Ranty rant rant.

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Now I know that a lot of people who read my blog would rather pull their own eyeballs out than watch an episode of the biggest loser.

However, for a reasonably intelligent person, I find myself strangely addicted to the show. I usually shun most other reality TV, preferring quality like NCIS and Good News Week.

Today, however, it really freaking made me cringe.

What a bunch of whiners! They would lose their body weight in tears! Harden the fuck up, people!

  • Firstly, Sarah complaining that she had “only” lost 3.5kg. Darls, that is more than what most lose!
  • then everybody else had a whinge. FFS they just got a makeover!
  • THEN the carry on about Lara leaving! Firstly, she is a beautiful girl who is at an ideal weight and needs to get out into the real world (perhaps find a boyfriend that is not as whiny). Secondly she does not need to be there, at all. Having a cry about a “binge” that included skim milk and low fat yoghurt? WTF? Thirdly the way the others were carrying on you would think somebody had died for crying out loud.
  • This episode did not endear me to any of them.

YES I know the show is a load of shit, plus, more worryingly it is toxic to people who develop unrealistic expectations about how much weight they will lose. I need to give it up.

Maybe next season.

Another rant: people who drive too close to bike riders – clearly the “a metre matters” message is not getting through. It is scary!

Another rant: The government cutting $400 million from medical research, while company taxes are being cut! Big business clearly has the government by the short and curlies, and it makes me lack a lot of hope for the future of this country. We are a wealthy country, from a resources point of view, the wealth should be shared to better the lives of everyone, not just a select few. As a privileged country, we need to be leading the way, in terms of research, innovation and compassion to those less fortunate.

All my lab colleagues and I will be at a protest on Tuesday at the state library – a peaceful protest, no breaking stuff. You might see me on telly πŸ™‚

Another rant: JG encouraging people to speak their mind on issues like the boat people or global warming without fear of being called a redneck. This has backfired on her (“ditch the witch”). Floodgates have opened with a fuckload of freaking REDNECKS! Why do we give credence to all this? Why? Why?

But, you know, I had a great weekend. I got it all of my chest.

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10 responses »

  1. I agree with most of your rants, especially the 1 metre thing. I will miss Lara, I think she has been one of the better participants, and I agree she is far too good for her whingy boyfriend.

  2. I think you would be surprised how many people watch TBL. I do think that they are getting more and more weepy as the series go on though – I think it must be a prerequisite on the entry form.

  3. Everyone I know that watches TBL has commented that Lara will leave Leigh once they leave the show. I have watched some the UK on cable TV over the past few months. The weightloss is a little more realistic and the contestants aren’t driven to extremes like they are on our version.

  4. The wealth will shortly be shared -it’s called a carbon tax. And they’re about to embark on an NBN which is uncosted an estimated at $50B. The rest of the world are going wireless, what do we do? cables under ground!
    TBL has me hooked also – Lara had to go she was getting to big for her boots. Greg is a grade w#$ker.

  5. I remain blissfully unaware of the world of TBL, I CAN NOT abide the histrionics and painfully drawn out pseudo drama that accompany any form of “reality” television and would find it less painful and more entertaining to repeatedly slam my hand in the car door.

    There, I said it πŸ˜†

    You don’t want to know how much the government, both previous and current has pissed up against the wall with the school chaplaincy program, a naked attempt to buy the conservative christian vote IMO.

  6. I’m really over TBL and personally was quite happy to see Lara go…I think I’ll give it a miss now until the final episode when we see who wins. But only so I can point and laugh at Greg who will have lost about 5kg since the show started teeheehee!

  7. Damn bitch binging on yoghurt and skim milk. Does she have any idea how hard it is to get that kind of stuff in some countries? Not a fan of the BL, luckily they don’t have anything like that on telly here. Just programs showing morbidly obese Westerners!

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