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Monday, November 26, 2007

Kenny vs. Spenny: The Worst Show on Television

As I get older, people enjoy telling me I just don't get things any more. "South Park," for example, doesn't amuse me much any more. Swearing kids were cute once upon a time, but the world has moved on. It's one thing to be vulgar and pretentious about a show that says something about anything even if it IS disgusting. There are lessons for those at the top of the heap from those at the bottom of it as well. It's another thing to just be a massive piece of audio visual detritus from the get go.

"Kenny versus Spenny" is just such detritus masquerading as entertainment for a new generation of dullards incapable of perceiving entertainment as anything above the level your run-of-the-mill sociopath might enjoy. It is one small step from watching two grown men try to eat as much meat as possible to torturing animals. Watching grown men try to not get aroused while trying mightily to arouse each other just to win a bet, makes pornography seem operatic. Pornographers once argued for the legitimacy of skank films as art. Their arguments, i retrospect, now seem as intelligent and full of merit as the works of Milton, Willa Cather and Bertrand Russell by comparison.

This program is Idiocracy at its finest.