…that THEY already know who wins? Am I the only one who survived the aliens’ mind wipe concerning Survivor I? All last spring and summer, we heard, “Oh, the participants and the network execs already know who wins, it’s all on tape already.” “Oh, no!” said other people, shocked. “It’s all completely spontaneous! It’s actually happening, right now!”
Well, so then it’s finally over and we all find out that yes, they knew, and the network execs knew, who won, and they all had had to sign non-disclosure agreements ahead of time.
So now we’re all just supposed to park our obedient little butts in front of the TV for the Super Bowl, and then leave them there so the network can pretend like nobody knows who’s going to win. And of course nobody has signed any non-disclosure agreements or anything like that, it’s all completely spontaneous.
We’re supposed to pretend that it’s high drama unfolding while we watch, when in actuality it’s all in the can, same as an episode of Friends.
The really laughable part was that the Chicago Tribune, an otherwise sensible newspaper, called in a psychic to give predictions:
So, um, this psychic isn’t predicting the future, he’s predicting the past?
I ran all of this past the Better Half this morning, and he doesn’t see any problem with it. Time for new tinfoil in his hat?