Help! Blandness Has Taken Over Our Culture!

Categories: Things I Hate

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Click here for my new column, which is incredibly spicy and cutting-edge as it dissects the blandness that's overtaken our culture like margarine on a ciabatta sandwich.

Chow down as I brilliantly dissect the dispiriting developments in TV, music, movies, and media that have taken the oomph out of our lives and replaced it with numbing entertainment that we submit to like lobotomized cows.

And Justin Bieber is only the half of it!

There are many sociopolitical reasons why everything in our midst has overbaked, then sat around for a while and turned to a room-temperature musty pudding with no taste whatsoever.

Stars are to blame for it, as are producers, and politicians -- but it's mainly ourselves.

We're the chefs who orchestrate our own bland meals of culture, and as always, we get the entertainment we deserve.

So before you go back to your life-effacing routine of reality shows/social networking/snarking, please read this and get burned up again.

It will make you a revolutionary -- and not a bland one.



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8 comments
Barkley
Barkley

Why do you keep blaming "us" for everything?  Amy's death, the blandness?  I don't watch reality t.v., go to the crap movies, or purchase music by today's awful singers.

Alessandro
Alessandro

So you're saying you're as boring as a frog on a log?

James Early
James Early

Get used to it. The social networking society requires conformity and obedience not individuality and innovation. The masses are expected to stay in their place and do as they are told.

Timmee
Timmee

Where's Larry Kramer when you really need him?

VonD
VonD

He's out there, stirring up sh*t, but nobody pays him attention, unfortunately, because he's not a cute young blond gay with great abs and a secret meth problem and a bad attitude.

jonster
jonster

Sounds like we're all waiting for the, uh, next big thing.  I know I am!

Almay
Almay

I don't agree that the country is inching back and people are getting too complacent. The country's actually in worse shape than ever. But I really enjoyed reading your views, esp. about Camping, Trump, Bieber, and gay blanding.

Indri
Indri

I loved that essay!! You totally nailed it and I laughed my head off.

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