Thursday, July 16, 2009

Important stuff

While the story we're looking at today may not be on the same level as the (now dismissed) lawsuit brought by Donald Trump against the author who dared to call him a mere millionaire, we still think it just needs to get out there. After all, in these troubling times, we all need to be able to support people who will protest over their rights, and for the things that they deserve.

Which is why it's so refreshing to see the cast of "Big Brother" participate in a roof-top protest. And if they had been provided with enough booze to begin with, this never would have happened.

Sadly, you read that correctly. The housemates decided that they just didn't have enough alcohol, so they were going to protest over it. Mind you, the only reason that this even hit anyone's radar is because the show already caters to grabbing pampered egocentric individuals and putting them on the airwaves. Of course they're going to complain when they don't have enough alcohol to get trashed every night. After all, isn't that why they're going on reality television? Well, that and trying to see if they can sneak some live sex acts past the censors.

Honestly, this was bound to happen eventually. Reality television has been catering to lower and lower denominators of "contestants" almost since the very beginning, so to see a group so obsessed with destroying their liver that they'd protest isn't much of a shock. The truly shocking thing would have been if they actually were complaining about something that has some bearing on the rest of the world, even if it's as minor as the price of stamps.

Oh, and it should be noted that the protest ended when producers for the show threatened to kick off any contestant that didn't leave the roof. Guess everyone has their price.

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