So, I should probably be in bed. What's the saying? "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." Yeah... Apparently that's not me. In so many ways.
But, needless to say, I am not in bed. It is nearly 1:00am and for some reason I am wide awake. Of course, it could be because I haven't attempted to go to bed yet, as I've been distracted by a large amount of sketchy television. If you need a good, working definition of sketchy, then I invite you to check out this entry over at Urban Dictionary. However, if you are new to the world of the UD, and have delicate sensibilities, then I would suggest you not surf around too much on that site. But I looked over most of the entries for 'sketchy' and they seemed fairly tame. While most of the submissions are valid in this case, I specifically like entries 1.1, 2, 3.2, 4, and 6. There were 48 definitions. I only read the first page.
Anyway, back to the television shows I've been watching. Right now it's the Real World Award show. Where it takes all 19 seasons of the Real World that have been the air, invites all of the people that were on those seasons, and then gives them awards for things such as "hottest male" and "best run in with the law" and "best phone call gone bad."
One thing I've noticed is that, even though earlier seasons like Boston and San Francisco - when it actually seemed to address real issues and include real people - are nominated for some of the awards, the audience that now watches MTV and would have gone to vote for the various awards only really remembers the more recent seasons like Sydney and Las Vegas and Denver where it mainly consisted of seven self-centered young people coming to live together, get totally smashed, and find out what happens when you hook up with your roommates on national TV. Granted, occasionally there are some rare gems, and so I optimistically keep watching each season hoping that somehow, some way it will get back to what it once was. But it doesn't. And so, on this awards show, a lot of the earlier, better, more relevant seasons get overlooked, and the young people that are doing the voting opt for the newer and more vapid seasons. Which I think is unfortunate.
But yeah. I'm not sure what's worse. The fact that MTV is giving awards to these people, or that the people that are getting the awards are probably not some of the most deserving, OR the fact that I'm awake at 1:00am on a Tuesday morning watching it... And I'm pretty sure I don't want to know the answer...