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OpEdNews Op Eds    H4'ed 1/21/14

Oh No! The #1 Reality Television Side Effect

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Message Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Chances are, you are well aware of what reality television is doing to your brain.

Remember the fried-egg drug commercial?

The one with the "this is what drugs do to your brain" voiceover?

It turns out that having your brain become a fried egg is only a relatively bad thing.

Scientists are now reporting that after only one hour of watching any reality show, when at the same time accompanied by reality "star" voices or "vocals", the brain disappears!

Yes, you heard me.

Gone. Finito. Buh-bye.

The primary cause is something called EBMD, or Epidemic Brain/Mood Degeneration.

This is a source of acute concern in the brain sciences community, although neither the FDA nor the MDA will confirm the findings.

Furthermore, the media networks are insisting that this is an old study, with CBS and many cable channels leading the defense of reality television by moving to add real actors and legitimate celebrities, outside of reality television, into the reality products.

In so doing, they are at least admitting that a dimension of the brain damage from reality programming has been caused by a flood of talentless, mentally empty real people "scripted" into the reality show.

One cannot help but muse that these mentally empty reality "stars" serve as role models, aka audience brain-disease entry points, providing repeat reality show viewers a rocket trip into the mirroring and mimicking of specific style, pacing, and vocabulary of emptiness.

Apparently, there is no turning back.

The epidemic of EBMD is nourished nightly and spawning into new generations, even as we breathe.

Thus, it is believed that America is suffering from a genetically driven shortage of on-air talent, leading directly to the empowerment of the stupid.

Not only is this fatal for the soul.

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