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culture shock treatment

Annoying guests on live TV get instant feed back from TV Land audience via interactive electrodes
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Don't like 'em? Zap 'em! Annoying or boring Guests who are plugging a movie, show, premanufactured hit song are oftentimes in need of a reminder that We, the home viewers, know what we like and don't like. Guest is hooked up to electrodes (hey, they wear wireless mics, don't they?). Hit that red button on the remote and watch the sparks fly .
thumbwax, Sep 01 2000

Doofus of the Unspecified Time Period http://web.tampabay...starchsr/doofus.htm
My 'relief valve'... [StarChaser, Sep 01 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       <grin> I'd buy one...Hell, I'd buy TWO...
StarChaser, Sep 02 2000
  

       An early version is already implemented in the Big Brother tv-show. Participants are first nominated by each other and then the audience votes by telephone. Television with more power and control to the viewer has the future anyway (compare: internet).
rrr, Sep 04 2000
  

       With some annoying guests I'D like to insert (ahem) attach, the electrodes.
Alcin, Sep 05 2000
  

       Could a variant of this device could be used on obnoxious and hostile users who dial in to tech support?   

       It would certainly cut down on wait times for other customers with legitimate problems, simply by using operant conditioning. Shock a belligerent user, and he'll a) call back less frequently and b) be much nicer on the next call.
BigThor, Sep 06 2000
  

       Oh please, oh PLEASE, somebody give me one of those...   

       StarChaser the Tech Support Tyger
StarChaser, Sep 07 2000
  

       And the perfect celebrity to endorse this product is Robert Goulet.
juliec2, Apr 24 2001
  

       You'll need to make sure I don't kill a few of them.
Backster, May 21 2001
  
      
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