Monday, August 29, 2005

another reason to hate reality tv shows

Reality shows are almost without exception terrible, so I ignore them. That is why I hadn't realized that an MTV reality show, "Laguna Beach: the Real Orange County" has in the course of its run committed what almost amounts to a crime against humanity: it launched a revival in the popularity of the pap Journey song "Don't Stop Believin'".

The incarnation of Journey led by Steve Perry was responsible for a great deal of lame bubble-gum pop in the late '70s/early '80s which was unfortunately difficult to ignore, given the massive amounts of air- and MTV-play they got. And now, some numbskull on the "Laguna Beach" show uses this song to reunite with his on-and-off girlfriend, demonstrating the incredible shallowness of his soul and inflicting Steve Perry's insufferable singing one us once again.

To quote Jerry Seinfeld, "I wanna puke."