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McLoughlin Take 2: Reality TV’s popularity is just unreal

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We now have incontrovertible proof that civilization as we know it is pretty much doomed: Exhibit A, the proliferation of reality TV and the millions who watch it. Call them “pawn spawns.” The success of cable shows such as “Pawn Stars” and “Swamp People” and “Deadliest Catch” has caused a flood of look-alikes featuring the goings-on of toothless freaks who rassle wild animals or amass small fortunes trading seemingly worthless goods or engage in wholly ...

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