Another special moment in the decline of America


Yeah, so this was on TV this morning.

There I was, minding my own business having breakfast, when I glanced up at one of the TVs on the wall there in the club’s lounge, and saw what you see above.

I got up, walked across the room and took a picture of it, not minding if people stared at me. I’m not proud. How could I be, living in a country in which this is deemed a subject worthy of conversation at all, much less on daytime national television? While I’m eating breakfast.

Going by the logo in the corner of the screen, apparently that was an episode of this show, where you can see gross stuff like this, and dumb stuff like this.

What is it Bryan’s always saying? Oh, yeah: What a stupid time to be alive…

6 thoughts on “Another special moment in the decline of America

  1. Richard

    Ahh, “the club”… and The Doctors is on from 9:00 – 10:00, the whole thing is a little pretentious. Most of us who just eat breakfast, eat it at home so we can be at work by 8:00, not strolling in sometime after 10:00.

    1. Brad Warthen Post author

      You say that like it makes you virtuous or something. I didn’t see you helping put out the paper in the wee hours of the morning all those years, when my body was being trained for night work.

      I go in when I went in at the paper. And I go home a couple of hours later than my colleagues.

      And you know what? It’s none of your business.

      I just thought I’d answer you this time, after all the times you’ve said something like this under other names…

      1. Doug Ross

        But those shows ARE targeted to the typical person who is at home: stay at home mothers and retirees and those without jobs. You are not part of the demographic who watches this drivel… those who watch these shows and The View and Maury aren’t voting Republican.

  2. bud

    I’d much rather see this stuff than have to suffer through another of those damn war series like band of brothers that show people getting blown up or incinerated or mafia films like the godfather that feature horse heads. I guess some people can’t be offended by cruelty but a mild reference to sex sends these same people into a tizzy. Go figure.

    1. Brad Warthen Post author

      Bud, this wasn’t about sex. It was about stupid. It was about getting idiots to go “tee-hee” when they see it on the screen. Who would spend a second using brain cells on such a subject, really? I feel stupider merely for having posted this.

      I mean what’s next? “Pubic hairs: Can they be used to knit sweaters?”


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