those crazy dutch

Ha! TV in the Netherlands has got all the action.

Reality television is absurd by its very nature, so their taste in programming doesn’t bother me. Or surprise me. I don’t doubt that the geniuses behind American reality TV are jealous they can’t be as ridiculous/ethically ambiguous/exploitative. And I’m also sure that most of them are blissfully and voluntarily ignorant of the fact that their programming here in America IS all those things, and more, even if the content pretends otherwise.

It seems to me that the Dutch are a little less obsessed with the hypocritical moralizing and sanctimonious behavior we Americans so adore. Even if you don’t particularly care for their tastes, it’s certainly refreshing. Of course, my opinions are based entirely on circumstantial evidence. I’ve never been to the Netherlands. I don’t even know anyone Dutch. I did like the Austin Powers Goldmember movie (“I’m from Holland, isn’t that veerd?”). And I’ve smoked a lot of pot.

2 thoughts on “those crazy dutch

  1. Steph

    That is a pretty crazy story… I just don’t know if I agree or disagree with it. I think I would rather not like to think about something like this, especially on TV. What happen to the good old days of Facts of Life and The Cosby show.

  2. Tiffany

    Ummm, can “The Cosby Show” and “The Facts of Life” really be considered “the good old days”? Stephi, we need to have a serious discussion on what good television was in the late 80’s early 90’s. Seriously. For your baby’s sake.

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