Monthly Archives: March 2013

Just Broke In, To See What Condition My Condition Was In

It’s a sign that social media addiction is real (via MediaPost):

According to the Athens Banner Herald of Athens, Ga.,  over the weekend a female student from the University of Georgia broke into a house to use a laptop to check her Facebook account. The perpetrator, who has yet to be identified by name, was discovered by the homeowner, a 33-year-old woman, as she returned from lunch around noon on Sunday. The 18-year-old blond student apologized, gathered her belongings, and left the woman’s house without managing to close her Facebook page — so Athens police know exactly who she is, although they’re not publicizing her name (perhaps to spare her endless social media mockery).

YOLO!!!!!

I’m assuming her phone was dead. We’re all aware of the implications that social networking and “text culture” have on interpersonal communication — especially in younger millennials. But perhaps common sense is now something that needs to be taught?

–Beef Supreme 

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Sniff Off

Barstool already has this one covered.

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A new low indeed.

Reality TV in 2013 is a lot like 90’s WWF

I had a realization last night: Reality TV of today is a lot like WWF in the early 90’s. Big personalities, big role in pop culture. And most importantly: People don’t realize (or don’t admit) that it’s scripted.

What will happen when they do? I’m sure some folks will continue to watch, with a wink and a grin. Wrestling actually peaked in popularity in large part because they admitted the stories were scripted.  Now, I liken it to a male soap opera as performed by ethnically diverse stuntmen in their undies.

But how will the reality TV game adjust once that veil crumbles? Will folks still watch, knowing that Honey Boo Boo is put up to all she does? That the Housewives of Random Top 10 Media Market are being told to fight by their faceless producers and idiocratic enablers?

doink and boo boo

I don’t have the answer. What I do know is that the state of pop culture can’t go on forever as is, and that’s a good thing.