Survivor: Caramoan Episode 6 .GIFs

A round of applause for Survivor: Caramoan's #1 Power Couple.

A round of applause for Survivor: Caramoan’s #1 Power Couple.

True Bros Aqua Dump Together.
True Bros Aqua Dump Together.

 

#RTVF330: The Final Tribal Council

This past Thursday I taught the final class of #RTVF330, my Northwestern University class on Survivor and reality TV. Thursday also happened to be my last class as a college professor for the foreseeable future, as in the coming weeks I’ll be joining the staff of the Los Angeles office of Frank N. Magid Associates, a research and consulting firm that services media and entertainment industry clients. I’ll have more to say about my transition from academia to industry in a future post. For the time being, I’d like to share a few moments and memories from my class’s final tribal council. Read more of this post

Survivor: Caramoan Episode 5 .GIFs

One feeds himself. The other feeds on the humiliation of the mentally ill.

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True Grit, genuine compassion.

Following budget cutbacks the staff psychologist was replaced with a massage therapist.

I didn’t find last night’s episode of Survivor funny or exciting or shocking. I found it disturbing. I offer up these .GIFs not for lulz but as a reminder that the exploitation of the mentally ill for entertainment and profit continues in 2013. #bedlam

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