Nothing on TV

I haven’t had a television for more than fifty years, and though some people tell me tha...


Skank Amateurs

I"€™m not sure if it's connected with the whole "€œgates of hell"€ thing, but you h...


Tila Tequila

Manufacturing Outrage

There is often no difference between entertainment and politics. Consider recent statement...


Dr. Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil’s Drunken Sex Escapade

I"€™ll admit it: I"€™m unfashionably fond of Dr. Phil. At least early on"€”before ...


How the Love Boat Ruined My Life

A relic of a long-gone era of “happy endings” and “family viewing,”...


Jay Leno and Johnny Carson

Leno’s Last Laugh

Yes, there really is a Burbank. As a kid, I assumed that the smallish California city wi...


Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro’s Imaginary Neo-Nazi Gangs of Boston

What's the female equivalent of "€œI"€™ll never get an erection again"€? That hap...


Amish Mafia

Too Much Reality

I get called a “racist” a lot, but one offhand remark I made during Obama̵...


Here Comes Honey Jigaboo Boo

Cable TV's Oxygen channel was founded in part by Oprah Winfrey, but it appears to have fin...


Let Them Watch Crap

It’s happening again. Once more I begin to like a new TV show and it is canceled in ...


Mob Wives

Keepin’ it Real (Cheap)

When MTV’s The Real World debuted in 1992, people saw it for what it was: a silly bit of...