The Ethics of Pop Culture
Contemplating life and channel surfing one day, I saw this comedian on T.V. say, "They always talk about dead beat dads. Why not talk about dead beat kids? Why can't my two year old go out and get a job?" Then, I changed the channel and saw the most terrifying thing, a three year old from "Toddlers and Tiaras" with headphones on singing into a microphone "I am a cutie, nutie, patuti". I realized this two to three year old had a job and was supporting her family. First off, we had Britney Spears. She just wanted to show off her "goodies", her "goodies" and her "goodies". Now, we have the Honey Boo. The show "Here Comes the Honey Boo" was about a little kid with what appeared to be an extremely disturbed parent.
Then, I remembered I was reading Mia Tyler's book "Creating Myself" which was about a little kid with what appeared to be more than one extremely disturbed parent. I mean, I could totally see Mia Tyler in high school and some one saying saying, "Do remember when your dad, Steven Tyler, started going all crazy and running around naked on stage?" And, she would have said, "Yes, that was last week." Was I really any better than those people who watched "Here Comes the Honey Boo"?
So, trying to get away from books and T.V., I turned to the internet which was obviously a better choice. Spending hours a day getting angry with people posting their political views all over social media and fighting about politics was of course a better option than reading books. This is what some of us refer to as "tongue in cheek" humor. However, I could spend hours watching videos and pictures of baby goats and pictures of cats like the Grumpy cat which was obviously very intellectually stimulating.
Finally, I decided that none of this was good. I needed to get away from watching T.V., reading books, and getting on the internet. So, after this the only safe place was really my cat. However, that also had its ups and downs. If you read the blog on "Cats and Anarchy", you know that was a whole different story.