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Question #911 posted on 10/13/2003 4:02 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Please please please explain the popularity of Reality TV. I'm going to consider a third Joe Millionaire one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
- Hot Garbage

A: Dear Hot Garbage,

Sadly, the real explanation is a tragic one. Our society has deteriorated to the point where we voluntarily waste scores of hours watching "Reality TV" that in no way resembles reality. As a whole, we are brain dead. Instead of making lives of our own, we watch junk. Pure, scripted, evil junk.

I don't understand the craze either. I abhor Reality TV (which my roommate loves -- she thinks the scripted proposals are "so romantic" and hopes for the same for herself), and say Amen, brother! (if you are female, feel free to substitute "sister" right there).

-I'm excited for a sincere proposal