Monday, July 15, 2013
Frayed Genes, Dept.
The above-pictured is "Mama June" from something called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Now, your sobsister has been insulated from this show and its cultural impact, but from what I can tell, it's as if the banjo-picking kid from Deliverance pitched a sitcom and got it green-lighted.
You see, kits and kittens, in the olden days, people used to go to sawdust-strewn sideshows off the dark end of the midway and gawk at the "Freaks of Nature" therein displayed: the Dog-Faced Boy, the Bearded Lady, the Geek who would bite the heads off of live chickens.
Nowadays, we have TLC on basic cable. Where--let's check tonight's schedule...--you can watch three hours of Cake Boss interrupted only by an episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
TLC used to be called "The Learning Channel." Did you know it's owned by Discovery? And here's what they discovered: people don' lahk learnin'.
Here's how the latest season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is kicking off: Get your Watch 'n' Sniff card ready and smell what Alana and her family have been up to during the premiere of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"!
By comparison, watching Christians being eaten by wild animals and gladiatorial fights to the death seems uplifting and even edifying.