After we blow ourselves up and ruin our planet, other advanced civilizations will surely look back on the advent of reality TV as the moment where it all went to hell.  Aside from the fact that there’s nothing remotely “real” about it, it’s the worst of humanity on display.  Honestly, the thing that really pisses me off about it is that I totally get it from a business perspective.  No actors to hire.  No scripts to write.  No locations to scout.  Just put a bunch of fame-seeking morons in front of a camera and stir.  My big issue is that it comes at the expense of actual creativity.  At the expense of people writing and telling stories.  People at the top of their craft, not washed up celebrities or money-hungry wannabes.  For every awful reality TV show that gets made, that’s a cool story that’ll never get told.  I find that exceedingly lame.

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Today’s Peppermint Helmet song of the day: