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Saturday, 27 August 2011

"I Dont want to go and see the freak show."

The 19th Century Victorian travelling freak shows are now stationary, and have been transformed into 21st Century entertainment by the TV companies. The freaks come out for the cameras on programs about very tall people, or those with disfigurements and rare diseases that leave them with a foot that wont stop growing. Every imperfection is presented in high definition flat screen perfection, for the vicarious voyeuristic freaks that make up the population to watch in sympathy and tears thinking.... well my life might be shit but at least I’m not 3 foot tall with the head the shape of a rugby ball. Then there’s that Embarrassing Bodies program….”I’m too embarrassed to see my doctor about it” but…. I don’t mind getting my crusty cock or flaky fanny out in front of the camera and having it beamed into living rooms across the land for all to see. I mean who watches these programs? Do people sit at home with ailments thinking “shall I go to see the Doctor? No I’ll just wait till the next series of Embarrassing Bodies comes on Channel 4 to find out what the problem is.” Well I’ll tell you what the problem is…. People are becoming addicted to entertainment of any description, no matter how crass, tasteless and ultimately shite it all is. One is not amused!

5 comments:

brainmatter/ed/s said...

The last two entries brought this tune and vid-yo to mind. They were rather forward thinking were these boys.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xxgRUyzgs0

Popular thought regarding Living Color at that time was that white Americans were not yet ready for a hard rock band of color.

Anonymous said...

^
...and in a lot of ways they still aren't.

Anonymous said...

you ask 'who watches these programmes' - YOU DO

you think you are superior to those who 'watch' because you can make some infantile comments on modern culture...you are describing the very thing you loath about yourselve and others -

Go out for a change..

the equalizer

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Never said I watched them equaliser, I'm just aware of them. "You've got to know who the enemy is." I don't think I'm superior, maybe just more tuned in to the shit that I see around me when I stay in, or go out. All the best.
Living Colour now there's a name from the past, I think it was the jumpsuit leggings thang that nobody was ready for, mind you it was the 80's, great tune.

Anonymous said...

Interesting you say 'tuned in'- was thinking about what you could mean? I assume that if you become 'tuned' then you uncover some truths that others cannot understand? I have seen some of these programmes and agree with some of your comments - I think people know and understand watch they are watching. However as you suggest the freak show is not new, it seems to be a very part of being human?

the equalizer