While explaining about a certain episode of the Danish version of this wonderful/horrible reality show (which I only watch because I know one of the fab fives in the Danish version), a friend of mine had a wonderful idea for much better version:
Geek eye for the cool guy.
The concept of this is that five geeks (not necessarily computer scientists, it could also be English lit, philosophy or even sociology geeks) take one cool guy and make him more interesting. They give him real interesting books to read, give him some less cool but more relaxed clothes and give him advise on talking about interesting things such as political and intellectual issues rather than cars and the internet. He gets lessons on cooking for the fun of it instead of cooking only healthy food. And finally he is introduced to geekish sports such as climbing and canoeing instead of solely going to the gym or jogging three rounds around the lake.
Hmmm, I guess the prejudice in this scenario is that cool guys can't be intelligent or academic and that academic people can't be cool. But isn't that just as bad as prejudice about gay guys always be cool and geeks needing advise for being more chic?Posted by Louise at November 9, 2004 09:40 AM