Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What would you do?

I have been watching the preview for a television show called, What Would You D? For a few weeks now, and have slowly been simmering into a boil. Then, on Tuesday night, I watched the show for fifteen minutes, my show! I had the idea for this program five years ago with the same exact title, and told about a million people in Los Angeles. People, that could have done something with the idea. All of these people looked at me like I was a fool when I presented this idea to them and now, I see it on television, and it was everything that I had wanted to do. I wanted to put people in situations where they had to make a choice, do the right thing or stand idly by and watch unjust things happen. A social experiment per say, to see what society was made out of and a hope, that if enough people watched their fellow human beings act like assholes on television for the world to see, that it might incite change in a positive way. People I knew shunned this idea(not everyone, just people that could have done something), and I listened.

As I watched the program last night I was furious, not at the results of the show because they were awesome, and the show itself is exactly what an apathetic celebreality, TV addicted America needed. I was up in arms, that another one of my ideas was taken from me, verbatim, and put on TV. I know, I am all over the place, but the old emotions are running high today, last night was the straw that broke the Pepster's back(I know third person speak is annoying but roll with me.)

Again, I love the concept, beside the fact that it is totally mine. Force people out of fear of ridicule and embarrassment to do the right thing because we all know, left to there own devices, people will more than likely do nothing to help when the opportunity arises. Make them think, that if they don't do the right thing everyone will perceive they are a giant terd sandwichs. That would motivate people, if they thought we were watching and judging. I can tell you just from yesterday, I will never let a wrong happen in front of me again no matter what the circumstance.

One time, at band camp, kidding, but seriously, I was driving home from dinner and in the car in front of me, I saw this douche stain grab his lady's hair and begin to punch her repeatedly, in the face. I was infuriated and began honking my horn and making a scene. To make a long story short, he got out of the his car, spat on mine and started yelling at me and my friend. We proceeded to get out of the vehicle and kick his ass. As we were trying to show him what it felt like to be manhandled his woman jumped on my friends back and started to scratch his face. What? It made me think that I should mind my own business for a long time. But that show last night, reminded me that the cost of doing the right thing is some times high, but you must be willing to pay it to make things right. Really, what would you do?

Back to the business at hand. Again, this is not the first time that one of my ideas has come to fruition on an entertainment level. I do not talk to the right people or the right people are not giving me the amount of respect when I speak with them. I can no longer take watching my thoughts and ideas come about from somebody else. I am not saying people are stealing my ideas, I know and understand in the grander scheme of things, the collective consciousness floats the same idea around to many, but I always tap into it first. I am the person they market to, I know what the people want, what they need, but I cannot help myself.

What would you do? That's all that echoes through my psyche, what would you do? What will I do, will I do the same thing, have all these great stories and ideas and do nothing with them and then watch somebody run with it. I need somebody to listen, I need to force people to take me seriously. Where there is a will there is a way, and I promise in 09 I - Will - Find - That - Way!

1 comment:

tbone said...

Hell yeah. '09 is the YEAR! But, seriously, I have to see this show. And, by the way, you could write reality shows in your sleep. You'll break in. '09!