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In What Kind of F**ked Up World Does This Pass as Entertainment?

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 22, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 22, 2009 |


MTV has a new show out, called “Silent Library,” which is part of their new “Balls Out” comedy block, which I was alerted to by a PR flack. I normally pass on these emails, but I admit they hooked me with this line: Check out the”hilarious clips below that feature contestants performing tasks that include a ‘toothless old man’.”

The fuck?

Apparently, this “game show” consists entirely of someone sitting in a library, performing a demeaning or disgusting task, and having to remain completely silent throughout. This is supposed to be a form of entertainment. I really wish I hadn’t watched the clip, but because I unwittingly subjected myself to it, I’m passing along that pain to you, our readers. Because I’m an unrelenting asshole.

Don’t watch it. Seriously. Do not watch it. But if you do, you’ll completely understand that our culture is heading straight into a cesspool of depraved banality. Jesus Christ, MTV. This is what passes for “balls out”? Just bring back “Remote Control” and “Singled Out” and shut the fuck up already.


Silent Library - MTV Shows




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