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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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Would You Be A Good ‘Reality Show’ Contestant?
Would you eat crickets for a hundred dollars? Sit in a tub of worms for a thousand? No way?
Reality shows just keep getting more popular. And more bizarre! Would you ever really consider doing some of those crazy stunts just for the cold hard cash?
Would you like to be on a show like ‘Survivor’? How about Jerry Springer?
‘Fess up now! Do YOU watch them? Which ones? Or do you experience quite enough reality in your own life, thank you very much!
If you could produce the Pagan version of a reality show, what would you have your Pagan contestants do?
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|Carcharias (Australia) ||Age: 19 - Email |
They have a phobia, they're not wimps. Just because they might be tethered and know they won't die doesn't make it any less scary, it makes it worse because its humiliating to have everyone saying "but you're perfectly safe". Thats not the issue. I am terrified of heights, i can't even go to the second storey of my own house unless i absolutely have to, and even then i have to come back down sitting on my butt! lol. And of one my friends has a bird phobia, seriously he is terrified of bird. Phobias might not make sense to you if you don't know what its like, but trust me, its not pleasant.
| Concerning Me... ||Apr 28th. at 5:51:15 am EDT|
|elf (england) ||Age: 23 - Email |
What concerns me about reality TV shows is that they are being introduced to the populatation simply to get us all used to being observed. We should beware that we don't all end up in the Big Brother house permanently. I also notice that the type of people usually selected for these shows are generally shallow and self-obsessed.
I would be terrible in this sort of environment because I would not play the game and I would generally see it for the bull**** that is is. Thats why I don't get on well with jobs.
| I'd Be Terrible... ||Apr 28th. at 5:55:55 am EDT|
|Rebecca (Colorado) ||Age: 31 - Email |
heheheh, one of 2 things would happen...
1) They'd be putting me in with their 'normal' contestants - and I'd be too busy being my usual dry and sarcastic self amsuing myself -probably laughing more at myself for being on the show with the likes of what you see on Jerry Springer, and trying to avoid saying something that would make the KKK fundamentalist brother-sister-transvestite married couple hunt me down after the show
2) It would be a show involving spiders, eating something that I'm not used to eating (thats probably alive) ...or worse yet, eating SPIDERS *SHUDDERS* - and then I'd be too freaked out to be sarcastic and cynical....I'd already be dead of a heart attack...
a pagan reality show? hmmm....well, since everyones version of reality is different - I suppose we could do a sort of 'The Real World' meets 'Fear Factor'...we could get about 5-8 pagans all living in a house together and tape everything; add the 'fear factor' in if half the people in the house arent pagans but rather fundamentalists....
has bizarre mental picture of older fat fundie walking out into the back garden and stumbling over an altar with several skyclad around it, fundie shrieks, whips out vial of 'holy water' and yells out "the power of christ compels you! Begone evil teletubb...err whoops EVIL ONES!" The pagan splashed rolls around for a second or 3, yelling out 'It burns! It Burns!' He/She stops, looks and the others, grins, says 'made ya look/fooled ya/not really/ what was my head spinning AGAIN/etc' and walks off giggling with the other pagans....
'course, it might actually be a more interesting show if all the people involved have IQs over 100, and are at least a little bit open minded...ppl who can HANDLE a good debate without reaching for the closest heavy blunt object...
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