Thursday, July 07, 2005

I admit it, I watch The Real World

Okay, my husband makes fun of me because I am 32 and I watch MTV. Specifically, I watch The Real World, you know - the original reality TV (before it became sullied with eating bugs or voting people off islands or babbling b-list celebrities).

The Real World is reality TV in its purest, most staged and predictable form, and I can't stop watching it. This year, the Real World is in Austin (which is the excuse I give myself to tune in because I used to live in Austin, and I still miss the BBQ at the Salt Lick).

I realize that Real World is no Being Bobbi Brown (which by the way, I also can't stop watching), but here's a really good reason to tune in: You get to watch a bunch of drinking amateurs.

For one thing, no matter how drunk you get as an adult, you're never this drunk. Not that I haven't tried being slurred, stumbling drunk in my post-25 years, but it's as if my body just got really good at absorbing alcohol. My liver is too big and strong to be felled by a few Jell-O shots.

Anyway, if you miss those young, heady days of virgin binge drinking, or if you'd like to see alcohol effects on a liver without Cirrhosis, tune into Real World. Some highlights: bar brawls over nothing at all, slurred declarations of love, drunken hook-ups, teary, drunk break-ups, and my personal favorite: tequila body shots.

7 comments:

A. Estella Sassypants said...

I was an avid fan of the first 5 seasons or so. The original New York cast was amazing, the Venice Beach bunch was stimulating, but after season five everyone started looking the same and the higher-ups even admitted picking people who would be likely to hook up. The whole thing is starting to make my backside pucker. But, I admit, I've been watching the Austin season on and off because I'm a Dallasite and went to college near Austin. *sigh* Old habits die hard. :oD

Cara Lockwood said...

I'm with you that the earlier seasons of the Real World are much better. I still get a kick out of it, though, even if the casting is all rigged. I'm guessing that if it wasn't in Austin, I probably wouldn't be tuning in. But there's plenty of bad television I watch even though I know I shouldn't!

A. Estella Sassypants said...

Dancing with the Stars...that's where it's at! lol

Cherlyn Michaels said...

Sssshhhh!!!! Okay, I confess too. I'm older than you and I watch The Real World AND Being Bobby Brown. But I'm careful to lower the lights and close the blinds before I do. :-)

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Cara, I'm even older than you and I watch The Real World. I can't watch Being Bobby Brown because it's like watching a train wreck. I agree that the earlier seasons when the show was still new were better. Now the houses are magnificent but the cast are whining babies.

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