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A question answered! [Mar. 8th, 2007|11:53 pm]
March is question month, in honor of which I'm going to actually answer one of the questions that dpolicar asked forever and a day ago!

Is there any "reality" television or equivalent you would be willing to appear on? If so, which?

Hmm. This is kind of a tricky question because I'm only barely aware of what's on TV. Most of what I know is reading various LJers' amusing recaps of different shows.

But, that said, it seems to me that most reality TV breaks down into two general categories: people being horrible, and people doing stuff that they're good at under various constraints. So a definite 'no' to the former, but I'd probably be up for the right version of the latter.

Most of the stuff I'm good at (e.g., writing code) wouldn't make for good television. But I saw a show once where they did something like stuck a bunch of scientists on an island and they had to solve various problems (using Science!) without all the supporting technology, and that sounds like it would be pretty cool. (Although, I'd probably be doing stuff like saying "hey, I think I figured out how to model the foraging patterns of the local crabs" and everyone else would be all "Whatever, we need to reinvent aspirin so could you be a little bit less abstract and useless?!")

And then, of course, there's Mythbusters. I'd be on that show in a heartbeat.
Danger + science + weird stuff + hot guys = AWESOME.

[User Picture]From: quirkstreet
2007-03-09 12:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, I saw part of that scientists on a desert island show. Wish I'd noted what it was called, it was fun.

"Whatever, we need to reinvent aspirin so could you be a little bit less abstract and useless?!"

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[User Picture]From: backrubbear
2007-03-09 03:38 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2007-03-09 01:21 pm (UTC)
Hey, it could be worse. My science would be even more useless than yours.

[On the other hand, I'm a good cook...]
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2007-03-09 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of the PBS re-enactment shows. 1900 House sucked (the family whined the entire time.) But Frontier House (in the U.S.) was good and WWII House was fabulous. Regency House was terrible.

Of course, why you would watch even these shows when there are games to be played and books to be read is beyond me.

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[User Picture]From: bats22
2007-03-09 01:40 pm (UTC)
And then, of course, there's Mythbusters. I'd be on that show in a heartbeat.

Yeah... I have to admit that going from zero TV (in my apartment in Canada) to a place with basic cable, I've been able to mostly resist, except for Mythbusters, some Discovery channel, and PBS documentaries.
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[User Picture]From: boat_of_car
2007-03-09 03:22 pm (UTC)

church TV

On sundays, we've been working toward making a tradition of watching Mythbusters while we drink coffee and read the paper.

(There's hot Women, too, btw...)
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From: hapaxeslegomena
2007-03-09 07:13 pm (UTC)
I just found out that hail cannons have come back into vogue in California’s Central Valley, even though there’s no definitive proof that they work. My first thought was, “Blowing up the sky for science? That sounds like a job for the Mythbusters!” Now, I just have to find their suggestion e-mail.
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[User Picture]From: madbodger
2007-03-09 07:50 pm (UTC)
Just a few hours ago, someone on my flist mentioned: "Someone out there has written Mythbusters slash fanfic. I'm certain of it, but I don't want to confirm this certainty by searching because of what I fear I'll encounter."

Then she posted:


Heh heh heh.

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