thenodrin (thenodrin) wrote,
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LJ Idol Week One: Empty Gestures

When I tell people that I watch wrestling, they often want to just go ahead and deduct points from whatever they expect my IQ to be. A lot of people consider it entertainment for the bottom rung of the brainless. And, almost everyone wants to try and explain to me that "it is all fake." And, they aren't nearly as amused as I am when I reply, "No, they are real people. Not CGI or anything."

That's not as bad as the tone they use, however. They always go into this conversation with the tone that an older brother might use to explain that there is no Santa Claus.
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So, you have a blurring of real in the imaginary. And, you have a blurring of imaginary in the real. At this point the gesture isn't even half-full. It is clear that this isn't the entertainment that you are looking for. And, you know what, if it isn't your cup of tea then it isn't. Not everything on television is meant for everyone. That is why we have ten million bazillion channels in the first place. You don't need an excuse to not watch a show that I happen to like.

Because, really, any excuse other than, "Its not for me," is just an empty gesture in and of itself. Isn't it?

Theno
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