So, this is my swan song for Mad Blog. (I will let my colleague Bob Garfield explain the nuts and bolts here.) But I’d rather not look back. Instead, let’s touch on some of the petty/bitchy stuff that I never got to cover. Now, I know this is hardly an issue facing the nation. Besides, the intense, eyeball-based acting she’s forced to do here takes guts. But really, Jen, aren’t you slightly off-brand with this rather imperious script?
“So tell me, what’s been going on in your buttock area?”You have to admit that’s a pretty good opener for a patient exam on “Botched,” a reality show about cosmetic repair work that kicks off its fourth season on E! on June 18. The buttock line comes from plastic surgeon/ “Real Housewives of Orange County” husband Dr. Terry Dubrow.
A busy downtown Walgreens/Duane Reade. An attractive middle-aged woman stands on the checkout line, holding a basket containing only one item, Dove Body Wash in a new tall, thin white bottle. Officer:“Excuse me, Ma’am. I’m afraid you’re going to have to return that bottle to the shelf. Do a 180 and say goodbye to that shower buddy.”Woman (clearly anxious): “But what did I do? I was gonna buy it -- here’s my Balance Rewards card, and here’s my Visa! I swear! I’m a good citizen.
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