Reality TV Suicides & Schadenfreude

In the past decade, more than 21 reality television stars committed suicide. Rather than assuming any serious criticism or blame for the deaths, television networks are fueling their own ratings cycle. Current reality TV is pure schadenfreude—pleasure in the humiliation of others—even after death.

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Please Enjoy Guy Fieri Eating to Dramatic Music

The glorified food porn host receives his fair share of criticism for being a frosted-tipped 1980s douchebag who is singlehandedly destroying American food culture. But have you considered the pain he must go through to bring knowledge of all the best diners, drive-ins, and dives to the world? Let’s walk a mile in Guy Fieri’s flaming shoes.

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How to Hate and Love Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri is in the pantheon of “things everyone hates” alongside Jar Jar Binks and Nickleback. When he is publicly demeaned or humiliated, dissenters rejoice. Everything he touches becomes trashier by association. And yet, he draws legions of supporters and fans. Can we all just learn to love him?

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The Types of People Who Still Watch Movies on Cable

If you’ve recently pulled yourself from the abyss of a Netflix binge, you may be surprised to learn that cable television still exists. Yep. Millions of people still subscribe to cable television. What may be even more confusing to your streaming-centric brain is that some of those people are watching movies. On cable. With commercials.

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Action Bronson’s ‘Fuck That’s Delicious’ Promotion on ‘Late Night’ Is Fantastically Awkward

Is an appearance on late night TV still a measure of success? Does it mean that you’ve “made it?” For Action Bronson, all that it means is that he gets to spend some awkward air time appealing to people who have never heard of him.

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