What was the purpose of this??
There is an Italian movie made in the sixties called The Tenth Victim. It's about a reality show that follows a club that has hunters and victims, the hunter chases and kills their victim on live TV. When you reach 10 victims your the winner
How long until we have a reality show like that today.
It could have an updated twist called The Naked Tenth Victim.
:Shrug: I dunno!
I'm continually amazed at the new depths to which TV and "reality" television in particular can sink. There is a program airing here in Australia (perhaps US in origin - I wouldn't know as I've never watched it) which appears to consist of couple being set up on naked blind dates! Call me old fashioned but...
We've got it here in Spain, it's called Adam & Eve. The couple is dropped off on an island in Croatia, both buck naked.
I'm waiting for a reality show called, "I Cooked and Ate My Own Foot." Sponsored by Dr. Scholl's foot products and McCormicks Meat Seasoning.
Hmmm, most folks don't look good naked--clothing can cover up a multitude of 'sins'!! (Bondo for the human body??)
There was a story-song about a bag of feet somewhere in china and soup? Dont remember alot about it.A english speaking man was telling it on a 33 1/3 rpm album that I heard it on.
if you dumped me naked on a island and the woman saw me she would SWIM back home in a jiffy! Getting herself in the guiness book for some kind of speed record.
It all reflects what our culture CHOOSES to sit and absorb, ... in other words, it is what sells, or what our society WANTS.
What does that tell us ???
...and people are surprised when I tell them I haven't watched TV in over 2 years...
While my wife watches a lot of Netflix and HBO type TV, it has been at least ten years since I last watched TV other than
seeing it as I come through the house or sit down for a spell with her before hitting the showers. Got too many REAL LIFE
things to do than sit on me arse like that !
I actually tried watching a couple of "prime-time" shows within the past week, because I hadn't done that in years and wondered what was out there now. I don't expect I'll be doing that again for the next few years.
And no, they were not "reality" shows. I'm not the least bit curious about those after seeing some previews while watching ball games.
Guess that hyped show about a guy being swallowed by a snake was a bust. Didn't watch it myself. Wonder why.
Another show I can't stand is "America Unearthed" or something like that. 38 minutes of show, 20 minutes of commercials and 2 minutes of disapointment as he never seems to succeed in finding anything new.
People have been doing stupid things and getting attention for it for years. I remember when I was young reading about a fellow that was dared to eat his bicycle.So he had it ground up in tiny 1/2 inch size pieces and ate the whole thing a piece at the time 1 each day till it was gone.I guess it was common to hear a "plink" when he was in the rest room. :0
Yeah, I don't watch TV either, unless it's on a day with a name that ends with Y.
Some people, like my grandfather, didn't like radio. My aunts told me they used to go out and sit in the car to listen because he wouldn't have a radio in the house. He was like Titus Moody: "I don't hold with furniture that talks." After he was gone, Grandma listened to Arthur Godfrey.
I used to love the Discovery channel. There were tons of shows where you could learn all kinds of cool stuff about the planet and animals. But, whomever is in charge of it now is driving it into the ground.
I can identify, Steve. My grandfather was okay with a radio (so he could listen to the Cardinals' games), but wouldn't allow a TV in the house. My grandparents and my great-grandmother would come to our house Sunday evenings to watch Ed Sullivan on the TV in the rathskeller while my grandfather read upstairs in the living room.
Funny TV-related story about him. He had very bad emphysema (smoking 3 packs a day all your adult life can do that), so he never answered the phone. He had no problem with the phone, but knew from experience that it would stop ringing before he could get to it, so didn't bother. One day, though, he was walking past it when it rang, so he picked it up. This was in the days of rating TV shows by calling people, and a sprightly voice said to him, "Good evening, sir. Is your family watching television at the moment?" His answer was, "If you thought we were, don't you think you have an awful nerve interrupting us?" She hung up on him and he continued on his way to the sofa.