Monday, January 25, 2010

Missing Something

During the darker months of the year, the TV gets more of a workout in our house. Mrs Elliott's and my tastes in programming overlap about as much as they don't. But there is less programming for me than for her, overall.

There sure are a lot of "reality" shows. Such fare appeals much more to women than it does to men, something the industry is aware of. They stuff those shows with lots of emotional exhibitionism, lots of crying, and lots of borderline crazy behavior.

But they don't have robots. Not one.

I reckon that if they added at least one robot to every one of your standard-fare "who will save my baby" weepies, I might watch a few.

Even better -- can you imagine what it would be like if, in the middle of The Bachelor, a crazed robot were to break into the room where the girls were applying their makeup, and fling them around like toys? A-and then a few of the girls broke into the weapons closet (they have a weapons closet?? Cool!) to arm themselves and the producers turned off the soft-focus and let the show become a gritty tooth and nail struggle for survival?

The numbers for that show would shoot right through the ceiling.

Remember you read it here first.

3 comments:

  1. A number of years ago The Bulletin ran a story under the headline "Couch Potatoes in Paradise?" reporting that Bend led the nation in video rentals on a per capita basis. I bet it still does, or at least is a front-runner.

    We hear ad nauseam about Bend's "healthy outdoor lifestyle," but I wonder how many Bend residents actually participate in outdoor sports on a frequent basis? My guess is it's substantially less than 50%, especially during the months of crappy weather (October through May).

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  2. "can you imagine what it would be like if, in the middle of The Bachelor, a crazed robot were to break into the room where the girls were applying their makeup, and fling them around like toys?"

    Ripping off most of their clothes in the process, I assume.

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  3. Of course. It goes without saying.

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