The Top 10 Phony Outrages of 2013

Every year, countless happenings stir up unrest or anger in some contingent of the population, and pretty much invariably, that outrage is stupendously out of proportion to the actual offense. That's human nature. Nothing makes us feel more alive than being offended. This year, though, there has been an abundance of offense that seems, well, phoney.

Fear Factor Returns

Tonight, the 'classic' show Fear Factor returns to NBC. This is probably where you would expect me to talk about how terrible this show is, how it represents the nadir of American television, the moment when "Reality TV" took its steepest dive and forever drenched our lives with shit and stupidity. Au contraire.  There are … Continue reading Fear Factor Returns