September 06, 2007

Homeless Fear Factor

So, people like watching people do disgusting things. Yet, homeless people are stuck trying to sell bad newspapers, or just hound people down in high-traffic areas.

Why don't they follow the trend of fear factor, and offer to do dares ordered by strangers in return for compensation.

Maybe there's a certain level of respect for human dignity that I'm just missing. Or perhaps if these people could think in terms of determining their marketable abilities, they wouldn't be in their situation for very long in the first place.

While we're on the topic. True Survivor. 10 people battle out on an island for $10,000,000 dollars. Last one breathing wins.

You know people would sign up for that. Alright, I feel dirty now.


Anonymous said...

Please, please, please don't give reality TV show producers any more ideas.

And while perhaps it shouldn't, there's something different about people doing stupid stuff in the hopes of winning some extra spending money versus doing it to get the money they need to survive. The former I can see where it might be mildly entertaining to see the lengths people will go to get money they don't actually need. With the latter, it just seems sad and sadistic.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you follow the trend? Maybe the avoid it for the same reason you do...self-respect.

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