Get off your knees...AND STOP AVERTING YOUR EYES!
No need to beg. :)
Originally Posted by PIKATSSO
The larger point I was trying to make was that everyone was taking this stray comment of Ant's very seriously, which is great that everyone is getting into the spirit of the show...but was also surprising because so many of us have realized that nothing in this show is what we think it is...thanks to editing, manipulation and questions relating to conflict of interest and favoritism.
In professional wrestling (which grew out of the world of carnies & con men) speak...there are marks (the rubes that think professional wrestling is on the up and up, they root blindly for the faces and boo the heels...as they're being manipulated to do) and there are the smarts (those who know that it's fake and don't watch)--but there is a relatively new term "smarks" that describe the people that know it's fake but like to watch it anyway, folding in their smart knowledge (i.e.--it's fake) into how they root for what they know is a predetermined result.
I see FORT as a home for smarks, people who know that reality tv isn't really real but like it anyway...but this thread seemed a little "mark"-y. Are we really debating who the puppetmaster in the cast might be? There are only a few people in the house...and none of them seem particularly Richard Hatch-y or even Johnny Fairplay-esque... I listed the others because those are the people REALLY pulling the strings...and Ant isn't really the puppet.
The Dat Phan comment, above and beyond his ninja training and not to mention his astonishing ability to defeat the comedians that everyone thought he couldn't beat, was based on his bit about how the Vietnamese planned to take over the world by opening up pedicure shops everywhere...
It was funny the first few times I saw him do it.
PS--Todd Glass is coming to Seattle soon... I'm thinking about kicking him in the uterus for losing to Tammy.