Monday, April 20, 2009

Warning: Avoid Steve Wilkos

I am home sick today and had the misfortune of Steve Wilkos exposure, and my condition is quickly heading south.

I had never heard of this man until 10 minutes ago and if I am ever able to go back in time, I want to go back 10 minutes and warn myself to block channel 4 from my television set. The recipe for the show seems to be as follows:

Take the worst aspects of Jerry Springer, then add Dr. Phil, then add Red Bull, then add a Cal Ripken Jr. impersonator, then give the show to Vince McMahon to produce. 

It is worse than the words you have just read express.

I have always felt that one can make certain deductions about a society by watching its daytime television. When I was in Malaysia I learned why much of the culture is stuck in the 1950s. In India, I learned that it was possible for a country to be as self obsessed as is the United States. In Britain, I learned that it is possible to continuously run the film "Patton" on a variety of networks without retribution. 

But this is too much.

If I fully understood what the very possibility of this program implies, I would be without motivation to carry forth. My life would become an endless cycle of psychiatric appointments, aggravated assault charges and ex-wives. 

Can anyone out there help me with this? 

I have never wanted to be at work so badly...


Pierre V. Ross said...

i got nothing for any of that nonsense...but, i request a poll question.

True or False:
The future of the republican party lies in the abandonment of the christian right, the acceptance of gay marriage and the formation of some sort of center right, socially liberal, economically conservative coalition.

Or restated:
True or False :
Rudy Giuliani is the future of the republican party

Pierre V. Ross said...

errr.. was

Omnipotent Poobah said...

I'm with you. Nobody has given me a case of the willies like him since Dr. Phil.

Shaw Kenawe said...

I've never heard of the dude. And thanks for the heads up, I will never tune him in. A vast wasteland indeed. It's not even good for the weather report.

Pierre V. Ross said...

no poll question?

Kup said...

Poll question. Dig your right side....