Apornalypse now. Compassion smut peaked this morning on The Today Show in a spectacle of musical self-congratulation of indescribable ickyness. Watch it – if you can – while you read this article in the LA Times about the vomitorium that television with pity has become, thanks to the trend of extreme phoney makeover – now sanctified by a forthcoming appearance by Laura Bush.
Inhumanity Plaza is a toxic waste dump of self-promoting Z-listers “building” houses unlikely to withstand a summer breeze, let alone a hurricane. On “completion” they are taken apart to be shipped off somewhere. At various points in the week, Katie expressed the need to show us pictures of the finished homes and where they supposedly were going, perhaps to dissuade us from thinking that after the show these celebrity knock-ups are carted off to be used as kindling.
– Fenton Bailey