Tag: reality television

Inspired by Actual Events

One of my favorite things about mortal existence is when TV programming goes pumpkin-spiced in the fall. Not just the buffet of special Halloween episodes and, perhaps perversely, chopped-up broadcast versions of horror movies*, but the glut of compulsively-watchable spooky reality shows…if you can call heavily-edited tall tales […]

“Jersey Shore Gone Wilde”

Characters from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest perform transcripts from The Jersey Shore,  showing an amazing continuity in dandyism society life in-fighting and the importance of trivial comedy for serious people from Wilde’s time to today. (Thanks, Mark!)