Submitted by Dee - a guest writer.
Why do we all care so much about Jon and Kate plus 8? They are not movie or pop stars. I wouldn't really even call them TV stars. Their ratings are great for TLC but in the scheme of things they are really not that well known. Most of my friends and acquaintances do not even know who they are. They are not being followed around by the National Enquirer or have a gazillion paparazzi following them like Brittney Spears or Lindsay Lohan.
I am not sure what the answer is to this. It could be that we have become addicted to our computers and the Internet for our entertainment and this is just one more thing to read about, blog about and chat on message boards. What is the difference between people's obsession in chatting about Jon and Kate and chatting about sports and sports figures. Right now the Internet message boards are on fire with chat about Bret Favre's desire to return to football. People in Wisconsin are very passionate about Bret Favre and the Green Bay Packers. I do not feel that most of the Jon and Kate haters and lovers are really that passionate about their show and wait with excited anticipation weekly as Packer fans do.
I will admit that I am into this right now due mostly to boredom during my down time. I have no desire to get involved in Jon and Kate's life and try to end the show or make them more responsible parents as I have seen people chatting about on different web sites. I have enough problems of my own. After viewing the scale this morning in shock and disgust, I better start thinking about going for a few long walks with my dogs and stop searching the Internet for the latest on Jon and Kate!
From the editors: Tell us why you are interested in this show and all the buzz that is going around.