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    Who the hell are John & Kate and why are they famous? Maybe I don't watch enough TeeVee.
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    I'm with you on that. The first I heard of them was the other day when after the news the tv flicked over to some entertainment show and they were yammering about some emotional episode or something like that.
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    who? I go home and watch The Wife and The Dog. Who is this TeeVee of whom you speak?
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    do what with the who now?

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    Haha, glad I am not the only one.

    I logged in to Facebook one day recently and my entire feed was filled with status updates and comments from my cousins discussing Jon & Kate and all this crap.

    I had no idea what they were talking about so I looked it up. I still have no idea what they are talking about.

    I must live under a rock. Or maybe it's because I watch 12 minutes of TV per month...?

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    John (Jon?) and Kate are the parents of 8 (currently) young children (sextuplets and twins, I think).

    Their family is the subject of a documentary tv show, which I think is pretty cool, because it captures and preserves a lot of the moments that the parents would probably miss when taking care of 8 children. When I was home for break a few months ago, I watched a bunch of episodes with my sisters--it's a cute show.

    I saw a few weeks ago that John was 'caught' going out to a bar or restaurant with a woman other than his wife when she was out of town. I also saw a headline the other day that one of the parent's siblings thinks the parents are exploiting their children.

    I don't know much more than that.
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    It's on TLC. I don't watch it, but I do watch enough TV to get the gist.

    This short ugly dude has a hot wife who emasculates him on national TV for no reason. They're only on TV because their infertility treatments lead to 8 kids (twins, then six in the next batch).

    She has used their show to launch a "career", and travels to support books she has written.

    He used the opportunity of her being gone to bang a hot young teacher. She was evidently having horizontal fun with a security guard on road trips.

    And the whole reason they got on TV was their wholesome family image dealing with 8 kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    It's on TLC. I don't watch it, but I do watch enough TV to get the gist.

    This short ugly dude has a hot wife who emasculates him on national TV for no reason. They're only on TV because their infertility treatments lead to 8 kids (twins, then six in the next batch).

    She has used their show to launch a "career", and travels to support books she has written.

    He used the opportunity of her being gone to bang a hot young teacher. She was evidently having horizontal fun with a security guard on road trips.

    And the whole reason they got on TV was their wholesome family image dealing with 8 kids.
    What a great synopsis. Thank you for the chuckles.

    Although I really shouldn't laugh. It sounds like a sad situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    It's on TLC. I don't watch it, but I do watch enough TV to get the gist.

    This short ugly dude has a hot wife who emasculates him on national TV for no reason. They're only on TV because their infertility treatments lead to 8 kids (twins, then six in the next batch).

    She has used their show to launch a "career", and travels to support books she has written.

    He used the opportunity of her being gone to bang a hot young teacher. She was evidently having horizontal fun with a security guard on road trips.

    And the whole reason they got on TV was their wholesome family image dealing with 8 kids.
    I guess I missed all the drama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    It's on TLC. I don't watch it, but I do watch enough TV to get the gist.

    This short ugly dude has a hot wife who emasculates him on national TV for no reason. They're only on TV because their infertility treatments lead to 8 kids (twins, then six in the next batch).

    She has used their show to launch a "career", and travels to support books she has written.

    He used the opportunity of her being gone to bang a hot young teacher. She was evidently having horizontal fun with a security guard on road trips.

    And the whole reason they got on TV was their wholesome family image dealing with 8 kids.
    Thanks for reinforcing my decision to not watch it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    It's on TLC. I don't watch it, but I do watch enough TV to get the gist.

    This short ugly dude has a hot wife who emasculates him on national TV for no reason. They're only on TV because their infertility treatments lead to 8 kids (twins, then six in the next batch).

    She has used their show to launch a "career", and travels to support books she has written.

    He used the opportunity of her being gone to bang a hot young teacher. She was evidently having horizontal fun with a security guard on road trips.

    And the whole reason they got on TV was their wholesome family image dealing with 8 kids.
    Well now I wouldn't say that.
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    I've never watched that show, but that John sure seems to be one miserable S.O.B. during all the confessional pieces throughout the series going all the way back to season one.

    We've always called it John and Kate plus Hate.

    Those poor petri-dish kids. They're the ones who are going to get screwed in all this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    It's on TLC. I don't watch it, but I do watch enough TV to get the gist.

    This short ugly dude has a hot wife who emasculates him on national TV for no reason. They're only on TV because their infertility treatments lead to 8 kids (twins, then six in the next batch).

    She has used their show to launch a "career", and travels to support books she has written.

    He used the opportunity of her being gone to bang a hot young teacher. She was evidently having horizontal fun with a security guard on road trips.

    And the whole reason they got on TV was their wholesome family image dealing with 8 kids.

    I wouldn't necessarily say that, either.

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    We watched a couple of episodes of the first series. We have twins and we were interested about the multiples.

    Anyway, it mostly seemed to be about Kate *****ing at Jon for something or other. I couldn't watch it.
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    STOP ENCOURAGING THESE PEOPLE

    Christ, we're going to have a neglected generation of scientifically produced multiple births from parents trying desperately to catch the gravy train.

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    Eight kids? What is she a clown car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by austropithicus View Post
    Who the hell are John & Kate and why are they famous? Maybe I don't watch enough TeeVee.
    My girlfriend introduced me to this show, but I have yet to see it (and the interest to find it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    STOP ENCOURAGING THESE PEOPLE
    John's misery makes me thankful I don't have Kate for a wife. Or 8 kids.


    I'm all about encouraging them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    It's on TLC. I don't watch it, but I do watch enough TV to get the gist.

    This short ugly dude has a hot wife who emasculates him on national TV for no reason. They're only on TV because their infertility treatments lead to 8 kids (twins, then six in the next batch).

    She has used their show to launch a "career", and travels to support books she has written.

    He used the opportunity of her being gone to bang a hot young teacher. She was evidently having horizontal fun with a security guard on road trips.

    And the whole reason they got on TV was their wholesome family image dealing with 8 kids.
    So basically they are using their kids for financial gain, and being completely immoral in their relationship. And America tunes in to view the damage and learn from it.

    Lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    So basically they are using their kids for financial gain, and being completely immoral in their relationship. And America tunes in to view the damage and learn from it.
    It's just like the Von Trapp Family.

    Or the Osmonds.

    Or the Jackson 5.

    Or the Monkees.

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    Most of my relatives watch this show regularly and love it. I don't see the attraction. I don't feel the need to watch in part cause that's not a life I would be interested in having. The way I understand it, both the two older children and the group of six are here as a result of fertility treatments. Maybe they worked this out ahead of time, but had I been in Jon's shoes and Kate started talking about fertility treatments, I would have run screaming in the opposite direction. Just my opinion, FWIW.

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    Who??/ wwwwwwhhhhhhaaaaaa????? I head about them on the radio this morning and all I could think was "wtf"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Eight kids? What is she a clown car?
    pretty bizarre, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
    It's just like the Von Trapp Family.

    Or the Osmonds.

    Or the Jackson 5.

    Or the Monkees.
    You got it only I think much worse. Then again, maybe not.
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