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this can’t be good

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jerry-springerso i was waiting for an oil change and in the waiting area, a dude was watching jerry springer.  this is probably the only time i watch daytime trash like this – while waiting for my car.

anyways, the topic was a “best of” kind of show where they replayed all the crazy shows they had in the past.  one lady was sleeping with her daughter-in-law’s boyfriend and they started fist-fighting.  another guy was gay and just came out to his family and boyfriend that he had been and will continue to prostitute himself to other guys and he didn’t seem like he felt like it was a big deal.

and for some reason, i guess the jerry show has changed a lot in the past while, but whenever anyone from the audience makes a quip at the people on stage or asks a question, they have to take off their clothes.  the audience will all chant something or other asking them to take their clothes off.  so weird!

anyways, so as i was watching this craziness, i got to thinking: at what point would they think that their lives are going well if they are appearing or attending the jerry springer show?  i mean, being associated with the jerry springer show in any way is just not a good sign that you’re heading on the right track in life.  do people know this?  cause it really seems like people don’t.  i actually felt like trash just watching it.

you think at some point people would think, “sweet i’m going on the jerry springer show!!  wait a minute, my life isn’t going so well right now.  you think maybe i’m going on the show because my life is so screwed up it’s entertaining to other people?  this can’t be good.  i’m not gonna go on the show, and i’m gonna fix my life (hopefully with the help of Jesus).”  but no, it doesn’t really seem like people are thinking along these lines.  kinda sad when the highlight of your life is appearing on the jerry springer show for being a 15-year-old who has to have a paternity test to figure out which of 6 guys could be the father of your child.  that can’t be good.

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Written by enoch

February 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Posted in social observation

6 Responses

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  1. aaaaah jerry springer. celebration of all that is depraved.

    HG

    February 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm

  2. yeah, it’s pretty sad. it amazes me that he’s come this far with the show. i get morally digusted everytime i watch it. why won’t people realize that they’re being mocked and laughed at for whatever situations they’re in. i wonder if they come on the show to get some kind of acknowledgement from the audience that they’re right and their opponent is wrong. o_O yeah. it’s pretty sad that this is being used as entertainment, exposing the kind of lifestyle in the media. i’m sure there are children out there watching this kind of trashy shows and grow up thinking that it’s a norm and fall into this lifestyle.
    [and this is probably the longest comment i’ve ever posted on your blog]

    heej

    February 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm

  3. I seen one clip where this guy was convinced that he was a vampire and traveled to Jerry’s studio in a coffin.

    Dansin

    February 10, 2009 at 7:28 pm

  4. you know the show is all fake and staged, right? I mean this kinda stuff has to be grossly exaggerated to be “Jerry Springer Show worthy”.

    Taeha

    February 11, 2009 at 12:22 am

  5. you know, i was thinking the exact same thing about feeling like trash when even watching the show last week. i don’t know why, it was just on the channel when i turned on the tv and wanted to watch it since i haven’t since high school. i wonder if it’s really true like taeha said that the people are given scripts and that this isn’t really their lives… i hope so, but i wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t. however, i personally know people who have depraved lifestyles, so even if it isn’t staged and exaggerated, it’s still a reality in our world today.

    lilian

    February 11, 2009 at 11:58 am

  6. Did you know that he was once the mayor of Cincinnati?

    tonEX

    February 12, 2009 at 12:40 pm


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