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Bandanna Nation

By Glinda

(Scene: An American living room)

Mom: You know dear, I’m reading about a show with kids that CBS is filming.  They’re looking for participants.  I’m thinking little Jimmy might have some fun. You know, get him out of school and let him stretch his wings a bit. 

Dad: What’s it about?

Mom: Well, it says here that if we sign this little contract, little Jimmy would basically be out in the New Mexico desert, unsupervised, in conditions that could kill him.  And, there may or may not be doctors around that could help him if he gets hurt.

Dad: Hmmm.  I’m not sure I like the sound of that.

Mom: Oh, and if he does die, CBS and the producers are absolved of any and all liability. 

Dad: (scratching his head) Sounds kinda fishy. Can they really do that?

Mom:  Honey, it’s the media, they can do whatever they want.  He will do manual labor in order to keep himself alive, and he may or may not contract a sexually transmitted disease.  Which won’t be CBS’s fault, either.

Dad: I’m leaning towards no.

Mom: But listen, if he gets picked, he will be paid five thousand dollars!  And every episode, he has a chance to win a gold star that will be good for an extra twenty grand! 

Dad: Where do I sign?

Mom: Right here.

Mom: But wait, I’m really not sure about Jimmy wearing one of those bandannas.  It makes him look a little dorky.  I don’t even like the word “bandanna.” It’s just awkward.

Dad: It’s five thousand dollars! Maybe even twenty five thousand!

Mom: You’re right.  What’s a little humiliation?  Give me that pen.

Kid Nation

12 Responses to “Bandanna Nation”

  1. Margaret Says:

    don’t even get me started on this show. Not even gonna THINK about this. Drives me bezerk and I don’t even have kiddos.

  2. Twistie Says:

    Ye gods and little purple fishes! (clutches random strangers’ children to save them from this insanity)

    What a completely vile concept!

  3. Frontier Former Editor Says:

    Hasn’t this already been done with Shia LeBouef? ‘Holes’?

  4. Glinda Says:

    Margaret- Inquiring minds want to know! No holding back, now!

    Twistie- I agree with you, save the children!

    FFE- It embarasses me to say that I have never read Holes, so I couldn’t tell you. Anyone else know?

  5. raincoaster Says:

    Which one is Piggy? I loved the novel!

  6. Captain Corky Says:

    Ralph macchio called, he want’s his bandanas back.

  7. Glinda Says:

    Rain- Ack! FFE needs to answer that!

    Capt. Corky- You crack me up. Have I said that before?

  8. Captain Corky Says:

    Glinda I love reading your posts. I edited my post this morning and put in plug for you.

  9. Ana Says:

    LOL! Unbelievable this show! Although, I thought I read a blip somewhere that CBS might pull the plug on the show because of the pouring in of letters against it. I never read the article in full so I’m not sure.

  10. Glinda Says:

    Ana- CBS is getting so much publicity about this show, I am sure it will be a very tough decision to pull it.

  11. Frontier Former Editor Says:

    I’m ashamed – I only saw the movie but my son read the book.

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