How surprising is it that MTV has chosen to highlight 4 pretty white girls on this season of 'Teen Mom'? No ethnic girls get pregnant I guess. And like most girls who are pregnant at 16, one girl was given her own house to live in by her father. Great lesson there MTV. We even have a teen mom who DOES make sure she has put her baby to sleep BEFORE she goes out to party. See, girls, you CAN have everything (despite that fact that if you are irresponsible and neglect your child you mother will sue you for custody).
Of course the boys who got these cheerleaders pregnant are not really in the picture but we can't blame that valuable demographic for their douchbag behavior. If MTV did that then less girls would be trying to get pregnant at 15 so they can be reality TV stars too - and get to play house - and get all the perks from being both a celebrity and a role model. It's a win/win for everyone. And the boys are totally off the hook. Kids that grow up with a father in their life never have any problems anyways.
Here's a suggestion. Why not celebrate girls (or boys) who succeed at school and life while having everything working against them? Maybe they are disabled or live in crime infested areas of the major cities. Maybe they have one or both parents in prison or are being tempted to join a gang by an older brother. Now THAT would be inspiring for young people to see. You know, instead of glorifying massive IRRESPONSIBILITY and SELFISHNESS.
You know MTV, I sometimes think that if you found out that Snookie was having a baby, in jail, that your heads would collectively explode from excitement. That should tell you which side of the civilization gap you are on MTV. Bad enough that you still have the HUBRIS to include the word MUSIC in your network's title but now you just make me embarrassed that I was with you back in the beginning - when you were relevant for all the right reasons.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.