I love Oxygen. No, not the air we breathe (although I must give air its props for keeping us alive). I am referring to the cable channel known for airing such shows as "The Bad Girls Club" and some other shit I can't remember. Today, as I set out to do laundry, clean and perform other such adulthood drudgeries I noticed that there was an ANTM marathon on. I have to admit that I was stoked!
ANTM, for all you non-fiercies out there, is "America's Next Top Model" hosted by Tyra Banks. At first I was strongly opposed to this show--I had a problem with girls being judged on their beauty and size. There is still a part of me that cries out in opposition, but in the end it is just too amusing not to watch. There are so many things going on in the world yet you watch these girls obssess and ponder things such as "What really is fierce?" or "How do I pose so I smile with my eyes?" Take Marjorie for instance--she's akward, she was born in France and she constantly feels like she's not good enough. The thing that gets me is that Marjorie is super smart and she should probably be off curing cancer or writing the next great novel, but instead she's obssessing over what Tyra Banks thinks of her and bemoaning the fact that Americans will never truly understand her because she had the unfortunate luck to be born in France. Seriously? I can see being upset about the whole French thing, they were pretty wretched when I visited, but you're upset you can't smile with your eyes? Really?
I could next pick apart Tyra and how her bubble must be burst immediately, but I should probably save it, because lets face it--my problem with her is that I don't like anyone who gives me a run for my money when it comes to narcissim and self-centeredness. It's a good thing she has her money to save her from reality and I hear the dryer buzzing to bring me back to it.