When I read the headline of this new reality t.v. show, I just knew I couldn't let this one go by the boards. I usually don't get "crazy" until something really offends my sensibilities. This one just really and truly made me cringe. I just don't "get" what t.v. stations consider good viewing. Isn't there already enough evidence that society needs to have better eating habits? Do we not see enough people in the world without enough food to get through a day without focusing on gluttony? What is the message here? I'd love to see the medical association get all over this one to put pressure on and make sure this show NEVER airs for our children to see.
The title said:
"A NEW REALITY T.V. SHOW TESTS GAG REFLEX"
Takeru Kobayashi winning the world record for eating the most hot dogs
‘Hurl’ looks for the Iron Stomach champion
By Stephanie Zolis
New series not for those with a weak stomach – literally
Not many TV shows try to make viewers sick, but that’s exactly what new game show Hurl! is setting out to do.
The series, which "combines speed-eating with intense physical challenges," will launch this summer on G4.
Expect to see contestants consuming excessive amounts of all-American food –which TV Guide reports may include hot dogs, blueberry pie, fish sticks and chicken pot pie – and trying not to hurl.
Only this series isn’t just about competitive eating and who can down the most wieners. The half-hour episodes will feature contestants who will be subjected to carnival rides, high-dives, mechanical bull-riding and other nauseating activities right after they scarf down their first of two courses.
Whoever makes it through the physical challenges without hurling makes it through to the next round, which is really just more of the same, while viewers “laugh and cringe.”
The contestant who is able to keep his or her food down through all of that wins the Iron Stomach award and a cash prize. Viewers who are able to keep their last meal down – if there are any – get to see what regurgitated hot dogs look like.
Okay, so I've had my rant and there's still steam coming out of my ears. The first thing I did was go to the kitchen and make something healthy to eat. I wanted a salad, something light, something that would make me feel like I hadn't abused my body.
Although I didn't want to associate the show "Hurl" with healthy eating, I did feel it was important to go to the polar opposite and make a statement. I also remembered that our Scottish lassie Holler at Tinned Tomatoes was sponsoring the May No Croutons Required roundup. If you haven't visited Holler's blog - take the time to check it out. The April challenge was mushrooms and the winning mushroom recipe, which Psychgrad replicated here, looks amazing. This month's challenge is about cheese.
Leaf lettuce red and green
sliced red onion
crumbled feta chees
I intentionally didn't write quantities - best to just bulk it up dependent on how many people you're serving.
Eat healthy - Keep it real!!!