In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

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I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nature Shows

I like nature a point. They're interesting and the social interactions of some species are fascinating, but what's the deal with the predators? They have to put some nasty, ugly predator ripping a shrieking animal to pieces and then zoom in on entrails as the predator consumes the still twitching animal. To accentuate the event, ominous music is played in the background.

I know part of nature is death, but to put it in perspective, how would you feel if they did the same thing with a prime time television program? What if in the middle of "American Idol", some crazed Jeffrey Dahmer character ran on the stage, hacked a contestant with an axe and then starting consuming the victim while they zoomed in on the intestines? Wouldn't that ruin the show? Would you wait in anticipation for the next episode? I don't think so.



  1. Boffo! Have your people talk to my people!
    Nielsen heaven, babeeee!

  2. My cynical opinion is that it's a backwards animal rights protest. I think the intention is to send a subliminal message that carnivores are evil. If we are disgusted by animals eating meat then maybe more people will become vegetarians. Because, as you say, the nature shows do seem to go out of their way to make a natural course of life as horrible as possible.

    Or maybe I'm full of sh*t.

  3. If we were talking about a show like "Jersey Shore", or perhaps "The View", then I might pay good money to see a serial killer chainsaw up the cast live. :p