Article: 288693 of talk.bizarre
From: (Rictus Hep)
Newsgroups: talk.bizarre
Subject: go gently
Date: 1 Dec 1996 21:33:49 -0800
Organization: Best Internet Communications
Lines: 148
Message-ID: <57tpnt$>

      Are you happy about the 
    way things are these days?
					Well precisely?  I mean
					there's you know poor...
					poverty and racism and
					Africa and things.
      Well yes but I mean you
    personally.  Do you think
   you could be doing more or
					I mean I suppose I could
					be you know I could be
					doing more.  But I mean I
					perform a service and it
					Yes well entertainment is
					in fact a service.  I mean
					people need entertainment.
					But of course we perform much
					more than just an entertainment
					service for our viewers, we
					perform a real service for our
					guests as well.
	  And you don't think
					Well let's get right down to
					it people are fascinated by
					pain, you know people are
					fascinated by pain and
					death and things.  And I mean
					pain takes many forms most
					of which are very messy, I
					daresay we didn't want people
					piercing or hanging themselves
					or vomiting or whatnot, so
	 A sanitized approach.
					Well yes that's it exactly
					you've got it exactly.  I
					mean people are fascinated
					by pain and death and things
					but they don't really have
					the stomach for it and so we
					thought let's just.  You know
					I mean we have the technology
					already it's very efficient.
       And yet you must admit
  musn't you the criticism is
  valid, I mean in a way it's
 really a very boring show in
  that the guests simply walk
into the apparatus and that's
    it there's very little in
terms of personal interest or
					Well no no I don't see it that
					way at all first of all people
					watch it don't they.  And yes
					it's true we don't have long
					sobby profiles of why they came
					to this or that I think that's rather
					unrefined melodrama, I mean we get
					enough of that sort of thing on
					the evening news.  I mean people
					can be unhappy about the evening
					news this is more uplifting you
					know, people taking hold of
					their lives even if only right 
					at one end as we say.  And really
					we're very egalitarian we take
					anyone who's feeling a little down
					or depressed and really make it
					very easy for them absolutely
					free.  We solve their problems
					quite simply and they never have
					to worry again.
		       And so
					And that's how you can see we
					got it right you see the
					demographics of it have all
					worked out quite well in the
					ratings.  We didn't want to
					get you know all the angst-ridden
					Gloomy Guses all the young people 
					who dress in black and et cetera
					and who are quite used to this sort
					of thing and who are really
					pessimists and nihilists at heart.  
					Rather we really wanted to
					appeal to the vast mainstream
					and in fact we are doing very
					well against the soap operas and
					talk shows in our weekday early
					afternoon timeslot.  I think
					because what we do is uplifting 
					really, it's really quite uplifting.
 And so you see yourself if I
  might be permitted a bit of
     interpretation as really
bringing the whole concept to
		   the masses.
					That's it that's it exactly.
					Especially you know the ordinary
					people the housewives and
					mechanics and whatnot.  But
					ones of a certain sensibility.
  Turning now to your earlier
 projects one might discern a
  common thread perhaps going
 back to the "It's Abuse Show"
    where people insulted and
  physically abused their old
         decrepit parents and 
  grandparents.  And yet that 
      was in many ways a very 
	       different show.
					Well yes of course my goodness,
					I haven't thought of that show
					in years.  It was done when I
					was quite young and was you might
					say a very crude and unrefined
					project formed of say a certain
					rebelliousness which I think
					lacked legitimacy, it felt perhaps
					a bit false and artificial.  But
					it did aim for that same catharsis
					for the viewers yes.  But it really
					was aimed at the young pessimistic
					generation and what we're doing
					now is really for the ordinary
					person though perhaps of a more
					refined and perhaps sophisticated
					minimalist sensibility, for the
					quiet optimist really.  
		 The optimist.
					Quite right the optimist.  One who
					can take simple pleasure in
					divesting the world of its unhappy
					population one simple injection at
					a time.  And you know a world that
					can do that for its people is really
					a happier world.  And really who 
					could ask for better than that?  Is 
					my feeling.

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