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Monsters Wanted

11:15 AM -- Good TV news for Surreality TV fans from today's Reuters:

    The Netherlands, the country that has pioneered reality shows like "Big Brother," is planning a new first -- a dating program for the visibly disfigured.

    The broadcaster SBS 6 is seeking candidates for its "Love at Second Sight" show due to be launched on February 20.

    "Do you have a visible serious handicap and are you looking for a partner?" says an appeal on its Web site.

    "The program is a platform for people with such problems to share experiences and feelings in a positive way with the rest of the Netherlands and to show that they are absolutely not pitiful," the broadcaster said.

    "The main aim of the program is to remove prejudice about these people, to create more acceptance and respect and, of course, to find the love of their lives."

    But the majority of Dutch viewers are turned off by the show that was initially set to be called "Monster Love." A poll by the mass circulation De Telegraaf daily showed 85 percent do not like the idea, with only 9 percent in favor.
Monster Love... Now, there's acceptance and respect for ya'.

But it's nonetheless a great thing that the disabled and disfigured will now have the same opportunity as others to parade themselves as grotesque, clamorous buffoons for our viewing enjoyment. Hope it comes to the States soon. Hosted by Shatner, of course.

— Larry, Absolutely Not Pitiful Monkey, Light Reading

Lite Rock 12/5/2012 | 3:15:58 PM
re: Monsters Wanted Shirley, I would have thought you would've been all over the American Idol, Bush Baby incident by now.

Ah how the world loves a train wreck, well, as long as it's a train wreck with "pretty people" involved.

Journalism, so easy a monkey could do it. :-)

J/K

Cheers
sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:15:57 PM
re: Monsters Wanted "Ah how the world loves a train wreck, well, as long as it's a train wreck with "pretty people" involved."

The pretty train wrecks are the best kind. My favorite is watching Britney explore the depths of trashiness. It gives average-looking mothers like myself something to feel good about. Unlike Britney, we will never cause Bob Dole to seek out Viagra, but at least we properly secure our children in car seats.
Lite Rock 12/5/2012 | 3:15:56 PM
re: Monsters Wanted There you go. Brittany is a prime example. You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl.

When carrying your baby and a cocktail and you almost drop your baby instead of the cocktail, you might be a Redneck!

When Kevin Federline appears to the judge to be the better parent, you might be a Redneck!

Somebody stop me...
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