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Year 4 Day 21—2 minutes until Whoppner.

by admin on September 15th, 2006

I have the next big reality TV show. No it’s not me, although, that would be riveting television as well. I read the news this morning, and it was inspiring. The article I read was on savants.

You know where this is going… so if talk of exploiting savants offends you… you might want to shut’er down.

We know all savants are freakishly talented, so why not have a show where savants compete to see who’s best? You could call it something like,

Survivor: Savant Island. Americas Top Savant. American Genius, or my personal favorite… ‘What’s up with THAT dude?’

Think about it… they all have really weird skills that they’re very good at. You can’t tell me when some savant is on a talk show you don’t watch. Rain man was a hit for the same reason. We all have a soft part in our hearts for’special people’ and if they should have an amazing talent, well then they’re that much cooler. We have a little part of us that smiles when the kid with the helmet and crutches walks by in the mall, and that little part says… “Hey buddy, hang in there.” ( it’s why Corky Thatcher was so huge on life goes on). Well, some of you are afraid of people like that, that’s your issue though.

BUT… .BUT, if that kid were to whip out a Casio keyboard and drop Beethoven’s 6th on your ass… everyone, even people with phobias of special needs kids would stop and watch.

invision it…

The show would have unbelievable levels of talent. Some savants are musical, some artistic, some mathematical. The talent would all be flawless. Then you’d have the fact that most savants are socially odd folks. It would provide for a good story line, some unintentional comedy, etc.

“This week we took the savants to Vegas… ”

“8 contestants. 8 open guitar cases. 8 hours in the NY subway. Who can bring in the most coin with their talent? Who doesn’t make it back LIterally…?”

You’d watch. You’d all watch.

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3 Comments
  1. Anonymous permalink

    Hey I think the Gambler is a savant….. I know he would love to be on the show….. any trivia from the 80s and the guy is amazing….beyond rainman…..and if they go to Vegas….. or Reno for that matter he’s all in…..!!!!

  2. Anonymous permalink

    Hey I think the Gambler is a savant….. I know he would love to be on the show….. any trivia from the 80s and the guy is amazing….beyond rainman…..and if they go to Vegas….. or Reno for that matter he’s all in…..!!!!

  3. Captain permalink

    The gambler may be a savant. Except he has a little too much fire-bug in him…hell, it might make for a best show since Great White played in Rhode Island.

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