...that there is actually a show that consists almost entirely of men moving dirt? That sentence doesn't impart the sheer idiocy of such programming, you actually have to think about it for a bit. The show is called Gold Rush and the men on it are "mining" for gold. Apparently, gold bits are in dirt so a bunch of men are trying to get the gold out of the dirt. And that simply entails moving dirt. The guys on the show don't even try to embellish their task, they call it was it is when they say, "We have to move a lot of dirt today."
Television today reminds me of the screen Montags' wife stares at for hours a day in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.