Monday, September 24, 2007

"live like a tribesman"

that's an actual line from the trailer for the discovery channel's new show, "last one standing." the other line from the website that stands out is "welcome to full contact cultures."

the show's producers try to make an argument that all "tribes" around the world share the ritual of warriors fighting for power. funnily enough, the contestants in this reality show are not being drafted into the united states military and being shipped off to iraq to prove that george w. bush and his america have "balls," but rather are being sent into rural tribes of brown people, having their faces painted, and wrestling in the dust.

as usual, westerners (the show debuted on the bbc last season) love to look elsewhere for "barbarianism." being farsighted, home is too close for us to see.

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