Past Entertainment Articles.
Article for the week of 7/19/05
Mosquitoes vs. Wasps
By, Grey Entertainment
It is an argument as old as the Oprah Winfrey show and subject to far
less change or debate. Principally because the Oprah Winfrey show, along
with the other talk shows of the early 90s was responsible for starting
The question is which hurts more, and yet remains more entertaining that
what is on television, mosquitoes or wasps.
Though Reality TV is thought to be the primary cause for the resumption
of this issue the lack of interesting sitcoms is also believed to be a
contributing factor. Though dramas remain interesting the propagation
of the CSI phenomena along with a glut of medically oriented dramas is
beginning to wear out the interest of viewers.
Similarly the lack of quality science fiction that is not a repeat or
a special showing of a canceled series is causing more and more people
to drift towards other forms of entertainment.
Long gone are the days when producers would take a risk on a new and interesting
comedy, or anything for that matter, the clones are upon us, and not simply
in the form of the new George Lucas sponsored soap opera featuring the
Consequently the most interesting discussion anyone can have in relation
to entertainment is to discuss whether mosquitoes or wasps would cause
the more entertaining sting.
Traditionally mosquitoes would have held the edge, as they do not simply
sting, but bite and withdraw blood, sometimes injecting blood from a previous
meal, leading to all sorts of contamination related possibilities.
However we appear to have a new generation more concerned with immediate
sensations rather than the intricate possibilities of future infections,
and thus wasps are so far ahead.
It has not yet reached the point where this debate is being televised,
especially since the last lot of experts on the subject have since moved
on and started up their own DVD collections.
There are many who are willing to take their place, unfortunately these
people see their roles as being similar to that of Reality TV and want
to debate while completing a series of challenges.
The only feasible alternative presents the debate in the form of a science
oriented series set in Atlanta and featuring new and interesting camera
angles to showcase the city itself.
Thus even this old debate is ruined by the lowering standards of television.
There is hope yet, predominantly in the form of movies. This possibility
is based on the notion that if a movie starring Tom Cruise and directed
by Steven Spielberg can get genuinely good reviews then it is possible
that a new golden age of Hollywood is about to begin. As this sort of
thing can only truly be collapsed by television becoming more interesting
Couch Potatoes around the world slouch with anticipation.