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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Throwing Up With The Kardashians

I don't usually watch TV during the day. In fact, I don't really watch a lot of it at night either. Especially if it's reality TV (I make an exception for The Amazing Race and, occasionally, Intervention. Okay, and Hoarders, but only because it comes on after Intervention and sometimes I just can't look away).

But I've cancelled the daily paper so sometimes I don't have anything to look at while I eat lunch. So the other day I turned on the TV while I ate. And do you know what was on?

This:


And I got sucked in. Kind of like with Hoarders. Except it made me sicker than even that show does. And no matter how much they make up that one sister who doesn't get to take New York wherever it is Kim and Kourtney are taking it, she is still not cute. So when I got to the second commercial break, I changed the channel.

And do you know what was on that channel?

The Departed.

The edited version. So, of course, I had to watch. Because I've seen the original and I was pretty curious how they were going to clean that up enough to still have some story left.

I remembered it had a lot of language, but I had forgotten this part:

Which doesn't look so bad in this picture. But see that plastic bag at Jack's elbow? It's got a severed hand in it. A bloody one. And I tried really hard to find a still frame of him while he's waving that thing around, but I couldn't. So you'll just have to take my word for it that it's gross.

But I chose to watch that over the Kardashians because it didn't make me want to barf the way they did. And I get grossed out by band-aids, people. When my kid got three stitches, she didn't cry, but I passed out. So that's saying something when I can stomach a severed hand, but not a couple of reality TV stars.*

Here's the thing, though. I'd rather watch a story about people who could be real--even if they are really terrible people--than a story about people pretending to be real.

Phoniness makes me nauseous. So Kim and company have been added to my list of things I cannot look at. They are right up there with any kind of bandages stuck to anything (particularly any area near a swimming pool) and snakes eating things.

Which is seriously going to infringe on my People and US Weekly consumption. So please keep me informed as to how the stars are continuing to be just like the rest of us, because I can't take a chance on another Kardashian encounter.

* And also, The Departed has Matt Damon and Leo DiCaprio who I have no problem looking at.

9 comments:

Jill Campbell said...

Ha ha you crack me up. Yes I have resurfaced.

Melanie Jacobson said...

In New York this summer, my girl friends insisted on going to Dash. They just wanted to see it. They have a bouncer at the door. In the middle of the afternoon. And a line to get in. It made me angry. Being in the store made me angry. The $10 bottled Dash water made me angry. Which is pretty much how I feel when I watch the show. Also, any of the Real Housewives show. I think I watched the first season of the Kardashians when I was nursing Grant and then swore off all reality shows that are about people who are famous for being famous.

Kristina P. said...

I love the Kardashians. They symbolize everything that is wrong with society.

Katie Anderson said...

The only reason I like the Kardashian clan is because they have ba-donk-a-donk booties and I have a ba-donk-a-donk bootie so I feel like we have so much in common. Just call me Katie Kardashian. (For those wondering, the similarities end with the bootie)

Angela Cothran said...

I don't get the appeal of the Kardashians. WHY ARE THEY FAMOUS?

Beeswax said...

Can't stomach a Kardashian. Or a Bachelor. House Hunters International is as much reality as I can take these days.

Beth Freestone said...

So did you stay up until 2:00 am Monday night watching Intervention? I might be the only one. I got totally sucked in and forgot that I could record it and watch it later. Oh well. Luckily Dallas went to and stayed in rehab and has been sober for 71 days and her mom sobered up as well. I can sleep tonight!

I have also been sucked in by the K's. They are so fake and sooooo made up. Although I can't decide who I dislike the most. Kim or Kris (her husband not her Mom) but I guess I dislike their Mom the most because she is the machine behind all of their "ventures". BARF......

Brittany said...

Jill, Katie and Beth:
First, you all need to change your settings from noreplycomment so that I can email my comments to you.
Second, I've been wondering where you've been Jill! So glad you've resurfaced. Katie, you are no Kardashian, bootie-wise or any other wise. And that's a good thing.
Beth - I left a baby shower the other night at 9:45 so I could go to bed. And the shower was at MY house. My 2 am days are over my friend. But maybe on your annual visit I'll make an exception and we can stay up watching Intervention together!

Karen Peterson said...

I'm allergic to the Kardashians.