Reality Game Shows
by Ronald W. Hull
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I'll admit, I'm addicted to Survivor and the Amazing Race, and amazed how the crew of Extreme Home Makeover keeps so hyped week, after week...
Reality Game Shows
So you want your fifteen minutes of fame?
Stretch it out longer if you play the game.
All you got to do is fill out a form,
embellish it with idiosyncratic norm.
All the better to get selected
if you're not so well-connected.
When you get the call act surprised,
don't tell them where your real lies.
Money, honey is what you're after.
Smooth operator, sly, a real crafter.
So size up your fellow contestants,
eyeing their surmountable resistance.
Once on air, start acting the fool,
you'll get more camera time to tool.
Cut the legs off those who are weak,
don't let them know your mean streak.
And if you risk--risk it all.
Go for broke and take the fall.
So when some other guy gets the prize,
you're smart ass ways are not wise.
Home with your tail between your legs,
a local celebrity--bring out the kegs!
So you didn't win the big buck today,
That's okay, don't give a f**k, anyway.
Copyright 2006 © Ronald W. Hull
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|Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader)
|Aint that the truth!!|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|i really don't watch much tv but you poem seems to have hit the nail on the head ...|
|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|What those guyz said: startin' with real kool. Don't watch
the 'thangz'. . .tellya the truth they bore me. Ditto, those
rigged "reality" shows. What a cheat! To me, the competitive
'races' bring out the worst in everyone concerned. But then,
I don't like to see anyone lose. Er, well, unless. . . Like
to see those cynical, money-mad producers lose out. Guess I'm
showin' my mean streak, huh. Thank you for the highly
thought-provoking and amusing and well-written 'pome.' Blessings. . .
including better entertainment, 'Pea' (: <3 :)
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
This a real kool write
exactly how I feel about all these reality shows
I don't even watch them
most insult my intelligence.
its like watching different forms of wrestling.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Neat poem, I am not addicted, as fortunately I don't get home till late, and I am glad of it...;) Ed|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|You got it figured out, bro. Good on ya! Love and peace,
|Reviewed by Sara Coslett
|LOL...I am going through Survivor and Amazing Race withdrawl. I liked it better when one show ended its season, the other would start. So that I would be continuously engaged in the action.
I was disappointed with the #1 & 2 in the last season of Survivor. Neither deserved it. But Amazing Race was fantastic. The hippy guys were the most deserving of all contestants I have ever seen outside of Ethan from Survivor Africa.
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|Reality shows are hyped when the results are those who are truly the ruthless and fiercer of their competitors. So much now has been admitted as staged. That places a damper on the word competition for me.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Excellent write on the topic Ron, I too think the last line
rocked!;-) To be honest I quit TV, except for news and some movies
or tennis and a few other fav sports. I watched a few minutes of survivor when it first came on, but "reality" faked shows don't interest me.
|Reviewed by Aberjhani
|Great poetic editorial on the rather contrived nature of "reality" as presented by pop tv culture. Can't help but love that last stanza:-)
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
You are one smart guy...:)