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Beauty and the Geek (sigh...)

2005-05-31 20:06:04.558692+00 by Diane Reese 7 comments

A female friend of my older son just sent me a link to what may be the most sickening TV show I've heard of recently (and that's saying quite a lot): "Beauty and the Geek". We decided between us that the chicks all have boob jobs, nasty noses, and IQs of about 30 ("Life-Size Barbie Model"?? ...wtf??), while the guys are generally just low-social-skill generic geeks with clumsy moves and not enough conversational experience (although I could do without the Dukes of Hazzard fan club... and almost all of them need MORE HAIR, DAMMIT!, although that's my feeling about most people ;-). I actually watched the Sneak Peek. Only do this to yourself if you want to feel even sicker.

Give me geeks any day, man, I love 'em to pieces. The chicks can go take a flying leap and break all their nails at once. Okay, okay, I'm now officially going to not care about a stupid WB show... although I wish we could come up with some way to show geeks in a good light, and bimbos as not worthy of the attention. Never happen, huh. (OTOH, both said son and said female friend are hot geeks, in my opinion. Maybe they'll serve as good examples.)

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-31 21:36:45.383014+00 by: Dan Lyke

Wow. Got no further than the front page because... well... it was a good reminder of why we never bothered to hook the TV back up some four or five years ago. Cultural awareness just isn't worth dealing with that.

I guess that this is one of those things that feeds off itself: Advertisers want consumers, TV attempts to attract the most easily manipulated demographic because they make better consumers, this leads to programs designed to appeal to... well... Fox News.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-01 13:28:30.057671+00 by: meuon

No need to watch the show.. I am living it. But unlike the show, Nancy's 100% Natural Organic and not a bimbo, and I'm a real geek. :)

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-01 15:17:49.79414+00 by: Nancy

Thanks for the above clarification. And by the way, I'm waiting for "The Princess and the Hairy Bear" which, in my opinion, would be a more suitable comparison. Maybe I should write that kids' book after all.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-01 19:06:05.422502+00 by: polly

i love the hair comparison...meuon's baldness and dan's hairiness (seen in previous pictures)...<laughing> when i saw the first couple of commercials of "beauty and the geek" i KNEW that the "geeks" portrayed could NEVER compare to the GEEKS i know, lol. didn't even bother to watch.

my daughter loves all the reality shows, american idol and so forth and so on...i am unable to watch them any longer than a couple of minutes without getting perturbed at HOW stupid someone could be to lay in a box with rats or roaches and let your boyfriend dig out chicken feet with his teeth or EVEN EAT sheeps eyes for a mere $25,000? i would rather prefer the state of a poor church mouse than go through that crap...much less the lack of dignity of doing that in front of your family/friends? i think i could get a loan from the credit union with less bother than reality shows grossness.

#Comment Re: What do you want Diane? made: 2005-06-02 20:01:11.641348+00 by: cheryl

obviously the point of the show bounced right off the thick skull of Diane Reese. I am the girl who said "hoover" and at least I got the point of the show, to not judge a book by it's cover. If I can get the point, Diane, what does that say about you! Your entire opinion of the show was based on it's 'cover'. speaking of noses, try and look past the length of yours and you might wake up a little happier in your own skin in the morning.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-02 21:35:35.738616+00 by: Dan Lyke

Dang, now that we have a personal interest, I went back and looked for the sneak peek, and it's gone. Apparently the first episode of this thing aired (err'd?) last night.

And, Cheryl, don't know if you'll ever come by again, but the point as I interpreted it wasn't so much in judging the participants by the show as the producers will spin that however they have to to get viewers, it's that that particular "cover" attracted viewers.

That is what makes me weep for the future.

(And what kind of a trivia game is it that asks in which decade WWII occurred in and subdivides by 1930-1940 and 1940-1950? I guess it was just a "regional conflict" in the late '30s...)

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-02 23:44:02.19052+00 by: cheryl

Well I agree with ~that~ point. And you made it without saying anything about physical appearences or voiceing superficial judgements, well done. And, I also agree because I know the producers. If you want to watch the death of my reputation, it airs again tonight. Let me know what you think.