It's been a full day. I've written and submitted a bunch of stuff, set the stage for more writing tomorrow, and reviewed my talking points for a panel discussion on the imminent destruction of Nortel, a once-storied Canadian telecommunications darling, and now a pariah of everything a business can do wrong. (Canadian Press, Reuters.)
And as I quietly wrap up my note-taking and prepare to head to the studio, I see this in my Twitter stream: Jon and Kate Gosselin, the illustrious and thoroughly overexposed couple in that horrid "reality" television show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, are divorcing. (Also covered in that great bastion of journalistic quality, People.)
I won't give this thing any more ink than it deserves. In fact I've probably already given it too much. I just wish this thing would reach its logical conclusion so we could consign these folks to the dustbin of 15-minute-fame history. Maybe now that'll actually happen. Sooner rather than later. Thanks, TLC.
Of course, there's always another spotlight-seeking person/family/whatever waiting in the wings, confident he/she/they won't fall victim to the pressures of sudden fame. Yeah, right.
Back to life. Back to reality.
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Goodbye Jon n Kate,hello Octo-mom.
See,she has 14 kids, 8 + the original 6. That's much better T.V.
Soon teenage girls will be giving up on emulating Hanna-Montana, and start having multiple births in the hopes of being on T.V.
Don't woory though, if they don't get a show, they will get welfare.
( Just like Octo-mom.)
coming soon for your children
I am so sad for those children. The parents ought to be horse-whipped.
don't you think the eight kids could use an opera singing nanny? I hear Susan Boyle is available....
Eight kids is enough, an opera singining nanny would send me over the edge.
Those poor children...
I can add to your day, Carmi: I checked msnbc.com right before I expected my husband to get home from work and read about a commuter train crash. I had a solid 3 minutes of panic-suppression until I received a text-message reply saying it wasn't his train.
Sounds about as close to "reality" as "TV" will ever get to me. This is exactly why I rarely watch anything other than a hockey game on the tube. And now that hockey season's over...
Why would anybody say it that way, you can easily get your point across in a polite and courteous way. Lets all just get a long.
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