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Clearly this is a metaphor for something.
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Who would be commercially viable sans Syndicated backing?
The rules are simple .. Individual
Contestants must 'make money', credits
from the audience (Industry) with only the
use of simple items they are supplied by
choice or luck of the draw.
Items like, a pencil and a piece of paper, a
cap with a feather, a ball and stick, a
paddle and a
pail.. What can be conjured
in attempts to procure favor and simulated
funds from a selection of fabricated
avenues of industry, in say, three minutes?
No, smartAxx! that's not the game of life ..
remember, life's rule is .. " it's not what you
know, but who you know " .. which is why
so many duds make it, while the truly
talented get overlooked. (Whatever idiot
came up with " survival of the fittest " must
never have pondered the "spoonie" effect.)
It's an exercise in innovation and a game
show in the spirit of watching a man walk
with his feet on the ground as opposed to
riding the coat-tails of a social advantage
thru use of the good-ol-boy, buddy system.
||So, setting aside the social angst, the idea
is for contestants to make money from the
audience? Is it real money, or does the
audience vote to give them hypothetical
||I recently read a book which said "How would you make money if you found yourself in a strange city where you knew nobody and had only $100?" As I read it I thought that it sounded like a reality show in the making.
||// How would you make money if you found yourself in a strange city where you knew nobody and had only $100?" //
||2. Buy a sign saying "Chartered Accountant" or "Lawyer"
||3. Buy a councillor and get them to give you a job in local government. Then spend the other $99 on drink, tobacco, drugs, gambling, girls and loose living (at least you didn't waste it).
||Borg local politics, [wagster]; you had to be there.
||I once read that "a man's greatness lies
not in what he has, but in what he can
give." (author; tea bag, maybe fortune
cookie; can't remember anyway...)
||Max, I began a response to your
question yesterday, but somehow my
browser userped my authority and shut
down mid-comment; go figure.
||Nice ensuing dialogue, though.
Should I destroy the wormhole and the
rest of the Gamma quadrant now?
||Sounds like it is skewed towards artists. Even the best engineer couldn't make much in 3 minutes, but a good artist could make something. And as for your rant, it still rides coat-tails because the trained artist will do better than the untrained, with rare exceptions.
||MrQED: a talented mind is a talented
mind. Demonstrate how to create a
perfect circle or feed a whole village
doubling grain on a chessboard. Sell the
concept of style or do an expressive
dance. Develop a new sport or introduce
a new weapon. Teach the process of
churning butter or create atmosphere
with a few tribal rhythms.