Survivor XXX: Temptation Island

By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 1/10/01 6:23:41 PM
# Replies: 82

Ok, so here we are with the latest installment of shock/trash TV. So I'm not saying anything right off the bat, I'm reserving judegment.
Everyone else, please share your opinion of this show. I'm interested.


Response #1
By: Roxanne
Date: 1/11/01 6:17:39 AM

I'll confess! I watched it. It was "better" in some ways than I thought it was going to be. Though it's barely "reality" when ever person on there is good-looking. Guess it wouldn't be much of a temptation if they looked like normal people.

Of course, what fools these couples are! You intentionally go into a situation where sexy people are there specifically to throw themselves at you? What a set-up! The "seducers" probably get some bonus from the show if they are the one to break up the relationship.

Let's just hope this fad of scripted voyuerism dies soon.


Response #2
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 1/12/01 5:30:30 AM

Here's the part that I find interesting...the fact that people (for whatever reason) are either so desperate to get on TV or to take a trip, that they are willing to subject themselves to something like this.

Then there is of course the "soap-opera" factor. You have to admit, that probably the biggest appeal here is tuning in to see who's going to cheat on or betray who. Don't get me wrong. I don't think that's a bad thing. I mean here's my slant on it, these people willingly put themselves into this situation. `Nuff said. I don't care HOW strong your will power or fortitude is, there is only so much temptation one can withstand. Being young, 20ish, and (for the guys anyway) not being allowed to have sex WITH your SO the night you got there, WOW! talk about your physological guerrila warfare! Speaking from my own point of view, at 38 years now, I am pretty sure that I could go 2 weeks without sex without much of a problem. Having my S.O. on the other side of the island, surrounded by a ton of other guys and not having "been" with her the first night when we got there, might still put a different slant on things. Then you add the parade of hot ladies, (that incidentally KNOW they are there for the temptation factor, and there will most assuredly be some there that will milk that aspect as well) I can't say I would know EXACTLY how I would behave. Sure, I would hope I would have the will power to be a good boy, and I would CERTAINLY hope that my S.O. would have the will power to be a good girl. But the truth of it is, who can really say for sure? I think THAT'S what will have people tuning in.

I have to say, I think it's an interesting experiment in human nature and fortitude. Of course you have to get passed all the FOX glitz and hard body flash to see it, but it's there.


Response #3
By: Roxanne
Date: 1/13/01 4:24:30 AM

If they have cast a bunch of middle-aged people in the show, then the temptation factor wouldn't be nearly as high. Most people that age or older as accustomed to being celibate for two weeks at a time or more.

College-aged pups are randy by nature. So of course there's going to be lots o' foolin' around on this here Jiggling's Island!


Response #4
By: Da Sissop
Date: 1/13/01 6:52:00 AM

Okay, ya got me brainstorming now...

Let's see, maybe send wealthy senior citizen couples, married for 40 years or more, to the island. Anna Nicole Smith is there.


Response #5
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 1/14/01 12:37:36 AM

Yep. That's part of the appeal Rox.
What's the saying?
Young, dumb and full of cum?
Tune in next to see what happens to our couples here on As the Island Fertilizes.

Fang, that's just not right.
Anna Nicole Smith, that's just too much torture for anyone.


Response #6
By: sooz
Date: 1/14/01 6:48:03 AM

Let's send Ricky Martin to tempt the elderly ladies, too, Fang.

Wait.. isn't Ricky gay? Aw, hell.


Response #7
By: Roxanne
Date: 1/14/01 1:04:06 PM

Is he or isn't he? Only his hairdresser knows for sure.


Response #8
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 1/15/01 10:51:41 AM

His hairdresser, and anyone that's ever danced LaVita Loca.

As if there was any question about it before, the way he danced around the question when Baba Wawa ask him should have been enough to quell the suspicions in anyone's mind.

No straight man other Gene Kelly, and MAYBE Fred Astaire could have danced around anything that well, and NOT be gay.

How about this...we send Ricky Martin, with a can Folgers crystal's to replace the KY Jelly on Temptation Island with the other brand preferred by the adult porn industry, Astroglide. Will any of our young, virile singles notice the difference? Let's watch!


Response #9
By: Da Sissop
Date: 1/15/01 3:12:20 PM

"The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your crotch."


Response #10
By: sooz
Date: 1/16/01 6:28:22 AM

My husband dances like that.


Response #11
By: Roxanne
Date: 1/16/01 3:25:19 PM

Like he has Folgers in his crotch?


Response #12
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 1/17/01 6:08:35 AM

You know, I always thought that Mrs. Folgers could suck the chrome off a bumper!

Sooz, I want to see your husband dance then.
I have't seen anyone dance like they had hot coffee spilled in their lap since Steve Martin's Happy Feet.


Response #13
By: sooz
Date: 1/17/01 6:46:58 AM

(scrambling to find when next gig is...)


Response #14
By: Roxanne
Date: 1/17/01 7:10:39 AM

River Dance?


Response #15
By: Homer The Brave
Date: 1/19/01 3:35:51 PM

At the end, the Survivor show had winners and losers. Big Brother had winners and losers at the end, too.

Temptation Island will end with a dozen or so broken marriages.


Response #16
By: Da Sissop
Date: 1/20/01 8:10:42 AM

Yeah but these idjits signed up for this "game"... odds are they needed to be broken up.


Response #17
By: sooz
Date: 1/21/01 12:01:31 AM

Does anyone really believe the whole thing isn't scripted?


Response #18
By: Homer The Brave
Date: 1/21/01 3:16:26 PM

'Scripted' is the wrong word. 'Manufactured' is a better one. I'm sure the producers have their own ideas about how everything should go, and they're willing to make sure those things happen.


Response #19
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 1/22/01 5:07:28 AM

Da Sissop:
"Yeah but these idjits signed up for this "game"... odds are they needed to be broken up"

I most wholeheartedly agree. Anyone walking into this, gets what they deserve coming out of it.

"Does anyone really believe the whole thing isn't scripted?"

I believe it's done in the same spirit of all of those "reality" based shows. They are loosely scipted, and the producers do their best to manipulate many of ths situations. It has been my experience, that most of the people that prodcuce these shows, are frustrted psychology/sociology students that really like messing with people. They outline events, like the bonfire thing, and the way they go about cutting people, then they goad the particpants when things happen byt constantly baragging them and haressing them by asking things like "How does that make you feel? Doesn't that hurt you? Doesn't that make you feel angry? Wow, that must have really made you feel devastated!" You know what were talking about here, the kind of mind fuck tactics that would have made Hitler proud. I just have to laugh everytime Fox runs one of the promo's for the show where the one guy is walking down the beach, and he turns (in a dramatic moment), and says "Turn that thing off, I'm serious. This is my life here!" And the point would be? Yes, it IS your life. Your life that you chose to put on display for the world. Sorry whiner boy, but you can't change the rules halfway through the game, just becasue you don't like the way the outcome is looking. Shut-up and deal with while you're watching your girlfriend with another guy, smiling bigger than she EVER did with YOU, in a situation that you help put her in.

There's been one old addage that keeps coming to mind throughout this whole thing to me:
"Be careful what you ask for...you just might get it"

Initial thought:
"Gee, it sure would be nice to be on a tropical island, surounded by beautiful women. Heck yeah, I'll go!

Right before they leave:
"Oh wait, you mean my girlfriend can go too, and be surounded by great looking guys? Hmm, well yeah still ok, she'd never cheat on ME!"

First week there:
After seeing g/f kissing another guy:
"Alright, this shit ain't funny! You guys never told me SHE could have sex with any of these guys!"


Response #20
By: Roxanne
Date: 1/22/01 5:31:47 AM

The couples are not actually married, mind you. They are simply in "committed relationships". Though one couple is about to be thrown off the island because they failed to disclose that they have a child together which was against the rules.

As the producers were quoted "we don't want to break up any families". Yeah, don't break up families, just break up "committed relationships".

It's not scripted per se; however, the people on the show are immediately playing roles as soon as the camera comes on. All those "reality" shows aren't so real since everyone knows they are on t.v.

Put cameras on people's lives who don't know they are being filmed and then you'll have *real* reality television!


Response #21
By: sooz
Date: 1/22/01 6:32:44 AM

I disagree about the "scripted" thing. I think they're all pretty much reading off cue cards.

With "Survivor," I only caught the last 15 minutes of the very last show. You know, the part where they all tell who they're voting for. It REALLY looked like they were reading off cards that were placed directly behind the cameraman's head.

And if it's anywhere close to real... like, if these are real relationships in real lives... then, I'm reminded a LOT of "The Long Walk" by Stephen King. Anyone know the story I'm talking about?


Response #22
By: Da Sissop
Date: 1/22/01 11:04:06 AM

"This Wednesday, right after Temptation Island, be sure and catch the newest and most realistic of the reality television game shows: Nosepick Bingo!

They don't know they're being watched. But every time they pick a winner, WE'LL pick a winner! Up to a MILLION DOLLARS!"


* Employees of the FOX television network, residents of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, or Tennessee, and children 12 and under are not eligible for prizes.


Response #23
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 1/22/01 10:26:05 PM

Sooz, here's your evidence it's not formally scripted...
If it were, it would be better.
:)

You can't take people that aren't actors, put them in a situation where they are suddenly having to follow directions, remember dialog, find their mark, and it not come off looking way worse (if you believe that's possible) than it already does.

These people on this show, are just merely show-offs for the most part. Members of the "beautiful people" brigade, that believe that people like looking at them, and they are perfectly comfortable with that. So comfortable with it, that they are willing to risj their relationships to allow the rest of us to gaze upon them.

Don't you feel fortunate?


Response #24
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 1/28/01 7:52:18 PM

Did anyone see it this Wednesday?
I missed it.
I know the Black couple are supposed to get kicked off this week.


Response #25
By: Roxanne
Date: 1/28/01 9:20:57 PM

The black couple get kicked off next this coming Wednesday.

I watched the episode from 1/24. It was the infamous one alluded to in the commercials where Billy sees the video of his girlfriend doing body shots with her date. Then he "gets revenge" by going to see his date from earlier in the day...


Response #26
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 1/29/01 7:23:27 PM

Tune in tomorrow... As the World Turns


Response #27
By: Homer The Brave
Date: 1/30/01 9:22:19 PM

Get ready for my new show...

Dumb People Do Stupid Stuff, Knowing You're Watching !


Response #28
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 1/31/01 5:45:29 AM

And you like it!


Response #29
By: sooz
Date: 1/31/01 7:41:36 AM

Ratings will blossom like an onion at the Outback.


Response #30
By: Roxanne
Date: 1/31/01 12:29:03 PM

Again, I think they should put cameras on people who don't know they are being filmed and then you'll see some *reality* television!


Response #31
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/1/01 11:24:26 AM

Did you see last night during the show?
They had an avertisement for (as if they weren't making ENOUGH money off of this thing) they are going to have a show with the out takes that "couldn't be shown".

Whaaaaaat couldn't be shown and why can you suddently show it on another show?

Ok, so what was everyone's opinon on the little snitch that narced on the black couple for having a kid? Granted, I admit they shouldn't have lied, but come on. That little prick just HAD to go running like a 7 year old on the playground to go tell someone.
"Hey, hey, hey...you know what I heard? Well, you know that little girl over there, she has a BABY! Uh-huh, that's what she told me. Mmm-hmm. She sure did. Honest. Cross my heart and hope to die."

I wished they would have thrown HIS ass off the island.


Response #32
By: sooz
Date: 2/1/01 1:08:39 PM

Spas, I can't believe you're watching it.

Susan The Grump


Response #33
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/2/01 5:08:03 AM

Sooz:
"Spas, I can't believe you're watching it."

Heck ya I'm watching. For just the reason's that I stated in an earlier post. I find it absolutely fascinating that people would put that aspect of their life on display, and put themselves in that position. And for what? A trip? A chance to be on T.V.? Puh-lease. These people are either incredibly stupid or they truly have no concept of what a serious relationship is.

I think it's an interesting view of human nature, and how these people are dealing with these situations. I'll give you an example. There are actually some interesting physological aspects of this show, once you get passed the FOX T&A parade.
The couples for instance:
Billy & Mandy:
After a few weeks, it seems as though they are probably the couple on the island that are truly the most in love with each other. As much as in love as people with the emotional maturity of 14 year olds can be. It's going to be interesting to see the lines that will be crossed with them. On the one side, they really do seem to care about each other, while at the sametime, when they see the other with someone, they react like kids in jr. high school. Seeing how they come out will be intersting.

Valerie & Kaya:
This couple has still been "keeping up appearances" for the camera thus far. Every response and interview segment you have seen with them so far as visably been so gaurded it's not funny. Very sterile, very contained, no real emotion. Seems as though with some of the scenes coming up though, there will be sparks flying with some of the other people they have been interacting with. Valerie comes across as a total ass sucking BITCH!

Shannon & Andy:
Haven't made my mind up about these 2 yet.

What I have also found interesting is the way they have done this show. Some of the challenges they have faced toward these people, some of the physcologial mind fucking they have done to these people, and they are willing to accept it.

So yes, I'm watching, and I'll continue to watch. I find it intruiging.

Of course then again, I don't have a moral high horse to get on that many people critisizing the show have either.


Response #34
By: sooz
Date: 2/2/01 6:03:10 AM

There's no moral high horse. I just pick what TV I choose to waste my time on (ER and X-files, precisely), and "reality" TV is pretty low on my list.

Ya know, it's not always true that the best defense is a good offense. For example, every time someone questions something you say or do, it doesn't really help your case to say they're whiners or on a high horse. Sometimes, they could be right.


Response #35
By: Roxanne
Date: 2/2/01 8:24:10 AM

I don't think the guy ratted the black couple out. I mean they are being followed by a camera crew everywhere they go, so I'm sure that's how the "secret" about the love child came to light.

As for why *I* watch (though no one seems surprised that someone of my lowly stature would be watching such nonsense): It's an admittedly guilty pleasure. Like eating Ben & Jerry's or reading a bodice-ripper or listening to ABBA.

The out-takes special was more along the lines of all the editing room floor clips of a crew member accidently hitting a Real World cast member in the head with a boom mike and camera men tripping and falling into pools and stuff like that.


Response #36
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/2/01 11:55:12 AM

Sooz:
"There's no moral high horse" (snip)
"Ya know, it's not always true that the best defense is a good offense. For example, every time someone questions something you say or do, it doesn't really help your case to say they're whiners or on a high horse. Sometimes, they could be right."

You know Sooz, those are words you would do good to follow yourself. For one thing, I wasn't even referring to you. There are discussions going on all over message boards with these moral nere do wells pontificating about why they think it's a bad show. I honestly was not referring to you in the least Sooz.

Rox:
"I don't think the guy ratted the black couple out. I mean they are being followed by a camera crew everywhere they go, so I'm sure that's how the "secret" about the love child came to light."

Well yeah, but with his little interview segment, it certianly led me to believe that he did.


Response #37
By: sooz
Date: 2/3/01 10:04:27 AM

Well, since you quoted me, then went on about the high horse, it LOOKED like you were talking to me. (shrug)


Response #38
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/3/01 10:27:02 AM

Sooz:
"Well, since you quoted me, then went on about the high horse, it LOOKED like you were talking to me. (shrug)"

Yeah, I quoted you in reference to the fact you said you could not believe that I was watching. That was it.
Here is what I said:
"Of course then again, I don't have a moral high horse to get on that many people critisizing the show have either"

Now, I have recalled you saying you weren't going to watch the show true, but not really openly critical about it.

I mean I know that with the way you and I got at it at time, you woulc probably have the first inclination to assume I was going after you again, but in this case, I really was not.
:)


Response #39
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/6/01 6:22:00 AM

Well folks, here we go.
Coming down the the line, getting ready for sweeps week, Titillation Island is heating up.
Tonight, we are supposed to get a view of some action from couples that up to know, have been pretty reserved.

If it's been this bad so far, what can they possibly pull out of their hat at this point?

Wow!


Response #40
By: Homer The Brave
Date: 2/7/01 12:06:22 AM

The very idea that anyone watches that show makes me angry at the fucked-up world we live in.


Response #41
By: sooz
Date: 2/7/01 5:29:44 AM

You get angry over that?

The very fact that you get angry over what people do in their leisure time makes me angry.


Response #42
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/7/01 11:29:37 AM

So much anger!


Homer, that surprises me.
I would figure you of all people could at least find the human nature appeal in it.

The very fact, that you have made Sooz angry with your anger, makes me angry! So much so, that I think I shall get my P-238 Explosive fuel module, and destroy the earth...ala Marvin the Martian.
All because "[Huff! Huff! Huff!] You people...[Huff! Huff! Huff!] are making me...[Huff! Huff! Huff!] ANGRY!"

That's where we are headed. It's no longer an issue of the cold war being a threat. We don't have to worry about Russia having the bomb and us not anymore. All we have to worry about now is some disgrunteld socio-path homeschooled brat with an internet connection and access to his mom baking soda, some old batteries and a broken microwave to make his OWN bomb and wipe us all out!!

That'll show those Ruskies!
How many of THEIR kids can make an atomic bomb witht he fire power to blow up the world! Thank YOU McGyver!

On a more serious note, Homer have you ever watched ANY of the shows at all?


Response #43
By: Roxanne
Date: 2/8/01 12:16:59 PM

I don't see that it's anything to get angry about. It's no different than a soap opera or wrestling or Jerry Springer. Actually, it's exactly like all three of those!

Yes, we certainly do live in a fucked-up world. And it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round. All those different kinds have different tastes in entertainment, food, sexual, political preferences. Why be angry for people exercising their freedom to enjoy their preferences?

Intolerance makes me angry. Or should I phrase it: "I just can't tolerate intolerance!"


Response #44
By: sooz
Date: 2/8/01 6:22:03 PM

Roxy's noticed what I've noticed: A lot (but certainly not all) of folks that pride themselves on tolerance aren't really... it's very popular right now to be intolerant of white people, males and Christians, among other things.

Also, shouldn't tolerance work all the way around? Shouldn't we be tolerant of everyone equally, like, even KKK folks?


Response #45
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/9/01 7:49:46 AM

ROx:
"I don't see that it's anything to get angry about. It's no different than a soap opera or wrestling or Jerry Springer. Actually, it's exactly like all three of those!"

I agree.
At least this show ISN'T Rush Limbaugh or Morton Downey Jr.

Sooz:
"Also, shouldn't tolerance work all the way around? Shouldn't we be tolerant of everyone equally, like, even KKK folks?"

Yes, and I beleive I just mentioned that in a previous post. Sure, I don't LIKE the KKK, but I sure as hell am not going to say they shouldn't have the right to be heard. I don't like a lot of things alot of people say, but I don't think they shouldn't have the RIGHT to say it, or think it. It's startling to me that there are SOOO many people out there, under tha age of 30, that believe it's ok for someone to limit what is being said, or what they can do. Just had a coversation here this morning with 2 people,under the age of 26, that said they would be willing to give up some freedom in the name of people having to get a license to have a kid. Now initially, this doesn't SOUND like a bad idea. In the execution of the idea however, may things fall short. I remember what it was like to be young, and think I had all the worlds answers. It will be nice to see how their attitudes change when the ballon that is their ego gets deflated.


Response #46
By: Homer The Brave
Date: 2/9/01 1:28:44 PM

I'm angry at the world in a loving way. The way a dad is angry with his son for cheating on a test, or for having smoked marijuana without first offering some.

Why do people think that anger equals intolerance? Intolerance doesn't get angry, it gets organized.

And why do people think that intolerance is bad? Do we tolerate murderers and thieves? Of course we must temper our intolerance (and we've all got it) with wisdom and compassion, but even cries of 'I don't like you because you're so negative' reek of intolerance.

I can totally understand the appeal of Temptation Island. I just wish they'd gotten reasonably smart, interesting people to go there instead of those stupid assholes. If they were cracking jokes about politics and postmodern theory, while at the same time tying each other up for a flogging, then it might actually be a good show. That's what's fucked-up in the world: People think stupid people are interesting. And it makes me angry, because I have to act like a dumbshit to be treated as an equal.


Response #47
By: Roxanne
Date: 2/9/01 1:40:29 PM

Homer: Reasonably smart and interesting people wouldn't be caught dead on Temptation Island! The show only "works" because the people on it are shallow, vacuous, and vain! :)

I liked your "angry at the world in a loving way" comment, though. I can tolerate loving anger.


Response #48
By: sooz
Date: 2/9/01 6:39:28 PM

Shallow, vacuous and vain people are the ones WATCHING the show, Homes. With the exception of present company, of course. Puting bright people on there would kinda be like putting them on Springer.


Response #49
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/12/01 5:58:47 AM

Homer:
"Why do people think that anger equals intolerance? Intolerance doesn't get angry, it gets organized."

Becasue in general Homer, anger is a destructive force, not a constructive one.

"I can totally understand the appeal of Temptation Island. I just wish they'd gotten reasonably smart, interesting people to go there instead of those stupid assholes"

Homer, following your own logic, do you HONESTLY think they could have GOTTEN intelligent people to go on that island? I certainly don't. The only kind of people that WOULD have gone on that show from the get go are greedy, shallow people that basically want something for nothing. It's like I said in the beginning, the people that went on this show, basically fall into 2 catagories. Category 1: People that wanted a free trip, not matter what the cost. Category 2: People that are trying to get "discovered". That has been being shown to show true with each episode. If you read some of the aricles companying the show, you will see that has indeed been the case.

"That's what's fucked-up in the world: People think stupid people are interesting. And it makes me angry, because I have to act like a dumbshit to be treated as an equal."

Why would people want to watch people that are just like themselves?
People think that stupid people are interesting becasue they are different. They ARE entertaining. Stupid people will do ANYTHING. They are missing that little intelligence gene that stops them from embaressing themselves, and will go ahead and do whatever.

Not ALL entertainment is to be thought provking. Some if it's just entertainment. Look at slapstick comedy. It wasn't intelligent. Some entertainment is just stupid. Caddyshack, Animal House, The Blues Brothers, The Three Stooges, The Marx Brothers. Would anyone argues that the majority of those are kind of stupid? I don't think so. Virtually everyone has seen at least one or ore of them, and I'd willing to bet, laughed at having seen them.

Gawd I hate having to quote this movie becasue I didn't like it, but it's appropriate:
"Stupid is as stupid does"

Sooz:
"Shallow, vacuous and vain people are the ones WATCHING the show, Homes"

It's ok Sooz, I have no trouble admitting there are moments where I am shallow, vacuos and vain. Everyone does.
:)


Response #50
By: sooz
Date: 2/13/01 8:13:04 AM

I'm shallow, vaccuous and vain when I look at my husband's behind.


Response #51
By: Homer The Brave
Date: 2/13/01 11:46:19 AM

Yeah, but you're *interesting.* They should put YOU on TV, while you're looking at the rootytootyrichiepatootie.


Response #52
By: sooz
Date: 2/13/01 1:43:07 PM

Tee hee. You and I could BOTH look. That would be fun.


Response #53
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/14/01 5:01:39 AM

Sooz, have you been mentally undressing Ritchie again?


Response #54
By: Roxanne
Date: 2/14/01 4:02:23 PM

I wish I was shallow, vacuous, and vain. Life would be a lot easier if the biggest crisis of my life was a Bad Hair Day!


Response #55
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/15/01 5:05:25 AM

Rox:
"I wish I was shallow, vacuous, and vain. Life would be a lot easier if the biggest crisis of my life was a Bad Hair Day!"

It tough Rox, let me tell you, it's tough!
:)


Response #56
By: Roxanne
Date: 2/15/01 11:11:05 AM

Well, I'm probably shallow and vacuous and just too shallow and vacuous to realize that I am shallow and vacuous.

But I *know* I'm not vain!


Response #57
By: Homer The Brave
Date: 2/15/01 4:06:38 PM

"..I bet you think this song is about you.."


Response #58
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/16/01 5:45:39 AM

Don't YOU?


Response #59
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/16/01 5:54:56 AM

I saw a really weird thing on Tempation Island this week.

It was an odd episode, done completely different than the previous episodes. There was one of the singles on there that look amazingly similar to Barbra Steisand.


Response #60
By: Roxanne
Date: 2/19/01 3:42:09 PM

That was "The Island of Absolutely NO Temptation".


Response #61
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/20/01 5:36:23 AM

Oh, a special version!
:)


Response #62
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/21/01 5:41:49 AM

Only two more episodes left!

Tonight should be a good one, coming down the the wire, if anybody's gonna do anything, we should see it soon!


Response #63
By: sooz
Date: 2/21/01 6:41:38 AM

There'e a really good series about Lincoln on PBS this week. :-)


Response #64
By: Roxanne
Date: 2/21/01 8:06:46 AM

Can you imagine if FOX did a series on Lincoln?


Response #65
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 2/21/01 12:35:26 PM

Rox
"Can you imagine if FOX did a series on Lincoln?"

Coming in March on Fox:
"Abraham Lincoln: Man or Master"

See the steamy underbelly of the Emancipation movement like you never have before. Exposed is the desire and lust harbored by the leader of the Un-enslaved nation for "brown sugar". See for the first time, John Wilkes Booth love letters wreaking the scorn of his homosexual advance to the President, the man, that rebuffed his advances, and how his jealously led to demise of one of our nations greatest leaders. See the Mary Todd Lincoln/Aunt Jemima cat fight, where Mary shows Jemimia who's REALLY the first lady as she fights for her man, and her nation. Don't miss "Abraham Lincoln: Man or Master", a four part mini-series Thursdays on Fox this March.

Must see Thursdays our Ass!


Response #66
By: Xtopher
Date: 2/28/01 3:27:45 PM

You know, I've just got one response to the whole "Reality TV" thing...

http://www.themestream.com/articles/172802.html
MURDERER Survivor!

Survivor - Big Brother - and now the ULTIMATE gameshow!
by Brian Asbury
September 12, 2000

Copyright © BK Asbury September 2000

International TV megacorp WDTVI today launched the first episode of its new gameshow Murderer!, which was simultaneously screened last night on every known channel worldwide to an audience of approximately eight billion people. Murderer! takes the trend started by such shows as Survivor, Big Brother, Jailbreak and Castaway to its logical ultimate step.

Borrowing the classic ‘group of people locked together in a spooky mansion' scenario beloved of such movies as The Haunting and Murder by Death, last night's instalment stranded ten completely mismatched people in a huge, creaky old clifftop house somewhere in Darkest New England with only an equally huge, creaky old butler and about 500 video cameras for company. For those of you who missed the series opener, the ten are....


And it goes on... and on...
7 weeks of this.. (he's behind a couple weeks at this point, dammit! I'm still waiting for the conclusion!!! ARGGHH!!_


Response #67
By: Roxanne
Date: 3/1/01 8:43:08 AM

I wish Temptation Island would have ended with a murder episode...the finale was a big letdown after all this hype and drama. What a ripoff!

I wanted to see some relationships DESTROYED!

:)


Response #68
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 3/1/01 9:24:05 AM

Well, I am personally SO pissed off at Fox, I doubt I will EVER watch another one of their reality based shows.

This is twice, count it TWICE they have done this!!
Get me to tune in, expecting at least a MINOR train wreck...and NOTHING!

All 3 couples go off in a gooshy mess of loving goo.

They did the samething with the highjacked marriages a few months back, now this!

I wanted to see one of those girsl get pissed, and knock the crap out of their boyfrind, or better yet, take off and go after the gald that he went out with.

That's it!
They get the same people that go on Springer, and send them to Temptation Island.

Now THAT would be a show!


Response #69
By: Roxanne
Date: 3/2/01 12:25:17 PM

They should have had the singles from the "Dream Dates" talk to the couples afterward and then we would have seen some action!

I could just see Mandy and Vanessa getting into a catfight while Billy kicked John's butt!!


Response #70
By: Da Sissop
Date: 3/2/01 3:42:38 PM

So I was flipping between the movie "Little Giants", SuperSized(tm) "Friends", and "Survivor" last night, and I see that one of the Survivor cast fell headfirst into a FIRE. Now THAT's entertainment!

I predict that on "Temptation Island II", someone has to be medivac'd out with chlamydia.


Response #71
By: Xtopher
Date: 3/2/01 4:34:30 PM

Sing along with me now...
::visions of West Side Story::
"Chlamyyyyydiiiaaaaa....
I just did a girl with chlamydia...


Response #72
By: Homer The Brave
Date: 3/3/01 6:58:43 PM

You get chlamydia from eating chlams, right?


Response #73
By: Da Sissop
Date: 3/4/01 5:47:26 AM

Yeah, or hot dogs.


Response #74
By: Roxanne
Date: 3/4/01 6:42:10 PM

Chlamydia? Wasn't she the girlfriend of Taheed?


Response #75
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 3/4/01 9:26:54 PM

Chlamydia are those chlams that come from Mydia East right?


Response #76
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 3/4/01 9:31:01 PM

Oh, and Rox, I agree. ANY kind of dirst would have been better than that boring crap we saw!


Response #77
By: The Sorcerer
Date: 3/4/01 11:27:55 PM

I have to say I haven't watched any of these reality shows. I think my total exposure to the genera is probably the half season of MTVs "Real World" that I watched when it first came on, and the bits an pieces I see of these shows when flipping the channel.

I just can't enjoy them. Just like I don't understand the Jerry Springer Show, or that game show where people who are dating go on a date with other people and them come on and tell abut their date and decide if they want to change partners or not. My mind I keeps going back-and-forth. On one hand wondering what sort of people willingly subject themselves to this sort of public pain and humiliation for a little fame and some money? On the other, how do people enjoy watching this stuff?

I mean I understand from an intellectual level. It's the reason people enjoy boxing, or why we had gladiatorial games in Rome. But on a personal level I just don't get it. Even it turns out to all be fake...it SEEMS too real I suppose. It makes me squirm in my seat so I can't enjoy it.

Now BattleBots...THERES a reality show I can get into. :)




Sorc'(Rev)


Response #78
By: Roxanne
Date: 3/5/01 11:53:22 AM

BattleBots is cool. I just wish that they'd put a person in the cage alone with a BattleBot...


Response #79
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 3/5/01 12:16:07 PM

Watch the show were battle bots came from...Robot Wars.

Much better in my opinion.


Response #80
By: Homer The Brave
Date: 3/5/01 12:28:22 PM

"Chlamydia, Chlamydia/Have you met Chlamidia?/Chlamidia the tatooed lady...."

Actually, Spaz, whatcha need to do is seek out Survival Research Laboratories to find the origin of the robots-that-break-each-other genre. Just don't get too close.


Response #81
By: The Sorcerer
Date: 3/5/01 4:57:35 PM

Yeah Robot Wars is cool too, but they don't seem to run it very often.


Sorc'(Rev)


Response #82
By: Capt. Spastic
Date: 3/6/01 10:49:34 AM

Well Homey, since we are in such a link worthy mode today:
The history of Robot Wars: http://www.robotwars.com/history/index.htm

The BBC Web site, featuring information on the 2001 Robot Wars: http://www.robotwars.co.uk/

And, for those of us that are TRUE addicts like myself, the long awaited info on the 2001 grudge match between the US and the UK!!!:
http://www.robotmayhem.com/usa-robotwars/index.html

You can also get information on the rules for robot building if you want, and when and where the match will be held.

Sorc, RobotWars runs here every saturday night at 11:30 on the PBS affiliate, KLRU. They USE to web cast it, but I'm not sure if they still do.


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