Made of The Midwest

I am a Daily Show junkie. Weeknights at 10, and then a rerun for good measure at 10:30. So I was mildly irritated when Comedy Central started airing their new game show “Distraction” at 10:30. But not irritated enough to grab the remote. It was a whole 15 feet away! So I got suckered in to watching an episode.

If you haven’t seen any of the commercials for it, the premise is basically torture people while they are trying to answer simple questions. In the final round of the episode I watched, two men had to arm wrestle elderly ladies while getting tased by their very large sons. With all the current hubub about tasers, I was pretty surprised by this. The beefy young man in the lead got tased and didn’t even flinch. After the host provoked him and he was tased a couple more times in good fun, the stunned host asked him “What are you made of?” The contestant replied “The Midwest”.

People from The Midwest are truly a different breed. Anyone who has lived in a different part of the country can tell you that there is something about being raised in the bitter cold, extreme heat, killer humidity and wind form a skin that can stand just about anything.

Yay for The Midwest!

2 Comments so far

  1. steven (unregistered) on February 28th, 2005 @ 11:47 am

    that’s cuz we’re fully krausened

  2. roderick (unregistered) on February 28th, 2005 @ 2:12 pm

    I think that people often mistake “stun guns” with “tasers.” I have watched the show a few times but only saw a commercial for the stun gun/taser. Either though I’m too lazy to Google this, I think that tasers are the ones that actually pierce you then deliver voltage. Stun guns just get “applied.” I think the apparatus used was a stun gun. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

    I’ve been stunned by a “friend,” but never tasered.

    Wait, I’m supposed to be taking photographs and stuff, aren’t I?

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