Friday, September 21, 2012
Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo
Three of my favorite little faces. I wish I could cover these faces with kisses. So nice to find this in my e-mail after a long day of outdoor chores. In case you have never read this before, these are my granddaughters, Maya, Zara and Jada.
You may be wondering about the title. If you have not seen this show on TLC yet, you must have heard all the talk. Saturday Night Live, the Today show, too. Makes me remember when Roseanne Barr came to the attention of everyone. Funny? Yes, but so distasteful. Outrageous, for sure.
Honey Boo-Boo is the youngest of the disrespectful brood of children. Her "attitude" may be cute to some, but I find her to be in need of some discipline. The other three children are in the background and are equally undisciplined. For some reason, he who watches very little TV, actually CHOOSES to watch this. He thinks it is hilarious and depicts a true portrait of southern living.
It is true that people in the south do, indeed, live like this ........ but every region has some that live of the edge of normalcy. They are the exception, not the rule. The "Mama" of this tribe is exploiting her family shamelessly and holding them up for ridicule. Is this some deranged attempt at popularity?
They enter the chunky little girl, Honey Boo-Boo, in beauty pageants and seem to spend an outrageous amount of money on dresses, make-up, and coaching for the child. Money that would be better spent on cooking nutritious food for the family. Their favorite meal is "sketti" topped with butter and ketchup. Wasn't real butter, but whipped margarine, just in case you may be thinking that were at least getting a dairy product. They are also fond of candy and those artificially flavored cheese balls that you can buy in those huge barrel shaped plastic jugs.
They don't eat at a table, prompting one of the daughters to quip, "don't need no table manners, don't eat at no table". The table is surrounded with plastic shelving units filled with the results of extreme couponing ......... mostly toilet tissue. This same table hosted a manners coach trying to teach the beauty pageant contestant some basic table manners. The older sister joined the lesson and asked if it would be okay to fart at the table. This lesson went by the wayside when the youngest met Miss Georgia and shared a meal with her and farted at the table, then announced it. Charming. She then said that Miss Georgia was pretty and she bet that Miss Georgia didn't fart.
This is all hilarious to my husband. I just can't get past the fact that this is not an SNL skit, it is a reality show and this woman is exploiting her children by making them the butt of a joke. And she can't cook!
This is a wedge of a stump end. I was torn between a watermelon wedge and a slice of pizza. Can't eat either one, but the watermelon is healthier ...... just in case Honey Boo-Boo reads this.