**Warning for my young readers: Please have your parents read this post before you read it so they might decide on it's appropriateness for you.
A couple of my favorite blogs have recently posted stories on the vulgarity they've seen on television lately. While I did not see it myself, I had heard of Miley Cyrus' performance at the Teen Choice Awards. Sardonic Dad blogged and gave his insightful opinion about it here. The boys at Creative Minority Report blogged about a racy television ad that had aired during prime time. You can read the post and view the ads here.
Our children watch very little television. Occasionally we'll watch a little Spongebob, or Food Network, or important sporting events. A vast majority of the time, Wingnut and I are standing by, with remote in hand, ready to switch the channel when commercials begin airing. Really it would be easier to forgo television all together.
9 years ago, I appeared on the original run of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". Our children watched the show with us and it was, at that time, family friendly. On Tuesday evening I discovered the series has returned, temporarily, and I switched the program on to have a look. The very first question of the evening had me in shock, mouth agape: "Which of the following Hollywood couples is a same-sex couple." Are you kidding me? That was it for me and off went the T.V. I am so disappointed that the world has come to embrace this garbage so completely, especially during what had been considered "family friendly viewing time". I'm just thankful I chose to preview the show before calling the kids. Nothing really should shock me anymore.