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HOLY CRAP!


I'm guessing that none of you watch "Kid Nation," but it's kind of my new guilty pleasure.

It's really interesting to see how a bunch of kids (aged 8-15) deal with living on their own. Last week, they had a choice between getting 7 outhouses or 1 TV set, and I was a bit surprised, but pleased, to see them pick the toilets.


This week...the kids decided that they needed real meat, so they all decided to kill a chicken for dinner. And they actually showed on TV a group of kids (probably about 11 of them) around a stump. They didn't actually air the beheading, but there was definitely a shot of the flapping chicken, with it's head on the group nearby. They went on to show them plucking the feathers off, then de-gutting, cleaning, and cooking said chicken.

Hence, the "HOLY CRAP!" A) How crazy for kids to decide to behead a chicken? B) How insane that so many of them watched? C) How upsetting that they showed a flapping chicken, sans head, on national television?

This is my new favorite show.


Also, temperatures got below freezing, so the water pumps they were using froze. A few thought to pour hot water down the pump to help it thaw, and it worked. It's really amazing to see inventive and intelligent young people.


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Final note, I'm continuing my "one movie a day" week and went to see Eastern Promise this afternoon. It was solid. It could have been great, but it was good enough. Tomorrow, I'm thinking either Sydney White (I know! I can't believe I haven't seen it yet, either!!) or 2 Days in Paris. Possibly both. We'll see.

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