Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Deuce Discussion #4: Apparently, Family Friendly = Borderline Suicidal

Today, Arfeo breaks the mold. Break, Arfeo. Break.

Suicide rates skyrocket, unhappiness abounds even amongst affluent young professionals that seemingly have the world as their collective cabana boys, and we are in a society that is increasingly finding its creativity and love of life to be a subordinated interest. We all know the path we are supposed to live: child, young party-loving adult, and family oriented adult. Apparently, the paradigm of the family oriented adult (our eventual resting place) in our society involves sucking….a lot.

In its new poll, the parent television council included in its list of worst shows for families: The War at Home, Family Guy, American Dad, That 70’s Show and Arrested Development. Included in the list of best shows for the family: American Idol, Extreme Makeover, and Three Wishes.

What I have gathered from this is that our society believes that a responsible family-oriented adult must abandon humor and creativity for a lemming-like adherence to trite commercialism. Forgive me if I don’t wish to be lobotomized simply because I reached the age of 27. I intend to drink my beer and laugh as Peter Griffin makes self deprecating jokes about his diminutive penis, long after the rest of you have dawned Martha Stewart gardening gloves and begun viewing sex as an annual event.

For those of you that are whispering under your breath “this idiot just doesn’t ever want a family”, I am engaged and I do hope to have little copies of Shelby (not myself, for their sakes) some day. However, when I do, they will be allowed to watch the Simpsons and like shows so that when they finally get in situations that require an understanding of witty, sometimes bold sometimes subtle humor, that they will not sit idly blinking like moronic automatons. The real world is not a Disney movie, and if we don’t appreciate it for what it is, we will miss out on most of life.

6 Comments:

At 1:00 PM, October 25, 2005, Blogger mrshife said...

Amen, Vince. Nicely said and I am ready to sign up if you start a revolution.

 
At 6:53 PM, October 25, 2005, Anonymous bass said...

and my children will not be left alone at uncle toonces house.

 
At 7:15 PM, October 25, 2005, Blogger coloradohurricane said...

If there is a revolution with you guys, count me in- just don't expect any jihad-like exploits from me. I'm a chicken.

 
At 8:23 PM, October 25, 2005, Anonymous Cody said...

you mean there's more stuff out there than annual sex? Freakin'... Awesome!

 
At 8:29 PM, October 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AHEM!! They will only be allowed to watch shows like the Simpsons at an appropriate age! If The Simpsons even exists by then... heheeh....by then "Porno Street" featuring Gay Bert and Ernie playing "hide the letter of the day" and "Enbigged Bird" spelling out cuss words while Oscar the Coke Fiend slings dope to small kids are favorite characters, may be a kids show with the rate things are going now.... jeebus...

 
At 8:56 PM, October 25, 2005, Blogger Vince said...

alack, i can't take credit for this one, as it was written by arfeo.

still, rest assured that elliot is already on a steady diet of family guy. i pretend that it teaches him how to read.

 

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