Yesterday evening, before I saw some friends
I was with some other..."friends" who were
snowmen but chivalrous to the best of their personal extent
and we were watching, in a haze of conversation and
vast grey ash trays, Man Vs Food.
Of all the garbage that I've seen on television
And I do watch a lot of garbage,
Man Vs Food was the only program
that actually physically and morally
nauseated me to the point of
irreversible misanthropic revulsion.
The travel channel should be fined for airing it during the Haitian crisis.
Gluttony is celebrated.
Lust is condemned or
made a vile travesty.
Are they not both
weighted equally as sin?
I don't understand why
this show was created
why people watch it
(we were all a little bit gone, and that was on the TV and no body wanted to fiddle around for the remote, so I guess we were stuck )
I don't know why
the values of society
if perceivable solely
the utter depravity
of The Grotesque
Does the grotesque give us
satisfaction because we
and feeding off
of the grotesque
in order to convince
ourselves that we
have more merit
than the girls and
boys next door
of our intellectual worth?
Yes. It does. Because human beings are inherently grotesque.
We've learned to mask our basic instincts with literature and culture, with the arts and music.
And yet we consume, like vapid and voracious hounds, the products that are most devoid
of any intellectual worth.
And we laugh and we say, " Oh No, I'm not like that."
But you are. You just aren't nearly depraved and stupid enough to expose it on national television.