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Snaggy

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Icon 11 posted November 07, 2004 17:35      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The tentatively titled documentary "Dust to Dust" will tackle the taboo of rotting human flesh and bring those images into British homes.

According to the Guardian newspaper, producers on the show are currently searching for a terminally ill patient whose family is willing to sign off on letting a national television audience watch him rot. After the patient's death, the body will be placed in a private area of London's Science Museum and a number of cameras and scientists will get to watch the body decompose.


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Icon 1 posted November 07, 2004 18:02      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Why would anyone want to watch this?

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Why would anyone want to watch this?

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Well, there's nothing any good on the other channels
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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted November 08, 2004 01:12      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
See, us Brit s do make the best TV! [Wink]
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Cool! As long as it's done properly and respectfully, I can see it being informative and educational.

I found out that the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Lab's Anthropology Research Facility, AKA the Body Farm, is not too far away.

The results of research done at this lab are put into use around the world in crime scene investigation. Fascinating stuff!

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Icon 1 posted November 08, 2004 09:35      Profile for Erbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Didn't the British or somebody also make a show which was, literally, watching paint dry?

On the other hand, this new program might still be less of a gross-out than Fear Factor. [Smile]

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Decaying with Zombies! Cool

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The Famous Druid

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quote:
Originally posted by Erbo:
Didn't the British or somebody also make a show which was, literally, watching paint dry?

On the other hand, this new program might still be less of a gross-out than Fear Factor. [Smile]

The brits do make some strange TV shows, including live coverage of chess tournaments, and daily live coverage of a birds nest in a hedge near the TV studio (live coverage, if the bird was away, you saw the empty nest).

The museum of time at Greenwich observatory has (had?) a time-lapse film of a piece of fruit rotting, that grossed me out enough, if I want to watch a human decay, I can always look in the mirror.

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Icon 1 posted November 08, 2004 19:57      Profile for Erbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Chess tournaments? Well, American TV's not that highbrow, but World Series of Poker (ESPN), World Poker Tour (Travel Channel), Celebrity Poker Showdown (Bravo), etc., etc., are about on that level, I suppose. And wasn't there a British poker show that's being aired over here by Fox Sports Net? Late Night Poker or somesuch?

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Icon 1 posted November 08, 2004 20:37      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There used to be Pool tournaments on ESPN.
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Erbo
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quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
There used to be Pool tournaments on ESPN.

There still are, occasionally...women's nine-ball, trick shot competitions, and so forth. That does involve a little more physical activity than chess or poker, though.

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The Brits have (had?) 'Pot Black', a billiards show, none of that low-brow 'pool' for UK TV.

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Actually TFD, Pot Black was a Snooker show...

I remember it when they used to air it in Black and White!!!

Actually it was a good show because it was basically edited highlights so you watched a match in 1/2 hour or so, not 1/2 a day or more... It helped to make Snooker a very popular spectator sport here in UK which is why big championships are screened live here (which isn't good as they take days.....)

Still it's better than soccer...

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My favourite is bowls. Note: nothing as exciting as ten-pin bowling, but lawn bowls - i.e., coffin-dodgers in support-stockings, rolling balls along artificial grass lanes.

Anyone here ever watch the Darts World Championships? It lasts for about six months and is covered minute-by-minute on the telly. Fat people from all over the world convene in some nasty, tacky venue in Essex to drink beer and admire each other's fat guts. It's great!

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
My favourite is bowls. Note: nothing as exciting as ten-pin bowling, but lawn bowls

Lawn bowls is an extreme sport !

It has something like 10 times the fatality rate of sky-diving.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
My favourite is bowls. Note: nothing as exciting as ten-pin bowling, but lawn bowls

Lawn bowls is an extreme sport !

It has something like 10 times the fatality rate of sky-diving.

Hmm, lies, damned lies, and statistics [Wink]

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