Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hotter Than José Cuervo

[Warning: Reading the following entry will cause your IQ to drop by at least 20 points...perhaps more. If you're concerned with preventing damage your current IQ, or if you possibly don't have an extra 20 points to spare, please click immediately over to here. Or to here. But by no means should you click here, which might cause irreparable harm.]

I watched the finale of "A Shot At Love" last night, (I warned you!) that stupid show on MTV with Tila Tequila, who was supposedly looking for love from a pool of guys and girls (she's bisexual). And what better way to find love, of course, than to get your own show on a music television channel that no longer plays music, and watch approximately 30 people desperate for their 15 minutes of fame and willing to play character roles vie for your attention through games and challenges. All in the name of, Yeah, that's it. Love.

I must unequivocally state that I did not race home from darts last night for the sole purpose of watching the final episode. I just happened to be home early, and I was channel surfing past MTV and there it was. I knew they were getting close to the final two contestants, because I may or may not have watched some of the earlier episodes in the series (fine...I did), and I was at least curious to see if she'd pick the guy or the girl. (shocking, isn't it, that it coincidentally came down to one guy and one girl. I was...stunned.)

Now. In my defense, I am a guy. And Tila is rather easy on the eyes. But that is one laaame defense. It's not like I made the time every week to sit down and watch new episodes. And I didn't TiVo it, or DVR it...because I can't. Don't have the technology. But MTV has this habit of repeating its shows about 674 times per week, so it was pretty easy to follow the storyline throughout and see who got eliminated and who got a key (to Tila's heart, presumably) and advanced to the next round.

So yeah. Last night I got to see how it all wrapped up. I feel, ya know?

A post like this is probably a good place to admit that I've also seen more than my share of the seasons of "The Real World" and "Road Rules," too. (oooh, that's gonna leave a mark.)

The idea behind those shows really is a bit fascinating, just to see how diverse groups of people react and co-exist when thrown into extreme situations. But part of it, too, is all about seeing who's going to hook up with whom, and where, and how soon after they meet. And how much of it MTV's gonna show.

I know at least one regular reader of this blog who's probably logged as many "Real World" hours as I have, but I won't go so far as to "out" him/her. I'll leave that up to each individual reader to decide how much they wish to reveal about their MTV viewing habits.

But it's sooo lonely out here on this one-man Isle of Shame. So, please...share.

Even if it's not MTV-related...what are your guilty viewing pleasures? C'mon. Be brave. They can't possibly be worse than "A Shot At Love" or many many seasons of "The Real World" and "Road Rules" and "The Real World/Road Rules Challenges."

I seriously need to go read a book.

"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster
than any invention in human history—with the
possible exceptions of handguns and tequila."
—Mitch Ratcliffe


  1. As I've admitted before, I have a serious cartoon problem. I mean BAD. As in, if I'm turning the TV on, it's probably going straight to the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, or NickToons. What makes this habit worse is the need to eat a box of cookies and drink a carafe of milk while viewing the likes of Avatar, Danny Phantom, Naruto, SpongeBob, Dexter's Lab, the list is endless.

    I've noticed another alarming trend lately in my TV viewing...reruns of Gunsmoke and Bonanza on TV Land. A sure sign of aging, yes?

  2. Hello, my name is Rebecca and I'm addicted to the Real World/Road Rules/Challenge/Inferno, etc! I'm okay with admitting that.

    Didn't see one episode of Tila, but heard lots of "water cooler" conversations about it - so did she pick the guy or the girl??

  3. Whew! Thanks, Rebecca. :) I was pretty sure you'd come through for me on this one, and not leave me hangin' there all by myself.

    You're a brave, brave girl.

    (Tila picked the guy, by the way.)

    And Jeff...see how I'm doing my best to avoid aging by keeping my TV tuned to the hip-and-trendy (and brainless) music-less music television channel? (It's not working. I'm old.)

    I don't get the whole cartoony thing, but that's because I have absolutely zero artistic talent. I totally get why you get the whole cartoony thing...because I've seen a couple of your drawings.

  4. Just a note to let you know I believe you have some of your links mixed up...

  5. Ggg - My other guilty pleasure is The Bachelor - come on, 25 catty girls competing for one guy, who gets to date and hook up with as many as he likes!! It's good entertainment - actually, I might nominate you to be the next bachelor!!

  6. Vach would be the perfect bachelor. Reality TV... here comes Vach from the Village!!

  7. Oh damn... that actually posted. I'm never able to comment. My blog skills are poor at best. HI VACH and BECKY and JEFF!

  8. I watched the finale of Tila too- and I didn't turn it off mostly because my head couldn't wrap around the fact that the girl finalist was really a girl. It took me the whole episode to work that out and then she lost anyway. I hope that love doesn't work out for the winner and Tila so we can enjoy round 2...maybe New York will take a shot with Tila?????

    If you ever stop over for a visit - remind me to show you the audition tape I sent in for the second season of The Real World. HA! If only I had been more interesting, I could be a washed-up reality nobody shooting The Surreal Life right now. Hmmmmmm...