Thursday, January 05, 2006
Sometimes, I have to shine the spotlight of derision directly in the mirror. I've had some recent conversations with friends that should've embarrassed us all, but likely didn't.
One steered me into a discussion about MTV's "Laguna Beach." After first feigning ignorance, I admitted that yes, I had viewed the reality soap. He even got me to agree that Stephen is a hottie.
Watching "My Super Sweet 16" isn't quite as shameful, and it's a habit shared by friends that include two business execs and a neuroscientist. You see, we're not laughing with them, but at them. Particularly the "divo" featured in one of the earlier episodes.
Another good pal, a married professional pushing 40, was once an avid fan of "The O.C.," resorting to blogging about the show. Don't get him started on Seth and Summer.
You may wonder: are we all perverts, or adolescents who've never grown up? Perhaps a little of both (more than others in some cases), but I just can't sit through "Nova."
I prefer to think of us all as mere observers of the culture ... anthropologists, if you will. Yeah, that sounds good.