Scott Jackisch (a.k.a., “Oakland Futurist Guy”) has a post up with the title, Jersey Shore is better than cat burning. Provocative? Yes. Timely? No. Jersey Shore is so 2010. We live in the age of Honey Boo Boo. This is clear from Google Trends. The red line represents searches for Honey Boo Boo, and the blue for Jersey Shore.
Mama June farting up a storm is still superior to cat burning. But about the Sistine Chapel, I’ll leave you with Mr. Jackisch’s ruminations on that and genital mutilation:
As someone without a television I tend to be aware of only “cultural phenomenon” level shows. For example, Jersey Shore, and of course South Park. The past week something has impinged upon my consciousness, Honey Boo Boo. I am quite willing to cede ground to the humanists in analyzing this new cultural phenomenon. Of course there is the issue that the young Sayyid Qutb-‘s-to-be are watching this….