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 🙂
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.