My TV Makes Me Wanna Kill Myself

I am exactly 2 minutes into the show Take Me Out (which I set to record thinking it was a summer drama/comedy show) and I wanna find the bluntest object in my house and beat myself to death with it.

They are 3 girls deep in the “introduction to the viewers” round and this is what we’ve seen so far:

  1. A pretty woman, who is clearly smart, who was put on the spot to demonstrate American Sign Language. She did so by asking George Lopez out on a date which he then turned into them banging after the date was over.
  2. A vaguely attractive blonde who wants a man to be like a sports car, “Beauty and class on the outside. High performance on the inside.” Yeah, because that’s how we women typically describe our “dream guy.”
  3. A chick who is like a pointillism painting: great from a distance and nonsensical up close. She shared with us her kitty cat names, using a voice that could only have been manufactured in a whore house. “Tiddlywinks, Stormy Clouds and Baby Meow Meow Meow Meow.” Make sure you get all four “meows” in there! Keep in mind that her facial expressions and tone of voice matched each kitty’s moniker , so Stormy Clouds garnered us a pout as she told us its name.

While I believe that the world is made up of all kind of people, and I’m glad of that, turning 30 women into drooling, shameless hussies to make them more attractive to men kinda makes me wanna vomit. (Though if this is truly how these women behave even off the TV screen then I’m just a total bitch and please forgive this post.)

Here are the kind of people I like:

  • Smart people
  • Stupid people
  • Sluts
  • Virgins
  • Pretty people
  • Not-so-pretty people
  • Straight people
  • Gay people
  • Bisexual people
  • Transgender people
  • All colors of the rainbow
  • All religions under the sun

I pretty much freaking like everyone (unless an individual person gives me a specific reason not to.) I don’t typically judge a book by its cover. I don’t expect people to be like me or believe the same things I do. How boring would that be? But, I do get horrified when we turn back the clock to the 1800s and encourage women to behave like they are cows on a stage being sold to the highest bidder.

If the litmus test for getting a man is, “How stupid, slutty and trashy can I appear?” then let all women remain single forever. It’s not that I don’t like stupid, slutty, trashy chicks. They have just as much of a right to be happy as anyone else. Who am I to judge? I’m sure I’ve been a stupid, slutty, trashy chick at some point in my life. But when a whole heard of women are “encouraged” to appear that way so that a panel of men will like them more, well…I want to drive to the TV studio and blow it up.

A real and secure man likes a woman who likes herself. A real and secure man is challenged and turned on by a smart woman. A real and secure man doesn’t need a woman to act stupid and needy and slutty to feel better about himself and like more of a man.

Ugh! Sorry for the rant. I just hate seeing women reduced to the lowest common denominator in order to appear desirable to men. I believe that women are beautiful, strong, wonderful, unique, loving creatures and should always just be who they are. If a guy likes you–GREAT! If he doesn’t then he’s not the right guy for you.

Ladies, stand tall and be who you are! Don’t let external pressure or the myth of the Barbie Doll distract you from the amazing person that you see in the mirror.

85 comments on “My TV Makes Me Wanna Kill Myself

  1. OMG. I qualify as “stupid.” I’m reading the title of the show “Take Me Out” and I’m thinking, take me out? Like, assassinate me? Good lord, have I really been out of the dating circuit THAT long! Funny, and totally on target. The Bachelor makes me want to projectile vomit as well …

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  2. The problem with these shows (we have it in the UK as well) is that the women pretend to be someone, as do the men. It’s people who say [but think] “I want someone who’s like a sports car [I want someone with lots of money], I don’t care what they look like [they have to be above average], I’m friendly [I’ll tell your secrets to everyone], outgoing [I get pissed every night], like most people [I’ll fuck anything with a pulse], I’ll be your soul mate mate [I’ll discard you when something better comes along]” It amazes me that the women go for it.

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    • I LOVE LOVE LOVE your comment!!! You hit the nail on the head with EVERY observation!!! It all just horrifies me. One of these days I’ll post the profiles my hubby and I posted on match.com (which is now so much of an online bar/fuck fest that I’d not use it.) Both of us were insanely honest about who we are. When my sister read my profile she suggested that I dial it back because it was so in your face. Bless her sweet heart, I love how she looks out for me. But I told her, “If a man can’t handle me on paper, there is NO way he can handle me in real life.” Being who you are is the only way to achieve happiness. I’d almost watch a dating show that encouraged people to just be themselves…almost. πŸ˜‰

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      • There was a bloke on the UK version who was himself. He got a date, because the last woman forgot to press her light. He was completely honest and she was dreading it. But when she went, she thoroughly enjoyed herself because he was all that he showed himself to be, warts and all.

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      • The warts are the best part!! It’s all that good stuff that makes a person unique and wonderful. Though I do think it’s crazy funny that she only went out with him because she forgot to turn off her light. What a riot!! At least she was able to demonstrate that REAL people are always the best. πŸ™‚

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      • I would love to see that πŸ˜€ A friend of mine suggested match.com to me. I did think about it (for about 0.025 seconds) The adverts make it look so perfect. If love were that easy, they wouldn’t need them sites.

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      • My hubby and I used Match about 5 years ago. It was still quite the online bar back then, but not nearly as bad as it is now. The key was to have a very good people-filter. If someone sent me an email that only played to me ego? Delete. If someone sent me an email that was only about them? Delete. If someone “Winked” at me instead of emailing? I didn’t contact them back. If you have a good set of guidelines, it’s not 100% hideous.

        As awesome and wonderful as you are, you will definitely find your perfect sweet girl. πŸ™‚ I have NO doubt!!

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      • Thanks πŸ™‚ Maybe after my daughter leaves school I’ll maybe start looking again – although it may be too late then lol. At the moment though, I’m fine as I am

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      • Hahaha, no I just let people see the side of me that I allow out. A failed marriage, and hooking up with an escapee from Alcatraz means there’s something not quite right there LOL. But I don’t mind that. Less chance of getting hurt that way πŸ˜‰

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  3. I love your analysis….I watched an episode too expecting a different type of show. I think all the contestants are wanna be actresses…they are all pretty and I find it hard to believe that any of them want to compete for a guy (who usually has some bizarre side to him – the guy I saw liked to dress up in …wait for it…gladiator gear)! Really?!

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  4. Yes, we do have these shows in the Uk, and luckily I’ve never seen one, though I’ve grazed trhe end of one waiting for another programme. Just shows how stupid some people are willing to be to get on TV. Ihope there approach would be a bit diffirent in more normal surroundings

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    • I wish I’d never seen one!!! If someone said to me, “Jodi, we’ll pay you $10,000 to go on this show and act like an ignorant slut.” I would not do it. Like you, I cannot believe the things people do to get on TV. It’s just not worth it. Most of those ladies are probably lovely off screen. It’s a shame they are okay with looking like bimbos on screen.

      Oh, and thanks for dropping by and visiting! I love seeing new faces around here. πŸ™‚

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    • Hi A Gripping Life! Thank you so much for dropping by. I gotta tell you, this show is making me insane!! I thought I’d stick it out and watch the whole thing just out of morbid curiosity and it just gets worse and worse. I’m looking for a razor blade right now… πŸ˜‰

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      • hahaha! The whole premise is so wrong. But like so many of these shows you almost can’t help but watch. Just like a train wreck, actually, I might like a train wreck more!

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  5. I can’t stand dating shows and I made my fiancee to watched The Choice (another dating show right after take me out) just because Pauly D from Jersey Shore was on it. Jersey Shore is my guilty pleasure and we wanted to see how he did in that show. That show is the worse ever! Basically 4 celebrities/rich guys pick women based on their voices. Whatever happened to good quality dating shows such as match game from back in the days?

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    • Hi Eviliciouz! The Choice looks like something that would make me pull all my hair out!!! Don’t feel too bad about watching it for Pauly D. I secretly watch The Kardashians! πŸ˜‰ We all have a guilty pleasure or two. πŸ˜‰ I remember The Dating Game (from 100 years ago) and that show was raunchy and awful, but awesome at the same time. Nowadays, the dating shows aren’t clever. They are just blatantly on-air escort services. Like you, I prefer the old dating shows. πŸ™‚

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  6. Guys that go for these sort of ding bats almost make me ashamed of being a Guy.

    ALMOST…I’m not rushing out for a sex change or anything

    though I do have a couple of ex’s that offered a do-it-yourself gender reassignment on more than one occasion

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    • Hi Terri! Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚ Trust me, this is a show that should never be seen by anyone. Ugh! Consider yourself lucky that you haven’t seen it. πŸ™‚ It’s an hour of my life I can’t get back.

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  7. Now you have to ask yourself what is worse: that we have these kinds of shows, or that some people feel that these kinds of shows are their only chance at an actual date? The dating scene is not an easy one these days. I feel that people get to locked into their “dream” that the look past all the people who don’t fit that mold. Most of the people I know who are in happy relationships are with people who are nothing like they described their “dream” person to be when they were single. People need to learn to look at the whole person and not just their parts.

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    • Hey there Sean! I could not agree with you more!! The dating scene is so scary and difficult. I tell my hubby if he ever makes me single again that I’ll bury him in the backyard with the hamsters. No one could blame me. I’m sure a jury would let me off. Great, now if I ever kill him I’m sooooo going to prison! πŸ˜‰

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  8. These programs are disgusting. This reminds me of the promos I’ve seen for “kendra on top”. Who gives a rats behind about a has-been bunny! Sorry, I just so dislike this garbage.

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  9. Speaking as males from a different species whee like our ladypigs to be smart, caring and cute. If they came across like the hoomans you describe whee would (firstly be shocked as the are guinea pigs not hoomans) probably not like them so much.

    Nibbles, Nutty, Bingo & Buddy
    xxxx

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    • What always makes me laugh, especially at those conventions, is that the people selling the girl, I mean, product, must think that men are SO easy to manipulate that you put a pair of knockers in front of them and they’ll buy the Brooklyn Bridge. πŸ˜‰

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      • It totally works. Sex sells, right? Well, I guess if Johnny Depp was somewhere and pretending to like me in order to get me to buy something, I’d probably buy it. πŸ˜‰ Yep, tattoo SUCKER! on my forehead!! πŸ˜‰

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  10. Great post!! I haven’t seen the show, and thanks for the ringing endorsement not to!! These dating shows just show the dumbing down of America and sadly there are people who probably watch…..But I love Millionaire Matchmaker, so what does that say about me?? πŸ™‚

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    • I LOVE LOVE LOVE Millionaire Matchmaker too! Trust me, the difference between those two shows is incalculable! πŸ™‚ At least on MM she gives good advice and specifically tells women to not be drunk whores. πŸ˜‰

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  11. Another beautifully written installment confirming my reasons for not watching tv. Your mix of honesty and humor is very refreshing. Thanks for the smile! On a lighter note thanks for following my blog. I truly appreciate it.

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    • Thank you sooooo much, good2begone!!! What a sweet thing to say! πŸ™‚ I have to admit, I watch too much TV, but I really avoid crap like this show. I haven’t yet recovered the IQ points I lost by watching it. πŸ™‚ PS: It was my pleasure to follow your blog! Thanks for joining me here. πŸ™‚

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  12. You think you feel bad about those women? How do you think regular guys think about being associated with the guys who would go for those women? The guys that make time to watch shows like that?

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  13. You can be sure that any show George Lopez does will implode quickly. He has had more bombs than team of drone operation trainees. George is our new “Mikey”. “Give it to George, he will do anything !”

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    • HA!!!! Yeah, he does seem to have an agent that picks total crap for him. Not a good run of luck. I LOVE the Mikey reference!! I wonder how many of our young reader friends would have any idea what you are talking about? πŸ˜‰

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  14. You can be sure that any show George Lopez does will have a life span shorter than a dragonfly.
    He is cables new “Mikey”. Give him a show and he will do it, any show. As history will continue to repeat itself, we will again see that George has dropped more bombs than a drone rookie training camp.

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  15. Duuuuuuuuuude. I love television. Love it! But this … this is like the embarrassing relative that you pretend is not to know. I hate these kinds of shows. Poor television. Good post πŸ™‚

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    • Yeah, I watch a ton of TV. I’m right there with you. And yes, this show is the Uncle Bob that no one talks about because he’s a little to “handsy.” Disturbing. πŸ™‚ Glad you liked the post! πŸ™‚

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  16. Over here the latest is ‘The Love Machine’ which I am proud to say I have managed not to watch, the trailer was more than enough!

    Hi,
    I just thought I should let you know that you’ve been nominated for the following awards : one lovely blog award and very inspiring blogger award. If you would like to display these awards you can find the images on my blog at
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    The rules of the awards are:
    (1) Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

    (2) Share 7 things about yourself.

    (3) Nominate 15 bloggers you admire.

    (4) Leave a comment on each letting them know they have been nominated.

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    • If Love Machine is even 10% like Take Me Out, avoid it like it had syphilis!!! πŸ™‚

      And THANK YOU SO MUCH for the amazing awards!!!! I can’t even believe it!! Thank you!! I’m so delighted and honored. πŸ™‚ You just made my night.

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  18. I totally agree with you. I believe all women should just be themselves. They should not act differently to gain the attention of men. I tend to like everyone too…depending :). (I honestly find George Lopez really annoying)

    Also, thanks for following my blog πŸ˜€ I really appreciate it.

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    • You are very welcome on the blog follow! πŸ™‚ I too can’t imagine acting like someone I’m not to get a man’s attention. How on earth could someone keep up that charade for more than a week? Too much work! πŸ˜‰

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  19. I am also nominating you for a most inspiring blog award, and heh, I gues I am redundant and late, but anywho, just as a counterpoint, I never watch TV but my fiance is a Sydneysider and she had me watch the aussie show Farmer Wants a Wife, which was interesting and kinda shot the whole genre with buckshot. The first show kinda had girls being overly flirty, but it seemed more of the nature of folks on a first date you know? then the farmers (one is a woman btw) chose three to come and live on the farm, eventually they chose the final one. I actually found it interesting and relevant, instead of shallow and insipid.

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    • THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! πŸ™‚ You are sooooooo sweet!!! πŸ™‚ I’m thrilled. πŸ™‚

      The show you are talking about doesn’t seem nearly as bad. You gotta be a tough woman to live on a farm. πŸ™‚ BTW, I LOVE the word insipid. GREAT word!!! πŸ™‚

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  20. Yep, reality TV is a barf-fest and that’s the biggest reason: because people will make complete asses of themselves for attention. They will eat disgusting bugs, chain themselves to port-a-potties, and carry on white trash catfights in front of a studio audience if it’ll get them a dollar or some air time. The worst thing about those women on the dating shows is that legions of stupid, impressionable viewers BELIEVE that shit and think that’s how women really act, or really should act.

    I think I just had my own rant in your comment section.

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    • I LOVE me a comment rant!! πŸ™‚ They are always welcome here. πŸ™‚ I just can’t imagine why 5 minutes of pseudo-fame is so important to so many people. In the days of Youtube, anyone can be on TV. You don’t have to look like an ass in the process. πŸ™‚ I mean, I’m an ass most of the time, but at least I’m not a dim bulb, slutty ass. πŸ˜‰

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