Monday, August 27, 2007

I Hate Being a Teenager

I have never had much hope for my generation. All forms of mainstream entertainment have been deteriorating and so has the public's taste. This is especially true for teenagers and I have finally stopped pretending that everyone my age is into Jim Jarmusch and twee pop. What brought about this revelation?

The Teen Choice Awards.

Out of curiosity I decided to check out who won (actually I wanted to see if South of Nowhere won) and I was horrified by almost every single "choice" that teenagers, my peers, made. Here is a list of the winners that have given me no hope for the future:

1. Choice Movie: Action Adventure: Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End.
I must admit I haven't seen it. The first one was more than enough of a waste but according to my brother who majors in film, it was a total crapfest. The critics seem to agree. I guess Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom were a large part of why it why.

2. Choice TV: Movie: High School Musical 2.
First off, had this even premiered by the time the "voting" had ended? Second, I don't understand how this could be popular to anyone over the age of 12. The acting is weak, the plot is weak, and the entire film is weak. I don't understand the appeal of the High School Musical franchise (and I love musicals) or how it was able to garner 17 million viewers when it premiered on a Friday night! I guess it is just one of life's mysteries.

3. Choice TV Actress: Comedy: Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)
Hannah Montana?! The freaking Disney Channel Original Series?! I thought this was the TEEN choice awards, but obviously it much more targeted towards the tweens. I really cannot believe anything produced for the Disney Channel could be recognized for acting. I guess overacting is in now a days. That would explain a lot.

I could make a lot of comments about the music choices but none of the nominees were any good to be begin with so it would just be beating a dead horse. I think I may just have to accept that the majority of the teen population has crappy taste and will probably have crappy taste the rest of their lives. Ce la vie.

Note: Please do not take offense to my unintelligent rant. This is just my opinion and I am not trying to degrade anyone in anyway.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Don't blame me, I voted for my poodle.

I really should update this thing (although no one besides myself reads this). In case anyone else is reading this, here's a quick update on my life:

1. I got my first real job at a Dunkin' Donuts (seriously the worst job ever)
2. I'm starting my senior year of high school in 2 weeks and I will be 18 in 4 months and it freaks me out more than anything.
3. I have a social life now which was inconceivable when I first started this blog.

So anyway, this summer I have become obsessed with three things. The first, the greatest reality show ever,
Who Wants to be a Superhero (I think the title explains it all). Never has a reality show been so fake yet so unapologetic about it and it's freaking awesome. I first got into last summer when the SciFi channel aired a marathon of the first season before the finale. Only Bravo reality shows and America's Next Top Model have had the same effect on me. So of course I was extremely excited for the second season (which my brother refused to try out for despite my constant encouragement) and I have not been disappointed so far (except for the almost total lack of eye candy). I was rooting for Basura (because she was smokin' especially in her civilian clothes) before she got the boot last week and now I am all for Hyperstrike (who makes me question my sexuality). So um, watch it. You won't regret it. It's on Thursdays at 9.
Hyperstrike and Basura

My second obsession of this summer has been the video game Bully. I know it's been out for almost a year but I didn't get around to buying it until a week ago and man am I pissed at myself for waiting so long. I never thought there would be a video game that I would spend more time playing than Guitar Hero but I was terribly mistaken. The story is amazing, the game play is amazing, and the ability to make the player you control (a teenage boy) make out with other boys is pretty freaking amazing. I'm not gonna get into what the game is about but trust me, go play it. You will not be disappointed.

Jimmy Hopkins, the main character

Um, I know I wrote before that I had a third obsession this summer but I kinda forgot what it was while I was writing about my other two obsessions. If it comes back to me I guess I might write about it if I don't forget about this blog again.

So I guess that's it for now. Hopefully I'll start updating this again and people will actually read it again.
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