Monday, April 18, 2011

A Modest Proposal, Jerry Springer-Style

It's good to know I'm not the first person to Google, "Why do people go on Jerry Springer?"

The consensus seems to be they're paid.

You could say blogging is a distant cousin to this kind of entertainment. Both present a warped view of reality -- you're never sure if your narrator is reliable. Both encourage audience participation -- some even trash talking. Both thrive on drama. But maybe blogging is more like soap operas. Complicated characters doing crazy things obsessed with sharing.

Too bad all the soap operas have been canceled. Viva la blogs!

No disrespect to fellow bloggers. Hell, I've been doing this for 15 years. (Note: I should not have done the math.)

My life is too sedate for you. Maybe I should invent a new character arc or plot twist to keep you entertained.

By the way, in a surprise twist I have just decided to leave Seattle and travel the world in support of my new travel/pornographic film series, "Jennie Italia Does Italia on the Cheap." Stay tuned.


MommaJen said...

The same thing could be said about Facebook. :)

Christy said...

Good point, MommaJen. :)