In the paper this morning there was an article about a Wisconsin man (Vermont, Wisconsin, oddly enough) who shot his televsion because Bristol Palin has not yet been eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars." Oh, that struck me as incredibly sad...that someone would care enough abut that TV show to engage in violence against an innocent piece of electronics.
And I think it is kind of sad that, if the ads can be believed, that "Dancing with the Stars" is America's most watched program. Surely, surely, this nation could do better than that.
Well, it is for certain that we can produce worse shows--much worse. Anything that involves wife swapping, for instance. Where is the moral outrage on that one? Or anything involving "real" housewives. Especially if those housewives are from New Jersey. Come to think of it, it really seems like a bad idea to have any kind of program that features the denizens of New Jersey at all. Those hair dressers? Really?
Have to admire the creativity, though. Dancing competitions are popular. Losing weight competitions are popular. Why not combine the two? Why not?--because then you get "Dance Your Ass Off."
To be honest, I have to admit I haven't even seen some of these shows, and those I have seen did not get much of my time. (The remote control clicker was kind of a great invention.) I can form an opinion pretty quickly and I am not going to apologize for that.
I did not catch Sarah Palin and her homage to her home state. Nor will I. I have a V-chip activated on the Fox network.