Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

I'll watch anything but that

My mother once said to me, be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. I don’t think she had any idea it could be so bad.

As I rolled out of bed this morning…ok it was noon…I was faced with the choice no intelligent adult should ever be faced with. I was forced to choose between watching the Maury Povich show or the Jersey Shore. And trust me when I say, it was not an easy choice. There is no lesser of those two evils.

I really don’t care who the baby’s daddy is…or whether or not your mom slept with your boyfriend on your prom night. And please, spare me from watching Snooki wonder if you can get a tan from being too close to fire…or if they have the moon in every country. I tried not to watch, I really did. But, at the risk of being cliche, it was like watching a train wreck. There were moments when I just couldn’t look away. I mean…are people really this dumb? Or are they just hamming it up for the camera?

I fear people are this dumb. And maybe it’s the way it should be. Maybe we just need the stupid people out there so we can understand the importance of intelligence and education. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just a snob. But seriously. I’m ok with that.

I am.

Let’s face it. The more people willing to go on Maury and the Shore, the better my odds are when the zombies attack. I may not be coordinated…or fast on my feet…but at least I’m smart. And for that, I am eternally thankful.

Until the next time…I’ll be blocking those channels from my TV.

 

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