Jonathan says “I call it reality blurred,” links to this site from his for “karma.”

Jonathan says “I call it reality blurred,” links to this site from his for “karma.”
I know I swore off posting anything about Jonathan and Victoria from The Amazing Race 6, but I cannot resist–primarily because both of these items sort of involve me, and I’m a narcissistic bastard. In advance of their Feb. 15 Dr. Phil “Romance Rescue” special on CBS, Jonathan talked to the Calgary Sun. He gave them a brand-new reason for the shove (“Unfortunately, I made a conscious decision to show my raw emotions. I shouldn’t have done it, but I didn’t know how it was going to look.”), but also pretends that he came up with the phrase that happens to be the name of this site. He says, “I’m not happy with what I see up there. I’m a better person than that. That doesn’t represent me or our relationship. I call it reality blurred.” Um, no, I call it reality blurred, buddy.

Not that I’m the first person to use the phrase, even though I made it the household name it is today. But it’s an interesting choice of words considering that just over a week ago, on the couple’s official web site, this was posted:

January 27, 2005

You can’t have bad karma if you’re born in America :)

Reality TV Blurred- Click Here

So, they linked to this site with something about karma. Not sure if they’re trying to get karma by kissing my ass or putting me on notice that I’m screwed karma-wise, but either way, I’m slightly disturbed. Still, thanks for the link, kids.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.