Friday, January 07, 2005

 

'Fear Factor' Sued For Rat-Eating Episode.

Somebody should just pants this guy:
CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- A viewer is suing NBC for $2.5 million, contending that he threw up because of a "Fear Factor" episode in which contestants ate rats mixed in a blender.
Dude, *you* threw up? What do you think those contestants were feeling?

Oh, that's right, you don't get a chance to win $50,000 sitting on your ass at home. But you've got a phone book, so you've got a lawyer.

I'm going to have to stick up for Fear Factor here. The show is old reliable schlock. When anyone watches the show, it's like that line in Airplane!, you bought your ticket, you knew what you were getting into. I say, let 'em crash.

One of my best friends, a real cocky sonuvabitch, made it on the very first episode of Fear Factor. He didn't eat rats, but he was covered by them. To this day, I still feel cheated that the producers didn't make him eat anything disgusting, like boll weevil pate, or black licorice.

Because my reaction would've been, "HA! You stupid fuckhead. They made you eat rats for less money than it takes to buy a BMW. And you didn't even win the money. Loser."

I've always had an easy solution to the very real problem of Fear Factor gross-out.

Change the channel.

Comments:
Look on the bright side. At least it wasn't puppies in the blender.

triticale - the wheat / rye guy
 
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