Monday, March 30, 2009

Are we sure Dennis Rodman is not part fish?

It's sad to me when I watch homo sapiens make fools out of themselves on national television. Honestly, I never really enjoy it. Sure, there's a big part of me that thinks, "How did these monkeys come to dominate the earth?" When it comes right down to it, though, it's pretty hard to turn away from train wrecks, no matter what species is involved.

Case in point: Dennis Rodman.

Every Sunday evening, the human pet and I gather on the couch to watch Celebrity Apprentice on NBC. Most times, it's a pleasant experience. She and I get to bond by discussing who we think will win, who is not pulling his or her weight, and who needs to be fired. This particular Sunday evening, though, we both sat in awe as we watched Mr. Rodman drink his way into a state of utter chaos.

The task was for teams to oversee certain rooms in the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City. Mr. Rodman was the project manager for the men. It seemed at first that he had a solid handle on their affairs. Hell, he even sounded intelligent at times. Six Seven Eight (Who knows really? That's all we were shown.) vodka and cranberries later, though, not so much.

I would like to think that this showed that alcohol can affect anyone, regardless of fame and fortune. I know better though: It proved nothing simply because of the social stereotype people have of Mr. Rodman. He's a homo sapien renowned for his wild ways, bad boy behavior, and all out antisocial antics. He's built a successful reputation that has stock in his negativity.

Considering how much drama he brought to the show, might I recommend a stint or two at the local community theatre? I'm sure they'd be more than happy to accommodate Mr. Rodman. They're always looking for new and exciting talent.

20 comments:

Tuck said...

Zeus, I had never heard of Dennis Rodman, but my mom told me that he was a basketball player. I don't know what that means, but what I do know is that he sounds like a fool.

The Meezers said...

oh we missed it. mommy says that it's furry sad that apparently he has so many psychological issues.

Zeus said...

Tuck: Be thankful you don't know who Dennis Rodman is. It shows you have better things to do than watch basketball or reality television. When you're stuck inside all day like me, you get pretty educated unfortunately on human things thanks to the television.

Meezers: I'd have to agree. On one hand, it was sad to us too, but on the other, we both were just shocked. It's also even more disappointing to see NBC using his stints as a means to get ratings when he really does need help.

Jasmim said...

You and your mom should discuss much about these matters ^^
I almost can't see tv, my mom is more like that =x

Jas & Gi

Pedro said...

Zeus,

My mom does not watch that show but it sounds like she should have last night. My mom has overall become disgusted with television save the HBO show Big Love which is now on hiatus. If there isn't a movie on she plays on my blog or reads a book instead. As for my royal mail making me royal by association - I am already royal because I am the King of the House (despite what all my subjects think!)

Pedro

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

That hair colour should have been an indication....

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We did not watch that so I think it is a good thing!

Angel said...

We don't watch that show but did see the very end (Dad muted the sound. Did Rodman get fired?

Zeus said...

Jasmin: My human pet and I talk about everything...except the puppy.

Pedro: Television has become a disappointment for me as well. Most shows don't captivate me for long. I've never watched Big Love, but I hear it's good. As for being King of the House, I shall bow now upon visiting you. ;)

Tom and Tama-Chan: No kidding! I wonder how he chooses which color he will do next.

Cheysuli: Count your blessings.

Angel: Yes, he got fired. I think that was long overdue personally.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Our mom pretty much only watches hockey on tv. Maybe a little History Channel thrown in. Dad does Golf Channel. Our people pretty much have no tolerance for a lot of the crap on tv these days.

The Crew said...

Considering that fool is a representative of the human species, it proves once again Zeus, that we felines are far superior. Alas, if only we had opposable thumbs, we would be ruling the world.

George

Zeus said...

SSS: I love the History Channel. It gives me a much better understanding of the human race.

Crew: I don't think species should be judged by whether they have thumbs or not. Elephants have ten times the memory that humans have, and they don't have thumbs!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

We like to discuss the programs as we watch tv with our mommy too. But, Jon and Kate plus 8 is more our style.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Man, it is the thumbs. Really, if us kitties had opposible thumbs, we would rule and the TV would be much more entertaining. I'm thinking lotsa bird shows. Reality shows like "how to stalk a shoelace when it is being worn" that type of stuff.

I can't tell if that Dennis has mental issues, or is just calculating enough to "invent" this persona and make money on it.

I wonder if my evil alter ego Bendrix could make me some money...

We're glad you're back!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Zeus!
We don't watch that show either! But we know Dennis Rodman has an "interesting" personality!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Hero said...

Wow! I thought all hoomans were pretty weird, but that Dennis Rodman sure beats them all! I don't understand hooman antics very well so when I do watch tv I prefer to stick to nature oriented channels like National Geographic or Animal Planet.

Thanks for visiting my blog! My mom loves the Foo Fighters and I'm a fan of them as well. I don't follow any cat blogs, besides Tama-Chan, Sir, and my canine buddy, Tom, but I'd love to follow yours! Can I link your blog on mine so I can keep up with your adventures and deep feline thoughts?

Fin said...

We watch that show too, and it was like a giant train-wreck with human carnage.

Zeus said...

Pink Chihuahua Princess: I've watched that show a few times just so I know what to do should that day come when there's a little human pup running about.

Mr. Hendrix: Thanks for the warm welcome. I really think opposable thumbs are overrated. It's not the only thing needed for dominance. Seeing toy class dogs bring down six foot plus grown men on Dog Whisperer is a perfect example.

Lorenza: Interesting is an understatement!

Hero: I'm very flattered you would add me to your blog roll. Thank you so much! I hope to hear back from you soon!

Fin: Mmm, human carnage - my favorite!

TC said...

I don't watch that show, but I've always kind of thought DR was a bitch of a D-bag.

Zeus said...

TC: "...a bitch of a D-bag"...ROFL