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(TMZ)   This is why America cannot have nice things: TLC gives Honey Boo Boo a $15k/episode raise   (tmz.com) divider line 194
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2012-10-01 01:48:50 PM  
America can't have nice things because when people like Honey Boo Boo get paid $15k per episode to behave badly on national television, it watches.

It's all well and good to point at Honey Boo Boo and pretend it's the problem, but it wouldn't be on TV if there weren't enough idiots in this country turning on TLC to make it worth their while.

America gets stupid bullshiat "entertainment" because Americans are stupid. End of story.
 
2012-10-01 01:51:28 PM  
We get it, they are white.

stop the hate.
 
2012-10-01 01:52:50 PM  
Honey Boo Boo: where redneck and blackface meet up.
 
2012-10-01 01:53:03 PM  

HKWolf: They've won the game of life by the looks of it. Getting paid a ton of money to do nothing but be the redneck idiots they are. It's the American dream, isn't it? Why try hard in life when people like this make it with hardly trying at all? Sickening.

Perhaps their lives will be a warning to others....but i think i'm giving people too much credit.


That's what's depressing about it all. Right now, as I'm typing this, I'm sitting in a LabCorp-like place waiting to get drug tested for a new job. Said new job is pretty much guaranteed to derail my aspirations of going back to school, since I have to work full-time. Despite the benefits and vastly increased pay I'm looking at, that last sentence is still hard to swallow.

Meanwhile, these fat, lethargic-looking freaks are getting paid megaton to show the world why considering Americans lazy and useless might just be a viable option after all.
 
2012-10-01 01:53:14 PM  

karmaceutical: So this Honey Boo Boo girl is like the larval stage of this woman, right?

[www.dumpyourwifenow.com image 264x208]


No. Because from what little I see of that child, Honey Boo Boo at least has some pure, unadulterated joy in her.
 
2012-10-01 01:53:17 PM  
That is a lot of Sketti!
 
2012-10-01 01:53:36 PM  

El Freak: I've said this in every reality show thread I've posted in, and I will say it again: if you voluntarily watch more than 5 minutes of this garbage, fark you. For the good of America, do the decent thing and fellate a shotgun, you stupid, classless, feeble-minded imbecile.


If I fellate a shotgun, all I'm going to end up with is a wet shotgun. How does that make things better?

Also, imbecile and feeble-minded mean literally the exact same thing. You might try editing that post before you recycle it in the next reality show thread you post in to make sure people know you don't like reality shows.

Protip: As more and more media outlets are made available - cable tv, satellite, streaming video, torrents of both older and new television shows and movies - the ratio of quality shows per outlet drops simply because there are more options. Shows will be aired when there are hundreds of outlets that are available that would not be aired when there are a dozen outlets.

Protip Part II: Shows like Honey Boo Boo are made because they are extremely cheap to produce and make a lot of money. They are not made because they educate. TLC is running a business, not Shakespeare in the Park.

Protip Part III: You have the ability to control what you do or don't watch. If you don't like watching something, all you have to do is turn it off and then - speed is of the essence here - make sure everyone on the internet knows you don't like it. It is important here that you make sure they know you don't like it as well make sure they know you only watched five minutes - the standard amount of time to decide if something is good or not. Once you have turned it off and alerted the internet, you don't have to watch it anymore and you can go on about your life. Beware, though, anytime the show is mentioned on the interent again, you will need to make sure the internet remembers you don't like it, even though you don't watch it (cf. Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons)
 
2012-10-01 01:55:22 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: We get it, they are white.

stop the hate.


Everything you post is stupid, but even by your standards, this is pretty idiotic. You know for the most part the people on the show don't actually seem to be that terribly dysfunctional, right? That for the most part it's the scumbag producers who go out of their way to craft the narrative of the overweight, dysfunctional white-trash hillbilly to be sneered at, right? That TLC is intentionally exploiting these people, who may very well be perfectly normal otherwise, for their own twisted purpose, right?

I have to ask these questions because with you it's impossible to tell if you're just dumb as Styrofoam car engine or intentionally pretending to be.
 
2012-10-01 01:56:03 PM  
So I was channel surfing the other day and saw a marathon of this in the guide. Having heard about it on Fark I figured I would at least see what it was.

I selected the channel and within 2 minutes I observed some of the most stomach turning TV I have ever seen. They took turns sitting blindfolded while the others blew their foul breath into the blindfolded one's face and they had to guess out of which decayed mouth the breath spewed from. I about hurled. In the same 3 minute skit, one of the fat chicks squirted piss (I hope) through her pants onto the couch.

I turned off the TV, paused for a minute to contemplate what I had seen, then went for a jog.

/CSB
 
2012-10-01 01:56:49 PM  

CynicalLA: There must be a few people on Fark who are regular viewers? You are not helping.


OK, the wife is a regular viewer. And I was forced to watch 90 minutes of it in exchange for sex (after 20 years of marriage a guy will do most anything. Who are you to judge me!!).

Yes, the show was as horrible. Not as bad as some other things I've been forced to watch. The Real Housewives of ... has GOT to be the worst show ever foisted upon us, as at least the hillbilly crowd now they are stupid or at last don't preen as if they are more intelligent than normal. The Real Housewives of ... are far stupider because while nominally being painfully stupid, THEY DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT! Worse, they think they are intelligent.

I can tolerate stupid, in small doses, if it doesn't try and come off as something it's not. True stupidity, in not realizing how bone-achingly stupid you are while carrying on an air of moral and intellectual superiority is by far the worst crime of humanity, as it has caused so much pain in the world.

And before I forget, the wife also loves the 3 Stooges, South Park, and in spite of being in her mid-50's gets hit on by guys 35 years younger quite often. And no, you can't see pictures.
 
2012-10-01 01:57:01 PM  

cig-mkr: And the IQ quotient drops another 2% every time someone watches shiat like this.


Wow, not just the intelligence quotient, but the intelligence quotient quotient? That's a pretty serious drop in IQ quotient.
 
2012-10-01 01:57:04 PM  
I thought 'TLC' stood for 'The Learning Channel'... but it must say somewhere in the fine print that it really stands for learning what -not- to do.

/praying they never export this show - how embarrassing for the U.S. if its shown overseas
//also, make it illegal to export 'Real Housewives', 'Jackass', and any 'confession' show.
 
2012-10-01 01:57:37 PM  

KatjaMouse: karmaceutical: So this Honey Boo Boo girl is like the larval stage of this woman, right?

[www.dumpyourwifenow.com image 264x208]

No. Because from what little I see of that child, Honey Boo Boo at least has some pure, unadulterated joy in her.


Yes, that is the joy that comes with having your every whim catered to. They all do, at first.
 
2012-10-01 01:58:32 PM  
Honey boo boo don't care!
 
2012-10-01 01:59:13 PM  
semi-threadjack

anyone ever seen "Rat Fink a boo boo"? I see a reboot with Honey and kin.
 
2012-10-01 01:59:17 PM  
Good move on TLC's part. They're just ensuring that she'll die on camera before people lose interest.
 
2012-10-01 02:00:22 PM  
Woo! All aboard the gravytrain boat!
 
2012-10-01 02:05:15 PM  

LemSkroob: I still think the family should be forcibly sterilized, but good on TLC for offering them a raise and offering to get them a better house when they saw the show was getting ratings. Usually networks would refrain from volunteering more money.


The family was probably doing the show for the advancement of HBB Child's singing career and line of purses.
 
2012-10-01 02:05:48 PM  

garandman1a: OK, the wife is a regular viewer. And I was forced to watch 90 minutes of it in exchange for sex (after 20 years of marriage a guy will do most anything. Who are you to judge me!!).

Yes, the show was as horrible. Not as bad as some other things I've been forced to watch. The Real Housewives of ... has GOT to be the worst show ever foisted upon us, as at least the hillbilly crowd now they are stupid or at last don't preen as if they are more intelligent than normal. The Real Housewives of ... are far stupider because while nominally being painfully stupid, THEY DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT! Worse, they think they are intelligent.

I can tolerate stupid, in small doses, if it doesn't try and come off as something it's not. True stupidity, in not realizing how bone-achingly stupid you are while carrying on an air of moral and intellectual superiority is by far the worst crime of humanity, as it has caused so much pain in the world.

 
2012-10-01 02:07:00 PM  
WHAT IN THE FARK IS A HONEY BOO BOO??
 
2012-10-01 02:07:25 PM  

jaylectricity: Nadie_AZ: Our country shouldn't reward attention whores

If they're attention whores why are they turning down new houses and appearances on shows to stay home and be a big part of their community? I'll bet a lot of that money goes to the neighborhood when all is said and done.

You might look down your nose at them, but they're real people.


White Knighting Honey-Boo Boo? Thats gotta be a new low.

Seriously though they are staying where they are because the shows whole premise is poor white trash being poor white trash
 
2012-10-01 02:07:38 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: tenpoundsofcheese: We get it, they are white.

stop the hate.

the narrative of the overweight, dysfunctional white-trash hillbilly to be sneered at, right?


You refer to people that you don't even know as "white trash" and hillbilly

We get it, they are white.
and overweight.

and for some reason that has you hating them.

Really sad for you. Pathetic even.
Stop the hate.
 
2012-10-01 02:07:53 PM  
The people in the show can at least say "We're getting paid to be like this". WTF do people who WATCH this crap say?

/Same for American Idol/The Voice/whatever other stupid reality shows are out there
 
2012-10-01 02:10:51 PM  

Rapmaster2000: CynicalLA: There must be a few people on Fark who are regular viewers? You are not helping.

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 300x168]

I admit to watching it for a minute, but in my defense I thought it was a Return of the Jedi reboot.


Bring me Solo and the Wookie!

Not that I felt bad to begin with, but I feel better knowing someone had the same thought I did.
 
2012-10-01 02:11:50 PM  

Digitalstrange: jaylectricity: Nadie_AZ: Our country shouldn't reward attention whores

If they're attention whores why are they turning down new houses and appearances on shows to stay home and be a big part of their community? I'll bet a lot of that money goes to the neighborhood when all is said and done.

You might look down your nose at them, but they're real people.

White Knighting Honey-Boo Boo? Thats gotta be a new low.

Seriously though they are staying where they are because the shows whole premise is poor white trash being poor white trash


stop the racist attacks, this isn't what fark is about.
 
2012-10-01 02:11:50 PM  
She'll need it. A lifetime of therapy ain't cheap.
 
2012-10-01 02:11:52 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: You refer to people that you don't even know as "white trash" and hillbilly


Great. Not only are you a moron, you're an illiterate moron.
 
2012-10-01 02:12:27 PM  
Hey, neck crust remover costs money. 

/ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
 
2012-10-01 02:12:40 PM  

Beerguy: WHAT IN THE FARK IS A HONEY BOO BOO??


This

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2012-10-01 02:13:00 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: We get it, they are white.

stop the hate.


10/10
 
2012-10-01 02:14:27 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: tenpoundsofcheese: You refer to people that you don't even know as "white trash" and hillbilly

Great. Not only are you a moron, you're an illiterate moron.


You are the person who used the racially charged "white trash" label.
I am just quoting you.

Stop the racist attacks.
 
2012-10-01 02:14:30 PM  
The problem with this all, is that by paying them you perpetuate their behavior. I've seen firsthand what happens when people go from poverty to 'BALLIN. It ain't pretty. Hopefully these folks have the foresight, or whoever is paying them, to get them a finance adviser.
 
2012-10-01 02:16:26 PM  

Dude O Matic 5000: The problem with this all, is that by paying them you perpetuate their behavior. I've seen firsthand what happens when people go from poverty to 'BALLIN. It ain't pretty. Hopefully these folks have the foresight, or whoever is paying them, to get them a finance adviser.


Yeah, I just don't see that. I do see them buying the gate to Hammer's old manor, a la "The Simpsons" and having somebody fool with a welding torch until the gate goes from "HAMMER TIME" to "HAM TIME."
 
2012-10-01 02:18:40 PM  
At least they are paying their own way, and were before they got the TV deal.

/I am shocked to learn that, but good for them...ummm him.
 
2012-10-01 02:20:24 PM  

Dude O Matic 5000: The problem with this all, is that by paying them you perpetuate their behavior. I've seen firsthand what happens when people go from poverty to 'BALLIN. It ain't pretty. Hopefully these folks have the foresight, or whoever is paying them, to get them a finance adviser.


Oh, I am sure that is the first thing they did....get financial advice. They seem to be all about wise and measured life choices.
 
2012-10-01 02:24:18 PM  
As much as I find these people repellent , the show has millions of viewers and therefore they make the network a lot of money, so they "deserve" to be compensated. It's horrible but that's just how it is. If anyone is to be beaten to death, it's the network suits who spawned this idea in the first place, not the mutants they'e exploiting.

The audience will get sick of them soon enough and the'll plow through the money in good time. Then when the girl turns 13 they'll have have a reunion show with her giving birth right on stage. Circle of life.
 
2012-10-01 02:28:36 PM  

Mugato: As much as I find these people repellent , the show has millions of viewers and therefore they make the network a lot of money, so they "deserve" to be compensated. It's horrible but that's just how it is. If anyone is to be beaten to death, it's the network suits who spawned this idea in the first place, not the mutants they'e exploiting.

The audience will get sick of them soon enough and the'll plow through the money in good time. Then when the girl turns 13 they'll have have a reunion show with her giving birth right on stage. Circle of life.


And it's at that point we call in the airstrike, right?
 
2012-10-01 02:30:19 PM  

The Onion is prophetic: MorePeasPlease: The Onion nailed this.

Yup, I'm just wondering how long before I'll be able to add it to my list. I give it about a year.


Decided to check out your profile to see what else The Onion was right about. Didn't know Bush was the President in September of 2011, fascinating
 
2012-10-01 02:30:51 PM  
I removed TLC from my TiVo because of this show. I encourage everyone reading this to do the same to their DVR.
 
2012-10-01 02:32:31 PM  
You know what I just realized? The pageant show daughter looks exactly like the son from Pawn Stars.

sharetv.org
 
2012-10-01 02:33:58 PM  

Dude O Matic 5000: The problem with this all, is that by paying them you perpetuate their behavior. I've seen firsthand what happens when people go from poverty to 'BALLIN. It ain't pretty. Hopefully these folks have the foresight, or whoever is paying them, to get them a finance adviser.


Not a chance in hell. That money will be pissed away in a huge golden stream never to be seen again.
 
2012-10-01 02:36:24 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You know what I just realized? The pageant show daughter looks exactly like the son from Pawn Stars.

[sharetv.org image 159x212]


HOLY CRAP!
 
2012-10-01 02:41:01 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Vegan Meat Popsicle: tenpoundsofcheese: You refer to people that you don't even know as "white trash" and hillbilly

Great. Not only are you a moron, you're an illiterate moron.

You are the person who used the racially charged "white trash" label.
I am just quoting you.

Stop the racist attacks.


I have a policy of not putting anyone on ignore (you're a nice dark red instead), but you sure as hell are making me reconsider that.
 
2012-10-01 02:41:55 PM  
I am also a reluctant viewer of the show. (My wife is a redneck.)

Honestly, given the choice of watching a family of poor people amuse themselves vs. the cast of your typical reality show cock-blocking each other to chase a prize... I find the hillbillies refreshing.
 
2012-10-01 02:47:02 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: I am also a reluctant viewer of the show. (My wife is a redneck.)

Honestly, given the choice of watching a family of poor people amuse themselves vs. the cast of your typical reality show cock-blocking each other to chase a prize... I find the hillbillies refreshing.


I'm not judging but you could decide not to watch any reality show at all. If enough people did that this shiat would end.
 
2012-10-01 02:50:15 PM  
She'll end up doing BBW porn when she is old enough, and some of you will watch that.
 
2012-10-01 02:52:47 PM  
what is honey boo boo and why do people watch it? its a young girl right, like 5 or 6 years old? she has her own show. okkkkk, so?
 
2012-10-01 02:53:05 PM  
I think that's fair, that's still less than what she's going to have to pay for therapy and rehab later in life.
 
2012-10-01 02:55:48 PM  

malaktaus: Hey, neck crust remover costs money. 

/ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn




I have never been more repulsed by a human being than I am by that fat sack of shiat. Neck crust? Really?
 
2012-10-01 02:57:01 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: I had no idea what a 'Honey Boo-boo' was until about a week ago when a friend foisted it upon me.


So much this.

I hadn't seen it until SNL had a bit on mocking the creature and the mom a few weeks ago. I had heard mentions on fark but wrote it off to another meme I didn't care enough about to ask wtf it meant.

Then someone handed me their phone with a video queued up. It was like watching the gates of hell open before me.
 
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