Skip to comments.*VANITY* Utopia TV on Fox
Posted on 03/30/2014 12:44:41 PM PDT by rabidralph
I just saw a commercial during the NASCAR race for casting for a new Fox reality show called Utopia. Fox is casting now for its new show, bringing people together who want to build the "perfect" society. I thought this topic would be of interest to FReepers and maybe some might be interested in auditioning.
The utopian ideal is where ATF is a convenience store selling alcohol, tobacco and firearms.
LOL! That would be a five-minute show, then.
1. No liberals/socialists/commies/collectivists/didiots.
2. That should have done it.
Fill it full of libs and watch it become Lord of the Flies.
You can build a good -- not perfect -- society, if you're willing to do real work. And of primary importance would be the ability to kick people out if they are not doing their share:
A Better society? We can imagine such a thing, but experience tells me we can't even start that journey.
Perfect for who? :-)
Whoever’s in the majority, I guess.
Inevitably the people who will self volunteer for this show have some mental instability - vanity, etc., ensuring it will be a complete failure... but possibly a ratings hit for awhile while people tune in to see how insane the participants are.
I was looking over the requirements and the one that caught my eye is that you have to live there for a year. Who has that kind of time except retired or unemployed?
In the end, the biggest problem is that anything can be construed as "good" or "bad" under the assumption that it is all relative to the situation in which a man finds himself. Even if individuals are striving to do the right thing they may honestly disagree about what is the right thing, since there is no absolute standard.
Someone ought to inform the producers about what the word “utopia” actually means. A combination of two Greek words meaning “No Place”, i.e. a place that does not and cannot actually exist. It can be placed alongside Marx’s Communist and Lenin’s Soviet classless society as something only a true intellectual would be stupid enough to believe in.
I was telling a co worker last week if they tried a redux of the Munsters it would just be another reality TV show.
And a year commitment would likely mean a year's worth of exposure. Granted, however, aside from government workers, college students or the chronically unemployed, those seeking to hitch their wagon to a realty tv star are in the minority. The retired generally aren't stupid enough to go on these shows (and are almost always wiped out in the screening process.)
It does raise a question, however... If a reality program actually did their casting via a lottery system (and thus got real people..) how long after would the gay mafia protest that the system was obviously biased since they didn't get any gays on the program?
Audition for a TV show? Probably not a good idea for a conservative. The producers and directors would be sure to make you look like an idiot any chance they had.
Could that be the whole point of their show? To show liberals that Utopia is nothing more than a fanciful dream?
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