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


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 :(