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Then the Republic is doomed...

While flipping through the channels this morning, I flipped to HLN for my daily dose of the high aesthetic(but little mental)appeal Robin Meade, but had to settle for my daily dose of the high aesthetic appeal Susan Hendriks, which is pretty okay too.  If what she had to say is true though...I wish Ragnarok would just start this afternoon so we could try to start again and do things right the next time.

Via HLN, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, we have a report that 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' had better ratings than the Republican National Convention in the key 18-49 demographic. 

Now, if you dig into the article, you see that things might not be all THAT bad...what the stats really mean is that because the RNC was on like 6 or 7 stations, Honey Boo Boo had better ratings than any ONE channel did for the RNC, the RNC beat it handily when you combine all the different stations. 

However...before you think to yourself that the wheezing you hear isn't the last, rattling breath of The Republic, consider this: there were still 3,000,000 people willing to sacrifice a half-hour long piece of their very SOUL to watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Wednesday night. 

I realize that there might be a few of you out there who are blessed to not know what Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is...and I envy you.  HCHBB is a horrible mind rotting, soul destroying spin off the already mind rotting, soul destroying Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC.  If you are further blessed to not know what Toddlers and Tiaras is, I envy you like John Doe envied Brad Pitt in 'Seven'.

Long and short of it, T&T is a show that follows sad parents(mostly moms, but a few dads) who are entering their young children(18-months to 6 years) in 'Beauty Pagents'...living vicariously through their kids whether the kids want it or not.  It's horrify...so much so that I will not even link to clips of the show.  Now...taking it one step further, HCHBB follows the life of one sad, depressing family who enters their daughter in these competitions, while trying to show just how 'redneck' they are as the desperately cling to their 15-minutes. 

Meanwhile I'm going to go watch a few more shows about fantasy football...


  1. Second derivative soul destroying mind rot! That's like oxycotton mixed with an Eldritch sign. The convention didn't have a chance against such powerful stuff.

    I don't watch T.V. so I didn't watch anything. My loss I guess.

  2. In spite of having unplugged from cable nearly half a decade ago, I still know what originated the spinoff, somehow. And, am as envious as you are of those who are blithely ignorant. Thankfully I don't know about the actual spinoff, so I guess I have that. As for doomed? Well, in one case how could that not be true economically, socially, morally, and in a number of other ways? In another case, isn't that why some of us are prepping? And finally... and? How is being doomed at all bad? Bad things should be doomed. Not us as people, per se, but the system we have allowed to metastasize to and from our capitols, state and federal.

    The pigs of Animal Farm need to be to be reduced to their real roles. On the good side, Christ did allow that they may be eaten. :p Oh, ussen Christians aren't really cannibals... Just me. Heh. (that was a joke)