Not part of the Countdown. Or it is. Whatever.
John Hughes is dead, by the way. Sigh, there ends another chapter in my life.
So I’ve rediscovered the 80’s. Again. I have little clue as to what’s new in all things music since not having cable does limit one’s knowledge of the world (you can’t watch VH1 through the newspapers :()
Random question- is VH1 still a channel? And does it still show videos?
Was watching MTv recently with my cousins. Sometime after an hour I couldn’t help asking them when the actual music would come. Turns out Mtv America doesn’t show music anymore. Haw. I love Americans. Their music channels don’t show music and they still use only toilet paper.
Anyway, watched three shows. One was about uber-rich black people showing off their homes- Mtv Cribs. I mean, what the hell? Why’re they always complaining about lack of equal rights? All they have to do is mumble sing monosyllabically on boom-boom-boom kind of music and surround themselves with scantily clad women and they’re stars. White people actually have to do things; like study, and attend college, and become lawyers. And even they can’t manage the hard stuff though, like medicine and engineering; they leave those to the browns. And the chiptay.
By the time I actually marry S. he’ll have turned me into a racist.
Anywho, after that came Mtv True Life. This involved the story of three women who are in debt. Badly in debt. And I’ll tell you why. One of them- she’s 21- loses her job. Worried about how she can afford nice clothes and tanning, she goes and gets herself…wait for it…a credit card. Then she goes and gets another. And another. Now she’s all sad about being unemployed, so to make herself feel better she starts shopping; and charges everything.
Then around 3 months later the bills start coming in.
“Wait I have to pay for those things? What were the credit cards for then?”
Turns out, this brilliant specimen of the Average American has spent $20,000 that she doesn’t have on clothes, shoes and tanning which she doesn’t need (not to sound like a bitch, but she should have spent it on a gym membership instead) and must somehow pay for the $20000 worth of bills, which she can’t afford, that are now flooding her mailbox.
And you wonder why the recession came.
There were two other equally bizarre stories about the inadequacy of some people’s intellect (which were just as cheaply enjoyable) but I couldn’t help wondering what kind of person would allow themselves to appear on a show like this? Who in God’s name would want their dirty underwear out in the open for the entire world to see? One must have exceedingly low self respect.
Wait- why am I stating the obvious?
Back to back; one show about hyper-wealthy people who have so much money they don’t know what to do with it; the other about people who have so little, their bank balance is in negatives…
What do they have in common?
Well, the people in both shows drive big cars. Make what you want of this.
PS: Ok- I admit, it is shit funny and a bit thought provoking but I must reiterate my question- why is this on a channel called Music television?