How Thick Do You Need To Be To Fall For Cheap TV Competitions And Reality Shows?

January 4, 2012

How Thick Do You Need To Be To Fall For Cheap TV Competitions And Reality Shows?

Adam Lovejoy writes from London: How thick do you need to be to fall for that cheap trick that TV companies come up with their singing and dancing competitions and reality shows that cost practically nothing to produce? Take the X Factor that makes ‘stars’ out of non-entities. The whole idea is to select a bunch of self-obsessed fools, who would do anything to appear on the box and slaughter other people’s songs, and get viewers to vote for them by making expensive phone calls. How bored and simple do you need to be to fall for this stunt? Not to mention that this amateurish show comes out on prime time on weekends, which is a con in itself, as TV companies should be filling this slot with something more imaginative and cost consuming. Bizarre, really bizarre to see so many people... 

Do World Leaders Like A Good Sing Along? Of Course They Do

July 29, 2010

Do World Leaders Like A Good Sing Along? Of Course They Do

Anton Goryunov writes from Moscow: As Prime Minister Vladimir Putin reveals that during his recent meeting with the 10 Russian spies, who had been arrested in the United States and later exchanged for 4 American agents, he sang patriotic songs with them, with a live band playing in the background, we ask: could it be that world leaders are actually prone to singing along with others? Because it can’t be that only Mr Putin likes to belt out a couple of hits when he gets into the groove. Word is that at the last G8 summit in Canada the world leaders performed several classic pop hits, once all the snappers and hacks were shoved out of the conference room and the musicians smuggled in. The presiding Canadian Prime Minister, whose name usually escapes everyone, suggested that the best song to...