Thursday, March 20, 2008

Reality TV Makes Me Feel So Intellectual

I haven’t had cable in my house for two years. Before that, my roommate and I used to have bootleg cable. One of our neighbor’s friends had a crush on me, who also happened to work for Comcast. He got to take me out for dinner and I got free cable. (I guess I got the better hand of that deal).

So anyway, we had cable for a year, until the 86-year-old woman who lived downstairs from us died. Just kidding. She moved out and our new neighbors, that we have now, moved in. When Comcast came to hook up their cable, they sure did shut ours off.

Now we don’t even get NBC, ABC, nada. Boo.

However, not having cable has been surprisingly good for my self-esteem. Not necessarily how I view myself physically, but my intellect level has gone way up. I don’t understand words like F@%&!@ or A@$!!**& or S*!!#@%&@H&6$*$^! anymore.

I caught a little of that Rock of Love show on Vh1 the other day and, I swear, (ha) every other word out of these people’s mouths was the F word. I watched Snoop’s show, Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, what else? I don’t know, but I guess I’m not missing much. I hate to say it, but with all the reality TV shows out there now, we are basically watching ourselves, and it’s not pretty.

Today I overheard some people who kept saying “Day 26, Day 26”. I’m like what happens on Day 26? What is Day 26???! Are we all going to die? Is Anna Nicole Smith going to come back from the dead and make another Trim Spa commercial? Is rent due early?

They’re like, “uh it’s the group from Making the Band 4, duh.”

Whoa! My bad. I guess I have to wait until they drop their album to get in on that conversation.

Btw, is it just me or do they look a little uncomfortable...

27 comments:

marky said...

so you were stealin cable mspuddin? i like naughty black girls you know. just sayin'

Demon Hunter said...

Free cable is always nice. I have satellite and I find myself watching crap I normally wouldn't.

Since I'm off tomorrow, I'm watching several horror movies tonight even though I'm sleepy...lol. :*)

k said...

Why do they call themselves day 26? I don't get it....

Dk looks stiff in that picture.

Kiera said...

^Oops, above comment is by me, my bad. Slippy fingers.

Still_Pocahontaz said...

Yeah that looks like a country cover that DK did... I like it tho' they are slowly evolving...oh yeah, dont feel bad...I just got cable for the first time in 2 years like 2 weeks ago and I am on reality television overload

Canon Adonis said...

don't got cable either... don't really want it either... I'm only gonna watch what I need to watch to write potentially good tv (preferably drama) and I don't need to wait a week in suspense for that. I want every episode on dvd that very day.

as far as reality tv, it's contributing to mental retardation, cancer, obesity, depression, suicide, genocide, homicide, bestiality, cocaine/crystal meth/heroine addictions, and the overall brainwashing of our fine country daily... fuck reality tv

oestrebunny said...

Reality TV is awful really and I they only ever pick the most vacuous people who auditioned for the shows.

Jocular Schlemiel said...

I'm not much of a reality tv person, but I do like game shows. 1 vs 100 all the way.

Deutlich said...

They do look all sorts of uncomfortable. And seriously? I'm ready for real tv shows to come back.

12kyle said...

I don't watch much reality tv. Flavor Flav's show, Flavor of Love, is filled with bafoonery, sterotypical, and crass at times.

And I watch it EVERY week!!! LOL. I know I'm wrong.
*sign*

Eb the Celeb said...

THE DK ALBUM IS THE WORST... BIG DISAPPOINTMENT... I ACTUALLY LIKED THE FIRST ALBUM...

THE DAY 26 ALBUM IS GOOD THOUGH... REAL R&B, THEIR VOICES CAN GET A LITTLE WHINEY AT TIMES ON THE UPBEAT JOINTS BUT THEY HAVE SOME CRAZY BALLADS

HOW YOU GON TALK ABOUT REALITY TV WITHOUT FLAVOR OF LOVE, CELEBRITY FIT CLUB, COLLEGE HILL...LOL

JUST PLAYING...ITS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL THAT 95% OF THE CRAP ON TV ARE THESE SHOWS...

surviving myself said...

i love reality tv, i'm not gonna lie.

But diddy just needs to stop it. Someone, anyone, needs to shake the shit out of that dude.

Monie said...

I must be a loser cause I can watch reality TV all day every day. LOL!

Muze said...

maaan i LOVE making the band. and like i just said on their blog, i really like Day 26's new single. i think that is an incredibly wack name for a group, but whatever.

i was actually going to go buy danity kane's cd...but after hearing the bad review by eb, i don't know. lol.

MsPuddin said...

marky- it’s only bad if you get caught ;p

demon h- ooo I love scary movies! Not so much horror though. Have you seen Touristas? That sh*t was creepy…

kiera- welcome! I don’t know. It threw me off too. I guess I would have to watch the show to know lol

still_p- trying to catch up lol don’t worry you ain’t missin nothing…go outside P! Step into the light!

canon- I feel it. Yeah see all that stuff you just listed sure isn’t helping the economy…

bunny- pretty much, annoying people = money

js- yeah see, I don’t even know what that is, but right on…

d- yeah every time a new REAL show comes out I try and watch it, maybe with more support they’ll bring some back…doubtful

12k- you just like watching that ass! Shame on you! * points finger *

Eb- yeah I have the first album too, I like it, it was ok, so yeah that’s why I thought the second album would be jammin. I think it’s just their first single Damaged that is the problem, because that song that Dawn wrote, I like.

Girl please, I can’t even associate with Flav’s show,that sh*t set us back, way back. Coon, ca-coon, coon coon…!

sm- lol be like “take that, take that”!

monie- please keep that to yourself lol

muze- yeah I had to go watch the show online and see what the fuss was about. These boys can sing, but yeah wtf is a Day 26?

Krissyface said...

I haven't had cable for a while either, and I think it's great. Usually. I do a lot more reading and am getting more sleep. But sometimes I just jonze for that wide-eyed, drooling, head-tilted sideways zone out to the most ridiculous thing on TV. It does nothing for the brain, but it does wonders for the heart. Awwww.

LadyShay said...

Reality TV gets old real fast. The only thing I watch is ANTM. Mostly I'm in to a series [Lost, Dexter] where there is actually a plotline, acting, and something that leaves you wanting more-not wishing you hadn't spent four hours watching Making the Band over and fucking over.

And hell yeah they look uncomfortable, it's not that great of a group picture.

Suite B said...

Oh is thats what is wrong with me...I watch too much Reality TV. I must say that I'm hooked and have been ever since MTV aired the first season The Real World, although I don't watch that show anymore after I applied and made it to round 5 before those bastards at MTV and Bunim-Murray cut me...but I'm not bitter at all!!!

karrie b. said...

my cable bill was $357.20.
lucky bitch.
i watch all of that reality tv junk to...it's like you can't watch it but you can't look away...

-KB

Hadassah said...

Reality shows suck I am glad the real shows are coming back soon

Baby Kiki Wallace, Reporter said...

EYE...netflix. :)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Ew yes, look at Andrea's arm.....totally posed and strange, like a mannequin. Weird, weird weird.

Brittany_83 said...

They show the same things on tv all the time but I don't know how I would live without it.

Z'maji of HauteBlogXOXO said...

At least you didn't do what I did for free cable......Jesus was not pleased, I'll never be tha same *sob*

Demon Hunter said...

Ms. P,
I've seen Touristas but didn't like it. The last movie that scared me was The Exorcist. Emily Rose was very creepy and based on a true story---well, so was The Exorcist...

NYCPonderings Chick said...

ha! yes...exteamly uncomfortable...the one in the middle looks like she is trying to defy gravity or something!

dejanae said...

it was cute when there were one or two 'reality shows'
but its become a friggin epidemic
ima need for folk to stop with this mess and get back to writing some shit