One Step Away From Oblivion

For some reason, I foten will watch those Best of the 80’s or 20 Hottest Rock n’ Roll Wives on VH1 when I’m at the gym. Trust me, it’s really not by choice, they just happen to be on and sometimes music plays. It’s either that or Direct Effect and I’m tired of LaLa these days. Oh yes, the Food Channel isn’t much help either, since it’s after Good Eats and before Emeril Live that I’m there. Anyways… I’ve started noticing a recurrung theme in the people who give the little bits on the show, “This girl is the perfect rock wife, if it just wasn’t the time spent with Scott Baio.” Often these are the same people, like comedians or people with small bits on shows that aren’t around anymore. As first, they seem all right, but soon they get to be rather insipid.
I’ve come to the realization that they’re a lot like people who hang out at the Playboy Mansion. There’s been a general theory for a long time that people (guys) who spend any time at all hanging out at Hefner’s Pad are pretty much one step away from complete obscurity. The list speaks for itself with Kato Kahlin, Fred Durst, and Verne Troyer (Mini Me) all having passed through there recently on their way down.
So, I think that it’s pretty safe to say that the folks bopping around these VH1 shows are one step away from Playboy infamy and on their way out. With that in mind, you kind of pity them, except for that fact that some of them have started doing these stupid comments on themselves when they’re on the show, like Dee Snider of Twisted Sister. Talk about the snake eating its tail. Actually, come to think of it, when the format started imploding in on itself like that was when it fell out of favor with this camper.