As if there weren't enough self-flagellation one could inflict after looking in the mirror, The Learning Channel has announced that Stacey and Clinton of the TV Show What Not To Wear are looking for the "Worst Dressed American for 2009."
Okay, now excuse me, TLC? You mean you haven't found him or her in the vast archives of ClinStace already? Now you want viewers to rat on their friends and family...the brother who still has a mullet, the husband who wears his THE WHO TOUR 1977 shirt like a banner of freedom? Or maybe you expect them to suck it up and obligingly nominate themselves?
Or does one go after one's frenemies?
So go ahead, nominate that coworker who rats on you every time they want to get ahead. Nominate the guy who asked you out but then spent his time ogling the 40D's at the next table.
Or better yet, find a blogger who argued with you in the blogosphere. Now, really, it's almost too easy - most bloggers are not the delicious strumpets they pretend to be! In fact, in a totally random and unscientific survey, most had wardrobes consisting of worn-out yoga clothes or a polo shirt with crumbs.
Anyway, we're hoping that ClinStace doesn't resort to junk foods to weather the mountain of evidence sent their way. We're hoping they don't warrant a visit from Gillian McKeith of BBC's You Are What You Eat. Now, that could be wicked, but perhaps even a better show.
Read on. Reality TV has reached its nadir.