Sep 26, 2010

We've got a situation here...

While reading up on my blogs at 4am this morning, I saw a post linking to this site: www.americaisretarded.com. (If you don't click on the link, it basically says that Mike 'The Situtation' from the MTV show Jersey Shore is a douche and everyone who watched the show, thus making him popular and now VERY rich, has made America retarded.)

Well, this made me think for a bit. Which we all know is quite a feat.

So, The Situation is the only rich douche out there? (And quite honestly I don't think he is that much of a douche- just a typical guy who just wants to pick up girls at bars. Aren't those guys EVERYWHERE?) What about professional athletes and movie stars? I bet half of them are 'douches' and make a crap load of money. How about T.O., Barry Bonds, Michael Vick, and Mel Gibson just to name a few. They are making millions of dollars and aren't people with the highest character traits possible. So, do all the football, baseball, and movie fans out there make America retarded as well?

I find it simply amazing that athletes and movie stars in general get paid inordinate amounts of money, regardless of their personality or lack of morals. Why does a football player get paid millions a year yet, as a teacher, I got paid fractions in comparison. Well, I know WHY, but still think it is an odd concept. I have the conversation often with Brad about how unbalanced the world is such that a movie star can have millions of dollars and there are people living on the street with no money. It is hard to wrap your brain around sometimes! So, I just found it odd that this website singled out one particular person out of all the horrible rich people out there in the world. If the website's author really thinks America is retarded, they have a lot more people to blame than just viewers of Jersey Shore.

Now I am off to fold some laundry and go to the gym. UH-OH...one step away from being GTL!!!!!!!!!!!

**And just to clarify, I don't think America is 'retarded' and don't really like that word in particular. Just commenting on the site's choice of words and opinions!**

3 comments:

  1. Jen,
    What a great post. I totally agree with you. Teachers are so important to our society and are not justly appreciated in many ways.
    So many people are valued who shouldn't be.
    Love
    Mom

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  2. A.) Why is mom signed on as you on google??
    B.) If the Situation is what is most wrong in our world, I would say we are doing pretty good. Sadly, I think we have MUCH more going wrong than him and people looking for fame.
    C.) I think that he is slightly funny, although I have only seen 2 or 3 shows.

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  3. Wow - posting at 4am makes you really think! :) I haven't ever seen Jersey Shore but do agree that (some of) society has a skewed view of importance in careers. Tyler and I were just talking about that the other day & it's so sad and unfortunate for those who work so hard simply to make ends meet or to live in poverty ... yet there are many with "glamorous" careers who have millions of dollars. I just like to think they donate and give back & do their part to help those in need.

    Luckily we're all blessed and don't let money or fame determine our happiness and/or success.

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