Well it seems the new reality show Big Brother was talking about in his last post, the "Win a Kidney!" show was an elaborate hoax to gain attention for the plight of people waiting for donors.
The "donor" was an actress, although the people "chosen" to win her kidney were really patients - who were in on the hoax.
I suppose the passions raised by the whole thing - if comments on Big Brother's blog are any indication - might make people think about the issue. And lets face it, rational appeals have never worked.
However, cynic that I am, I'm really not certain many more people will sign donor cards, whether through pure laziness or the fact that they want to be buried with all their pieces, who knows.
I think the whole God-how-low-can-you-sink furor might, at best, draw attention to the total takiness of most, if not all, reality shows... for a few days at least.
The transplant patients will just have to go on waiting.
In other news... it seems likely that the Jazzer and Mr. Jazz will be off to Texas in the fall. I drove through Texas once, and all I remember about it was cotton fields, some cars planted upright in a field (or did I dream that?), and a billboard for a restaurant where you could get a 5lb steak.... and if you ate it all, they gave you another one! Is it just me, or is a that really strange? Who could eat two 5 lb steaks? Or maybe I'm underestimating the capacity of a human stomach to contend with 10lbs of steak....
I'm off to brush up on my Texas culture, gonna go watch those King of the Hill DVDs again.