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reality television makes me seem so smart (or, can you drown a fish?)

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Whenever I’m flipping channels, I find myself stopping all too often on one reality television or another and occasionally spend too much time staring in disbelief. Few are engaging enough to warrant a season pass on the Tivo.

To me, reality television seems makes everyone else appear way more broken or stupid than myself or anyone I know, and if watched with the proper amount of cynicism, the absurdity quickly transforms into at least amusement, if not eventually outright hilarity. It’s almost a form of therapy that can make one feel so much better about one’s lot in life. (Full disclosure: Karen and I regularly watch “COPS,” and we figure there’s got to be a drinking game centered on the common suspect retort, “These aren’t my pants.”)

 

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One thought on “reality television makes me seem so smart (or, can you drown a fish?)

  1. A good reason why I don’t watch Reality TV although I’ve been known to watch COPS a time or two. I think the best line is: “I was scared man”.

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