1. Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    why america is failing our children 

    i dont have kids, but if i did they’d have the tv on when they got home from school

    because id be a terrible father,

    and thats what i had going on when i was of school age.

    but because tv has changed a great deal since i was a kid, id make sure that until they got older

    theyd only be able to get the basic over-the-air, non-cable channels.

    you know, the ones the FCC are supposed to be monitoring.

    today i just happened to have had the day off and i was busy so i didnt change the channel after the news

    and stumbled across a show on channel 6 on my cable dial, channel 56 over the air, KDOC

    the show was called Baggage, the time was 2:30 p.m., also known as Time Kids Come Home Time

    in the show you meet some people and they tell you their “Baggage”. the host is jerry springer.

    and the girl picks the guy she likes best despite his baggage which is sorta a good thing

    but this is what happened during my episode. one dude says he cheated on his last girlfriend

    thirty times, including with her mother.

    (jerry! jerry! jerry!)

    the other guy’s big secret is he likes anonymous sex.

    not a secret is he likes holding his belt buckle and sticking his tongue out.

    of course he wins the date with the girl teaching viewers and especially kids

    that life is about picking the lesser of all douchebags.

    now of course the FCC is ridiculous that they’d allow Baggage on at that hour. duh.

    but the reason america is failing our children (and us)

    is the FCC would never allow this:

    because he uses a few curse words.

    including the all powerful n word.

    we are so obsessed over words, even in the cases where the words drive the point home

    beautifully

    that we would rather not even hear those words

    because what if omg the fucking kids heard them.

    yo: what if the fucking kids saw baggage

    twice a day

    every day

    right after spending all day in fucking school?

    where lord knows there arent any “dirty” words getting hurled around.

    america is failing our children because we let the most backward

    fearful

    narrow minded

    minority

    get in the way of what is truly important for children

    and adults

    things like courage

    honesty

    and the ability to express yourself about serious moments

    in human life.

    Jerry Springer’s message gets to be in front of your kids every day because he doesnt swear

    and Anthony Griffith’s does not because he does.

    that’s fucked up.