Thursday, October 4, 2007

Kid Nation

Also, how disturbing was the opening scene of Kid Nation this week? 10-year olds talking about needing to "party on!" and then doing shots of some clear soda, chugging root beer, doing root beer boilermakers... So disturbing that, for children, the notion of cutting loose and relaxing revolves around the overconsumption of the only mind-altering substance readily and obviously available to them, and in a manner that so closely mimics fuh-realizies binge drinking. Like, I'm all for binge drinking--Lord knows I have done... and do... my share. But, um, can we at least wait until, like, sixteen? Or nineteen?

How do these kids even know what it looks like? I don't know, but it's seriously disturbing. Go watch it.

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