Friday, August 31, 2012

Honey Boo Boo Beats The Republican national Convention


It turns out that the official ratings for Wednesday night confirmed what was suspected early yesterday. Honey Boo and her show on TLC crushed the Republican National Convention in the ratings. So, basically people were way more interested in the life and times of Honey Boo Boo then a bunch of people all talking about politics on national television for what seems like 8 straight hours a night. On Wednesday night I actually had to DVR Honey Boo Boo because I had already recorded MasterChef because I had been watching Teen Mom and needed to watch MasterChef so then last night became Honey Boo Boo night which means I am always a day behind in my shows. I think I am a day behind because I am not a big fan of sitting through commercials and when I got wrapped up in that whole Teen Mom marathon the other night on MTV. The trick to watching any marathon on MTV if you are going to do it live is to pause the show for as long as your DVR will let you pause and then start watching. That way you can fast forward through the commercials. When you finally do catch up, take a 30 minute break and let your DVR get ahead again. I did that twice and managed to watch 6 hours of Teen Mom and no commercials and without wasting DVR space.

98 comments:

Henriette said...

I would watch Honey Boo Boo over ANY political convention.

T. E. Cuz said...

Enty, seriously, you have the worst taste in entertainment and the grammar skills to prove it.

I understand not everyone being invested in one party's convention but seriously, who watches this trash crap?

Vicki Cupper said...

I'd rather drink cocktails and eat truffle flatbread with arugula. Oh wait, I did. :D

Agent**It said...

Enty :

Honey Boo Boo *Master Chef*Teen Mom for 6 hours.....

I am concerned for you.Please seek treatment.

Happy Labor Day weekend !

Roman Holiday said...

This is why I love the dvr! I tape everything and watch zero commercials! On that same note, I miss all the good commercials that my husband and son point out to me when I am watching with them! They don't mind commercials!

Agent**It said...

@Vicki- I had truffle fries and an unknown cocktail. I remember only that I now love truffle fries and woke up thinking they were "Holy"..

Chris said...

This story just about sums up America and why the empire is crumbling.

anita_mark said...

I wouldn't condemn people for this. Watch the news or read the news the next day and you can get a summation and spare yourself watching endless speaches of people fawning all over each other.

Kim's World said...

TE Cruz just like everyone else enty can watch what he wants to watch and it's pretty apparent on his blog that he watches reality tv. Also based on this post a lot of people watch Honey Boo Boo hence it had better ratings.

T. E. Cuz said...

@chris ITA.

Patty said...

I don't have DVR and based on this post, seems to be more complicated than it's worth. If I don't have time to watch the actual broadcast, I will not have time to watch the recording of it.

Roman Holiday said...

Happy Labor Day to all my CDan friends:)

Henriette said...

@Chris
I like the fact that you used the word "empire." The framers were quite impressed with the Roman Empire when constructing the United States.

The "empire" is crumbling because the elected politicians are not listening to those who voted them in. Also, the two party political system is stifling it beyond belief, which is why there are so many Independents now.

FSP said...

Sad

Lurky Loo said...
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Lurky Loo said...

This is a tough one for me. I am not sure which of these choices heralds more doom for our civilization. Which do I pick...the inane rhetoric that is spewing from BOTH political parties in this upcoming election or the fact that this bit child exploiting trash from TLC can get the ratings that it gets?Decisions, decisions.

Laura said...

Happy Labor day weekend to you too Roman Holiday and all the other US readers!

Lisa B. said...

Vicki Cupper I frakin love you, sorry I never use the F word, I love you for using it though. You are one of my favorites!

Lizzymagoo22 said...

Oinky oinky

annabella said...

TE Cruz, you said:

"Enty, seriously, you have the worst taste in entertainment and the grammar skills to prove it."

I can assure you that that sentence makes no sense. Do all people who have bad taste in 'entertainment' have bad grammar? Can you prove a correlation between the two?

Enty is a lawyer, which indicates a high level of education. this is a blog, not an essay. you need to relax a bit and stop trashing our beloved enty.

Frufra said...

@ anita_mark : good to see you here, and ITA with your suggestion. I just read about all the political BS the next day so I don't have to suffer through all the jackassery in real time. Politicians are much easier to handle in the written form, in my experience.

My mom (how's your mom, by the way?) watches the RNC, then gets all lathered up and calls me. WHY does she do that to herself??? I guess I know the answer - she's a glutton for punishment!

Vicki Cupper said...

Agent, I've never tried truffle fries. If they're any indication of that pizza last night, I'd be in heaven!

Awww, Lisa. Thanks. :D

EmEyeKay said...

Enty, you need to get out more. And stop watching that crap. Seriously!

Frufra said...

Oh, and Ent, ITA with your dvr technique. The pause and fast forward buttons are the best advancement in remote control technology thus far :-).

Disclaimer: I can not even begin to run the dvr myself. That's what husbands and children are for. I can't even read the tiny little words on the remote without a flashlight. So sad.

auntliddy said...

Seriously, what new is going to transpire at either convention? You cld practically write their speeches. I flipped intermittenly, and no new news. Didnt watch honey boo boo either. I like recaps of muders, including WHY they did what they did, nature or science docs. You know, all the crap we hated in school, lol

Frufra said...

Em, happy to see your mugshot avi back in the mix! She's a classic.

Me said...

the mom is beyond words. they went to a water park on a recent episode and the mom was decently covered up. (surprise!) but when she went down one of the swirly slides; her weight threw her out of the inner tube on a curve and she nearly almost went over the edge of the slide. would have fallen about 30 feet. they seem very nice, ignorant, but kind. my teens like this show. horrible i agree.

Frufra said...

Also; at first glance, I thought this Honey Boo Boo child was cuddling on her sofa with a possum! (Possums are my arch-enemies.)

Vicki Cupper said...

Frufra, I wouldn't be surprised at all if she was cuddling up with some roadkill.

Lola said...

Clint Eastwood made me squirm in embarrassment for him. The look on Ann Romney's face was priceless.

Stephanie said...

This is the only time I am happy that people are watching this show. Beats watching the circus that is American politics right now.

curlyhairslacker said...

Lol, Frufra-I'm scared to death of possums! I get chills when I see them waddle across a street. *shivers thinking aobut it*

That little piggie is adorable!

smashbash said...

I only kill my brain cells here. I just can't anymore with tv! Its to much. Bring me my rock of love tour bus or rupaul drag race! ;)

Frufra said...

@ curly - I won't even tell you, then, the horror story that I had the misfortune to be a part of - our backyard, the darkness, and a momma possum with eleven babies!!! There was some possum blood on my hands that night (metaphorically speaking - my hubby did the actual killing, but I called the shots).

Scarred for life. I will kill possums no more forever.

crila16 said...

Oh God...the US is going down hill. No one even wants to hear what either party has to say, which is kind of really important if you want to vote and be able to have a say. America loves the Kartrashians and now this honey boo boo trash.

Sherry said...

Fuck man!~ I'd rather be at Vicki's place. Beyotch, where you live?

Vicki Cupper said...

LOL, I was at a bar in Boston. If you're ever here, go to 49 Social. They have really good food and a cocktail called Strawberry Fields Forever. Very, very tasty!

Sherry said...

On no Frufra! Opossums are actually sweet creatures they just look a little scary. Very few of our own NA marsupials left due to loss of habitat. Overall it's not like they eat in your garden (don't think) or are very destructive. They prefer nice juicy bugs that would eat your garden. Please be kind to our animal friends. Understanding them takes away the fear. And yes I even like spiders.

Jennifer H. said...

I did that, too. I DVR'd Honey Boo Boo on Wednesday night, then watched last night after Clint Eastwood talked to Invisible Obama.

The part where Honey thought her mom was referring to her sister's baby as "bacon" was hilarious.

EmEyeKay said...

@Frufra, I missed her :)

Also - possum in the dark, ugh! *shudders* Their TEETH. Nonononononono.

curlyhairslacker said...

OMG Frufra, I gasped out loud when I read that! I would have DIED of a heart attack and avoided going outside for as long as possible. I'm so sorry!!!!! *shudder*

lazyday603 said...

The Learning Channel. The History Channel. Music Television. Remember when cable was going to mean a great variety of programming? It doesn't matter what they started as, they all specialize in crap reality shows now. We didn't need an extra 80 channels if they are all going to show the same garbage.

libby said...

Was the story here that showed that poor Mountain Dew baby has two thumbs on one its hands? When do they take care of those things, what age? Geez-o-Pete.

libby said...

*one OF its hands*

SusanB said...

I didn't watch the convention either, although I made a point to watch Clint Eastwood - that was just sad.
We put on TCM and watched the 1934 version of "Cleopatra" - that was great!

Syko said...

Another bad possum story: I lived in a place that had a little house constructed for you to keep your trash in until trash day... normal dumpster type lid on top, door in front. I went out one winter night after dinner (it was dark) and lifted up the top lid to put the trash bag in, and a possum jumped ON me. I truly think I aged ten years in an instant.

As for the remarks about Enty's grammar...I worked for lawyers for 35 years and they are the worst spellers/grammarians ever. They rely on their sharp assistants to correct them.

AKM said...

"...you need to relax a bit and stop trashing our beloved enty."

Hey, he's not beloved by everyone, you know. *I* don't love him; I love the info I get here and the commenters. Enty DOES have horrible taste in TV and he DOES have terrible grammar and writing skills, and she was absolutely correct. Now, one does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with the other, as you pointed out, but still. She can say whatever she'd like about Enty. I do; I come here much more for the comments than for whatever drivel he/she/whoever decided to write.

As far as Honey Boo Boo and the RNC...maybe all of those HBB viewers were Dems? Green Party? Indies? Libertarians? Mods? Or just folks who really don't care to hear all the grandstanding and ass-kissing, like myself? I'd watch ANYTHING over the RNC, myself.

AKM said...

@Vicki - Was the flatbread topped with truffles/truffle oil? Truffles baked INTO the flatbread? Arugula on top or on the side? This foodie would like more info. ;-)

Jessi said...

I attempted to watch the convention last night and realized I wasn't drunk enough to do so. So I picked up a book. I am quite sad that I missed Clint though. Sounds like it was quite the spectacle. Later I may try to find it and watch, but.... then again... maybe I won't.

Happy Labor Day peeps!

MISCH said...

After a few minutes of Clint who could blame them, he was awful...a fumbling bumbling old coot.

Lola said...

Why would you kill any animal...especially babies, just because they are in your back yard?

I'm gonna be the one to say it (at the risk of incuring mob rath), unless those animals were rabid or attacking you or your pets, that was incredibly inhumane, cruel and sick.

Lola said...

*wrath

auntliddy said...

the mother is particularly awful.

Vicki Cupper said...

It was a basic flatbread with mushrooms, truffles, real mozzarella and arugula on top. I think maybe truffle oil as well. It was heavenly.

Frufra said...

I know, I know, I'm saying that I got crazy and lost my mind with those possums. I fully admit I shouldn't have done it - that's why I said I kill opossums no more forever, or whatever it was that I said.

We lived in a very jungle-y, tropical climate, and we had all kinds of creature visitors - spiders, parrots, rats, tons of feral cats (two of whom are our house cats now), and these birds called chachalacas, to name a few. I was just continually freaked out by the possums because my girl rat tarrier mix dog would seek them out and catch them, and all I could think when I saw it was rabies, rabies, rabies! (@Em - the teeth AND the beady eyes - shudder.)

FWIW, I'm a huge animal lover, and again, fully admit that I lost my mind during "the possum incident". Hopefully, all the love and attention we heap on our dogs, cats, and chickens will help build up some karmic credit someday.

Frufra said...

@ Jessi - I feel the same way you do about the convention - ha!

lostathome said...

I would have watched honey boo boo. Even she'd make a better prez then these guys. Free corndogs and pop for everyone!

caralw said...

I haven't read the comments. Don't have time at the moment. But for a blogger who claims to dislike parents who see their kids as meal tickets, why would you watch Honey Boo Boo?

I feel for this poor child. It won't end well.

parissucksliterally said...

Shame on anyone who watches that show.

parissucksliterally said...

....and I was referring to Honey Boo Boo.

caralw said...

Oh also, the convention was on many channels, including PBS. Did it beat all of them?

ZORBITOR said...

"Obviously it's Whatever" - Farrah Abraham

smashbash said...

My boyfriends mom got me a possum Scarf from New Zealand. I am horrified to wear it! But by god is it soft as ever. They are hairy possums unlike here. Crazy!

smashbash said...

They are super cute so don't be afraid to google New Zealand possum.

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Texshan said...

Lola, Frufra told that story a few months ago, and believe me, she already got guilted about it by animal-loving me, along with several others!

I have opossums in my backyard, and I don't mind them at all. My dogs bark spastically at them when they are walking across the power lines, and they are all, "fark off, tiny fluffy loud things." About a year and a half ago my late, beloved chiweenie cornered a baby opposum against my house one night and almost scared it to death. I had to grab her and hold her while the poor baby made a clean getaway. It's a good thing my dogs rarely go outside. My neighbors would hate the constant barking.

Oppossums are not attractive animals, but they are actually quite sweet and helpful with keeping the bug and mouse/rat population down. Watch out if you have a fruit garden, though -- they love fruit. About one in 800-1000 carry rabies, but most of your garden-variety urban and suburban oppossums are just fine.

Lola said...

Texshan, I think they're cute...like giant hairy rats. But I love ratties too, this is the first time in ages that we haven't had 1 or 2 (or 3 or 4) around. Ratties are the bomb.

SusanB said...

I also live in a "jungle like" area. What really pissed me off was getting a raccoon in our roof a few years ago. In the middle of the night. Running back and forth. I think if Mr.B was sure where it was up there he would have shot through the ceiling. Thank God it didn't have babies up there and left the next morning. Luckily the roof guy was able to come right out and patch the hole the little bugger chewed through. Between the possums, the raccoons, the gaters and the lizards, it really is like the jungle.

gtzisshe said...

Opossum story here too.
my 3 dogs at that time had a doggy door through our room that led outside. I was 7 months pregnant, came home from work, undressed from yucky scrubs, and was getting ready to crawl into bed when i saw this rat like tail from under my pillow. i almost freaked, but didn't, and slowly pulled the pillow up and there was a baby possum! under my pillow! on my bed! it must have came through the doggy door and made itself comfortable. i think its mama was killed by a car and it crawled to safety. safety being my bed.
useless dogs. lol.

Lola said...

Here's a funny possom story:

When I was little, my parents were friends with the lady who ran Operation Wildlife (wildlife rescue) . She had a possom, who was a pet because he had been permenantly injured as a baby and couldn' be released. Anyway, she was home alone one night and went upstairs to take a shower. When she finished, she came downstairs to find a would-be home invader being held in a corner by the possum who had attacked him like a dog and wouldn't let him move. He said, "lady, please call off your rat." The possum held him in that corner until the cops got there several minutes later.

gtzisshe said...

end note: i worked in veterinary at that time so i brought it to work the next day where a co worker took it in, nurtured it and re released it. grammar and punctuation suck extra due to my mobile.

gtzisshe said...

lola: freaking awesome. lady, call off your rat.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

There's a good story in one of the Sweet Potato Queen books (I think it's the second one) where Jill (the author) comes back from a romantic trip to Pittsburgh only to wake up in the night and find a possum under her bed. (That's Jill Conner Browne; go find her stuff on Amazon and buy a bunch of it, OK?)

One of the houses I lived in while in GA had possums hanging around all the time, partly because my silly roommate was leaving dry cat food outside for his 2 cats to nibble during the day. (Yes, possums like cat food.) I was getting a ride home late one evening when, as we pulled into the driveway, we saw a possum hanging out on my back steps, nomming away on the cat chow. I decided I'd wait for it to finish up and leave before trying to go in, but after 10 minutes or so, we got tired of that, so my ride decided to move the car up just a wee bit, w/the idea that it might scare the possum off.

Did it ever! The poor thing took off so fast it smacked its head into the corner of the house, sat there for a few seconds with its head spinning (I swear I saw stars and birds flying around its noggin), and then took off again, never to be seen again, or, at least, not seen again that evening.

I don't dislike possums at all, but there's just something about seeing them late at night, w/those red eyes and that rat tail, that oogies me out...

shiny_special_one said...

There are no words to adequately express my revulsion for HBB and her hideous, foot-face "mother." Canna believe they have a show, canna believe people watch it. Ugh.

car54 said...

We watch the same shows for the most part but I can't watch this Honey Boo Boo thing-that mother is just too criminal for me. The kid I can deal with but the whole family is too much.

Thursday is Big Brother Eviction night and this week was fantastic due to Dan's BB Funeral....and then I watch Project Runway--no eviction last night--I think that might be a first. I do that too--I start it late and then it lets me skip the commercials.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

I'm pretty sure the cliche' chants that can be heard, routinely about politics in America PROVE, that the majority would rather watch reality TV then anything in regards to actual politics.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

I'm pretty sure the cliche' chants that can be heard, routinely about politics in America PROVE, that the majority would rather watch reality TV then anything in regards to actual politics.

Sherry said...

Thanks Frufra for moving on in kindness towards and animal you are most likely now familiar with. And to Lola and Txshan and gtzisshe for your stories of kindness. These make me happy.
Sadly now that I live in NorCal I do not see many oppossums although we found the paws and partial scull in a pellet by our front door at Blanc Debris Manor. Fascinating!

The Missus said...

I love possums. When I was 10 my brother and I found a baby possum sitting on its mother, who had been hit and killed by a car. We got a paper bag to put it in and took it home to our mom, an animal lover. She went with us back to the corpse and pulled 4 more live babies out of its pouch, and we raised those possums for a few months, then found them good homes as pets. They were sweet and we'd have kept one except we had cats, and they didn't get along with the possums.

anita_mark said...

@Frufra, we aren't American so we wouldn't be watching the convention. The news covers it enough for me to get the gist. I don't know what she's watching these days, I just sit at th other end of the phone and listen. I'm visiting my dad right now at the home where he lives. I feel bad that I'm on my phone but .... I wonder if the full moon is here. I can hear some of the residents yelling at each other (dementia and Alzheimer's floor).

I watch HBB, I admit it. It's horrific and wrong but here we are. Intervention is back, Hoarders will be back soon (I like A&E's better than TLC's). I have bad taste in tv so I can't judge others).

Kelli said...

Actually, honey boo boo just beat Fox in that hour. All the major channels were showing it also, so cumulatively it did not beat the overall viewership of the RNC.

Carolyn said...

It's making me laugh that this has turned into a possum discussion!

Frufra said...

@ anita - I'll hold out a good thought for you and your dad. Have a good weekend.

smashbash said...

Great stories all!!

auntliddy said...

Only saw part of first episode, and no matter hiw cute piggy is, that is one loud f*cking pig!! No thank you !

AKM said...

Robin! You're a fan of Queen Jill's, too?! I KNEW I liked you! :-)

I think you're right; that story is in one of the early books, either the second or third, maybe. Do as Robin and I say and go pick up all of Jill's books! They will change your life, and as Jill will tell you, she needs your money for her plastic surgery fund.

(I am FB friends with Miz Jill herownself and the biggest thrill I got on my birthday was her "happy birthday" shout-out. If I'd had wings, I would have flown.)

MadLyb said...

I don't have tv - well, Netflix/Roku and whatever I can get online, but I get to hear about this from my coworkers, LOL. Holy cow! Still, if given the choice, I'd rather watch this family than the reality shows where people are swapping spit and semen.

djphob said...

I don't watch HBB but what I have seen upsets me far less than Teen Mom/Jersey Shore. Hell, I think it's better than RH!

I canceled my cable and I may miss it but not as much as I like having the extra money.

Can I just say--half the reason I love y'all so much is you don't feed the trolls! (much)

marie said...

They're pests in NZ so don't feel too bad about it - because historically there were no real predators the bird life evolved to be basically ground dwellers. Once possums were introduced (and other predators like cats, dogs and rats) the populations dwindled alarmingly.

I know it seems crazy in this DON'T KILL THE ANIMALS world, but killing possums in NZ is actually a conservation tool... And making clothing out of the fur just means they're not wasting them :)

Sis said...

@ Frufa...thanks for your story, I know possums can be hideous, especially in the dark, and I am glad your experience would have a different outcome if there is a next time :)

I picked up a possum once, with my bare hands and by the tail, I thought it was dead....yes...I totally forgot that they play dead....I moved him away from my dogs and to bury him later since I was running late (no surprise there). It was when I tried to find his body that I remembered their play dead trait and then I could not only believe I forgot that but that I actually picked him up!

Love the possum stories!!

KY Redhead Grrrl said...

Best Friday night thing evan...two unwatched episodes of Honey Boo Boo on DVR. Yes they are a bit too much. Mama June though is smart and I have serious hope that she won't let them blow their 15 minutes of fame. I'll take them over Jersey Shore alcoholic STDs and overall grossness anytime!!!

WUWT? said...

The Opossum Prank is very funny.
http://twitter.com/thomharmon/status/185398402295664640/photo/1

Lucas said...

Yay chiweenies! Although I spell it chihweenie. Love mine to pieces. He has long-haired on both sides so really just looks like a tall long-haired dachshund. Sorry to hear yours passed away :(

Lucas said...

Yay chiweenies! Although I spell it chihweenie. Love mine to pieces. He has long-haired on both sides so really just looks like a tall long-haired dachshund. Sorry to hear yours passed away :(

Lucas said...

Yay chiweenies! Although I spell it chihweenie. Love mine to pieces. He has long-haired on both sides so really just looks like a tall long-haired dachshund. Sorry to hear yours passed away :(

auntliddy said...

Dont get so down! Those werent the only two choices on tv that night!! Ir someone may hv been reading a book!!

Tuxedo Cat said...

@Lola OMG your picture is SOOO cute.

Tuxedo Cat said...

You folks in America are having a hell of a time finding a Republican candidate to vote for, I can see that. There's some real whoppers this time around. It's so painful to watch that people would rather watch Honey Boo Boo.

Politics has become a thankless job. It doesn't matter how hard a
person tries, no one can turn a huge problem around in 4 short years. They try their best and they just end up getting shit on for their term (and forever after). In a lot of cases, it's attracting
the wrong kind of people, as is illustrated in your Republican hopefuls.