Once upon a time, many years ago when we all lived in little villages you had fame if you were a blacksmith, a singer or the storyteller. You had a defined role and if you did it well you received accolades and everyone in your village knew who you were. Most people had barely been to the next town so the concept of spreading your ideas far and wide didn’t even cross people’s mind.
Then came modern transportation and media. Suddenly, you could reach everybody and there was worldwide fame.
Speaking of fame. After reading a press release on the Discovery Channel…I just threw up in my mouth a little bit!
Yeah, it’s a line from “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” but seemed appropriate from my perspective.
In case you’ve been living in a tent at Occupy Portland… it would seem that Jessie James has flamed out with his squeeze, Kat Von D and when he looked at the man in the mirror, became tired of the same old you. He will recycle in the industry to the Discovery Channel for what’s being hailed as an E-P-I-C showdown where he will go head-to-head with Paul Teutul Sr. and Junior on “American Chopper Live.”
Selling out and letting co-writers/producers deliver what the lowest common denominator TV system wants, as opposed to what you want, will clearly revive the custom chopper business!
Can’t they leave well enough alone and just move on already? Maybe they should rename it the “American Horror Story: Tricks and Treats From Formerly Warm Bodies!” Since 2003 Jessie began a slow-and-steady nosedive with his character arcing to new lows that only a Hollywood script for “Desperate Housewives” could love. Combine this with the other two demoralizing builders who get their ‘hate-on’ and we now have what they call that new math: 1+2 = 4!
Our shiny enigmatic motorcycle monster friend will turn up not once, but twice on December 5th and 6th. It’s sure to create a mega motorcycle buzz – YAWN!
Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel