September 17, 2012

Dumbing Down of TLC

Momma and Honey Boo Boo
I do not get what the hell is up with people actually wanting to watch "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" on TLC.  Have we jumped the shark right on past Geek Chic on into White Trash?

I was driving down State Street in Boise yesterday and saw this big purplish-pink billboard with this child on it.  The billboard was for a local radio DJ and the sign read something to the effect that the DJ was Honey Boo-Boo's Go-Go Juice.

I've seen some ads online and read a bit about this popular show, but I just do not get it.  Is this the message we want to send out to the world about Americans?  Does anyone I know actually watch this garbage?  Something gnaws at the back of my mind imagining that some of my family back in Iowa watches this drivel.  I can see some getting a good laugh out of it, but I don't think it has enough entertainment value to overcome the abject horror I feel just watching a 30 second clip.

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