Friday, August 17, 2012

Overnight Mutation


Today's column for the Daily Banter returns, unfortunately, to the subject of Honey Boo Boo -- only this time I'm looking at it from a pop cultural perspective.

Here's an excerpt:

"What I didn’t bother getting into — because I admit I was too busy just being fucking furious at how close we now are to the kind of 'Ow, My Balls TV' featured in the entirely prescient 'Idiocracy' — was how the Honey Boo Boo clan’s path to instant stardom, morbid fascination, violent backlash and ultimate pop culture flameout is sure to follow the time-tested media model that we’ve come to expect by now."

Read the Rest Here

3 comments:

Ref said...

Your child is not Honey Boo Boo because your child has actual parents. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking of this the other day; I think we have reached the "Ow My Balls" point - Wipeout,anyone?

Anonymous said...

I had not heard of this show (how lucky I was)....just saw the trailer and I am typing this on my Braille keyboard because I am now suffering from hysterical blindness :(