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Just a quick word on Teen Mom.

So, first, as you may have noticed, I haven’t been keeping up with the reality TV lately for two reasons: 1) work, and 2) Mad Men. Mostly Mad Men. It seems that I showed up approximately 4 years late to the Mad Men party and went on a bender to compensate (which seems fitting, doesn’t it?). I actually made it mid-way through season 4 before my Netflix mysteriously puttered out. So I’ve come back to my roots and have started watching my stories* again. Why, just tonight I watched Millionaire Matchmaker (the weird, inbred looking Danish “prince” and the adorable nerd) and Teen Mom! I’m on a roll!

Anyway, what struck me tonight about Teen Mom (which I haven’t been keeping up with at all lately, btw) was how astoundingly stupid Maci is.  Girl is as dumb as a box of rocks. One sandwich short of a picnic. Not the sharpest lightbulb in the deck.  I mean, she has this child, “Bintley,” with her no-good ex-boyfriend, Ryan, and that situation is fraught with tension, and she still hasn’t finished school or really done anything else with her life for the past few years, ’cause, you know, she’s a teen mom, and yet – she wants to have *another* baby with her current boyfriend.  She was like, “I only see Bintley for half the week so I’m just sitting here bored the other half. So I might as well have another baby so I won’t be bored.” Really? No, I mean, really, Maci? Have you learned nothing from Dr. Drew?

Sigh.

*reality TV