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Monday, December 17, 2007


Hit Me With Your Big Q-Tip!

Yes, you're right: it IS a big hunk of pop-culture cheese. Yes, it IS more freakish than sexy. And yes, we too suspect rampant steroid use. But we can't help ourselves -- we're still excited about the return of American Gladiators, the so-straight-it's-actually-gay "athletic competition" from the 1980's. Like fellow homo blog Queerty, we owe much of our teenage masturbatory activities to the Gladiators (ahhh, remember "Nitro"? We do.) It is also frequently hilarious -- with competitions that include fighting with enormous Q-Tips and an adrenaline-rush variation on dodgeball, it's so kitsch it might as well come with its own lunch box.

If you're a muscle freak, you'll understand the cheap and tawdry thrills of (clockwise from top left) Militia, Toa, Justice and Titan. The show is being revived by NBC next month, and its arrival means two things are certain: the writers' strike really needs to end, and we'll be watching every succulent minute.

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Blogger T$ said...

I hope I'm not the first to call this out...but "Militia" has some other entertainment experience behind him...namely of the adult variety. I think he was also in Cirque de Soleil.

12/17/07, 9:55 AM  
Blogger StinkyLulu said...

I'm perhaps the only culture snob in the ModFab universe who, at one moment, supports the writer's strike for the essential work it's doing in prioritizing the importance of the written word in the new media era while, at the same time, who also thrills to all the "reality" teevee we're getting as a result.

A midwinter Big Brother?
The revival of American Gladiators?
The Miss America pageant house show (featuring one of my favorite students as Miss New Mexico)?
AND the occasion to scrape the very bottom of the barrel and thus inspire StinkyLulu's first dip into recappery: Celebrity Rehab?

My cup runneth over. It really do.

12/17/07, 10:16 AM  

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