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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Pat Buchanan Wins the Immunity Idol! 

In a weird display of synchronicity, I happened across these two stories one right after the other. First, I learn (by way of Atrios) that the crazy old uncle of contemporary American politics, Pat Buchanan, is at it again:
On NBC's Today, David Gregory provided Pat Buchanan a forum to discuss Buchanan's newly released book, which includes a claim that the United States must keep "Americans of European descent" from becoming the "minority" in order to "survive[]."

It's interesting that Buchanan considers racial superiority a matter of survival, because just moments before reading about Buchanan's idiocy I happened to read this:
Fueled by critics who slammed its lack of diversity, CBS's Survivor has unveiled a new twist for its upcoming season: Contestants will be divided by ethnicity.

When it premieres Sept. 14, Survivor: Cook Islands will feature 20 castaways divided into four tribes: black, white, Asian and Latino....

Until the tribes merge later in the season, the four teams will battle each other and, perhaps, racial stereotypes. "There are going to be people looking for stereotypes: Will this tribe be smarter than this tribe, or will this tribe be faster than this tribe?" says [Survivor host Jeff] Probst. "That's why I think it's fun. But five people on a tribe do not represent an entire ethnic group."

Say, that does sound like fun! What could be more entertaining than some good, old-fashioned racial stereotyping? But I'll tell you what I'm really looking forward to - the following season of Survivor will feature teams consisting respectively of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. It will be called Survivor: Holy Land, and the winner gets Lebanon. The rumor is that Ann Coulter simply kicks ass at the reward challenges. Stay tuned!

 

Comments:

 

that is an eerie combination of stories to read back to back.

i posted one of your comments on my blog.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com
 
your comment i posted on my blog has received a lot of love, many have given it props in the comments.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com
 
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