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Have you ever wanted to be on a game or reality show?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 22, 2010

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“Never. For me it would be just a waste of time.”

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The Price is Right’ because I watch it every morning at work before the restaurant opens.”

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The Real World,’ it just looks like a big party.”

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“Yes. ‘Hollywood Squares.’ My parents used to always watch it, so it’s sort of sentimental.”

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TopJayhawk 3 years, 9 months ago

The game of life is enough to keep me busy. Besides, it is the only reality, the rest are fantasy.

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Donnuts 3 years, 9 months ago

"The Running Man" or that new one where the impossible obstacle course with a bunch of people that couldn't do it if it were a course that was possible to complete. I can't remember what it was called but it has all those padded things above dirty water where people look like they might break their back and think they are Mario off Mario Bros. ... here eat a mushroom or grab an energy star.

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prospector 3 years, 9 months ago

Look! It appears to divide and conquer is on the march!

A call to arms brave citizenry!

To the Barque! We shall sail soon.

or

There you go again, everybody has it figured out so lets change. I will have to wait for did- i -say- that's tutorial for dummies.

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prospector 3 years, 9 months ago

Renaldo http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/seen_...

With some more ciphering and mojitos, I think you would see who caused this. I mean he knows how to pump and dump, and have you see how miserable an internet life ol 'Snap has been having. Man, simple as base 10 math being done on nine.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 9 months ago

We can't talk about guns? I think they gave Julianne the wrong User's Agreement when she started.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 9 months ago

Prospector -

I always wondered what became of her. I ought to email her and find out. Since Janet won't let us kick around Marion anymore, we need some new action.

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CWGOKU 3 years, 9 months ago

Jeapordy! I would rock on that. I DVR it every day and watch it when I get home. If I could get on Jeapordy with the Kardashians, that would be cool. Just got back from Lawrence, picking up my daughter from volleyball camp. I think I saw JackFrost at the Merc.

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BeeBee3 3 years, 9 months ago

Super Market Sweep. Used to pretend like I was on that show while grocery shopping with my parents when I was younger. Mom probably didn't like when I threw the bags of chips and crumbled them...

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jaywalker 3 years, 9 months ago

Love to be on 'Jeopardy', and I know I'd kick some tail on 'Wheel', though I never really watch the latter.

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prospector 3 years, 9 months ago

Bob

That would be a good rest of the story. The company downsized, she went to a cubical and is seven figures upside down on a Cal-e-fornea McMansion. Considering a new start, she walks on the mortgage and ends up in a rural part of Nevada.

Lordy, wouldn't India be depressing, Being grateful you know you are able to get the hell out is all I can figure.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 9 months ago

autie, If you've never been chased by someone while wielding a stiletto with wide eyes & screams, you’ve failed life.

Just saying...

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 9 months ago

autie, If you've never been chased by someone while wielding a stiletto with wide eyes & screams, you’ve failed life.

Just saying...

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number3of5 3 years, 9 months ago

I have always wanted to be on Wheel of Fortune. But due to health issues now, I would not be able to spin the wheel.

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Deja Coffin 3 years, 9 months ago

I would love to go on that show Wipe Out.... that just looks like so much fun!!

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autie 3 years, 9 months ago

It got me to thinking...what would I do with eleven fingers? That would just be more to get arthritis in...?

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 9 months ago

That was a fun day, Prospector. I miss Sue. I wonder where Bangalore Boob went.

Also, and I never got this, what is so special about flying into a third world country? Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam... I get that. India?

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prospector 3 years, 9 months ago

Something "Stalkerish" had me tripping down memory lane and I came across this: http://www2.ljworld.com/onthestreet/2006/oct/12/st_ed_board_bad_pubilicity_for_ks/#c223454 # Advertisement

KSExpat (anonymous) says…

Wow ... really want jobs. Or is it only jobs that involve manure?

No, of course we weren't paying the people in Bangalore the equivalent. We thought cost-savings from shorter communication latencies and higher productivity would be eventually equivalent to the cheaper labor in Bangalore. Imagine working a 24-hour shift as some of our principal engineers are required to make up for a 13-hour time difference. Not to mention $65k is relatively cheap compared to $130k salaries in CA.

But hey ... You're making our case for us at the BOE, the State Capitol and on this forum. You don't have any money or jobs or really any prospects and whenever someone wants to give back to the state they grew up in you spit in their face.

Enjoy losing the rest of your bright people and a continuing decline in your standard of living. I guess you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you 'learned' someone while those guys in India make money off my company. October 12, 2006 at 11:55 a.m.

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KSExpat (anonymous) says…

BTW, Original Bob ... I sometimes wonder why I have any attachment to KS and contribute to KU's Endowment Fund at all. But then I'm reminded of all the bright and open-minded people in KS like yourself and I just can't stop giving.

Oh yes, to the latently sexist on this board. I'm a woman and my boobs are real.

But enjoy the cud-chewing ... I'm off to the company-paid masseuse and then the company gourmet cafeteria. October 12, 2006 at 11:58 a.m.

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TOB, Sue, Gootsle, and Beatrice proceed to hand the Bangalore Boob her head. A classic must read.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 9 months ago

RI-

Perhaps Lucy is a fan/follower of Mel Gibson.

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autie 3 years, 9 months ago

you could be on the cusp of discovery. Solve for the grey goose quotient and you might win you one of them No Bells prizes. Does they got a category for Hebrew numbersology?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 9 months ago

T_O_B, I don't know about that... I spend 1/2 the night doing complex and really cutting edge Hebrew numerology calculations, post the results here for the world to see, and Christine just goes and arbitrarily whacks it.

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beatrice 3 years, 9 months ago

Yes, one in which the winner becomes a police officer. It would be called "Shoot."

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autie 3 years, 9 months ago

I just gots to be careful and not spill mint leaves on my work....it is a dead give away. What do you muddle with? I ain't seen no store bought muddler yet. I use a wooden spoon.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 9 months ago

Dear Ms. Gootsie -

While it is understood the rules are enforced in a different way now that we are under the stewardship of Candy, I'm pretty sure you can still speall out "hell."

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Gootsie 3 years, 9 months ago

Reality? H#*& no!

Game Show? Bring them on!

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scopi_guy 3 years, 9 months ago

Never a reality show.

I would love to be on Match Game '73, though.

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whats_going_on 3 years, 9 months ago

I applied to be on Jersey Shore, but I'm not skanky enough.

:'(

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whats_going_on 3 years, 9 months ago

I want to be on Wipeout. I realize I'd make a total a** out of myself, but heck, that looks FUN. I'm actually pretty surprised that the show has gone on this long without people trying to sue for whatever reason...they got a scratch, swallowed some mud, whatever.

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tomatogrower 3 years, 9 months ago

Not unless it was one of those shows that remodeled my house, and if they did the remodel for free.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 9 months ago

I do some mojito fueled novel and ground breaking calculations...

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jonas_opines 3 years, 9 months ago

Is there a delineation between Reality Shows and Quiz Shows? I'd like to be on Cash Cab, preferably with my wife and one of my friends, because we generally win a Lot of money theoretically when we play along at home.

As for Reality Shows, only one is really American Idol. I sing better than 90% of those contestants, and I'm wondering how long that would let me last against the others and their pretty hair. Sadly, I hear they have a cutoff at 24 years old.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 9 months ago

"dang it bob, the kid is just trying to do her duty to god and country and all you can do is pick at her. that ain't real merican pickin on girls like that. "

If I didn't like her, I wouldn't pick on her.

Also, Sandy, one request... can we at least keep the name attached to a deleted comment? And make it blood pink again? For example, if Autie just had his comment removed, that is interesting and I'd ask him what he said. If it was Tom, I would just move on about my day.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 9 months ago

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g_rock 3 years, 9 months ago

I think that our new LJW Reality Show should be based on our On the Streets sunglasses styles....

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autie 3 years, 9 months ago

dang it bob, the kid is just trying to do her duty to god and country and all you can do is pick at her. that ain't real merican pickin on girls like that.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 9 months ago

They should make a reality show of the innards of the formerly esteemed LJW online inner workings. Watching Cindy pulling her hair out would be sort of funny. Also, it will be a gutwretching episode when it depicts her having surgery to correct her itchy trigger finger.

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autie 3 years, 9 months ago

If we made a reality show it would be removed by staff for a violation of the terms of service.

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prospector 3 years, 9 months ago

What Snap said.

***Breaking News***** 3:00AM Car takes out power pole in the curve on 458,Lone Star Rd. for the old timers, 1/2 mile west of 59 HY. The road is closed so avoid it. There are reports of large losses on folk's farmville farms due to the outage. Robo voice said the power will be back on by 9:00AM, but can you really trust a computer?

Your welcome award winning 'local' Worldly Corp.

***back to your regular programming******

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autie 3 years, 9 months ago

I always wanted to be on "Name That Caliber". It was cancelled in post production I think.

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Liberty275 3 years, 9 months ago

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g_rock 3 years, 9 months ago

Yes. When the "new" idea of reality tv started with Real World in 1991, I was 18...the target audience. I applied to be on the Real World for several years. I actually thought that first season of the Real World was unique in that no one knew what the after results of fame and living your life on tv would have on these people. Just think, I could be a fledgling B list hot mess now had they only picked me!!!!

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Kris_H 3 years, 9 months ago

I want to be on Jeopardy! I like the song while waiting for everyone to search their brains for the right answer. "Doo DOO doo doo-doo doo DOO doo, DOO-da-doo-doo doo doo doo." :)

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JackFrost 3 years, 9 months ago

Just Jersey Shore, or maybe The Real Househogs of New Jersey. I would probably sleep with Lindsey Lohan before I would go to New Jersey. But only if I had a couple of cans of Raid and a Hazmat suit.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 9 months ago

No, but then again, I have never wanted to be in a Turkish prison.

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Donnuts 3 years, 9 months ago

EVER? really never gave it much thought. Absolutely not any VH-! or MTV 'reality shows' They look like the worst. Looks all like about something unscripted with a bunch of people gathered that take on about filling time and arguing a lot. Everybody on them seems to have an ego. I watched the beginning of Big Brother this season with my girlfriend and it looked fun with the hotdog challenge.

Game shows? Hmmm.... same thing in a way. Survivor, maybe. Maybe one where I could win a bunch of money for doing next to nothing. Of course if they actually win that money and it is not a hoax; I would figure it is taxed out of existence.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 9 months ago

They gonna bring back "Name That Tune"?

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