I mean, can’t you see the resemblance? OK, so maybe the above looks more like a before-and-after photo for some fundie poster proclaiming “This is Your Daughter After She Listens to Slipknot!” or some such nonsense…but I found myself watching Ink Master this season for much the same reason I used to watch those Buffalo Bills “Off the Field” videos online. Much like the former Bills reporter, this season’s youngest Spike TV competitor, Monroe, comes across as the sweet, wholesome girl next door–except with piercings and tattoos. They’ve even got the same Northern accent, which I find sweetly charming.
As she told her local Wisconsin alt weekly, Monroe is “not much of a TV person; I probably looked like a scared puppy the first few shows – I’m super awkward.” And yet, she’s pretty darn good with a needle, especially for someone who’s only been inking people for three years. While one of the other three female competitors this season flaked out in the second episode, Monroe made it all the way to the Top 5 before a Japanese snake got the best of her last night. I dunno guy, but I’m pretty sure that the waiting list to get tattooed by Melissa is three years long now. How close is Port Washington, Wisconsin to Toronto, anyways?
On the other hand, I think I shed a single tear when I saw an episode of Under Review in my Daily Buffalo Bills Buzz today that wasn’t hosted by Hannah. It seems she’s moved on to local ABC affiliate WKBW, which might be the only Buffalo-based station that I never watch, ever. (I mean, when was the last time ABC had any good shows!?) That said, I think I can stop pretending to be a Bills fan now. After the Bills in Toronto Series went on permanent vacation, losing Hannah to the local news has gotta be the last straw!
Know what else I found out tonight that these two young ladies have in common? They’re both engaged. Erm, this blog post will self-destruct… :o