Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The D-Bag-O-Meter: The Boys of The Buried Life


Dear Jonnie, Ben, Dave and Duncan,

You are officially four of the coolest guys we've ever "met." You've crashed a Playboy party, made a toast at a random couple's wedding (who were super-gracious, by the way), tried to ask out Megan Fox and even helped deliver a baby. But more than that, you've raised money to buy a computer for a classroom in need, helped a dad reunite with his son after seventeen years, helped a little girl tackle her fear of roller coasters and bought a plane ticket for a young woman so she could finally say goodbye to her mother who was buried in Denver after Hurricane Katrina.

Oh, and you've made us cry.

You've restored our faith in MTV's ability to produce quality television. You're changing peoples' lives and inspiring other young people (and, um...not so young people) to do the same. And most of all you've proved that you don't have to be a complete d-bag just because you're on a reality television show. Yeah, Jon Gosselin, we're looking at you.

Rock on boys, rock on.




The D-Bag-O-Meter has spoken. These boys are giving George a run for his money. I mean, I don't see Mr. Clooney traveling around the country on a big purple bus listening to peoples' stories, raising money and changing lives, right? Well, unless you count that whole telethon thing that ended up raising millions of dollars.

So, in honor of non-d-bags across the world, we must leave you with the official Buried Life question: What do you want to do before you die?

49 comments:

Carrie Harris said...

I'd like a D-Bag-O-Meter of my own before I die. I like to think big.

confused homemaker said...

Wait, MTV runs television shows? I thought it ran music programming & yes I'm still stuck in 1985 :P

Delivering babies & reuniting families always makes guys look like Clooney.

Tess said...

Ah, my lack-o-television-skills leaves me out in the cold again. *sigh*

Jules said...

What do I want to do before I die???? Gosh, I am just trying to make goals for today.....

Natalie said...

I haven't seen this either, but they sound cool. :)

Lisa Marie said...

Never seen the show but now I am all intrigued!
I want to see my son live a happy and full life.

Kristi said...

I don't watch television but am glad to hear there are people famous for productive (instead of reproductive) actions. :)

Melissa Sarno said...

Oh man, I'm so out of it- I've never even heard of The Buried Life!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

I must visit Hawaii,Alaska,Australia,England, and Italy! Hey I can dream big!!

What up with Mtv and the logo change thing?

Christina Lee said...

I have never caught this show before--huh, gonna try to find it. I want to be as popular and cool as the LiLa gals--hey I can dream big! :):)

Melissa said...

I love it! They actually sound like class, unlike 99.9% of MTV's garbage these days :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Obviously I need to start watching MTV again. I haven't paid attention since Ozzie's show went off the air. *sigh* Does this mean I'm getting old?

Southern Princess said...

I saw them on a talk show. sadly, I have yet to watch. I will have to see the reruns on MTV or see if they are on Hulu. It sounds like a good show.

My D Bag answer: Travel the world with my family. Yep, not alone, not just the hubby, but my whole family. Call me crazy. ;o)

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Alissa said...

I see from the comments that I am not the only one out of the loop, but sounds like MTV (who knew?) actually has some worthwhile programming.

There are way too many things I want to do before I die, which is why I am staying home today and not risking my life on the snowy roads, but one thing is to travel to Venice, since twice in the past week I have heard from folks I know that it is a magical, beautiful city. I'm taking this a sign that I MUST travel there one of these days.

Loretta Nyhan said...

What a great idea for a show!

Before I die I'd like to help my sister-in-law open a bed & breakfast in Santorini. I'd also like a cottage in the south of France. A girl can dream, right?

Jill Kemerer said...

I haven't heard of this show--where am I?? The snow must be getting to me...

Mariah Irvin said...

I've never heard of or seen this show before, but it sounds interesting. Maybe watching it should be my life goal...

Or, ya know, taking over the world.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Add me to the list of those who are clueless about the show, although these guys sounds awesome. Before I die? Hmmm. I want to see some grandchildren grow, I want the Oakland A's to win another World Series while I watch from the stands, I want to see Chris Tomlin in concert, and I want to visit African schools and orphanages.

roxy said...

Checklist before death:

1. I would like to see my thirteen-year-old daughter clean her room. I'm giddy just thinking about actually seeing the carpet again. Does she have carpet? I can't remember. No, wait, I'm being ridiculous. I need to shoot for the attainable.

2. I'd like to take my children on more vacations. There are six of them so you see this is a fairly involved undertaking...

3. I would like said six darlings to grow up to be happy, fulfilled adults, and I'd like to see my husband live a long time.

4. I'd like to improve my handwriting to where it would no longer resemble italicized sanskrit.

5. I'd like to start watching The Buried Life and stop watching Cribs.

Plus, I want to write something really, really good.:)

Christine said...

I'm kind of embarrassed I've never heard of this show, especially as I just found out they're all Canadian. Oops. Although who knows if they even play it here!

Dara said...

Hmm, I don't have cable so I don't watch MTV. Actually I can't remember the last time I did watch MTV...it may have been back in high school. Or early college. It's easily been six or seven years.

Anyway, what would I like to do before I die...that's difficult.

And of course, travel the world. Sigh. And even more unrealistic--go on an archeological dig. That would be the definition of amazing. Of course these are all self-centered things. I'd like to feel like my life's had meaning--if that's even a goal :P

SB said...

hilarious!!! did you make the d-bag-o-meter yourselves?

wild4dolphins2001 said...

Love this show, love those boys. My bucket list is so long, I can't really answer that question. What's on *yours*, LiLa?

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Can I buy your D-bag-o-Meter? Seriously.

Patti said...

Love the D-Bag-O-Metre. Totally agree.

Carolyn V. said...

I haven't seen the show either, but Whoop! So glad not all the reality guys are D-Bags! Finally good news (for said reality guys).

ChristaCarol said...

Aw, see, now I want to watch TV. And they're cute, too. I'll have to make a point to see an episode.

T. Anne said...

I feel like captain obvious, Publish my dang book. Yes. I said it. I pray God reads the comments section of your blog.



(Ten letter word ver. Great.)

Sara McClung ♥ said...

What? You mean The Jersey Shore didn't restore your faith in MTV's ability to create quality television?? I'm INCREDULOUS at that!

Sarah said...

I'm with Carrie. I want a D-Bag-O-Meter too.

Marsha Sigman said...

I want George Clooney.

And ok...maybe the D-Bag-O-Meter.

But mostly George Clooney.

Oh and to be published, of course.

Shannon Messenger said...

WOW--I am SO out of touch. (I guess that's probably because I haven't watched television in 4 months to make time for revisions--except for American Idol. I have my limits!)

But...um...I've never heard of these guys. Or this show. Or..um...MTV. (Okay, the last one might be a SLIGHT exaggeration--but only slightly. I didn't know Sunday was Superbowl. No really. So...yeah)

It sounds like I need to check this show out when I finally get my life back. Thanks for pointing me to it--and great post, as always!

Elana Johnson said...

Ooh, a non-d-bag! Nice. Too bad I know nothing about this...

But I'd like to go deep sea fishing. See, I'm terrified of boats. Like terrified. So this would overcome one of my greatest fears. :)

K. M. Walton said...

Haven't seen the show yet, just the promos. I'll jump in next time it's on. I have a soft spot for non-dbags.
p.s. Thanks again for reading my stuff on Teen Fire.

Nisa said...

It's so nice to know there are non-d-bags out there.

I want to do way too many things to list in a comment. Way too many things. Dream big, right?

sunna said...

Aw, positive D-Bag-O-Meterness. :-) I almost want to get TV now.

Christine Danek said...

I would love to have one book published. Sorry for the obvious. :)

Katie said...

Oh phew! I have been so looking forward to this show and I was scared you were gonna tell me it sucked!

Ahhh... the D-Bag-O-Meter.

I love that thing

Icy Roses said...

Oh yes, the return of the D-Bag-O-Meter. :D

Did you do anyone from Jersey Shore yet? I'm assuming that you of all people watch that show and you of all people have opinions about it.

Nicole Ducleroir said...

You know that big bridge that spans Sydney Harbor in Australia? I want to walk across the top of its huge arc, hundreds of feet about the water. Then I want to drink a six-pack of Fosters and listen Australian accents. (*grin*)

Jemi Fraser said...

I've never heard of these guys either, but it's nice to hear about some nice folks!

I want to see my kids happily settled :)

Rebecca Knight said...

I'm shocked! MTV--what's happened to you??

Before I die, I'd like to travel to the Middle East, to Asia(preferrably China), go back to New Zealand, visit the British Isles, and look at the Alps.

Then, after all of that is done, I'd like to die at the age of 105 in my sleep simultaneously with my husband as we hold hands :3. Is that too much to ask?

Dawn Simon said...

I want to be published. And published again. And again. (You get the idea--I want a long career with lots of books.) Also, I want to have a fabulous agent who is uber proud of me.

If I can be picky, I'd like it to start happening kind of soon. ;)

Stephanie Thornton said...

I want to be published, travel to Cambodia, Turkey, Peru, and Morocco. And back to Egypt.

And I want to be published.

BTW- Thanks for swinging by MSFV Secret Agent contest. I appreciate the comment!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Hmm... I'd like to bungee jump in Victoria Falls. :0)

Rhonda said...

I've seen the adverts for "The Buried Life" but I wasn't sure if it would be worth watching or not. Now? I'm going to have to give it a look. After all, if these guys are Clooney on the D-bag meter, they're worth a look. :)

There's a lot I'd like to do before I sign off for good, but at the top of the list?

Publish lots of good books and conquer my fear of flying so I can travel more exentsively. :)

jessjordan said...

And to think, I would've pegged them for a bunch of super d-bags in that campy pose and poser-type suits. And, well, they ARE on an MTV reality show, so I just assumed ...

lexcade said...

i'd like to go to paris. it's my second biggest dream.

Ryan said...

Wow, I really am impressed to finally see a D-Bag O Meter where the guys aren't d bags. Its impressive to know that there are still good people in the world, and that some of them have actually managed to get on tv. So, I just have to say Cool Beans.

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