Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quote of the Day


"I can't think of anyone more compelling than Sarah Palin to tell the story of Alaska. I'm thrilled to reunite with Discovery on this project, which brings together one of the most fascinating figures of our time with one of the most wondrous places on earth."

-- Reality TV Svengali Mark Burnett on getting the greenlight from TLC for eight episodes of Sarah Palin's Alaska

Oh, come on, like you didn't know from the beginning that this was her destiny. This dingbat's entire existence has been a bad reality show for years.

Now if we can just get the Octomom to run for president, the post-modern circle will meet at both ends and the portal to hell will open.

14 comments:

NinjaMom said...

I can't decide if I feel like laughing or crying. Yeah, some white chick from Idaho needs to tell the story of Alaska. I'll bet the indigenous people there are thrilled.

And I like that my word verification is "refock".

Mr. Controversy said...

Of COURSE it'd be TLC to pick up the show. Because having two of the most despised vaginas on your network just isn't enough.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see McCain on the Today show this morning? Trying to claim with a straight face that Palin's "reload" and crosshair maps are just "the language of campaigns." That's like handing out baseball bats at a riot and claiming you just trying to get them to play a game.

Eric said...

Wait--"to tell the story of Alaska..."?

Wouldn't it have made more sense to just hire Lynn Vincent directly?

VOTAR said...

It's too much to hope for, but wouldn't it be great if Burnett's ultimate secret goal is to add a laugh track and cartoon Boing! noises. That would be awesome.


Also, The Despised Vaginas would be a great name for a band.

Riles said...

So, she's officially part of the "media elite" now, right?

Or is this different?


(HA! My verification: hypsycho)

Ethnic Redneck said...

Too bad they aren't having her star in a television version of Grizzly Man, working up to the same ending. Major viewership plus a little natural revenge for her little helicopter hunting trip.

Dan said...

Talk about going for short term profit instead of bolstering your brand.

Chez said...

You hit it on the head -- and that's actually the positive in all of this. Palin is now a media sensation -- a brand. Like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears -- and that means she'll eventually burn out because she's saturating the market with herself. There's a trajectory that celebrity follows these days and it's almost intransigent.

Amii said...

Ugh, that quote so bad I think Burnett has ruined Survivor for me, just by association.

Chez, nice point with that last comment, and it makes me feel a lot better.

I can live with Palin the reality star if it assures no Palin president.

Amanda said...

What saddens me is the fact that once this show airs, it will be the number 1 show in America. People will initially watch for shits and giggles, but will be sucked in by its sheer trainwreckiness.

And then we'll have to deal with 15 subsequent seasons.

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS, AMERICA!

Aside: maybe this new show will show the unhinging of the Palin marriage. We'd only be so lucky to witness Todd Palin gallivanting with college co-eds and wearing douchey Ed Hardy shirts.

VOTAR said...

I dunno man. I got three words for you:



Bedtime for Bonzo.

dick_gozinia said...

I'll watch it on one condition....it has to end like Grizzly Man.

Izar Talon said...

From it's humble beginnings as a young Jewish boy growing up in a broken home in a poor section of New York City, all the way to becoming the largest state in the Union, the true life rags-to-riches story of Alaska is an inspiring story sure to warm the hearts of people of all ages.