After you read here, make sure you go read this article: Laughing at the Spamdemic. I have started writing op-ed columns for http://kansasprogress.com. I’ll be writing a column or two per week, so I’ll try to post a link here when I write over there. That will not interfere with my daily updates here, it’s an additional writing outlet for me, not a substitute.
Now on to today’s topic.
Before I opine about Jon and Kate Plus 8, let me first tell you that I have NEVER watched the show, and I never plan to. It’s not because I’m opposed to reality TV. It’s more that I’ve already watched 18 Kids and Counting (the Duggar family) and 8 kids just isn’t that impressive or interesting.
I have, however, seen many excerpts from the show on The Soup with Joel McHale – a hilarious clip show that pokes fun at all of the weekly TV shows.
Jon looks like a deer in the headlights in every single clip. Kate is a domineering battle ax. She talks non-stop in the interviews, and if he tries to say anything she snaps at him and gives him dirty looks. She’s constantly bossing him around like he’s a little kid. He looks extremely unhappy, like a man who’s given up on his dreams.
I blame Kate, because the kids seem relatively well behaved and nice.
So this week the big news story was that Jon was caught with another woman.
Sure, he shouldn’t cheat on the mother of his 8 children, but if ever there was a case where he was driven into the arms of another woman, this is it. I wouldn’t have stayed with Kate for five minutes.
Needless to say, the show may have to be renamed if they end up divorcing. I’m suggesting Jon and Kate, Minus Kate. Because if I were the kids, I’d want to be in his custody…