Friday, May 14, 2010

Mental Junk Food

Do you ever find yourself enjoying things you know are mental junk food?

Even when I know they're the proverbial equivalent to a twinkie, I still find myself periodically indulging in favorites like the Twilight series (films and books) and Greys Anatomy.

It's pathetic, really.

For awhile I was free of Greys. The writing was TERRIBLE, due to botched contract negotiations with starlet Katherine Heigl (First she was hallucinating a dead husband, then she had skin cancer, then she developed a brain tumor, then she married Kerev, and finally she just faded off of the show: they didn't have the decency to kill her). Now that she's gone the writers are free to get back to what they do best: creating marshmallow, cavity-causing, soap operatic fluff. And do I stop myself? No.

I am ashamed.

As for the Twilight series...I'm a grad student in English: I KNOW in my innermost soul this stuff is crap. Yet I read and watch just the same.

My one question for all of of this is. "Why? Why, why, why?"


ldsjaneite said...

Yeah--I echo it: why, why, why, why, why?! Where did I go wrong? :-)

Sara Lyn said...

I can't explain you, too, and it's only because of great love that I still claim you. :) But I guess I have my own version of mental junk food. So I suppose I'll forgive you... :)

Seth said...

Are you looking for a scientific explanation? :)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Because we're all gluten for punishment in one form or another.


Jaime said...

I think you're addicted to the abs on the front cover. It's a less-than-subtle subliminal message to your thalamus to release some endorphins.

Becky said...

Heidi-I knew you'd understand.

Sara Lyn-The feeling is mutual. I love you big time, though.

Seth-I believe Jaime left me a pretty good explanation.

Serene-If this is "punishment," I think I'm unfortunately, to some degree, alright with it.

Jaime-Leave it to you to explain the physiology of it all.