So as a friend pointed out to me recently, MTV has been launching a ton of blogs lately, and they range from the inane to the wrist-slittingly depressing. But then I found Remote Control, which I unearthed while researching, uh, Celebrity Rap Superstar (Sebastian Bach freestyles?!) and I just threw up my hands at the Internet. “Remote Control”–a show that was long associated with early MTV’s wink-and-nod attitude toward pop culture–is now the title for an MTV-bankrolled blog that actually contains the sentences “And as always, the SHIT HIT THE FAN!” and “I want more Trisha drama!!!” in a recap of Drunk People Fighting: Sydney? I weep for my copy of the home game, which sits moulding in a basement somewhere.
I know that Jess and I have been very
crotchety “MTV get off the air” lately as a way to psych ourselves up for the VMAs (our minds work in curious ways), but come on–when you pit a breathless announcement of being on “Team Heidi” against “Dead Or Canadian,” there’s hardly any contest. Hell, even an extended clip of Colin Quinn hosting “Weekend Update” would be preferable–at least there’s an attempt at wit, instead of reheated spins on “reality”-show storylines that you can find at a billion other blogs, somewhere in there. OK, Quinn’s antics are a fumbling, ham-handed attempt at wit, but at this point I’m not going to be too picky.