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Pajiba After Dark: So Many Things to be Angry About

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | August 10, 2011 | Comments ()


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One of the joys of working on the internet is, of course, your complete and utter helplessness when your equipment decides that it wants to be a bastard. Oh, sure, your computer will tell you that you've got full wireless signal and the modem will have all the little lights on saying that the internet is connected and wireless is working but does that mean you can actually access any websites? No. No it does not. And as satisfying as it would be to throw all those little gadgets that smirk at you with their little LED indicator lights across the room, you know you can't because that will just make the whole situation worse, somehow. And when you finally figure out the right combination of cords and switching it off for 30 seconds and turning it back on to make everything work, it makes even less sense which just aggravates you more. But enough about my day, here's your Wednesday night TV:

7:30pm: "Exes and Ohs" on Logo

8:00pm: "Big Brother" on CBS

"What's Your 20?" on CMT

"Famous Food" on VH1

"Melissa and Joey" on ABC Family

"Minute to Win It" on NBC

"Malt Shop Memories" on PBS

"So You Think You Can Dance" on Fox

8:30pm: "State of Georgia" on ABC Family

9:00pm: "America's Got Talent" on NBC

"Ghost Hunters International" on SyFy

"Man vs. Food Nation" on Travel

"Operation Repo" on TruTV. Can anyone tell me what entertainment value there is in shows like this? Especially this one, since it's all reenactments. Honestly though, is it really that enjoyable to watch people get tickets or get towed or have their possessions taken from them in anything but an extremely low 'at least it's not me' kind of satisfaction? Also, should you happen to have any of these things happen to you, why would you sign the release form to allow it to be televised? That last question also applies to any and all police shows that use actual footage.

"Roseanne's Nuts" on Lifetime

"Royal Pains" on USA

"Sons of Guns" on Discovery

"Wonders of the Universe" on Science

10:00pm: "Damages" on DirecTV

"Dance Moms" on Lifetime

"Deadliest Warrior" on SpikeTV. This week is Genghis Khan vs. Hannibal. War elephants against Mongol hoards, WHO YOU GOT?

"Legend Quest" on SyFy

"Love in the Wild" on NBC

"Necessary Roughness" on USA

"Nightline Prime" on ABC

"One Man Army" on Discovery

"Michael Londra: Beyond Celtic" on PBS

"The Real World/Road Rules Challenge" on MTV

"Rescue Me" on FX

"Restaurant: Impossible" on Food Network

"Rocco's Dinner Party" on Bravo

"South Beach Tow" on TruTV

"Storage Wars" on A&E

"Toddlers and Tiaras" on TLC. Fourth season summer finale. I feel like these pageants would be way less distasteful if the point was to make cute little girls look like, you know, cute little girls. Pigtails, fluffy dresses, mary janes, little girl clothing. The fact that the point seems to be to make them look like tiny versions of grown women is where it turns the corner for me. Aside from the fact that many of the mothers seem absolutely insane. That's troubling as well.

"Truck Stop, Missouri" on Travel

10:30pm: "Jon Benjamin Has a Van" on Comedy Central. First season finale.

Late Night Listings

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on NBC featuring Joel McHale, Viola Davis, and Ximena Sarinana

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Jerry Springer, and Incubus

"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on NBC featuring Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Joe Buck, and Tig Notaro

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Comedy Central featuring John Coffee

"The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central featuring Elliott Ackerman

"Chelsea Lately" on E featuring Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Hardwick, Jen Kirkman, and Matt Braunger

"Conan" on TBS featuring Aziz Ansari, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, and Nate Bargatze

Intern Rusty has a Masters degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industry which makes her sound more successful than she really is. You can read more about her at Rusty's Ventures.


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