Charles' post about TV got me thinking about Reality TV. I used to watch quite a bit of it, then I stopped, because it's basically a) a bunch of people living together demographically chosen so they'll fight amongst one another, or b) a bunch of people competeing over some prize and taking it way too seriously-it's just a game, people. Also, there's usually alcohol around so the participants will be more likely to act the fool on camera.
Here's the main problem I have with Reality TV - that the people who were on these shows are thereafter considered celebreties. What bullshit! Used to be you had to be an actor, musician, comedian, or something to be considered a celebrity. Now it's "Here's (fill in the blank), from season fifty-seven of The Real World!" -audience applause. Just because you've been on TV doesn't make you a TV Star.
Give me a good cartoon any day.