Thursday, February 4, 2010

Television: How I can mock it and love it at the same time.

Can I poke fun of something? Just a smidge? 

I thought television took a closer step towards deterioration when I witnessed Madonna and Lady Gaga wrestle on an episode of SNL. Lady Gaga’s folle couture makes Elton John’s costumes of yesteryear look about as creative as a jumpsuit from the Federal Pen. That skit seemed positively Golden Globe worthy compared to the recent news Jersey Shore has been renewed for a second season. 

Now, I will admit something. This is a situation in which experience does not a better judge make. I have not seen the show.  I have also never eaten a cow carcass I found in the woods. And I don’t need to in order to know, that isn’t going down easy. From the brief news snippets I have seen, I don’t need to see the show.

From one photo alone, I haven’t seen this much orange since my last trip to Home Depot. They have clearly spent the past decade soaking. Soaking their innards in MadDog 20/20 and their exteriors in some type of bronzer which appears mixed from Sunny Delight and Buffalo wing sauce. Is that spray tan? Then someone needs 20 kinds of refund. 

Oh, MTV, I thought you stopped ingesting inhalants long ago but I am clearly so very wrong. Because MTV agreed to contract negotiations when cast members wanted a face off regarding salary. They are getting paid????? I thought the only person who made money from drinking, punching people, and having sex was Eminem. 

And the cast is making 10K per episode. Which by my calculations is $9,999.99 over current market value. Maybe a guilty pleasure for some but can't I just send you some chocolate?

And since all of the cast members except for one are from New York, I have one comment. Poor, poor New York. When given the choice, David Paterson probably paid MTV to film it elsewhere. Just when you think Joey Buttafuoco will be the biggest clown a state has ever seen. WRONG again.  Is there a DBag meter powerful enough to calibrate this show?  I admit I watched the first season of Joe Millionaire so I am not so lofty that I can't confess to watching crap tv but Jersey Shore is a show where a woman gets punched. In her face.

Apparently, none of the cast members have parents who own or watch television because I can't fathom what my own parents would say. And if you like the show, don't be mad at me. I am not making fun of Twilight! 

And, like any relationship containing highs and lows, TV knows when to give it to me good. TV gave me a smile on Grammy night. Surprise visits from a rock legend like Stevie Nicks and the duet between Elton and Gaga kept it interesting. And I fully admit to dancing in the living room to Imma Be. But for those of you who missed it, this clip was a highlight of the night.

You may not be a fan of this performer, but I found the vocals, and the Cirque performance such a stunning departure from her gritty moto-cross bar-fight protocol. I already like the song but this performance was incredible.  




And don't forget, I Jimmy Choo. Do you? Contest ends February 10.

108 comments:

secret agent woman said...

Wow, I haven't even ever seen a preview for that show. But there are so many, many bad shows out there, that I'd be hard pressed to pick which is most abysmal.

My name is PJ. said...

It's such a mystery to me that so many people are clammering for their 15 SECONDS of fame that they're willing to prostitute themselves for it. I don't just mean that show, which I've never seen, I mean countless shows on TV since the age of reality TV.

My knee jerk, 52 year old reaction is ALWAYS, "Their parents must be so proud." Oy.

af1blog said...

Like you, I don't need to see it to know exactly what you're talking about - we have precisely the same sort of sh*t in the UK and my reaction is the same as yours... they get PAID for doing this????

Jules said...

That Pink performance.... I had to close my eyes... It was WAY too many butts in my face!! Not to mention Pink's hooo-ha spinning around.....

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

I've never seen the show either but am so tired of seeing that cast everywhere. The best was the other night on Access Hollywood when they showed two of the Dbags getting ready to go to the grammy awards by getting a spray tan and one of them said "I've never gotten a fake tan before". Excuse me? Are you saying that your skin is naturally the color of orange? It is amazing to me that people want to watch this crap. Although, I do watch the Bachelor so I probably shouldn't judge! :)

singedwingangel said...

All the reasons you listed is why my ?TV is generally tuned to TBN 24 hours a day. I occassionally like Dr. PHil and the news. Thursday nights is Antiques roadshow and then CSI and the Mentalist. Other then that TBN it is..

AJ said...

Great post! We disconnected our TV last October. Frankly, we were treating it a bit like the sun lamp at a tanning gig - we just sat in front of it, motionless, sometimes with our eyes closed...and guess what? I live to tell the tale...now we read more and I blog more....ox AJ

Secretia said...

It was truly a unique and amazing performance. Even my boyfriend couldn't sleep thru it!

Secretia

Cybil said...

I am ashamed to admit I have seen Jersey Shore. It was alike a train wreck, and I just couldn't look away. Seriously I had no idea they got paid for that trash!

Mandy said...

I am SOOOO with you on the entire post!!

Pink's performance was awesome.

the walking man said...

OK They pulled the video but on your recommendations about TV I think I am going to do a fistful of drugs and go all Elvis on mine. I am thinking maybe the .357 on the older one and maybe .38 for the flat screen.

Kiki said...

i'm a big fan of jersey shore. i'm married to a true 1/2 italian and he was hesitant at first, but now he loves the show, too. the cast is famous. mtv is putting them everywhere, like, red carpet in LA to meet Leo DiCaprio, morning shows, and the craziest location...NY Fashion Week. i heard the whole gang will be attending fashion week. i can only imagine how they are all gonna dress for the shows. "G.T.L., Baby!" take care.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I've never watched Jersey Shore either. I don't feel compelled to either. What little I have seen on other shows lets me know, it is just bad.

Christina Lee said...

Pink's performance was so AWESOME (as well as her voice)!!! I have to go watch it again!

mo.stoneskin said...

Awesome performance. And I'm struggling to accept that you danced in the living room. Is there video evidence?

mbkatc230 said...

Television was called a vast wasteland in 1961. So what would you call it now? Perhaps a vast trash heap! I've never seen Jersey Shore, but then I lived in South Philadelphia for a time, so I doubt that I need to. About the only thing I watch on television anymore is Big Bang Theory and Bones. Oh, and guilty pleasure - American Idol. Kathy

Vinomom said...

I don't pretend to have any moral highground, but these television reality shows just really turn my stomach.
Why would anyone want to be filmed acting like complete white trash? They know that shit's on national television right?
I've never watched it either, but I saw a similar such crowd of guidos on a booze cruise in Aruba. I admit to watching them throughout the night, in fact, it was hard to take my eyes off of them. So I get why it is a guilty pleasure for some, as you say. Still, it makes me sad for the downward spiraling standards of American Television. (Which I guess is why I don't watch much of it)

Emily said...

I'm so with you on that show. I've never seen it but I can tell you with absolutely certainty; it is less than crap. And don't you dare make fun of Twilight. ;)

The Gman said...

I am proud to say that I am a fan of...the moto-cross bar-fight music genre and pink is yummy like a GrandSlam at Dennys at 3am. Oddly Jersey Shore ...not so much.

Yankee Girl said...

I would love to hear you make fun of Twilight! It would probably be awesome.

I have never watched JS and have no interest in doing so. I only allow myself to watch 2 hours of TV a week and I am not going to waste it on garbage.

f8hasit said...

I thought Pinks performance was pure brillance.
The rest of that crap on TV? Yeah, I can live without it.
:-)

More orange than @ Home Depot. That's great....

Taylor-Made Wife said...

Ohh, I sooooo agree with you.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I saw my first commercial for JS this week when during arare moment I was watching MTV. I kinda accidentally got into the last few episodes of Teen Mom, mostly because nothing else was on and I was curious about the one couple who gave their baby up for adoption seeing as I am the mother of an adopted child (some of the girls will be/are excellent mothers given the circumstances though.)

Yeah, I couldn't believe JS and that's without actually seeing a single episode. There's reality tv and then there is that...

My reality picks: TLC based - Ace of Cakes, Little People, 19 Kids and Counting, That's reality tv for me!

Eva Gallant said...

I admit that I love to watch the bachelor; I love Grey's Anatomy, The Practice, Deperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, Modern Family and the Big Bang Theory. But Jersey Shore and the Housewives of Any City I just can't tolerate. Amazing that these people are paid to do this stuff!

Big Boops said...

Great writing! Jersey Shore is a stupid stupid show. The only depiction of Jersey I have ever enjoyed was the Sopranos. Other than that, I just can't stand the ridicockulous amount of genuine idiots.

koopermom said...

That was an AWESOME performance!

Slamdunk said...

Since kid programs dominate our household and my ability to answer any television or movie questions for the last 10 years will cause me much embarrassment when I finally do make it as a contestant on Jeopardy, it is good to hear that I am really missing much.

Wow, am thinking the above sentence is a bit too long.

The Boob Nazi said...

I refuse to watch Jersey Shore.

Tiffany said...

oh, but how i'd heart you even more if you DID make fun of Twilight.

AmyLK said...

TV does have some really dumb shows. And I am guilty of watching some of them. Mindless drivel after a day of stats and figures can help decompress!

I loved that performance! Thanks for sharing.

African American Mom said...

Never seen the show either but I hear we are missing out. Somewhow, I am still not inclined to watch it. Sometimes we are better off not knowing.

I kept hearing the hype about the Flavor of Love Show. One day I turned to it and then I was hooked on the crap for the whole season. After the first season went off and I saw rerun I was thoroughly embarrassed at myself.

It's tha tfeeling you get when you remember you used to watch the Jerry Springer Show. You feel yuck for helping their ratings.

Michael Rivers said...

I can't/won't watch Jersey Shore. It amazes the amount of bad "reality" tv shows there are. Sadly, people obviously watch these, or there wouldn't be so many. It's such a waste of time!

Andrea said...

I watched a few minutes of that show not long ago. It's like a car wreck, you look because you can't look away. But you must keep driving! What a waste of time! I think I prefer to waste my time watching reality shows on Bravo! ha!

foxy said...

Man, THANK YOU for sharing that video! I'd only caught the tail end of it before. I have a friend that does aerial dance (like that) and it is incredible. Awesome choice, Pink! You know, I like her more and more as time goes on... that's for sure. She's got a great voice.

As as for that stupid show, everyone and their brother has been talking about it, but I just can't bring myself to watch it. Why do we celebrate idiots? It is seriously beyond me....

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

What?!?! I had no idea MTV was paying them!!

Ed Adams said...

"Is there a DBag meter powerful enough to calibrate this show?"

Love it.

I have yet to watch that stupid show.

I hope if I ever resort to actually watching it, I will immediately put a shotgun in my mouth.

From the clips I have seen, it appears their main sponser is a new line of body lotions made by Cheetos.

Kristina P. said...

Somehow, our staff meeting on Tuesday, turned into a Lady Gaga vs. Madonna discussion. It was awesome.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Wasn't Pink's performance unbelievable??? Truly.

I loathe reality TV. Martin Short, whilst guest hosting for Regis Philbin with Kelly Ripa about a week ago said something that sums it all up for me brilliantly;

"I am so bored with the celebration of ignorance."

And how.

Herding Cats said...

Jersey Shore is pretty terrible. I admit to watching a few episodes (but it was to make fun of them). I really shouldn't give it the ratings it doesn't deserve though.

On another note, Pink's performance was beautiful. She's extremely talented! I don't love her music, but I like her attitude and unique style.

Kate said...

Spot on the money with this post.

Kate xx

La La La Leah said...

awww I am sad you did not mention me or whoo ha =( No fist pump for you =(

La La La Leah said...

awww I am sad you did not mention me or whoo ha =( No fist pump for you =(

Amanda said...

It seems to me that TV is getting pretty desperate at times, which sadly for us, often produces crap TV. I also loved the Grammy's (or most of them).

Bossy Betty said...

Oh, I love watching Jersey Shore with my 16 year old son. He loves it too when Mama starts launching into a discussion of sexually transmitted diseases prompted by the action on the screen. It's family bonding at its best!

Matty said...

I don't watch much TV, and I never watch those reality shows. People will stoop to new lows to get their 15 minutes of fame.

I did watch the Grammy's and some of the performances were very good.

Helena Halme said...

Completely agree with you on this post. I'm also a Pink fan and this performance is incredible.

Helena xx

PS. I've sorted out my Blogger Profile Email - thanks for pointing out the problem.

MsDarkstar said...

I haven't owned a TV in 4 years. I don't really miss it.

Thanks for sharing that Pink video, though. That was pretty damn amazing.

jules said...

I'm totally against all trashy reality shows, but am totally embarrassed to say that I got completely suckered into Jersey Shore. I'd been hearing about it for months and accidentally caught a few minutes while flipping the channel while MTV was doing a marathon right before the finale. I watched like 6 episodes back to back. It was riveting! (I'm so ashamed!!!!)

adrienzgirl said...

I want to be like Pink when I grow up!

Salt said...

For the love of god THANK YOU. I am so happy to hear that someone else can't stomach Jersey Shore. So many people love it for some reason and I just don't get it.

In a recent magazine interview the little one with the duck face in all her pictures actually said that she considers herself a role model. I didn't know whether to laugh or have a migraine.

Ryan said...

You're not missing A THING by having not seen the show. What baffles me is that they were at the Grammy's, I mean REALLY?!?! I don't know how low-brow, trash television "stars" end up rubbing elbows with the likes of Elton John, Gaga, Beyonce, etc.

Having seen Pink live in Seattle, I can tell you she's an amazing live performer. She actually does sing live (and admittedly messed up a few times.) She seems to have a cute, unapologetic personality and I left the concert a fan whereas before I didn't really care.

meredith said...

i am the only person i know who not only DOESN'T watch that show, but i've never even SEEN it. i just hear about it and see the cast everywhere. i quit watching MTV after it stopped actually being about music, damn it!

and i can't waaaaaait for you to announce a winner!!!!!

JenJen said...

Imma Be makes my tushy sway.

Aunt Juicebox said...

I love Pink, but I really have zero interest in Lady Gagme. I mean, I am so put off by her. I very rarely have that kind of animosity towards anyone, but for some reason she makes me think of Marilyn Manson, and he's the only other celebrity I can say I just find so distasteful I refused on sight to like anything about him or his music. Sometimes, people just strike you that way I guess.

Rebecca Knight said...

"Soaking their innards in MadDog 20/20 and their exteriors in some type of bronzer which appears mixed from Sunny Delight and Buffalo wing sauce."

AHAHAHAHAHA! This sentence had me rolling :).

I haven't watched this show, and don't plan to. When the highlight is an oompa loompa getting punched in the face, I think I can safely skip it.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

There's one from NJ and one from Rhode Island in there too I believe. Eff me, how do I know this crap?

I don't get it at all. Why would you want to contract the same people for the next season, especially when they're being such divas? How much more of the same shit can people take? I'd have fired their asses and got a new set of attention whoring guidos in to embarrass their culture on national TV. You know that those guys from the current season all are pretty much caricatures by now, so next year they're going to script the hell out of that show to make it even more outrageous otherwise it'll just be more of the exact same boring nonsense. Reality my ass!

I always feel like I need to shower after that show. Of course I still watch it. Makes me feel better about myself. :)

Stephanie said...

I will admit, I'm guilty of not only watching, but enjoying Jersey Shore. I am not ashamed, but I am thoroughly amused. I love watching people crash and burn. Add to that my four years dealing with people like that, and you have instantly made that show something I watch to feel better about myself...especially after a hard day. I'm younger than or the same age as most of them, and already I'm settled down and have a pretty decent job. That in itself is enough to make me do backflips after watching. Ha!

I do love your critique. It's all entirely too true to life. If you had actually seen the show, you couldn't have depicted it better!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Yeah, I don't get it either. When do you suppose we'll stop rewarding bad, boorish behavior in this country? Haven't we all had enough? I'm officially done with reality TV, it's gotten far too out of hand.

My hope it that there are some really witty, well-written sit coms out there that are hopefully helping to bring back the medium. My personal favorites this year are Modern Family, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and The Office. The sad part is, all of these fantastic shows combined probably do not drive the viewership that Jersey Shore does.

Sigh! That makes me a little depressed! I guess that makes me old!

Brian Miller said...

we are almost 2 years TV free...we do pick up seasons to watch occassionally on dvd...but it has changed our life.

Mom in High Heels said...

I am a TV junkie. Big time. I loves me some TV. I'm not a fan of many reality shows (I love watching Gordan Ramsay call people a stupid donkey though) and I've never seen JS. I've heard of it and seen a clip once or twice that made me temporarily drop an IQ point or two. Who knows how low it would drop if I actually watched the show?
Fantastic performance by Pink. Do you think the got water all over those expensive gowns below her?
BTW, would you quit telling people about my bag? ;)
Also, never, ever make fun of Twilight. Ever.

linlah said...

Pink did almost the same thing at the MTV Music awards and totally rocked that too.

Pricilla said...

I have not seen the Jersey Shore show either and I am FROM the Jersey Shore. It rather embarrass me that this is what people think we are like. But Seaside is NY people. I am from the Jersey shore of the Philadelphia people...their is a dividing line in the state.

Grand Pooba said...

Wow. I can't believe I missed that. I did hear about it on the radio afterwards and how all the stars were mad that their precious gowns were getting wet but I forgot to go online and watch it. So thank you.

And I think that performance is worth the whole audiences attire. I'd give up my gown for that.

blueviolet said...

I think Pink is supremely talented and Lady Gaga, she's an entertainer extraordinaire!

Matthew said...

Pink did a set at last year's ARIA awards over here. What she did, she did well - and I can think of far worse role models out there.

Lady Gaga? She's in the pile with Paris Hilton as far as I'm concerned - but I appreciate she'll probably sleep okay what with me not being her target demographic and all...

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

I can't believe you admitted to watching Joe Millionaire....lol! I've...um....never seen that show....nope.....never.....lol!

drollgirl said...

i love trash tv! i am so guilty of watching and LOVING so much trash tv, including jersey shore!!! sorry!!!

p.s. i also love the twilight books and movies. i know you must be frowning! ahahhahaha

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I was totally enthralled by Pink's performance. Wow!

As for JS, no, I've never watched and don't plan to.

Teri said...

I was just thinking earlier today about how much we enjoyed Pink's performance. Definitely my favorite too and now I hear the song and I just think about how beautiful it is!

The best thing about JS is watching them make fun of it on The Soup!!

ajm said...

I LOVE Jersey Shore, and my love stems purely from the entertainment value of the horror of it all. From a sociology point of view, I am fascinated by all the unwritten but well known rules of the group, the cultural norms that direct their behavior. Also I have to laugh every time someone says "the situation" or punches Snooki. :)

Susan said...

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Tgoette said...

Great post! I agree 100% about the jackasses from Jersey. In fact I just wrote a post about them too. I loved the vid of Pink. Awesome performance. Thanks for sharing!

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Lily Johnson said...

Madonna and Lady Gaga looked like twin sisters fighting over peroxide. I saw a little of the SNL show. Nice post as usual. Made me laugh.

HalfAsstic.com said...

You know I don't think I have ever, the first time, watched a single viewing of any reality TV? It's kinda sad in that it's a cultural phenom thing. I should probably tune into Jersey Shores... just for the laugh.

shortmama said...

I cant even remember the last time I watched MTV...no wait I do...sometimes I watch Cribs...Oh and teen cribs where spoiled rich kids can show off all their stuff that they had nothing to with purchasing

Helene said...

I've never seen Jersey Shore but the people in it look like complete idiots...and they're getting tons of media coverage which only inflates their egos even more.

I did see Pink's performance at the Grammy's and I was amazed!!

Rebecca S. said...

I downgraded my cable last year to basic. Now I have 10% good and only 90% total crap to wade through (and detox my kids from).
I liked Pink's song, but I confess to laughing when she was dipped in water and spun like a sprinkler over several well-dressed guests.
First visit to your blog. Enjoyed.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

They get paid?

Suddenly the world doesn't make sense any more!

Kate@And Then I Was a Mom said...

OHGOD. Eminem having sex? Ew ew ew ew ew. Now I have to go take a shower and it's really late here.

After I take that shower, I'm going to do some serious thinking about how I can get Pink's abs. Not sure just thinking about it will work, but I figure it's worth a try.

Ashley Stone said...

I agree about Pink's performance. I usually don't like her, but that was awesome.

Oh and have you seen SNL's spoofs of Jersey Shore? They are too funny!

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

Great post!
I've been wanting to see this.

Lisa and Laura said...

Hello, my name is Lisa and I have watched The Jersey Shore. Um, yeah there's this guy who calls himself The Situation because of the situation under his shirt and this girl who likes to eat deli meat in the confessional. Ok, fine, it's abysmal and I have no excuse for watching it. And yet, if the apocalypse really is coming, I'd like to understand exactly why.

Ms. Salti said...

I'm with you... I don't need to watch Jersey Shore to know how bad it is. And what is more disgusting is how much press it's getting. Gag me!

Thanks for sharing the video. I missed the first hour of the show and have been meaning to watch her performance. I had chills the whole time. I love her!

T!nK said...

So. Dish on Snookie. She lives 5 minutes down the road from where I just moved (My mothers house). A little town of marlboro, ny, which is famous for the three G's Goats(farms), Grapes(wineries), Guinea's('nuff sed). I know her dad, andy polizzi, I used to work at the bank where all his accounts are, and I know nicole(snooki). she's a bitch. anyways, just thought you should know... SHE'S NOT EVEN ITALIAN, she's like adopted from Chile or whatever the fuck.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Recently, I was thinking about the amount of t.v., particularly trash t.v., I've started watching over the years and Joe Millionaire came to mind and I wondered -- did that girl ever get the $$$? What happened there.

I literally thought about him this week and he you post about him. How weird is that?

Jennifer Juniper said...

You know how you pass a car wreck and can't help looking? You're drawn to the tragedy of it? Yep, that's why I watch Jersey Shore. You just can't imagine what they will do next.

It's not mind flexing by any means, but it is entertaining when you need a little mind number :)

MommaKiss said...

I admit it, I watched Jersey Shore. Not at first. But then the gossip made me turn it on and I couldn't stop.

Vodka Logic said...

I have yet to watch any Jersey Shore. and my daughter who loves trash tv even knows enough not to watch that disaster.
People I know who have seen Pink say she is amazing. I thought Gaga and Elton complimented each other. [i was the biggest EJ fan in the 70s ever]

I love the Green Day performance.

Sorry I have been so far behind in reading.. I just can't seem to catch up.

carissajaded said...

I had been thinking the same thing about their parents! Either they don't have any or they are clearly just acting. Hmmm I don't get it. I've only seen like half an episode. People keep calling me snookie though. I don't get that either. Maybe because I'm short and loud.

Lopez said...

I think it's rather humorous that you think the Jersey cast is worth a cent! I think they ought to be paying MTV to air their skanky selves on television! Oh, snooky snooky. I catch all of my viewing from that show on The Soup.

I heart Lady Gaga songs...heart, love, heart.

Ela said...

I don't watch the show, so yes please I'll take the chocolate!

Darn computer got reinstalled and I can't see the vid cause I don't have a plug-in. I'll have to come back.

Happy weekend!

Toe said...

I don't get the Jersey Shore either. I don't think my intelligence level can handle the stupid I'll be subjected to.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

I got dizzy just watching that performance. Impressive though. I love her.

Kato said...

Oh, the Jersey Shore. Oh boy, oh boy, the Jersey Shore. It's really all I can say. Looking at them makes me hurt in ways I didn't know existed. Like my skin is trying to crawl under itself and hide. Ugh.

And also, I don't really like Pink, but I LOVED this. I thought it was beautiful. More than beautiful even.

Thanks for posting!

Samantha said...

P!nk is bad-ass.


That's all.

Aunt Becky said...

If I ever watch that show, I will kill myself. No, I mean it. I will.

Fragrant Liar said...

Good gawd, I hope kids aren't watching Jersey Shore and propping those fools up as idols to emulate. Trashy.

Thanks for the Pink vid. I've been wanting to see that performance since I missed the Grammy's. Very cool.

Kristin said...

Pink's performance was my absolute favorite. Hands down. It was magical!

mama-face said...

Oh, I so hope I really am your 100th comment.

hahaha. I love it that you are apologetic towards Twilight fans.

What a dumb comment...:)

JennyMac said...

I know better than to cross the vampires and vampire lovers, MamaFace. LOL.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

I'm so glad I don't watch television although I suppose it would make for good blog fodder for me.... Thanks for the "Pink" clip. I had heard of it but hadn't seen it/googled it yet. Just beautiful. She's come a long way. I guess we all have when you think about it.... well, except for those Jersey shore people apparently....

Corrie Howe said...

Now I will have to look up David Paterson and see if he's the same guy I traded love notes with in A.P. History. I'll be forever disappointed if he is.

I know "my" D.P. is son to Katherine Patterson who wrote Bridge to Terabithia. He was the executive producer of that movie.

Dumblond said...

Joe Millionaire...
Jeezy Creezy...that was the last reality dating show I watched. Was that on Fox? Fox Network is of The Devil...
The only time I watch anything having to do with JS is when SNL spoofs it. The guy (yup, a dude) who plays Snookie just kills me.

Life with Kaishon said...

I would like to watch it once just to see how ridiculous they are! I saw Snooki on The Wendy Williams show for a few minutes last week and all I could say was "Oh My." Seriously. It is sad that our 20 year olds are acting like that? Did we? I hope not.

M-Cat said...

Pink's performance was amazing! First year in many that I actually watched the grammy's. Unfortunatel, I feel asleep before Eminem appeared. And I am one of the few who actually LIKES him (edited versions of course).

And when you say DBAG, I snort with giggles. My favorite word

Tanja said...

I just don't understand why people watch shows like Jersey Shore or The Hills because if no one was watching them, they would probably had stopped making them anyway. And them being paid for it? That's just stupid. A reality show with a script.

CJsMonnie said...

Personally, I'd have tossed my cookies onto the audience below but I loved Pink's performance.

There was a moment when I freaked out though. At a certain point, it looks like she's dangling from a thong or g-string. I was like .. omg! My own sidewalk crack felt the pain.

Had to watch the video again to realize it was an optical illusion created by the lines of her suit and the lighting. lol