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That's it - stop the world I want to get off.

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by zebulebu, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    I thought no-one could top The Simpsons' pisstake of the ridiculousness of reality TV shows when they did 'Mystery Injection' and 'Tied to a Bear'.

    This, however is apparently for real and trumps any made-up reality show I've ever seen.

    There is a well-held theory that you can chart the decline of a civilisation by how decadent it gets. Witness the Romans with their ever more lavish buildings and entertainments, the Greeks with their orgies of lust and the Mayans with their ever more elaborate sacrifician ceremonies - all of them got worse as they rushed headlong towards destruction. I think the above programme probably indicates that drawing a parallel with our times, Odoacer is about to knife Orestes, Corinth is burning and the fields of Guatemala are dry...
     
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  2. JohnBradbury

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    So you're not a fan of I'm a celebrity get me out of here?

    What annoyes me is the new generation of 24hr news shows. Sky News being the worst.

    Breaking news - the Mccanes plane has just landed
    Breaking news - the plane door has opened
    Breaking news - Paris Hilton on her way to jail
    on and by the way the world is about to explode
    Breaking news - the Mccanes have started their car
     

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