Who Wants To Live?

Submitted by: Pikachu42 10 years ago in
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Gameshow contestants play for a woman"s kidney.
There are 34 comments:
Female 38
haha wtf? Whatever floats everyones boats.... I dunno. I don`t care.
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Female 208
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Female 22
I just couldn`t imagine being the person who has to choose which of these people lives and which ones die.
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Male 366
`Shooting and Swallowing`

LMFAO

besides that... wtf is wrong with this? it`s not a game show, like who can be the wackiest retard to win $100, but it`s almost a documentary, it`s giving them a chance to get something they would die without based on what kind of a person they are.

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Male 4,246
This is why I own two shirts (not just one, but TWO) that say BOYCOTT REALITY TELEVISION.
But on the other side, if it draws attention and encourages organ donation, that`s definitely a good thing. So I`m torn. :-(

"One show to come under the spotlight is Spuiten en Slikken (Shooting and Swallowing) in which the presenters experiment with drugs and a range of sexual exploits."
That`s more up my alley. ;-)

"Patty`s Fort celebrated colonic irrigation, with the scatological remains shown in full on screen."
Not so much. :-P Ugh.

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Male 49
Yep, thats my country again...
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Male 1,866
through them each in a pit instead...
1 filled with rattle snakes that are starving
2 with sharpened stakes
3 stuffed with downy...

only one man standing!

god this is a disguisting show...

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Male 2,781
WTF?
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Male 97
such stupid $h1t they let ppl do these days...
what kind of sicko comes up with this [email protected]? the contestants are basically playing for their life. "you lost? oooo, too bad, looks like you`re going to die."
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Male 308
What a fun game...? )-|
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Male 104
this is really sick they have to go this far to entertain people, I`m dutch and I`m ashamed about us
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Male 732
Freedom of speech, my ass!
Letting a person decide on TV who of three contstants can live is just pervert!
And Maksie, you only have a 33% chance, if you actually get to be on this frikkin` show, which is probably less likely than finding an organ donor the normal way!
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Male 1,406
Reminds me of that twilight zone episode, what was it called, "how much do you love your kid?" I think it was. Some woman had to answer trivia questions and find where her son was under the time limit, and in the end she killed her husband... it had the best ending line, "You won a million dollars and the best defense money can buy!"
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Male 98
fluffor
Female, 18-29, Europe
26 Posts Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:30:37 AM
I hope the producers of the show die a slow, painful and generally very horrible death. I really wish people like this would die...

Well, the former president of the network died because of kidney-failure.

And about the parlement; they cant ban it since we believe in free speech. You can broadcast everything you want as long as its legal to preform.

BUT THE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED SO THERE IS NO PROBLEM LEFT!

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Male 695
Did anyone read more that the first few sentences? They are giving contestants a chance of 33% to get a donor, which is much higher than normal. And it is so that other people in Holland become donors too. What`s wrong with that??
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Male 579
If you havent read the book "The Big Question: A Novel of Reality Television" you need to. It is fiction about a reality show where if you lose you have to drink posion and die on national tv. I thought it seemed pretty crazy but really this might not be too far off in the future.
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Female 285
TV has reached a new low. I can`t even begin to describe how unethical this is. The news said something about some parliament members trying to ban the show, I hope they do!
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Male 732
Heard of it, think it sucks.
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Female 72
I hope the producers of the show die a slow, painful and generally very horrible death. I really wish people like this would die...
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Female 327
There are so many ways you can get people to be donors with out this show which is disgusting by the way. Here there was a shortage of donors so the government made an agreement with the telephone company to add an extra form to the bill which 85% of us filled in and sent with the telephone bill.

There are so many different ways each country could do its the governments that are lazy.

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Female 748
As morbid as it is, I think I would watch.
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Male 98
The show was created to get more people to donate organs when they die. There is a big shortage of organs in Holland.
And for everyones information. The woman is dying because of cancer and they now know for sure it is spread to her kidneys. So the show has been canceled.
At least the media gave so much attention, so more people are going to donate their organs. that was the whole point of the show.
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Male 4,546
Welll.... I`m sorry but I agree with BNN just because:
1) The people on the show have more chance of getting a kidney than if they were off the show.
2) They *claim* they`re highlighting this.


If they actually do use this show to highlight the problem and getting more people to become organ donors, good for them.

Personally I think the entire world should be like Belgium in this regard. Everyone is an Organ donor unless you fill out an "I am not a donor" form, as opposed to filling one out to BECOME a donor.

It`s more complicated than that, but it`s a simple solution that would save thousands of lives. The reason most people aren`t donors isn`t because they wouldn`t want to be. It`s because they`re lazy.

<<< Was a donor in the UK, but admittedly I`m not one here. I should do something about that.

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Female 345
That`s what you get for watching Big Brother and all their other stupid shows. Nobody to blame but you.
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Male 1,465
This is so twisted… I sort of wish they’d air it here in the US. People secretly like to watch the bad side of humanity. Why do you think reality TV even exists in the first place?
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Male 747
Saw this on the news, thought it was really sick.
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Male 460
this has been around for a couple of days now, IAB took their time putting it up.
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Female 24
As the child of someone who recieved a kidney transplant...I`m totally against the idea!

I don`t like the fact that something as personal as this is reduced to reality TV....like it`s a freaking joke or something!

Sorry *hides in box and waits for backlash*

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Male 234
What? that`s sick!
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Female 207
Shoot and swallow, eh?
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Female 314
That would be a depressing game to watch and to play....... the stuff people come up with amazes me....
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Female 1,065
That is disgusting but I would totally watch it.
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Female 66
First! and boy would I want a kindney right now lol jk
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Female 1,492
Link: Who Wants To Live? [Rate Link] - Gameshow contestants play for a woman`s kidney.
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