As I move deeper into my 50’s I notice with surprise and disappointment that so many popular culture icons of my generation are either dying or are found to be amazingly old. How did this happen?
I don’t think of myself as old…. I really think of myself the same way I did when I was 18. I know a lot of things have changed: administrations, wars; Viet-Nam has somehow become Iraq, and the concept of what entertainment is has changed too. When I was young TV was all westerns, private eyes, and musical variety hours. While I wish I could have been the one to hammer the stake into the musical variety programs, I miss the westerns.
Why all the reality shows? Who really wants to watch other folks fuss about having to eat bugs for money? I mean I thought it was vastly entertaining when the big kid down the block made the whiny kid next door eat dirt. But I was six. Is this really entertaining for adults today? Why does the public or maybe why do the network suits think it is?
What does it say about folks that take time out of their day to watch this stuff?
I have this feeling of impending doom…