Reality TV is the scourge of the airwaves, granted. However, if you're going to do it; do it with some flair. The producers of an Irish show nearly scored a hole-in-one with me when they damn near drowned their contestants. Ten people were to have sailed around Northern Island for 8 weeks, while competing for 100,000 EUROS, in a 90 foot schooner. The show is called, wait for it, "Cabin Fever". The problem? The ship broke up and sank last Friday. Can you imagine the outtakes from a real live helicopter rescue? Well, don't get your hopes up, there isn't any footage. It seems the camera crew wasn't filming at the time. Pity.
Taking this well worn business principle to heart, an Australian brothel is breaking new ground by advertising a five percent discount for pensioners. Apparently men in the over 60 set make up a sizable segment of The Viper Room's regular clientelle but "complained it was a drain on their pensions". Insert your own joke *here*. Read More