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Old 06-19-2007, 08:17 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by madametj View Post
oh, i saw it, i just wanted to hear your opinion.
Well I think the whole thing is manipulated for the entertainment value, but it was interesting to see them interact with each other. I don't really have much of an opinion really.

The whole thing is several episodes long. Have you seen them all?
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:47 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Silver View Post
Well I think the whole thing is manipulated for the entertainment value, but it was interesting to see them interact with each other. I don't really have much of an opinion really.

The whole thing is several episodes long. Have you seen them all?
SEVERAL episodes?!?!! i only saw the 1st one!
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:40 PM   #13
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I just saw the first one. I was kind of disappointed that he got perfect stereotypes to share the house. I guess I'm speaking of the overweight man, and the skinny girl. I happen to know that there are many overweight people who keep thier house clean, and shower. Why couldn't one of them have joined the group, so the skinny girl could see that she was wrong about them. Instead, he purposly got the man who won't shower or do his part of the work. It seemed to me that all he did was prove her, and all others who think like her, right.

I'm sorry to go on like this, but I hate the way overweight people get treated by society, and nobody seems to realize its just another predjudice. I have a sister, who is a big woman, but I've never met a harder worker, and you can bet, she's going to keep her body, and her house clean. She doesn't have a lazy bone in her body, but most of society would look at her, and just assume she's a lazy, dirty person, without even knowing her.

I don't know why I said all that. Please ignore me if I've offended. I don't dislike thin people, so please don't think I was saying that. It would be just as wrong of me to assume they're bad people just because they're thin, as it is for society to judge us (my sisters and me) based on how much we weigh....So please don't think I was saying that.
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:20 AM   #14
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Hey jdee, I didn't see the show but this is kind of what I feared. In a sense, taking the worst possible examples defeat the purpose don't you think? I think we all have to work on tolerance. We probably all have a little bit of prejudice towards certain groups. But if we compare ourselves with the worst, we will think there's nothing wrong with us!

Anyways, don't worry I'm skinny and wasn't offended whatsoever by your comment! I don't know why there is so much "judging" in our world. Overweight people suffer from a lot of prejudice, it's very true. But believe me, no matter in what "category" you belong to, people will find a way to criticize you somehow. :rollseyes:
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:49 AM   #15
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Overweight people suffer from a lot of prejudice, it's very true. But believe me, no matter in what "category" you belong to, people will find a way to criticize you somehow. :rollseyes:
Isn't it the truth. I'm so glad you weren't offended.

Yes, normally, I like Dr Phil, but I must admit, I don't know what he's trying to accomplish with this one. I guess if I did, I'd have the psychology degree. :rofling: I hope these people do learn something from this. I guess if they didn't want to be there, they wouldn't have agree to it.
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i agree, the people they choose are VERY extreme, especially the racist ones.
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Originally Posted by auburnchick View Post
It sounds a little like Survivor or Big Brother. Yes, those shows are for entertainment, but they are also social experiments. As a social science major, I really find these interesting. Once people get comfortable with the cameras, they let down their guards. Very interesting...(although I didn't watch this particular show).
oh, i just thought of something, do you ever watch "Beauty and the Geek"? thats a social experiment, too, but it gets on my nerves sometimes because they only pick people who fit stereotypes. not are smart guys have no lives and not all pretty girls are stupid!
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:41 PM   #18
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I think they should turn Beauty and the Geek around and do it with smart girls and handsome boys. That would be MUCH more interesting.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:37 PM   #19
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I think they should turn Beauty and the Geek around and do it with smart girls and handsome boys. That would be MUCH more interesting.
I was thinking the same thing!

ETA: hmm, but i don't think the guys would appreciate being called a "beauty"!
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:41 AM   #20
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Hunky and the Nerd?

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