Friday, December 30, 2011

Girls Want Superheroes Too

Is it me, or are we inundated by stupid? I turn on the TV, or radio, open a newspaper or just walk into the nearest cafe and it seems within seconds I am splattered head to toe with stupid.

Many prancing around on the pinnacle of Mount Stupid are women, so happy to be on-camera that they blather on, sharing their jejune theories with a world that gobbles it up and demands more. They do it for attention, and to fill their designer handbags with wads of money, made possible by yes, people like me who tune in and watch. I am ashamed to admit I am as powerless to resist certain reality shows as I am to resist that box of Purdy's chocolates in my desk drawer. But just when I think there can't possibly be that much stupid in this world, Barbara Walters announces, with her usual faux gravitas, that the Kardashians are on her list of the "most fascinating" of 2011.

The Kardashians? Really Babs? This is the best you can come up with? The word fascinating, according to my dictionary, means "interesting, entertaining, captivating, engrossing, and gripping." It also has an archaic meaning, that of a snake depriving a person of the ability to resist or escape by the power of a gaze.

By that definition, why not interview my dog Buddy? He probably has deeper thoughts than all Kardashians combined. Actually, I think we can do better than that.

For every Toddler in a Tiara:



There is a Riley in the toy aisle:



And for every Kardashian who spends time "take caring of my body":



There is Meryl.

Glorious, ethereal, intelligent, talented Meryl.

Thank God for Meryl.

Now there's a role model we can get behind.

She's my superhero.

5 comments:

Linda G. said...

You are not mistaken. The world is awash in stupid. I'd watch Buddy any day of the week over 99% of reality TV.

Debby said...

We have television now. I saw Jersey Shore for the first time. It last approximately 3 minutes. Quite honestly, it was the most assinine thing that I have ever seen in my life. Basically, a bunch of grownups acting like teenagers. Sitting around at the table making fun of a girl and calling her vulgar names. Reminded me of cheerleaders in high school.

*shiver*

And one of the Kardashians wants four kids. That's a horror show there. "THE KARDASHIANS PROCREATE!"

*shiver*

A Novel Woman said...

Oh, Jersey Shore...and "we" have made these fools celebrities and millionaires.

There's another show called Mob Wives I think, and again, it defies all logic as to how this got made.

I'm telling you, it's like watching the decline of the Roman Empire.

Monica Devine said...

Best thing we did in 2011 was ditch cable TV. More time to write! Incidentally, I think Toddlers in Tiaras is downright child abuse.

A Novel Woman said...

I agree, Monica. It makes me sad and angry, but mostly sad.