Monday, September 21, 2009

injaynesworld we wonder about "Women Who Litter"



The Duggars are having their 19th child,  Octomom has 14,while the Gosselins, those slackers, have only managed to produce eight, but there’s something else these incessant breeders have in common besides hyperactive uteruses…

Until recent history, there were always carnival freak shows featuring such oddities as the bearded lady, the elephant man and your usual assortment of midgets.  Nowadays, such would be considered politically incorrect, so those in the business of entertainment have simply adapted with the creation of  reality TV and, in particular, shows about families with no concept of population control.  

What puzzles me is who watches these shows?    I can’t imagine they have a large male following and I don’t know of any single, childless women like me who’d be enthralled, so who is the audience for these ventures into the wonderful world of procreation? 

Now, I have to admit that I’ve tuned into the Jon & Kate show a few times, but only to see what new and exciting way Kate would come up with that week to emotionally castrate the proud father of her brood.    It was nice to see Jon finally show some balls in a recent interview where he said he “despised” Kate, and Kate’s forced smile and Herculean effort to take the high road in response has been a thing of beauty to behold.   That’s got to be causing her a serious rash somewhere though, don’t you think?   I mean, you just can’t hold that kind of stuff in and expect the body to oblige forever. 

The Duggars’ shtick apparently is giving all their offspring a name beginning with the letter “J”, although why the affinity for that particular consonant I don’t know.   I e-mailed them and asked “Hey, what’s up with the J’s?” or words to that effect.   I got an e-mail back from the super hero of sperm himself, Jim Bob Duggar, trying to sell me a Duggar DVD and a bible, but no answer to my question.   He did, however, want me to know that they manage to raise their little products of God’s love (because they attribute their flagrant humping like bunnies to God’s will, of course) absolutely debt free.   Well, sure you can, Duggars.   Because people like me are subsidizing you.   You get another tax deduction with each new kid you pop out.   And on behalf of taxpayers everywhere, let me just say it’s our pleasure.

At least the Octomom had the fleeting presence of mind to admit in an interview back in June that maybe having all these kids wasn’t the best idea she ever had.    Let’s hope that moment of lucidity didn’t put a damper on the box office returns of  “Octomom – The Musical.”  Yes.  Really.  

Which brings me back to my original question.   Who is the audience for these shows?   I did some research and found a site where the fans of the Duggars could leave comments.  From someone calling herself Ms Juicy Boo we have:    “Yep its tru…I like the show…Havent seen the new ones yet…but I dont think its out yet either…So I havent watched it…but having 18 kids is CRAZY…I wonder will she every get on BC…or would the hospitals are soemthing make…meanin if she get old and is still having kids!??? hmmm”

“Yep.”  I think that pretty much solves the mystery for me. 


12 comments:

Adam said...

People just love abnormalities. In any given Bell curve, the two extremes might make popular reality shows. I haven't seen Jon & Kate, but I hope they are not inspiring people to follow their example!

Adam (mrelife.blogspot.com)

clearness said...

I've wondered the same thing myself. I think my mom is their soul viewer. She watches the Kate show. . .not the others. I don't know anyone who watches them.

Contemplations of an Army Wife said...

I can't with those shows. I just CAN'T. Using your vag for a clown car is absolutely unacceptable, and Kate and the Octo-broad both pretty much seem to be hateful and spiteful batshit harpies. I'm just saying.

Tawnia said...

Well you know how I feel about this:) I like reality shows like Rock of Love, American Idol, and Daisy of Love. If I am going to watch someones life on television, they are going to be drunk,entertaining, sexy sluts! Now that is just entertainment at it's best:) LOL
Love Tawnia

lindamedrano said...

I LOVE this post. Funniest thing I've read in a while. Who are these people indeed? And why does anyone care about them, their lives, or their no-neck kids?

Best Wishes, Marie said...

I went and saw Ben Stein a few years ago and he opened his talk with, "Who are Nick and Jessica?" The media makes these people famous or implies they are famous. Half these shows are only on cable TV. Most people could not watch them if they wanted.

Aunt Becky said...

I'm with you. I cannot understand who on earth watches these shows. Like you, I once in awhile used to catch the Jon and Kate freak-show until she made me so uncomfortable that I had to turn the television (woman, is this REALLY what you want to teach your children about how to treat their significant others?) off.

But I don't know.

Goes to show that there truly is something out there for everyone.

Adam said...

Oh, my God, I just saw that there's another show, in which a family has 17 kids, all of them named with a "J"! How bizarre...

Adam (mrelife.blogspot.com)

brinkaid said...

I can answer you on the "J" names. It's simple, really. It stands for "Jesus". As in "Jesus Christ, aren't 1 or 2 kids enough?"

As for J & K plus Hate......I've never seen anyone emasculate a man better, myself included. So what's the first thing he did when he hopped off the Kate Bitch Wagon: humped a 22 year old. Hope he wore a condom...

The Octomom? Just nuts. Er, nads.

Best Wishes, Marie said...

One thing that bugs me about it is .... the Today Show, which I like to watch in the morning to see if anything news worthy has happened while I slept (ie plane crash, flood, etc....). And a couple of mornings, as the opening story they have had these reality star people in the opening segment, like they were the news. Because of the Today Show, I know who these people are. Not because I watch the shows. I am getting tired of news shows advertising crap for their cable affiliates. The media has a lot to do with all this nonsense.

Kim Ayres said...

We love freak shows so we can feel normal, because most of the time we're terrified of being found out to be the freak.

I accepted my freakhood a long time ago, so these programmes do nothing for me... :)

Sarah said...

I am so behind on reading your blogs...sorry...I watched Jon & Kate plus 8 because I was fascinated by how a family like that functioned. However, it didn't take me long to see that they don't/didn't because Kate was too busy trying to be the boss of EVERYONE. She was horrible to Jon & I'm surprised that he put up with her crap as long as he did. That's not to say that I condone his actions either but really, can anyone blame him? As for the Octomom & the Duggars...I have one thing to say, "God gave you a brain, please use it!!!!!"



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