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Old 02-11-2003, 07:41 PM
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Real Beverly Hillbillies

Announced last August, the producers of the new CBS "reality" series have begun their talent search for real "hillbillies" to be relocated to a mansion with a cement pond where they'll be shown weekly trying to survive.

Okay, does this mean that poor white people are the last group of people in this country that can be humiliated and exploited for the sake of ratings? I think it's time to stop.

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Old 02-11-2003, 07:50 PM
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It's been time to stop these "reality" shows since they first started.

I gave up on TV a loooooooong time ago...I'll watch movies, but that's about it.

Besides, it gives me more time ot be on here
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:42 AM
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Its interesting how Reality TV is sometimes more fake than good ol regular TV.

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Old 02-12-2003, 07:06 AM
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Re: Real Beverly Hillbillies

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Okay, does this mean that poor white people are the last group of people in this country that can be humiliated and exploited for the sake of ratings? I think it's time to stop.
I also thought that there was something odd about it. We'll have to reserve judgement until we see the show. I don't know if any of it is exploitation though, given that anyone who is a star on prime time TV gets compensated. This includes semi-naked women, studly men, dogs, nitwits, and people with big hair.
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Old 02-12-2003, 10:55 AM
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LOL, nice comment PaulC. To me the Osbournes aren't entertaining anymore, but I couldn't help but laugh last night seeing Kelly scold her dad for watching porn in his hotel room.
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Old 02-12-2003, 02:59 PM
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Jeeeszze!! If i want to watch real hillbillies, all I have to do is drive into town. We call Granite falls the "ozarks of washington"
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:23 PM
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I heard about this back in August or so... they said the production company of the new show was facing "displeasures" by people in the Kentucky-region for its stereotyping and thought that the show was out there to make fun of the "red-necks". I don't know how it resolved... but I guess it did some how if its going to be aired.
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Old 02-12-2003, 05:43 PM
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Can you come up with any other comparisons?

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Old 02-12-2003, 06:52 PM
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Talking hillbillies

I don't have to go far to see them, they live on the floor below
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Old 02-12-2003, 07:15 PM
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I guess to put things in perspective imagine living in a tin shack, illiterate with no hope other than winning the lottery. Then all of the sudden you have an opportunity for some big $. If the show flop's some people still have a shot at pulling their families out of poverty. If the show makes it I guess itís a win-win.

At the bare minimum they will have the money for food and heat in their new house, or maybe a chance at starting something to pull their family out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
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Old 02-13-2003, 07:38 AM
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A small zoo in Alabama had acquired a very rare species of gorilla.

Within a few weeks, the female gorilla became very agitated and
difficult to handle. Upon examination, the zoo's veterinarian determined
the problem: the gorilla was in heat. To make matters worse, there were
no male gorillas of the species available. While reflecting on their
problem, the park administrators noticed Bubba, a part-time trainee
zoo-keeper, responsible for cleaning the animals' cages. Bubba, like
most rednecks, had little sense, but possessed ample ability to satisfy
ANY species.

So, the zoo administrators thought they might have a solution. Bubba was
approached with a proposition: would he be willing to have sex with the
gorilla for $500?

Bubba showed some interest, but said he would have to think the matter
over carefully.

The following day, Bubba announced that he would accept their offer, but
only under three conditions. "First," he said, "I don't want to have to
kiss her. Second, you must never tell anyone about this."

The zoo administrators quickly agreed to these conditions, so they asked
what was his third condition. "Well," said Bubba, "you gotta give me
another week to come up with the $500."

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