Monday, October 31, 2011


P.T. Barnum famously said, "There is a sucker born every minute." The
entertainer coined that phrase back in the 1800's, long before the Internet,
Twitter, Facebook, and bottomless pit of reality shows. If he was
around today, Barnum might say "there are a 1,000 suckers born
every second". Isn't that our society today? We believe everything we
hear and fall for every stupid trick out there. Viewers are captivated
by "Jeresey Shore",  "The Real Housewives of Everywhere" and the

There was no dumber trick or stunt than the marriage between
the least talented vixen on the planet, Kim Kardashin, and
the least talented player in the NBA, Kris Humphries. And people
fell for it. Their "marriage" all of 72-days and Kardashian, who
became famous for a sex tape appeared to be absolutely devastated
about the breakup.

"I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision," said
the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star in a statement. "I had
hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don't work
out as planned."

Maybe the joke of that marriage and the impending divorce
will make people wake up and walk away from all the drama-filled
made-for-television train wrecks. Are our lives so bad and boring
that we have to spend even a single second watching or thinking
about Snooki, Snitch, or any Diva on those catty Housewives programs?
Please don't say you don't watch any of these show because the ratings
say otherwise.

Can you blame Courtney Stodden for trying to being the second
coming of Kardashian? She sees Kardashian making millions of
dollars for being just a pretty face. You have to give Stodden, who
is all of 17, some credit for her creativity and imagination. She
marries actor Doug Hutchinson, who is 51, or four years older
than Stodden's father. This is the ULTIMATE train wreck that

people are waiting to see just how much damage comes of it.
Stodden is certainly getting a lot of attention in a short amount
of time. She has more than 30,000 people following her on Twitter.
And that's another thing that just accentuates the sadness of our
society. People actually sign up to "follow" celebrities. Are you
kidding me? What can anyone possibly get out of that? Back
to Stodden, everything she does gets splashed all over the Internet.
Did you see those pictures of her and husband frolicking in the
pumpkin patch?

It's time to ignore all these "celebrity" engagements and weddings.
Like all reality shows, they are not real. They are all scripted.
Fake, phoney, and full of non-sense. But I don't think anyone
can stop the frenzy of phoniness that we see everyday because,
after all, there is a sucker born every minute.

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