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1971 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Aug 2001 at 5:06 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-08-07 05:24:14 PM  
Well this leaves the door open for most FARKers
2001-08-07 05:46:27 PM  
good because i don't pick locks anymore
2001-08-07 05:47:11 PM  
I want to see some guy convicted of felony adultery getting chased by a Green Beret get tripped by a guy convicted of felony slavery act violations.

Actually, I want to see the great twist, where one of the 'manhunters' turns out to actually be one of the contestants, who was convicted of impersonating a police officer.
2001-08-07 05:49:30 PM  
The rules say: No murderers, rapists, child molesters... and the felons don't get the $1 million, it goes to their victims instead. The felon's kids get a $50,000 college fund.

I can see it now, some schmuck who got his wallet and $68 stolen a decade ago gets a surprise check in the mail for a cool mill.

More of an incentive for the victims, if you ask me....
2001-08-07 06:04:05 PM  
Maybe the manhunters are really hunting the contestants? Like with a firearm? Its only if a contestant survives does it pay off.
2001-08-07 06:11:20 PM  
well why don't they just call it "The Real Hard Target Without Van Damme"
2001-08-07 06:15:43 PM  

i knew all those years of have to register with the county every time my neighbors got enough signatures on thier petitions to have the sherriff "suggest i move on" would pay off!



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2001-08-07 06:24:08 PM  
To Apply You Must Be A Convicted Felon Who Has Completed Serving Your Sentence And No Longer Be On Parole. There Can Also Be No Wants, Warrants, Or Criminal Charges Pending Against You. Lastly, No One Convicted Of Murder, Rape, Or Child Molestation May Apply.

What about attempted murder.
2001-08-07 06:32:19 PM  
If you read between the lines, everyone who gets picked will have a kid (probably just one - otherwise daddy/mommy will have to show who they really DO like best), and their victim will be VERY photogenic - ie, not some corporate schmuck who got pick-pocketted, or some crack-whore who got beat up. Yawn! I think they should AT THE LEAST allow the bounty-hunters to use trank guns and set traps.
2001-08-07 07:14:42 PM  
I can see this becomming a very sick yet strangly popular show. IT makes me cry for humanity... Or want to kill the neilsons I can't decide which
2001-08-07 07:24:28 PM  
Sounds like Psycho-vivor from the Comedy Central show Strip Mall. :D
2001-08-07 07:58:15 PM  
You'll be watching The Running Man eventually.
2001-08-07 08:01:55 PM  
Why would they want attempted murderers on the show? Everybody would starve.
"Well, you should've seen, I ALMOST killed that warthog!"
2001-08-07 08:22:29 PM  
To Apply To Be A Manhunter On Danger Island You Must Be At Least 21 Years Of Age, Have No Criminal Record, And Must Possess Verifiable Experience And Credentials In Either Law Enforcement, Bounty Hunting, Sport Hunting, Or The Military

so having a hunting liscence is just as good as being in the special forces?
2001-08-07 08:31:47 PM  
this is the most hilarious thing I have heard in a long time...but looking at all of the requirements--there is NO way they will find 12 convicted felons who are substance and alcohol free, able to take 45 days off work, travel at their own expense...etc.
It will never get off the ground.
2001-08-07 08:44:17 PM  
HOLD ON HERE! What about sodomizing small rodents with a broom-stick? I didn't hear beastiality mentioned! w00T, I'm in.
2001-08-07 09:23:20 PM  
I remember a segment on 60 Minutes a while back where the popularity of these shiatty reality shows were analyzed. They interviewed the head of a production company who got like 100 pitches a day for reality shows. There was one like this they talked about, but it involved inmates competing for their freedom. Anyway, I can't believe they're actually making something like this. I, too, weep for humanity... even though I'll probably watch the first episode... if I'm not busy sodomizing someone with a broomstick.
2001-08-07 10:28:32 PM  
Lastly, No One Convicted Of Murder, Rape, Or Child Molestation May Apply.

Well... At least they have some STANDARDS for this show. Reality TV continues to try and suck the life from us.
2001-08-07 10:53:20 PM  
Pheh. I would find it more entertaining if they accepted only those convicted of murder, then gave them bonus checks for every manhunter they managed to bludgeon to death with a rock. And personally, I would find a Running Man show to be delightfully entertaining.
2001-08-08 01:14:25 AM  
Oh absolutely, and get Dynamo in the thing! WHO DO YOU LOVE?!?! *shoots electricity at neon sign* ... DYNAMO!

yeah I can see that happening for sure, seriously. Give it.. oh.. say.. 15 years to get that going. Thats assuming THIS show will be a hit. Naturally someone will want to slowly up the ante eventually.
2001-08-08 06:53:34 AM  
A tenner says you lot will have 'The Running Man' for real in 5 years. You're going to hell in a fucking handbasket - live, on CNN, probably.
2001-08-08 02:37:41 PM  
I liked the bit about being involved in "organized crime".
This looks to me like a cover for the feds trying to weed
out criminals looking for a bit of fame and a quick cool $mil in their pockets.....
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