I’m a big fan of The Soup on E! I don’t know why. Maybe it’s Joel McHale, maybe it’s because I’m a pop culture junkie. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because the shit they talk about is usually the same (or similar) shit I think about on a daily basis.
I’ve always said that my ideal career is to be a travel writer, but now I’m thinking it would be a writer for The Soup. I’ve also spent quite a bit of quality couch time this weekend, so I actually have some good material. If I were writing for the Soup this week, I would talk about:
Groomer Has It— there’s a reality TV show on Animal Planet about dog groomers. Yep, that’s right. It’s like someone saw the success of competition-based reality shows and decided to pitch something to the Animal Planet. I can just imagine the pitch meeting now: “It’s like Project Runway meets Meerkat Manor.” Crazy. There were even people talking about “razor skills” and “scissor” skills… much like knife skills on Top Chef. The contestants live in a DOG HOUSE and are competing to be on the cover of a professional grooming magazine. To each their own, I guess. I watched it twice. Once for the WTF factor and another time because there was literally nothing but infomercials on at 3 am.
Those Charmin commercials— Okay, it’s bad enough that they’re playing on the whole “does a bear shit in the woods” controversy by featuring cartoon bears as their “spokespeople,” but the most recent batch of commercials deals with Charmin’s apparent superiority over other brands of toilet paper because it leaves fewer “pieces” behind. Okay, I realize that this kind of thing happens. But do we really need to hear about it in a commercial? Did their market research tell them that the reason someone chooses Quilted Northern over Charmin has something to do with getting TP stuck to your ass??? If so, who was the marketing genius who decided that having a bear dust off his ass on TV is gonna make me want to buy something? Seriously!