Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Big News from CBS

The next filming season for Survivor has been announced. Executives from the TV network have decided to counter criticism that the show was "not ethnically diverse enough" by (get this!!) dividing the 'tribes' along ethnic Hispanic group, one Asian, etc.

Uh, are we unclear on the concept of ethnic diversity? Diversity, in case you're interested, means:
1. the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness.
2. variety; multiformity.
3. a point of difference.
So, if you're being accused of homogeneity, then you aim for mixing the groups, as in diversifying them.

Or, if you're developing a show where you want conflict, then you aim to fan the fires of racism for ratings.

Note of course, that the article about the CBS show is on the ABC News website. It could all be a hoax.

I'd actually prefer that version of reality.



Metro said...

Couldn't they just round up all the Bloods and the Crips and drop them all on the Cooks? Boy what THAT would do for the local economy!

In fact, why not save on filming costs and just film any prison? The whole Aryan Nations-vs-Muslim Brotherhood thing would tap into the psychology of most of the Survivor audience.

Anonymous said...

As absurd as this may sound I kind of like the idea.

I'm not racist in fact the opposite and that's why I like this idea.

You see it will give a good indication as to who the real workers are. My money is that the Hispanics and Asians will kick the whitey's butts proving once and for all that White people are idiots.

I'm a whitey by the way and I have to say that I'm ashamed to be one.

Clearly the white people are morons and Survivor Australia was the classic example of my reasoning. Remember the tribe who built their camp in a dried up river bed only to have it wash away when the rains came? They were clearly too lazy to clear scrub to build a proper safe camp and they paid the price. They were all white.

It could finally be an interesting show instead of whiny pretty people complaining instead of working with each other for the greater cause, i.e. survival.