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SilverBlade
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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2005 03:08      Profile for SilverBlade   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am just realize how MANY reality shows there are now?

I can think of 10 off the top of my head.


Why are they so popular? What is it that makes people stop flicking through their channels to watch people humiliate themselves for a date/money?

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quote:
Originally posted by SilverBlade:
I am just realize how MANY reality shows there are now?

I can think of 10 off the top of my head.


Why are they so popular? What is it that makes people stop flicking through their channels to watch people humiliate themselves for a date/money?

Because we wish we could be those people getting $50k to eat a plate of worms. :S
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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2005 06:43      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Or because when people laugh about others being humiliated publicly (even if paid for), they can forget their sorry little life of their own, suffering humiliations with no compensations.

(I, for one, can't stand watching those shows. I prefer to dream about what life could be rather than complain about what it is. And when I'm unhappy about the disparity, I just have to get into gear and change what I don't like.)

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Anyone else read the title of this thread and wonder what Spungo was into now? [Razz]
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quote:
Originally posted by SilverBlade:
I am just realize how MANY reality shows there are now?

I can think of 10 off the top of my head.

Why are they so popular?

Um...because TV networks feel like cheaping it out these days, and would rather try to shove this "reality" bullcrap down our throats than pay for quality TV writing, acting, and production?
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quote:
Originally posted by Black Widow:
Anyone else read the title of this thread and wonder what Spungo was into now? [Razz]

Indeed. [Big Grin]
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SilverBlade
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Icon 1 posted March 20, 2005 04:15      Profile for SilverBlade   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hrm, what does Spungo have to do with all this, may I ask?

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quote:
Originally posted by SilverBlade:
Hrm, what does Spungo have to do with all this, may I ask?

Spungo has a particular, uhm, "affection", for sheep. [Razz]
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Icon 1 posted March 20, 2005 05:54      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Four legs good, two legs bad.

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Icon 1 posted March 20, 2005 06:18      Profile for SilverBlade   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Funny you should mention sheep. I am quite attached to them critters as well...

When I was running for elections with my group to become our school's student union, our group was named S.H.E.E.P. (Sheep Helps Everybody Equally Party). The name was inspired from when I came to the group meeting wearing a jumper which looked like it was literally ripped from a sheep and put over me. And so SHEEP was born.

And I was in charge of all the advertising, I made posters using Illustrator and they all had a Sheep theme to them as you can see here.

(This poster is especially relavent to Spungo's "Four legs good, two legs back" comment.)

Now whenever my classmates and such follow others around, we would go "Baaah" (affectionately mind you).

By the way BW, what did you mean by "affection"?

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quote:
Originally posted by SilverBlade:
Funny you should mention sheep. I am quite attached to them critters as well...

Then just take their wellies off... they'll soon bolt.

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By the way BW, what did you mean by "affection"?

Have you ever heard of 'special' hugs? [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted March 20, 2005 23:34      Profile for SilverBlade   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not really, call me innocent if you must.
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quote:
Originally posted by SilverBlade:
Not really, call me innocent if you must.

I'd suggest naive. And I'd also suggest doing everything in your power to keep it that way.
[Eek!]

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