. Damon Dash and his "Ultimate Hustler" - ah ok. So you've got Puffy and Dame all puffed up in their posh worlds (yes the camera does pan) lording over groups of terribly desperate wannabes - whether they want to sing, dance, rap or hustle. Now they sit in judgment of others, pontificating on how hard they've worked, who they know, how they started from nothing and waa waa waa. Watching the "Ultimate Hustler" was just the last string. There is Dame sitting in his chair at the head of the table, plugging shamelessly at his various ventures and products. And the catch phrase "Life is Dash" - what on earth is that about!!!?? So absolutely corny! Him trying to pit the contestants against each other for the added agita for better TV or whatever. The posturing at his various complexes and holograms appearances, the hat cocked to the side and all that, just absolutely stupid and ridiculous. That's were I get back to the point - Where do you get off I mean I really can't wait to see where all these pompous assholes will be in about 20 years - I can't wait.


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