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Posted by SilverBlade (Member # 3541) on March 18, 2005, 03:08:
 
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?
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on March 18, 2005, 06:21:
 
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
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on March 18, 2005, 06:43:
 
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.)
 
Posted by Black Widow (Member # 3046) on March 18, 2005, 08:12:
 
Anyone else read the title of this thread and wonder what Spungo was into now? [Razz]
 
Posted by Erbo (Member # 199) on March 19, 2005, 22:05:
 
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?
 
Posted by n4dmx (Member # 3177) on March 19, 2005, 23:09:
 
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]
 
Posted by SilverBlade (Member # 3541) on March 20, 2005, 04:15:
 
Hrm, what does Spungo have to do with all this, may I ask?
 
Posted by Black Widow (Member # 3046) on March 20, 2005, 04:47:
 
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]
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on March 20, 2005, 05:54:
 
Four legs good, two legs bad.
 
Posted by SilverBlade (Member # 3541) on March 20, 2005, 06:18:
 
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"?
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on March 20, 2005, 06:23:
 
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.

quote:

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

Have you ever heard of 'special' hugs? [Smile]
 
Posted by SilverBlade (Member # 3541) on March 20, 2005, 23:34:
 
Not really, call me innocent if you must.
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on March 21, 2005, 06:15:
 
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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