Friday, June 10, 2011

Game Show Proposal

It's called Rock or Hard Place. The contestant is put in a situation with a choice of two equally unpleasant possible outcomes and we watch to see which they choose. Like Deal or No Deal the outcome is completely random, and the fun is in watching the contestant squirm as they make up their mind.

As a completely hypothetical example that I have just plucked from absolutely nowhere whatsoever, imagine being in an aeroplane toilet with a 3-year-old who, despite much cajoling, hasn't produced much of anything all day, but has just announced that he really needs to go. Meanwhile, a stewardess is banging on the door telling you that if you don't go back to your seats right now they're going to have to abort the landing.

Rock or Hard Place?