Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Sink or Swim - Darwin in the Big Brother House

Fans of modern Britain's very own Bedlam show were disappointed last night to tune in and find the inmates had escaped.

They hadn't gone far, though - only to a nearby hotel after the house flooded in torrential rain. Four hours later they were back, but half the house is still out of bounds; the good folk at Channel 4 have to make sure it's completely safe before allowing their pets back into the cage.

Here's how the Daily Mail describes the 'Amazing moments as housemates are caught in a freak flood downpour INSIDE the house'.

Josie told John James: 'Do you think that's the sound of the rain or the air conditioning?' When Australian John James, who was lying next to her in the same bed, told her it was the rain, she said: 'Oh my God, that's amazing isn't it? It's nice to be snuggled up when it's like that out there.'

But a second later, as the rain poured in, she shouted: 'Oh my God, John, John." Jumping out of her wet bed, she turned to Mario, who shouted: 'The house is leaking.'

Now can anyone give me one good reason why these characters should not be left to sink or swim (or electrocute themselves) in a perfect manifestation of natural selection? Here's a clue; if you're tempted to answer in the affirmative, I'd advise you to read the rest of the Mail article before committing yourself.

1 comment:

  1. I suspect the audience figures would double, if not treble!