The Dismal Channel

When my nieces and nephews are around I end up watching more Disney Channel offerings than I care to, I care to watch none.  All of them are all about fame.  It’s awful.

Every last bloody one of them has to do with entertainment talent, the drive for it, the seeking of it and how totally awesome it is to learn you can sing and that your dad can cut a record for you.

I miss Doogie Howser, MD.  Why not glamorize physics, or economics, or a rockin librarian?  Seriously, physics is totally sexy and really cool.  A kid could be with his Dad opening a tiny black hole with the CERN or something.

The devotion to fame and it’s trappings is nauseating.  It’s also harmful.  Ask a kid these days what they want to be and the usual answer is “Famous”.  For what?  “I don’t know, I just want to be famous.”


And if your kid doesn’t end up as a Medical Doctor, he/she could at least end up as a Dr. Horrible.

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1 Response to The Dismal Channel

  1. emmy says:

    sorry it took so long to catch up on your blog. It tis actually my favorite reading material.
    I just wanted to let you know that BlueCatfish has been watching all of Doogie on Hulu and loving it-
    although I do not think being a Doc is in his futire LOL at least he won’t be following after fame!

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