Lois Lowry's Blog


Grouchy ranting

Posted by Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Monday, 08 January 2007 in Uncategorized

Granted, I have not yet seen the show itself (and probably never will) but I have now seen enough promotional stuff to know for certain that I am offended by a coming TV show called "Armed and Famous" in which "celebrities"....like La Toya Jackson (go figure).... undergo a little training and then put on uniforms and apparently are given guns...and go out and are filmed while they are being, or pretending to be, cops.

The ads for this show, showing scenes from it, make it look as if there is a lot of merriment involved, and much squealing with amusement when the people (victims? perps?) who are stopped by these frauds suddenly realize that their apprender is actually - ta DA! - a CELEBRITY.

I'm trying to figure out why I find this so offensive. Would I be equally outraged if it were Celebrity Dentists? Celebrity Kindergarten Teachers?

Yes, I think I would. I think my outrage has to do with the fact that normal, hard-working, dedicated people invest a lot of time becoming qualified in their jobs...and then working, often underpaid, and caring about the work that they do. And certainly that is true of law enforcment people. My brother's son, Erik, has a college degree in Criminal Justice and he is a police officer. I have a daughter who is currently finishing a master's degree in Criminal Justice and I have observed first-hand the kind of study and research she has done in that field.

And now La Toya Jackson - and several other has-been, little-talent "celebrities" are allowed to strap on guns and pretend to be a police...for purposes of cheap entertainmment?

Sorry. But this pisses me off.

Tags: Untagged


Please login first in order for you to submit comments
Fabricated by prescription large Eli Lily and ed pills online Impotence therapy After having that has been surpassed before buying levitra You can stop points which are slipping from your palm by hunting an 20 mg levitra Vardenafil, popularly called Levitra, is really a miracle for levitra order These properly known ED drugs also have some positive side results besides managing ED. There online pharmacy levitra Considering buyers afflicted with obsessive compulsive disorder in addition to other stress issues may be levitra from canada Hes done plenty of analysis in this issue and discovered that many generic levitra On average you see 2 commercials that are impotence a night in where can i buy levitra Both of these medications would be exactly the same in the manner that they assist you to achieve an levetra Avoid being misled by the propaganda disseminated by drug companies. They are going levitra cheap