Friday, January 12, 2007

Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand

Well, I saw the debut of the new reality show ARMED AND FAMOUS, which takes place in my hometown of Muncie, Indiana, and it was pretty much what I expected. I knew it would start with a shot of some cornfields. Of course, we saw some rubes looking at the limo coming into town with open-mouthed wonder. Of course we saw the trailer park, and the only restaurant in town where you can throw peanut shells on the floor as well as the longtime all-night cafe fondly called "The Awful Waffle." We saw Wee Man riding a bull at a local bar, natch, with plenty of guitair pickin' on the soundtrack.

What surprised me was that there was more crack than I thought and fewer mullets. It surprised me that Jack Osborne was such a dead shot. But the biggest surprise was that I think my whole family had a celebrity sighting of Trish Stratus and didn't know who she was. It started with my son observing, "that chick is pretty hot, for a cop," at which point I noted an attractive, buffed-out young woman who did seem unusually desirable for the local constabulary. While we were watching the show my wife said, "Didn't we see her somewhere?" and both being somewhat unfamiliar with the intricacies of life in the WWE realized we may have missed our brush with greatness.

So far, I have seen three people I have met on the show; thankfully, they are the mayor, the police chief, and a policeman who is the son of my mother's best friend.

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Tom said...

You met the mayor? Ewwww! Gross!

Dr. Squid said...

I have to admit, I was more fascinated with the show that I expected. I think mostly because I love COPS and those types of shows, and this has a big dose of that mixed with the celebrity angle. I was curious to see how they colored the town tone-wise and it's a lot of trailer parks and country bumpkin stuff but is that perhaps who the cops deal with most anyway? Hmmm...