Wednesday, January 2, 2008

There's Something About Miriam

Recently I came across this reality television show that featured six men from Australia and the UK competing for the affection of Miriam, a model from Mexico. Recruitment ads for contestants promised "the adventure of a lifetime" with a £10,000 prize to men aged 20 to 35 who "want it all" and are "fit and up for everything. This show has been called the cruelest experiment ever (see the video above) and the production was sued by the six contestants at it's conclusion for deception. The show is produced by Endemol who have produced the following shows throughout Europe:

Reality television
Big Brother
The Big Donor Show
Bigg Boss
OperaciĆ³n Triunfo / Star Academy / The One
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The Games (British TV)
The Farm (TV series)
Only Fools on Horses
There's Something About Miriam (via Brighter Pictures subsidiary)
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Kid Nation
Game shows
1 vs. 100
Break The Bank (Philippines)
Deal or No Deal
Fear Factor
For the Rest of Your Life
Golden Balls
In The Grid
Judas Game (Germany, title was censored and changed to "JGame")
Midnight Money Madness
Participation TV
Set for Life
Show Me the Money
Take It or Leave It
Take the Cake
Late night/variety shows
Cronicas Marcianas
Games UpLate Live (Philippines)
Children's shows
The DJ Kat Show 1985 - 1993
Mighty Truck of Stuff
Bel's Boys
Totally Frank

Blogger Virgin

OK.... I am a virgin, to blogger that is. Now don't get me wrong, I am familiar with blogging, as I have a Yahoo 360 page, just not familiar with Blogger. So far everything was pretty simple to setup.... about 10 minutes of setup and here I am typing my first entry- Blogger gets a big thumbs up for ease of use. Also, I like the variety of templates available, some are pretty cool looking, and the font/color choices are plentiful as well. So far, so good.