Friday, July 28, 2006

I Need a Gallon of Brain Wash

Ok, so last night I watched Who Wants To Be A Superhero on Sci Fi. It's a so-called reality show hosted by Stan Lee that has people dressing up like superheroes and completing challenges with the prize being an actual Marvel comic based on their hero.

help me.


Mrs. Marius has a much higher tolerance for lower quality entertainment than I do, I mean she's actually seen Bio-Dome all the way through, and she got up about a quarter of the way into the show to go read. I wanted to stop watching. I wanted to go read, or imagine next year's taxes, or wax my back, or anything else, but I couldn't. It was like watching a rhino fuck a volkswagen. You know you should just turn around and walk away, but you're riveted with disbelief and repulsion. And at the end, I was actually curious about next week's show.

I think it's time for an intervention. Are you allowed to ask for one of those?

Yours with plummeting cool points,
Marius

7 comments:

keith said...

"It was like watching a rhino fuck a volkswagen. You know you should just turn around and walk away, but you're riveted with disbelief and repulsion."

best quote ever.

oh you might enjoy this if you ever blog on evo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVRsWAjvQSg&search=intelligent%20design

Monkey said...

So, what about this show was so offensive to your sense of decency? I want details!

pikaresque said...

I must confess I was the same way with the "fake" idol show on fox a few years ago.
They chose the absolute worst singers they could choose.
Glammed them up ,gave them back up dancers, photo and video shoots...
it was mean...I admit it...I could not look away...the power in their minds NOT to hear their own voice BUT they could hear Fake praise and adoration loud and clear!
Obviosly I've sat in on way too many auditions.

And don't worry ...you never were cool..hahahahahaha....I'm just kidding now....there, there...I'm
just kidding!
;D P/K

Marius said...

I'll try to encapsulate it's crapitude, oh curious Monkey. Imagine a dozen people wearing silly superhero costumes, who of course have no real powers, listening to Stan Lee, who is one of the giants of comic books, but who speaks like the comics are written(and if you've ever tried to read a comic out loud you know it just sounds silly)and taking the whole thing totally seriously. One of the female contestants, Monkey Woman, has the distinction of having a body that looks ok in a bunny fur bikini and can shriek like the monkey soundtrack from an old Tarzan film. (I can just picture the people egging her on at office parties, 'do the monkey thing, Brenda') Another is a Vin Diesel wannabe who calls himself The Iron Enforcer, and wears this huge, styrofoam 'gun' on one arm. It probably seemed like a good idea when he thought of it, but now he's stuck with this useless prop where ever he goes. The only one who seems to get how stupid this whole thing is is an ex male stripper who calls himself Major Victory, and he may be the saving grace of the show, and is my favorite to win. He looks good in the tights, gets the gist of how ridiculous the challenges are, and camps it up like Adam West at a Gay Pride parade. I guess I'm more appalled at how enthralled I am, than at how lame the show itself is. I purposely avoid American Idol and it's ilk(although I gave America's Got Talent two eps, then gave up on it) but I can't seem to get this freak-show out of my head.

Monkey said...

I just read a brief summary of each of these characters in this week's EW. Got a lot of time to kill- hmm Marius?

Heather said...

The only one who seems to get how stupid this whole thing is is an ex male stripper who calls himself Major Victory, and he may be the saving grace of the show, and is my favorite to win. He looks good in the tights, gets the gist of how ridiculous the challenges are, and camps it up like Adam West at a Gay Pride parade.
I knew I recognized him from somewhere.

I gotta disagree with you on this one. I'm loving the show so far. Between Major Victory and Fat Momma, we're spending most of our time laughing. Watching people try to be "inconspicuous" while trying to change into a costume in public was worth the time. :)

Iron Enforcer (regarding his gun): It's the most advanced weapon to date.
Major Victory: Can it caulk a bathroom?

celebhith said...

The part that got me was "Monkey Girl" in tears that she was one of the bottom three and could be going home. That this stuff is THAT important to those people is really scary! On the other hand, next season you just may see "Jewish Mom" on that show! Ah'm just sayin'!