But, alas, he’s old and bitter.
Oh, shoot me.
Nick’s thoughts on programming, which are so purely Nick that I’m reproducing them in their entirety, and sending you his way:
“Unfortunately, America is so anti-intellectual that we don’t even have any famous enough to make it onto Celebrity Big Brother. I know I’d watch Fear Factor if there was a chance to see Noam Chomsky eat a rat on the show. Irving Kristol and Murray Bookchin can switch households and speaking duties for two weeks on Ideology Swap. I can just imagine a shot of Kristol peering into a crude hole cut into a wooden plank and saying “You poop…WHERE?” Judith Butler is…The Bachelorette! Or maybe we can have a show where people call in to vote on whether or not Susan Sontag was a lesbian; we’ll call it Who’s Your Life Partner? Let’s just throw the whole lot of them on a show where they have to make their way from the Sahara to Johannesburg: The Subaltern Race.
The possibilities are endless. As an official Nielsen Family worth 40,000 normal people, I demand that production on some of these shows begin immediately! ”
Judith Butler as The Bachelorette. Can’t you just see it?