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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

FADING TO BLACK

Here's a new low in reality shows.


A Dutch woman with an inoperable brain tumor wants to donate a kidney before she dies and will choose the recipient from among three contestants on national television.

Sounds like a real tear-jerker.

The kicker is that it's unclear whether those in need of a kidney on "The Big Donor Show" are a medical match with the terminally ill woman. The winner might not even be able to receive her kidney.

BNN, the network on which the show is to be aired, claims the reality of waiting for an organ is like "playing the lottery," and wants to bring awareness to the country's organ allotment system.

Funeral homes are even giving discounts to families of a donor when they die.

Hum, sounds like it's about money after all.

On a lighter note: Here's what some are saying about rising gas prices:

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

I'll take Organs for $200.00 Alex!
How bizarre.Tell em' what they won,
Don Pardo!

"You've won a 5 day vacation for two in Bermuda along with your new kidney"!

We have some lovely parting gifts for all contestants....an all expense paid funeral for one!

I plan on taking out all the organs I came in with thank-you!

Wed May 30, 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Could do "Deal or No Deal" format with the lucky contestants asking a lovely Dutch model in a mini-skirt to please open the suitcase to see if they match the donor..or, the 3 recipients could face-off in a Fear Factor format: eating pig uterus (or kidneys), balancing between tall buildings, or seeing who can go without dialysis the longest...or, play the Match Game..kidney...(blank)...or, put in 24-hour cameras a la Big Brother game show to see how these dessperate back-stabbing recipients react to one another knowing only one is a true match....or, Jeff Probst appears with a sealed container to see which recipient is voted off the dialysis ward...or, you get the idea...hopefully, the donor doesn't kick the bucket before the big finale reveals who the "winner" recipient is and if the organ is eventually rejected, I can see a Bachelor-type program to do the process all over again..instead of asking will you accept this rose?...will you accept this organ? Just pray the eventual recipient is not a part of an extra-warped version of Punk'd...yikes!

Wed May 30, 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I meant desperate..

Wed May 30, 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG proofreader, you should be a producer!

Wed May 30, 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous alternative fuel said...

soon we'll have to sell our organs to afford the gas.

Thu May 31, 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Claudia Francesca said...

Money moves everything-tumors and mountains-how stupid

Sun Jun 03, 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous dharris said...

The gas sign makes the most sense!

Thu Jun 07, 06:36:00 AM  

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