Feeling Ashamed

Just when I start to feel a little more warm and fuzzy towards reality television, news like this charming report about how reality producers deal with STD risks to their casts come along. Jersey Shore is entertaining as hell, but there is absolutely nothing redeeming about it, and I’ve always felt a little funny about that as a viewer. And I’m a little embarrassed that I didn’t think through the full implications of that. I don’t really like laughing at someone else’s risk of alcohol poisoning and disease.