Tuesday, November 22, 2005

hey scott, thanks for inviting me over to add some blurbs about the most recent habsburg mess, as you call it.

the unfortunate situation commenced early on sunday when contestants of the czech version of the hungarian variation of the big brother reality show were kicked out of their camera-festooned villa in prague. the hungarian variety is called való világ and it was created by the german channel rtl, which stands for radio television luxembourg. compared with big brother, the select ones (as the name perhaps translates into english) is slightly more family-friendly as contestants are taken out to discos and whatnot and the atmosphere is less commie-like not to scare the population of nations who had actually experienced it.

so sunday morning, five remaining select czechs were kicked out as the television station was late with rent for their villa lot. to protect their advertising revenues from the show, the tv station decided to ship the contestants over to bratislava where the slovak version of the hungarian variation is currently airing. and on monday night, the czech and slovak versions joined in the first big live czech/slovak media project since the federation of the two states went belly up in 1993 -- under hungarian/german supervision.

the first night together, the 5 czechs and 8 slovaks got wasted on champagne and vodka, jumped into the swimming pool fully clothed and puked in the bathroom. nice.


Anonymous Liz said...

Oh, that sounds slightly more edifying than the British version (which no other European nation in its right democratic mind would dream of getting involved with). I feel I'm missing out.
Maybe it's just that our lot don't get champagne. They have a lot of semi-disguised sex, though.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Való Világ" is Hungarian for "Real World". Similar name, similar theme, but apparently no actual connection to MTV's "The Real World". One more note of ridiculously tangled self-reference.

7:21 AM  

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