Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Beat This!

It looks like our friends across the pond have one-upped us in the reality-tv arms race for most bizarre task.

Rebecca Loos (who?), the woman whose claim to fame was banging the married David Beckham, was shown on a UK Channel Five reality show called "The Farm" giving a boar a 10 minute handjob and capturing the pig spunk in a flask. Predictably, an uproar over animal welfare ensued.

ABCNews reports that the Office of Communications (presumably comparable to our fascist FCC) cleared Channel Five of bestiality. The ruling stated:

"The task performed by Rebecca Loos is one that occurs regularly on UK farms. It was properly supervised by a qualified veterinary surgeon and was carried out for a genuine purpose, to artificially inseminate the pigs on the 'celebrity farm'. We don't believe that the scene was degrading or harmful to the boar."

No, but Jesus - a TEN minute handjob? Becky, you got to work on your technique!

One thing is for certain. The gauntlet has been laid down in reality-tv programming. Point, UK. Next on Fear Factor: Rimjobbing a goat.