Thursday, June 21, 2007

Why can't I ever be the first to have a good idea?

I've long dreamt of hosting my own documentary TV show, where I travel the world, looking for unusual places and people, and giving the viewers a chance to see these cultures as they see themselves. A window on other lives, to put it in a cliched manner.

Turns out somebody already did it, and made it damn entertaining. That guy would be Louis Theroux of the BBC. In his "Weird Weekends" series, he plays dumb and lets people ranging from the slightly odd (infomercial hosts) to the downright nuts (Fred Phelps and family) talk about their worlds. It's delightful. If you've got an hour or so, go watch an episode.

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