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Monday, March 11, 2013

Duggar Family Baby Annoucement

Scrolling through my Facebook news feed this morning, I had to laugh at this post...

Perhaps it's my cynicism after years of working in television news, or instead just my general smart aleck personality, but I then posted this response...

Later I updated my thoughts to this: "If the Today Show really knew me, they'd know I'm much more "excited" when Honey Boo Boo drinks her go-go juice or the Situation takes home a grenade."

Here's the thing: I like reality TV as much as the next guy. In fact, I'm downright giddy over tonight's finale of the Bachelor. But I try not to watch shows that either a) showcase the decline of the human race or b) reward people for questionable behavior. You know which ones I'm talking about: Toddlers and Tiaras, 16 and Pregnant, Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo, Jersey Shore...the list goes on and on. I guess I'm what you'd call a reality show elitist.

Now, granted...the Duggars seem like a very sweet and loving family who have saved a boatload on birth control. And kudos to them for being able to remember 19 children's names that all begin with "J." But I'm not sure we should give a reality TV show to people just because they've had 19 Kids. Isn't that, oh I don't know, about 15 too many? (Ouch, I know. I'm preparing for nasty comments as we speak.)

How about this idea to shake things up...why don't we create a new show for the Duggar kids where they are forced to dress in leopard prints and "poofs" before competing in a Jersey Shore-style beauty contest. There will be three parts to the competition: body shots, grinding and t-shirt time. The least grenade-looking kid wins!

I like it...