Friday, February 15, 2002

I have a wonderful idea for a television show: a small group of participants would be gathered together at some exotic location for a series of contrived physical competitions. The contests themselves would be a mere pretext, of course; the core of the show would involve a voting system by which the participants expressed approval or disapproval for each other. By forming alliances and politicking vigorously, they could conspire to eliminate weak or unpopular members of the group--regardless of their showing in the competitions--until the person able to establish the strongest coalition would ultimately be crowned champion.

I know, there's already a show just like that. But mine would be televised more often than once every four years, and the competitive events wouldn't be limited to figure skating.

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