Archive for October, 2010

What the Hell Has Happened to Teen TV Shows?

I got the shocking news that Glee was doing Rocky Horror. I am disgusted by this. Rocky Horror is supposed to be rock n’ roll, badass, and sexual, not whatever the hell kind of crap Glee is. That aside, I think the Glee GQ photos were very wrong. They may be old enough to have those pictures taken of them, but preteens watch their show. It’s just as wrong as Miley dancing on a fucking stripper pole at the kid’s choice awards.

That aside, I’ve come to realize something: after the 90’s teen shows have gone down hill and gotten overly sexed up.

What teen shows we have now: Glee, Gossip Girl, Secret Life of the American Teenager

What I remember watching in the 90’s and early 00’s as a preteen: Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Clueless, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Daria (which I discovered a bit later)

Sabrina was awesome, it was just about the hilarity she endured being a witch in the mortal realm. I don’t remember much about Clueless, but there was one episode where a girl got pregnant, and they gave a  “use protection or don’t have sex” speech at the end of the episode. Buffy was more about killing vamps and other monsters than anything else. Daria had some mention of sex, but it was aired on MTV, so that was to be expected. The other shows were all on network TV.

Gossip Girl is a bunch of sluts sleeping around, Secret Life of the American Teenager is also sex centered. Why the hell is sex the focus of these shows? I don’t know the entire deal with Glee, but the creator commented on the GQ shoot saying he wanted to push sexuality or something like that >.>

I think that this is terrible, and that there are no more talented writers anymore. You have no skills as a writer if you need to resort to sex instead of an actual story line.

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For Halloween…

I want to go as Buffy this Halloween!!! There are too many damn not even real freakin vampires going around. And I can’t stand this damn vampire craze.. especially when there are no slayers involved in any of these stupid books/soap-operas/movies/garbage/fan-comics/TV shows etc. I plan on carrying a stake, cross and a big anti-twilight sign. I don’t care how much hate I get, these people need to be taught what actual vampires are!! Straight women are not supposed to like sparkly men, gay men are supposed to like sparkly men… well the gay men that like effeminate men. After all there are lots of normal gay men that appear straight. Stereotyping really hurts them.. at least I think it makes them more reluctant to come out. BUT GIRLS SHOULD NOT LIKE THESE TWILIGHT VAMPS BUT THEY DO!! And Twilight lacks a slayer!!! I am rambling… so I think I’ll stop this rant for now.

Aside from that,  other ideas Scott and I has were to go as:

1) Tiger and Elin Woods. We’d wear Nike gear and have some golf clubs. I’d have a pre-nup to pose with. However, their break up is a bit dated to still be funny now.

2)  Mario and 80’s Peach. It’s not *that* unique and I’d get cold in the pink 80’s cocktail dress I have.

3) Mario and Question Mark Box. Awesome, but I don’t know where to find a box that is a perfect cube that I could then decorate and make wearable.

4) Burger King and Wendy. Awesome, but we did that last year XD

That is all =D

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worst day ever (sort of)

For the second time in my life I didn’t do all of the questions on a test because I didn’t flip the page over. First time was my chemistry regents. It’s what stopped me from getting a grade in the 90’s.  This time it was an 8 question math test, of which 2 problems I did not do. And which of the 6 questions I did do, I had a lot of trouble with 2 of them. I hate my life.

The test was a bitch in general. I realized I didn’t do the last two problems when people were mentioning 7 and 8. The prof. said there would be 8 but I only saw 6… not to mention I was a borderline nervous wreck before the test. Just when I thought I was doing better Crohn’s managed to fuck up my morning.. just like before I started improving.

Anyway, to quit rambling. After I found out, I cried a little. I ran to my prof’s office and explained. He said he’d see how I did try to grade out of the 6 questions and if I did really bad maybe I could make it up. I still feel like an idiot. After that I went and found myself a place to cry since I had no one to talk to. I would’ve went home if I didn’t have to hand in my long ass research paper next class.

Speaking of that class, I didn’t do the assigned reading (no one did). It was a discussion about philosophy. I hate philosophy.. I consider it one of the stupidest things humans have invented. Why sit around talking about shit that has no answer? “What is good?”, “What is beautiful?”, “How do we know that we know?”, they are all stupid things humans have come up with that have led to numerous fucked up issues. If we modeled our lives after the way dogs interact with each other, we’d have a lot less problems. But that’s just me.

I’ll save the contents of my paper for another post.. one where I’m not so emo.

I’ve had worse days. But I’d include this one in the top 10.

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Facebook, wtf?

When I tried to log into facebook this morning I was informed that my account had been deactivated. Facebook never sent me any warnings or told me why. I sent them a petition and have no idea when they’ll get back to me.

One of the reasons listed for disabling is “use of a fake name.” Ok, I tweeked my last name a bit but it is a legitimate nickname. And there are worse fake names all over facebook. Why go after mine? I don’t even get why you need to use your real name in the first place.

I’m pissed off but glad in a way. I’ve wanted to delete my facebook for a while, but haven’t because I like using it to stay in touch with people. I don’t really play games on it anymore. It’s just something about my life being online that I don’t like. You end up broadcasting your life to everyone on your “friends” list for the most part… when the majority of them are acquaintances.   You also end up stalking people you used to know without ever writing anything on their wall because you feel awkward about it. I don’t really consider that keeping in touch.

I still want my account back, just so I can continue to keep in touch with the people that I do keep in touch with.

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Day 3 of Observations + Outline of My Paper

The weather today is horrible. Constant rain. And this rain was supposed to happen yesterday, not today. I had to wake up earlier than normal and was pretty tired most of the day.

I tried to focus on what my bullshit p.c. class wants me to do, find traces of racism in the school *eye roll*

I honestly do not get it. They want us to see how the teacher responds to minority and poor students, and what is being done to help them improve. So I paid attention to that today. I see them spend more time on students with trouble, and the same amount of time on everyone else, regardless of color. As for economically challenged (yes, that’s the p.c term the schools use), I have no way of knowing which kids are poor and which aren’t. The school is mostly middle class and working class anyway.

When I asked one teacher about low-income students what he told me made sense. That math doesn’t require a lot of supplies, just graph paper and they can get that at school for almost nothing if they need it. The school provides calculators. Math just requires your mind. He said he’s had some very gifted low-income students and some middle class and rich kids that have done horribly. He believes in treating everyone the same. And I can’t get further into this.. it’s making my head hurt too much.

I forgot how to do synthetic division for the third time in my life (the AP Calc class brought that to my attention). Other than that the day was fairly uneventful. I went to the library after school to get some more books for my paper and found something funny along the way.

note: the spine doubles as a ruler

After the library I went to Old Navy and got Zelda a shamrock dog collar for 50 cents. It was in clearance for 97 cents, and everything in clearance was half off. I got Minnie a little doggy shirt, in hopes that if she wore it Zelda’s saliva would get on the shirt and not her fur, thus leaving her fur white and not discolored from Zelda’s saliva, but it turned out to be too small. I might cut it to make it fit.

Now for the outline of my paper. (Normally my outlines don’t look like this, but my vague ass prof told us that we should “ask questions” I also need to do this in APA style, which means I have more crap to look up.)

Why are single sex education and gender differences such a controversial topic?

How are boys and girls different?

How coed schools are limiting the education of boys and girls as well as reinforcing gender stereotypes.

The benefits of single gender schools

Those who argue that single gender schools are no better than coed schools

Flaws in their research and arguments

The option of single gender schools should be available to all parents

At any rate, I hope my paper serves as a nice “fuck you” to all of those pretentious liberal civil rights activists that think single gender schools are sexist. If they had any brains they’d see coed schools are sexist, they cheat both sexes out of better educations.

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