I’ll admit, I stopped watching “Jerry Springer” when I graduated from high school because well, let’s just say I didn’t have as much free time for high class hookers and transsexual takedowns once I got to college. But in high school, the show was everything to me. I think this clip illustrates my love for “Jerry Springer.” Upon first watching you might see this as some theater of the absurd featuring lying, cheating furry fetish ravers, but look deeper and you will find that this is an allegory for everything you need to know about relationships. There are so many levels of meaning. It’s poetry really. My analysis after the jump. Keep reading »
This morning, I was delighted to find out that “Baggage,” a show referenced on last night’s episode of “Girls” which I assumed to be fake because it sounds so amazingly ridiculous, is, in fact, A REAL THING. Here’s how the Jerry Springer-hosted show works, according to Wikipedia:
“Baggage” gives three contestants the chance to win the eye of a prospective date. The contestants carry three suitcases onstage, a small, medium, and large one. Each suitcase contains an embarrassing, unique, or weird proposition the contestant may have; for example, bad habits (e.g. “I share a bed with my grandmother”), strange relationship preferences (“My partner must dress up as Santa Claus”), issues with one’s past (“I’m an outlaw in Mexico”), and strange hobbies (“I play video games 30 hours a week”). These cases will represent the “baggage” to which they will confess and defend. The bigger the suitcase, the bigger the secret or “baggage” is. Once the three contestants are pared down to one, the potential dater must admit to a fault of his or her own.
Naturally, I have spent the last three hours watching it on GSN’s YouTube channel and it is as delightfully trashy as Shoshanna and Wikipedia described. Here are 10 things I’ve learned (so far!) from watching it… Keep reading »
“Well, [Sarah Palin is] incredibly charismatic. Her politics are different than mine. But I don’t belittle her. She represents a significant segment of America. It might not be the majority, but certainly a significant segment of America that lives her lifestyle and believes as she does. And therefore, I can disagree with her without making fun of her. And for those of us who are more liberal, we step on dangerous ground when we try to belittle her, or belittle her fundamentalism, or religion or stuff like that, saying you know she is backwoods or stuff like that. That is how liberals come across as elitists or snobs … She touches a nerve for people who resent being looked down upon. And there is a significant segment of America that feels it is being looked down upon. I think that’s dangerous. It’s where people who are liberal can get into trouble. So, I respect her. I disagree with her. But I have nothing bad to say about her.”
– Jerry Springer distinguishes between disagreeing with Palin and making fun of her [PopEater] Keep reading »
Kate Moss has reportedly been seeking advice from Jerry Springer — yes, that Jerry Springer — as she has been concerned about her friend Rhys Ifans after his split from Sienna Miller. “Jerry has patiently listened to her worries and given her some sterling advice, a source told Britain’s Daily Star “Instead of hating Sienna for upsetting her friend, Kate has managed to see things from her perspective and has calmed down about the whole, sorry affair.” We are so curious about what Jerry said to her, maybe, “Kate, he could be doing worse! Sienna could have had someone else’s baby while they were dating and pretended it was his!” [AHN] Keep reading »