It’s been a busy week for all things Taboo. First, we had Stubs the Cat celebrating 15 years as mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. That’s right, many years ago the people of Talkeetna, underwhelmed by their official options on the ballot, banded together to select Stubs the Cat as their write-in candidate. He won the election, and has been enjoying his post ever since. Of course his title is honorary, but that doesn’t stop Stubs from drawing in scores of tourists hoping to meet the very first feline elected-official.
Next up is the new Tumblr blog, The Rich Kids of Instagram, that has been sweeping across the Interwebs. In a world where Sunday BBQ involves a private backyard sparkling oasis and toddlers travel by private jet, this new blog is capturing the lives of the youngest of the so-called 1%. From hot pink Porsches to designers duds, we can now glimpse into the lives of the rich and teenage.
Our last selection for the best of This Week in Taboo involves a certain dating reality show, a certain oral surgery, and a certain reaction to said combination. After having her wisdom teeth removed, this Bachelorette super-fan is so enamored by the show and her love for Jef Holm and Emily Maynard that she cries hysterically for their happiness. And it’s pretty hysterical.
In a world where reality-TV love can move us to tears, teens hop in their helicopter for a girls day out, and cats are mayors, we’re calling this a successful Week in Taboo. As for what’s happening this week ON Taboo? Well that’s a different story. This week on Taboo: Ugly, we’re looking at what it means to be deemed “ugly” in a society that scorns it.
Tune in to Taboo: Ugly Sunday at 10P et/pt.
Go inside the Ugly Modeling Agency for a sneak peek from this week’s premiere.