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What ^ crap I learned from sitcoms

There were quite a few hit sitcoms on TV when I was growing up. Some of those are now considered to be the best thing on television by many. They were insanely popular. And because I was a little gullible idiot, I admit that there is a huge load of crap I learned from sitcoms. Things, that I had to unlearn after I got to know that there is this thing called logic. And even though it’s wrong of me to bash any TV shows on the basis of what I learned from them, but as an impressionable 14-year-old, there were a lot of stupid things that I picked up from these shows. Teenagers will always be teenagers, regardless of the decade. They’ll be stupid, impressionable little idiots. If you are one, I sincerely hope you aren’t influenced (for the lack of a better word) to my level of stupidity from these sitcoms.

Okay, so get ready, here comes the storm of crap:

 

1. I learned that you don’t have to work/have money to have fun

Joey

 

Most of the sitcoms I watched, showed their main characters chilling in a coffee shop or in a bar, every day of the week without a job or anything. You just sit there, relax with your F.R.I.E.N.D.S. without a care. That too in one of the most expensive cities in the world…what a life.

 

2. You will have the energy to do the craziest shit at any given time of the day

Barney

 

Let’s go to Atlantic City!

Can’t, I have to work tomorrow

But you’re in your 20s…this is the time to live your life to the fullest.

Okay, pick me up in 10

This is how most of the conversations go in a sitcom. There will always be a friend who is overly excited about things and want to do some crazy shit most of the time, while the other person has to work the next day. The crazy friend only has to say like one sentence to make that friend come with him. And what the hell is the deal with “You’re 20, you should crazy things like spending the whole night drinking and go to work the next day without a massive hangover or you’re wasting it”’? We’re 20, not Superman. We need rest too. Stop making us feel bad about not going to clubs or parties 7 days a week.

 

3. You can have a humongous apartment in any city, without so much as a job

himym

 

Taking the first point even further, you don’t have to have a high paying job or ANY job for that matter to have a huge place of your own in New freaking York. Concepts like rent, money, job don’t exist. And that apartment will always be in perfect condition even though you never clean it and throw huge parties like every week. Yeah, screw you! You filthy peasant who has to live in a tiny apartment in a shady neighborhood and has to clean his apartment every week or it starts smelling like a rat died in there after dumping the biggest deuce of his life.

 

4. If you’re a man and not in a serious relationship, you’ll get laid every day of the week

Charlie Harper

 

So you have a penis and you haven’t had sex in a year? Shame on you! Yes, this is what I learned. A single man will have thousands of bimbos to have sex with every day. And don’t even get me started on the ways the single men use to get sex from these girls. Almost all of them are borderline rape.

 

5. Women are DUMB

Penny big bang

 

Continuing the above point, women in sitcoms are dumb. Like reaaally dumb. They can’t tell the difference between a Tyrannosaurus and a chihuahua trying to chase his tail. They are just there to spread their legs for any guy who has given them like 5 minutes of attention. Also, if you’re a blond with moderately big breasts your IQ will be the same as a monkey with Alzheimer’s.

 

6. It’s perfectly fine for friends to screw their friend’s girlfriends

How i met your mother

 

It doesn’t matter if your friend is in a relationship with a girl or used to have very strong feelings for her, or was in a relationship with her like a month ago, you can screw that girl and still be friends with the guy because you really “LOVE” that woman. And by love I mean, you’ll be in a relationship with her for a couple of months then break up because “you two are very different people’.

 

7. If you wear glasses, you’re a nerd and you shouldn’t have any self-respect

The big bang theory

 

Ah, I really felt bad for guys who wear glasses (me). The way they show these guys is heartbreaking. If you’re a nerdy guy who’s dating a hot girl, then the concept of self-respect should be nonexistent to you. Because you’re getting sex and you’re now a slave to the person who’s giving it to you (and not in a good way).

 

8. There’s no concept of boundaries among friends

Lily Aldrin

 

If you are in a group of friends, say 4 to 5 people, chances are you’ve seen all of them naked, you know the size of their penis to the decimals, their breast sizes, how their poop looks, how many times they shave down there, their menstrual cycle, and everything else you can think of.

 

9. You can drink every night, never do anything related to exercise and still have the body of a supermodel

robin how i met your mother

 

Like I said, these guys are superhuman. They can drink like freakin fish every night of the week, never even heard of a gym or cardio, eat anything they want and still have a body of an angel. Yes, they are actors but come on! At least show someone who looks like a ‘regular’ person.

 

10. That your friends will be there for you always

Friends

 

As dysfunctional as they are, friends will always be there for you. It doesn’t matter if they stab you in the back, screw your girlfriend, get you fired or anything…they’ll be there for you. Unless they move to the suburbs or outside the city..then suddenly it gets too inconvenient to keep in contact with people who were your closest friends for more than a decade.

 

Like I said, these shows are simply for entertainment and nothing else but God does it boil my blood when they show these kinds of relationship and lifestyle to stupid people like me and make us think that our lives will turn out this way. Like I know I am stupid, you don’t have to add anything to it.

And this is it kids. That’s all the crap I learned from sitcoms.

Tyler Durden was right all along.

fight-club

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”

Tyler Durden is a character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Fight Club which came out in 1999. Most people dismissed Tyler and the whole movie at that time as unethical. But in my opinion, it wasn’t unethical. It comes out as a little strong maybe, but I think the point it tried to make needed a little strong. It talked about consumerism, what has our life come to and even our existence. So we are going to discuss each one of these and try to show why Tyler Durden might have a point.

Consumerism:

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“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.”

There is a scene in the movie where the narrator (Edward Norton) and Tyler Durden are talking in a bar. The scene goes like this:
Tyler Durden: Do you know what a duvet is?
Narrator: It’s a comforter…
Tyler Durden: It’s a blanket. Just a blanket. Now, why do guys like you and me know what a duvet is? Is this essential to our survival, in the hunter-gatherer sense of the word? No. What are we then?
Narrator: …Consumers?
Tyler Durden: Right. We are consumers. We’re the bi-products of a lifestyle obsession.

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Tyler has a point. We are way past that ‘buying the products that we need’ thing. Sure one may argue about the usefulness of many products that are not essential to our survival in the ‘hunter-gatherer’ sense, and there really are some extremely useful products, but the question is: Do we really need them? Or we need them just because we are made to believe that we need them? The big corporations are slowly changing our psyche. They make us think that we need certain things that we don’t even want. This is not an argument against the luxurious living. If you want to live in luxury, then it’s your choice. But if you give too much value to things you own, then they may end up owning you. This is Tyler’s point. Let things just be things. Don’t give them more value than they actually have.

What has our life come to:

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“We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”

Well, it is true. People, well at least most of them anyway, crave purpose. I mean our lives just can’t be working and paying bills, can it be? There must be some bigger purpose. There must be something more to it. Like he said, we have no war or great depression. We are the middle children. We haven’t been assigned a place or a purpose. We have to find it ourselves. The problem is it’s easier said than done. Why? Because our lives turned out to be a disappointment. This is because we have been deceived by the…well by the world itself. We grew up watching the television. We saw what was shown to us: A life full of possibilities. A life where we can be anybody we want. But how did it turn out? We work the jobs we hate to live a life that was forced upon us by the society, by the world. Tyler wants to free us from that life. The problem is if everyone thought that way, then the society, at least this society, will cease to exist. But maybe it’s not a bad thing. Maybe it’s not as terrifying as it sounds. Maybe that’s what we really need.

Our Existence:

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“You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you, never wanted you, and in all probability, he HATES you. It’s not the worst thing that can happen.”

So, we are consumer slaves and we have no purpose, but we still have our God. But what if we didn’t? What if God didn’t like or care about us? What if God hated us? It is a possibility, right? Of all Tyler’s philosophy, this one is the most difficult to accept. It directly crushes our religious beliefs. We have been raised to believe that God loves all his children. But like many other things that we believed, this could be a lie too. What if we were putting all our faith in something that despises us? Can we really live after knowing that everything we grew up believing was a lie? Yes, we can. Because we don’t need him. Because f*ck damnation, f*ck redemption. God wants to take away everything from me? I look forward to it. I look forward to hitting the bottom. I don’t care what happens now. I have let go….of everything. I don’t care about my job or money or society. I will do whatever I want to do. Most people argue that letting people do whatever they want will result in chaos. Tyler believes otherwise. He believes if people could do anything, the world would be a much better place. And he has a point. Tyler doesn’t say that people should be allowed to do whatever they want right away, they have to hit bottom first. They have to let go of control, of materialistic things, and of desires. A free person who has hit bottom will be able to find his true purpose. And it all comes down to it. Purpose. A purpose defines us. Our jobs or money don’t. This is what Tyler wants. The world to hit bottom, to be free, to give up anything and everything. And he may be right. We are at the pinnacle of our civilization and most people still aren’t happy. It’s time for a change. It’s time to claim our lives. It’s time to claim our humanity.

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“Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity, you will become a statistic.”