Thursday, March 20, 2008

How Much Is A Man's Life Worth?

Alright, I'm about to go on a bit of a rant, but I need to get this off of my chest.

Last night, I watched the finale of The Gauntlet 3, in which 6 people from the Rookies beat 10 people from the grizzled old Veterans. The final challenge means everything to these life-long slackers, drunks and whores, being as $300,000 was this season's grand prize. The Vets had 10 people left, their single prizes would be $30k a piece, which is a nice chunk of change for people that run around obstacle courses for a living.

Now, here's where my rant begins: The Vets have one team member, Eric aka "The Big Easy", who is a 6ft+, 300lb+ man, who happened to last the entire season, due to everyone on his team being a coward. As they rolled around to the final challenge, they found out the basic task was to run around a 5 mile course while completing a few other tasks, while all of your teammates are chained to each other.

Now, I don't know about you, but I would find it hard to believe that a 300lb+ grown-ass man can finish an obstacle course in sweltering Mexican heat, and he didn't. He pushed himself to the limit, and suffered a case of heat exhaustion, collapsing and nearly dying on the course. Still his, "friends" and teammates screamed at him while he lay on the ground with his eyes rolling back in his head, all for the sake of winning 30,000 fucking dollars.

I'm not sure how selfish you have to be to encourage someone to keep moving towards the light for 30k, but it's pretty damn close to Paris Hilton's level of selfishness.

For those who blamed Eric for your loss, get a frigging clue. If you think that $30k is the price to pay for a man's life, then you need to have a serious look at your life, and re-evaluate where you stand as a man or a woman.

OK, rant's over.

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