i can't resist but put a word in about big brother which is now held in several
countries and deemed a huge success wherever it's started. why is it such a
success? i can't help but wonder... the recipe is very simple. put ten people
in a cage, force them to interact and let a crowd of brainless people decide
who is allowed to continue his or her imprisonment.
now what the heck is interesting about that? watching ten or less people for
hundred days in a narrow environment? i had that in military service. it's not
really good... some call it 'an observation on real life' and thus a good experiment.
come on. unless you're an astronaut you'll never get into that situation.
the thing that disturbs me most is that there are 'fans' of that stuff. what
about can you be a fan in that business? the container. yeah, what an architecture!
we should preserve that for our descendants... the participants? very likely
so, but how stupid. business experts estimate some kind of financial value about
this people to be about a million this year but next year zero, nada, nil. which
means that the interest of the public in these people will continually decrease
until there is nothing left. how could that be? didn't they perform some heroic
task that will keep us in awe for the next decade? obviously not... if that
is not the case it must mean that a quickly-forgetting public has already turned
its hungry eyes toward another would-be-spectacle that keeps too many of otherwise
thinking, critical individuals in its fangs.
what a pity...
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