Anna Gregoline | February 28, 2004
In this world of shows like Survivor, and more specifically, Fear Factor, people do a lot of things for millions of dollars. Can you think of anything specifically you would NOT do for tons of money?

I know that there are things that would push the boundaries of my own ideals and dignity, and I wouldn't be able to enjoy the prize money afterwards. However, I've met people who say nothing would stop them from acheiving that green.

This is kind of a joke in my family because we got on the topic a long time ago, and my mom wouldn't eat a worm for a million dollars. I know that *I* would be sucking that baby down. =)

So, what do you think, TC-ers?

Scott Hardie | February 28, 2004
Bring on the worms.

The thing that strikes me about "Fear Factor" is that the prize is only $50,000 (not counting the larger prizes for the "Couples" series), which is chump change these days for a primetime game show with high ratings. I guess the payout is small because there's a guaranteed winner every episode. I won't apply to shows like that because I know I can't compete, but if I thought I had a good shot at the big prize, I'd be the first in line.

Jackie Mason | February 28, 2004
[hidden by request]

Anna Gregoline | February 29, 2004
I couldn't eat bugs. I would TRY, but I don't think I'm capable of it. But worms don't bother me none.

Some of the Fear Factor things (when I watched it a little bit) seemed just extremely physically difficult, and it was often a little luck that helped the contestants. I don't think I could compete either. It has gotten too gross to watch though, and it's the same thing over and over. Also, I hate all the taunting, it just irritates me.

Scott Hardie | February 29, 2004
Yeah, the taunting is bothersome. The stunts require a gasping audience and so we must have reaction shots from the other contestants while they wait on the sidelines, but the talk of can-she-or-can't-she-pull-it-off gets so old.

Anna Gregoline | February 29, 2004
It gets so old, girlfriend!

What else? I would not have sex with someone for millions of dollars, a/k/a an Indecent Proposal. I wouldn't do anything that would possibly cause me physical or emotional harm.

Scott Hardie | February 29, 2004
Would sleeping with Robert Redford cause you physical or emotional harm?

Steve West | February 29, 2004
I, for one, would have to say yes. Now, that cute Justin Timberlake...

Anna Gregoline | February 29, 2004
YES. Robert Redford is super yucky.

Erik Bates | February 29, 2004
[hidden by request]

Anna Gregoline | February 29, 2004
Because sleeping with someone for money is what a prostitute does, something that is more commonly associated with women, not men, although there are male prostitutes.

Erik Bates | February 29, 2004
[hidden by request]

Scott Hardie | February 29, 2004
I don't know about my body, but I'd prostitute my web site for big money. Come on, U.S. Cellular Celebrity Goo Game!

Erik Bates | February 29, 2004
[hidden by request]

Anna Gregoline | March 1, 2004
NICE! I wish someone would care about my art that well. What was your website about, out of curiousity, Erik?

Erik Bates | March 1, 2004
[hidden by request]

Anna Gregoline | March 1, 2004
We'd have to know the name first, methinks.

Erik Bates | March 2, 2004
[hidden by request]


Want to participate? Please create an account a new account or log in.


Other Discussions Started by Anna Gregoline

Fight for Your Right

What kind of injustice makes you "fighting mad"? Go »

Tu Nombre

I read a AP wire story yesterday talking about a study that said vowel sounds in names affect how sexy people think a name is. Go »

Prostitution

Should prostitution be legalized? Go »

Extreme Situations

Is there one cause or situation for which you would be willing to risk your life? Go »

Death Penalty

This year, Maryland has been on a path to become the first state to abolish capital punishment, and a bill to repeal the death penalty will be voted on in committee within days. Go »

Yikes Almighty

I don't know why, but for some reason, this feels like it should be on TC. A car stereo that can kill you Go »