Name the two most annoying people you can think of. Statistics show there’s a one-in-six chance you just named Vince Vaughn and Glenn Beck (Adam Sandler also comes high in the probability table). Great job guys! You’ve just named the two people who are about to executive produce a new reality show!
It’s like all our Christmases have come at once, except that instead of presents we have cluster bombs and instead of Santa we have a gargoyle who eats baby children. And the bow on the top of the present is the fact that this is a reality show. Because all reality shows are Emmy-nominated pieces of brilliance.
‘The Pursuit of Truth’ – I kid you not, that’s what it’s called – will be airing on Beck’s stupidly named TV network The Blaze TV. And yes, I get the irony that an actor who has pursued the truth of human frailty on screen and a ‘news anchor’ who has pursued his own special kind of truth, complete with wacko conspiracy theories, are creating this show.
Apparently, it’s got very little to do with the title. 20 documentary filmmakers will be competing against each other to get Beck and Vaughn’s backing. Personally, I’d be striving as much as I could to avoid winning that given it’ll be a massive noose around your neck, but still.
What’s better is that the lunatics running the asylum willingly admit the idea is batshit insane. Here’s Beck talking at the press conference to launch the damn thing:
I am proud to announce that Vince Vaughn and I are going to be the executive producers,” he said. “That should make everybody’s head spin. ‘What the hell is Vince Vaughn doing with a crazy man?’ I know, that’s what my friends say. ‘Glenn, what are you doing with the crazy man Vince Vaughn?’ Yes. It’s great, isn’t it? I love it.
I for one do not love it. I really don’t.