And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Friday, August 3, 2007

And we have a tie for the Friday "Duh!" Awards

So, this morning, we have a tie for saying the most, "Well, duhuhuhuh! Ya think?" at the radio.

First up, "Overstretched British Troops Suffer High Stress" and so they drink and have domestic issues. But now that we have an expensive government study, we can now all discuss this more than the "I know a guy, who talked to a guy, who overheard..." level. You know, like having a week long NPR report on Fort Campbell wasn't enough.

Next up was Kid Nation, a new reality show from CBS that "features children left to manage life all on their own in an unpopulated New Mexico town." And there are ethical issues and people who have a problem with it. Yeah, like they couldn't see this coming down the pike. (Official Show website). Hello! (doink doink) Bad publicity, not controversial "oo we gotta watch it" material. And the kicker, New Mexico now has laws that would make this show illegal (child labor). The producers are looking for a site for Season 2. How much do you want to bet they won't find a place for Season 3? (Okay, well, maybe Pakistan, India, China, or Indonesia).


ThatGreenyFlower said...

Oooh. Icky.

I vote for season 2 in China--we'll see how well these little pips cope with lead paint.

Steve Buchheit said...

Yeah, one of those moments where you think, "you know, the conservative talking-heads may have a point about Hollywood with this one."