Saturday, August 7, 2010

From The Files Of WTF! Part Two

From Livefeed Hollywood Reporter comes this gem...
Date: August 6, 2010
Author: James Hibberd

"In what has to be the oddest and potentially inflammatory "American Idol" knock-off reality contest yet, Investigation Discovery just announced two prison talent shows."
"At the Television Critics Association's press tour in Beverly Hills, the Discovery-branded crime network announced it's developing a singing competition titled "Talent Behind Bars," and another show called "Dancing Behind Bars."

Is Hollywood getting so desperate that this is the best they can come up with for entertainment? And what would really not surprise me is; this show just might get very good ratings. The proposed show is coming from reality show guru Mark Burnett of Survivor fame. I can just imagine some of the other prison talent categories they can include along with singing and dancing. Some really cool ideas of mine are to follow below...

1. Shiv making competition - Who can make and hide the best knives in the slammer?
2. Hide the contraband - concealing drugs and the best places to do it in your cell.
3. Abuse the guards - how to best fuck with guards and not get solitary confinement.
4. Biggest liars - stories of how all prisoners are innocent and have been railroaded by the "man".
5. Rape competition - I think this is self-explanatory.
6. Bullshit the parole board - telling the best and biggest whoppers to get released early.
7. Gang competition - how to pit Latino, Black, and Caucasian gangs against each other in contests of skill and strength.
8. Chess Competition - the best Chess players I've ever played were ex-cons. True statement.

I could go on and on for days with my perverted ideas but I have a couple of tool boxes to move into the new shop I'm going to start working in and don't have enough hours to complete this list. But I think we all get the idea. I'm reminded of the movie "Running Man" with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the story line it featured. I wonder how long it will be before we get a Pay-Per-View show featuring a fight to the death or perhaps a live execution. Don't discount it. We're getting real close to it when it comes to what passes for entertainment these days. The link to this bizarre story is below. Thanks to for the link to this article.

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