Is something less horrifying when it’s also inevitable, or more horrifying?
Steven Slater, the now-infamous Jet Blue flight attendant who quit his job in the most spectacular way — we talked about his instant folk-hero status here last week — could well be hosting a new reality show, according to TMZ:
According to well-placed industry sources … Stone Entertainment — a powerhouse in the reality TV world — is going after Slater to host a show in which various disgruntled workers quit their jobs in extravagant ways.
The whirlwind of frenzied thoughts this sends flying through my mind are many and contradictory:
Who didn’t see this coming?
Oh dear god what have we become?
The show’s going to be called ‘Take This Job and Shove It,’ isn’t it? And Toby Keith or Keith Urban or someone like that will remake the Johnny Paycheck song for the theme and it’ll be awful…
How long until the 15 minutes of fame Warhol promised us all starts sounding more like a threat?
Is there anything a person can do these days that isn’t fodder for the amusement of a nation?