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September 15, 2008

The Day's Most Tasteless Dialogue

I'm not going to lie; I only pay partial attention to General Hospital these days.  This show is just so stupid and pointless that I have to multi-task and get other things done while I'm watching it, or I feel like I've both wasted time and depleted brain cells.  (The brainiac other things I do while watching it include folding laundry, shopping for handbags on eBay, browsing Sephora, and trying to get to the 28th level of an online game involving bubbles.) 

But occasionally, something will catch my attention.  Usually it's something like Greg Vaughn being shirtless, or Jason Thompson hotly doing...anything, or Carly admitting that she hasn't been a great mother.  But today, I had a moment that I can only equate to when a cartoon character sees something so unbelieveable that it necessitates a head-shaking, eye-bulging, sound-effect-accompanying reaction of astonishment.  Those half-dozen or so of you who are still watching this show regularly probably know what's coming.  Take it away, Elizabeth "God, I Used to Love You and Your Hair Was So Very Pretty, But Now I Mostly Just Want to Kick You in the Shins While Forcibly Dyeing Those Highlights Back to Brown" Webber-Spencer!

Liz:  There's this college professor, Randy Pausch.  I'm sure you've heard of him?  Well he was dying, and he got all these people together in room to give what he called The Last Lecture.  And he talked about achieving your dreams, and brick walls.  And that they are there for a reason:  To let you prove how badly you want something.  I do not want you to tell me that this is going to be easy, or that there are going to be brick walls.  I just need you to tell me how you feel.

As I'm sure most of you know, Randy Pausch spoke movingly about deciding for yourself and your loved ones what is truly important in life, and choosing what wisdom you would impart on those around you if you know it will be the last thing you pass along.  He died recently after a painful battle with cancer, leaving behind a wife and three young children, plus countless fans of his work.  And the writers of this show think it's okay to reference that inspirational story to have a character -- a supposedly similarly dedicated mother to two young sons -- justify WANTING TO GET IT ON WITH A HITMAN.

I hate this show.

Comments

Okay, Mary - I'll spell it out for you.

Those of us outraged at the references of Randy Pausch and Jason's poor, feel sorry for me because I can't (won't) give up my mobster life has nothing to do with the inability to distinguish GH from reality for 2 reasons - it's not anything resembling reality, and we cannot believe that Jason Morgan, the mass-murdering mobster with a heart of gold and Jesus like status in PC can even be mentioned in the same breath as Randy Pausch. Who, for the record was a brilliant, inspirational college professor who devoted his life to his family, and decent humanitarian work - NOT organized crime or mass-murder.

Oh, and you want to talk about distinguishing reality? You just learned about the man who inspired millions of lives around the country, even the WORLD through a soap that promotes masochism, murder, infidelity, and organized crime as entertainment, and you only did it because Becky was delivering the scene.

If I wanted to watch a mob-centric soap, I'd watch The Sopranos, not GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Sod this crap. To use a real life hero and his message to justify Liz wanting to be a bust it baby for a murderer is too damn much.

First they wrote Sam as a complete trick to justify the dullness that be Liz/Jason. Then they destroyed Jason/Sam,Liz/Lucky,and Ric/Alexis to prop Liz/Jason. Now they sink this low for this couple which is better than Ambien when you have insomnia. WTF?

I was holding on for Claudia/Nik but I cannot take this crap.I'm going to stick to youtube from now on.

Hold the phone,GH is fiction? Jeezus,thank you for enlightening me,oh wise one.

This sucks immensely,to use a man with a very positive and brave message to justify Liz feening for Borgy's miniscule spark plug and wanting it put to her socket.It is disgusting and offensive. The fact that a soap had to inform you of Randy Pausch and his supremely inspirational message says something about YOU being a wee bit too tied up in a soap and perhaps,you should stop watching and pay attention to reality..

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