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Monday, December the 8th, 2003

I am a weak weak human being. I’m so much more than weak, it’s pathetic.

My beef with “reality tv” has been pretty well documented. But damn it, there is something about this Joe show that made me furious. That’s a bad thing, definitely bad. You have to be smart enough to realize it’s JUST A FISHING SHOW and get on with your daily life. Not getting attached means not caring, not not liking. I’ve seen a grand total of 3 episodes, including today’s final, and yet it’s resulted in so much more reaction than all the other “trust us, we are real, un scripted shows in which one person gets to pick their perfect partner from 30 or so others in front of the entire world”.

Anyway, I’m assuming everybody is familiar with the concept. Pick 20-30 random geeks, and mock them while they are made to believe they have a shot at this arbitrary, yet attractive, ex-cheerleader? Now what’s interesting is I’ve seen people use words like “over qualified” with these guys. THERE IS NO SUCH THING PEOPLE. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH KNOWING STUFF. JEEZ, GO READ OR SOMETHING.

I shouldn’t scream so much. So that’s the plan anyway, generally tune in each week to watch people who are so out of their element screw up. Ok, I had a problem with that, but I was consoled when I figured finally one of them would be able to show this person who they are and all that. Well, that’s not it either, somewhere in the middle, I missed the episode, but caught my second one just a bit after, they introduced these model type men to the mix. Not model type, models. So now the poor average folk try even harder.

THEY’RE FISHING FUNNY AND SPONTANEOUS AND CARING ENOUGH DAMN IT.

Ahem. Anyway, they do, and at the end, the woman, as usual, is “inspired” by them all, but picks a model and rides into the sunset. And the geek who lost was totally totally graceful and all nice about it.

Aww, just like we all wanted and hoped for all along.

And so here’s where I’m so much more pathetic losery than most. I know these things irk me. I know I have 10 more hours work left on things I will be turning in tomorrow. (And I still do, but that’s a different story.) But yet, I magically come home in time. I turn the stupid tv on. And try out this lame movie on comedy central mocking? jews. It was so unfunny, I ended up here. And watching it. And screaming like I am now.

God damn it, it’s just a show.

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3 Responses to “Weak, and furious that I am”

  1. anita says:

    the show sucked. the ending sucked. but, as i told myself, i think adam (the so-called ‘average’ guy she dumped) deserves better – and will probably get better.

  2. wahgnube says:

    I hope so too. He was as sweet as one could possibly be about the whole sequence of events.

    Initially I assumed I was mad because of what the show was doing to these poor chaps. Then I assumed it was because they’d messed with what the show initially started out to be. Then I assumed it was because she picked the other guy. I think that’s it. It’s not like I wanted her to pick the geek … because he was one. But because he was the better person by far and she didn’t see it?

  3. anita says:

    The thing that annoyed me was that he was so clearly crazy about her and I felt that she strung him along a bit. I mean, if the attraction wasn’t there, and if she saw him more as a friend and didn’t really want to be physical with him, then why keep him there every week? As a girl that has been in the same position, I hate stringing guys – nice, sweet guys – along like that. I’d never be able to do that.

    Anyway, I think that the ‘geek’ was clearly so much funnier and good-hearted and more succesful and intelligent than the other guy will every be…

    Alright, it’s just a show. Enough of this. (um, until next season)


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