Ryan Thomason

Even the College SAT Assumes You Are A Moron Now

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Remember when you spent all that time cramming for the SATs so that you could get into college, you’d have to read a whole bunch of vocabulary lists and remember what happened when X+6-Y= SOMETHING. Instead, you should have apparently been watching Reality TV.

Here’s the question, via the New York Times:

Reality television programs, which feature real people engaged in real activities rather than professional actors performing scripted scenes, are increasingly popular.

These shows depict ordinary people competing in everything from singing and dancing to losing weight, or just living their everyday lives. Most people believe that the reality these shows portray is authentic, but they are being misled.

How authentic can these shows be when producers design challenges for the participants and then editors alter filmed scenes?

Do people benefit from forms of entertainment that show so-called reality, or are such forms of entertainment harmful?

So, I hope you wasted your junior year of high school watching fat people loose weight, ugly women trying to have sex with Brett Michaels, or teenage moms pumping out kids. Cause if this is how SAT prep courses are going to end up like because of the dumbing down of America, you’re ready to be the next president. Way to go! Now go brush up on your whatever that show that has those weird jersey kids on it because I’m sure that’s going to take up a whole section now.

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