Friday, January 07, 2005

Which is odd, because I have the same reaction when I see Donald Trump

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Watching contestants eat dead rats on NBC's gross-out stunt show "Fear Factor" so disgusted a Cleveland man that he has sued NBC for $2.5 million, saying he could not stomach what he saw. In a handwritten four-page lawsuit filed in federal court in Cleveland on Tuesday, paralegal Austin Aitken said, "To have the individuals on the show eat (yes) and drink dead rats was crazy and from a viewer's point of view made me throw-up as well an another in the house at the same time." ... He said the show caused his blood pressure to rise so high that he became dizzy and light-headed, and when he ran away to his room, he bumped his head into the doorway.

I saw an episode of "Fear Factor" yesterday, in which this guy defended the use of torture on people who hadn't been charged with any crime. It was sickening.

No, wait... that was on C-SPAN. Never mind.


Gina said...

Actually, I think that was the very segment covered on last weekend's Le Show with Harry Shearer.

Ron Southern said...

I think you must have seen the Pilot for the show. Everybody on the planet saw that.

I understand that it's in the plans now to go to a school every week and set an angry man loose with shotguns, etc. while Viewers fax in photos of their vomit. Parents of dead children will be invited to appear nude on the next week's show.

Unfortunately, producers will not be invited to cut off their genitals with meat-cleavers on-camera. That's too bad. Call it all "The Candid Camera's Fuck You Buddy Show".