We just hit an all-time low. First we had John and Kate +8 and now the bean counters at the networks have decided that more is better, so we have Octomom +16. 1 parent less and 8 kids more, just what we need to keep us all rivetted during the long winter months. A better plan would be to hibernate for a while and hope the whole thing passes while having a nice wholesome nap after a very large meal.
Let’s see, root canal surgery with no anaesthetic using a wood drill bit or watching this spectacle? Bring on the Black and Decker. Imagine the sheer delight of watching nappy changing, feeding, bathing and then repeat, at nauseam in glorious HD, and that is just the kids. Add to the mix the one known adult, who is a nutcase of monumental proportions, and the Addams family will seem positively normal by comparison. If there is any appeal to this, it’s like the people that watch Formula 1 just for the inevitable wreck. It has to happen, it is just a matter of time.
The only thing fun about this is trying to guess which advertisers will be foolish enough to allow their products to be aired during this disaster. A few that would be a good fit would be condoms, tranquillizers and carpet cleaners.
The slightly sad part about all of this is that this project is even being considered, the really sad part about this is that the networks are sure that people will watch.
A Minor Consideration president Paul Petersen, a former child actor who appeared on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” said he had monitored Miss Suleman since her octuplets were born on January 26.
He said he wanted to ensure that the children’s rights were protected under laws governing child entertainers.
Miss Suleman’s lawyers filed papers to have the case dismissed, with attorney Jeffery Czech arguing it was “not in the best interests of the Suleman children.”
“Once again, persons who do not have any knowledge of the Suleman children are interfering into their lives in an apparent effort to gain publicity and financial reward for themselves,” he said.
Asked for her response to the court’s decision, Miss Suleman, 33, told reporters: “I’m indifferent. Totally indifferent.”
Says it all doesn’t it