If you type in the phrase, “A dolla makes me holla,” you would think that a picture of a little girl wouldn’t pop up. We were sadly mistaken and very, very wrong.
In the Urban Dictionary, “A dolla makes me holla,” is a way of saying you’re in need of money – just not in a good way. Should you be a pimp, prostitute, or something of the sort, than this phrase would be of appropriate use. Not for a little chubby-cheeked girl yelling, “A dolla makes me holla Honey Boo Boo!”
What has the world gone to?
TLC is part of the problem.
A few decades ago the channel was launched as a means to educate the world. At one point or another, I recall this channel used to stand for “The Learning Channel.” I remember being a teen and actually loving their channel. I remember that when TLC really started embracing reality television, they began with “A Wedding Story,” “A Baby Story,” and so forth. Even The Duggars had been tolerable to watch (I started watching their show when they had fourteen kids). “What Not to Wear” used to be great, until the audience became involved and the participants became loopier and loopier.
Now, TLC is delighted to present us with a whole new foray of junk.
Thanks, TLC – now us viewers that are already paying too much for cable, can be subjected to the continuous use of child pornograpy, exploitation, and prostitution (“Toddlers and Tiaras”), redneck galore (“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”), and you’re new chance to cash in on teens being pregnant like MTV has been doing, “My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I.”
Lovely – I think I just lost a few more brain cells.
Now, The Learning Channel is called “TLC” and stands for “Life Unscripted.”
That’s it – society is doomed as whole. So many channels are jumping on board for reality TV. Although, in some of these shows, if you watch closely enough and talk to some of the people that have been in them, a lot of these shows are not unscripted (gasp!).
As viewers we completely understand that channels survive on ratings. Well, when your ratings drop, do something about it without causing utter chaos and lowering the brain cells of viewers. Most of TLC’s shows are now about screaming little girls hyped up on concoctions of pure sugar and soda that even a candy creator wouldn’t touch in fear of a diabetic lawsuit or a child having a heart attack. On top of it, their mothers are parading them around like miniature prostitutes for the pedophiles to have a closer look at and think if this is the child for them. Why can’t these parents let their children be children?
And now, TLC, you’ve stepped even lower. You watched what happened with the crash and burn of the Gosselins, and when one of your workers picking up possibly deadly from “Hoarders” (although I have to admit this show is rather intriguing of what some people do to their homes). You even had to go and air something about Sarah Palin, which led to her daughter being on television.
The good news is, that psychiatrists will be in high demand very shortly.
What could you possibly do to sink any lower?
You decided to invite pregnant teenagers onto your channel.
Now, People magazine and all the others will be plastering these people across their covers and making them think their stars. If teen pregnancies rates go up, can we thank MTV and TLC? Want to be famous? Get pregnant as a teen. Pretend to be dumb.
Well, I’m no longer a teen, but I can pretend to be dumb. Could you pay me perhaps, several thousands of dollars?
The Loser Channel. The Lost Channel. There are so many names that past viewers are coming up with. TLC – read the comments, blogs, and articles that are being posted these days! Do this quickly before you lose sight of not only what you were once about, but before your viewers finally take off for good!