There are some things in the world that just aren't right. I have said "that's just not right" about things for years, but today takes the cake. I'm not talking about Congress thinking they're going to pass 20 bills in the next six weeks. I'm not talking about Kim Jong Il promoting his son. I'm not talking about Rahm Emanuel leaving the White House to run for mayor in Chicago. No, people, this is a whole lotta crazy.
I fired up the interwebs this morning and have my coffee, as I usually do at the crack of nine and read the news on CNN.com. I enjoy the CNN for news as well as my Anderson Cooper. But not today.
On the top half of the front page is the news that Snooki, of The Jersey Shore, has struck a deal with a major publisher to write a novel. This just isn't right. This young lady is famous for being punched on television and for being orange. I do not know Snooki. I don't know if she has a passion for writing or if she has a flair for storytelling and a love of language. I don't know if she loves the works of Shakespeare or spends her nights re-reading Jane Austen. I only know that she somehow got a book deal. For a novel. With words.
Later in the day, I checked CNN again and saw that NBC is making a remake of The Munsters. You know, the show where the family just happens to be monsters? Yeah. This just isn't right. NBC, did you not read my post full of original show ideas here on The Kerry Blog in the spring? Who Wants to Marry a Guy with Decent Credit, Kerry Gets a Houseboy, I Want to Give Andrew McCarthy a TV Show — any of these ring a bell? NBC, I give and give and what do you do? You give the green light to a remake of a show no one needed in the first place. I simply cannot take it.
This afternoon, again, on the top half of the front page of CNN.com is the headline: Bolton Wants 'DWTS' Apology. Michael Bolton of mullet fame is apparently on Dancing with the Stars this season. I do not watch this particular program. I think they use the term "stars" loosely, as Bristol Palin and Snooki's buddy from The Jersey Shore are currently on the show. Michael Bolton was recently told by a judge on the show that his was the worst performance ever in the history of the world of DWTS. Now he wants an apology. Seriously? This just isn't right. Michael, I want an apology for having to look at your hair back in the day on VH1 every other hour. These judges say things for ratings. Have you not seen a reality show competition before? Did your agent not tell you what you were getting into? Did you have any backstage conversations with Sarah Palin?
Finally, I read that Congress voted that commercials on TV are too loud. Thank baby Jesus something is finally going to be done about this. I could not spend one more day with commercials as loud as they are and the thought of bringing my children up in a world with loud commercials is appalling. Talk about something that just isn't right! We have the right to play Words with Friends on our iPhones in peace during commercials without being disturbed by the Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball or the Shake Weight. This is America, not some third world country.
I'll leave you with one more thing that isn't right.
I have no words.