My newest column for McSweeney's is up today, about the moral implications of the recent wave of Art TV. You can read the whole column on McSweeney's. Here's a preview
I finally did something yesterday I had never done before: I intentionally watched a reality television show. The key word in that previous sentence is “intentionally.” I have, of course, seen reality TV before, a lot of it. But it has always been against my will. My wife would turn on an episode of The Biggest Loser every once in a while, or The Bachelor every twice in a while, or Say Yes to the Dress every marathon in a while, and I would sit in the same room and read and pretend not to be distracted but actually secretly watch the show because I like spending time with my wife and because I really, really like it when Randy asks the brides if-they-are-saying-yes-to-the-dress.
I felt like I could have written another 5000 words on this one, hence the footnotes you'll see at the bottom of the column.
Jordan Jeffers is currently rewatching the Cardinals 2011 World Series DVD in an effort to remove the horrible display the Cards put on last night from his memory. It is totally working.