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(BBSpot)   Fox takes "Kid Nation" one step further with new show, "Kid Army." Kids with weapons, what could go wrong?   (bbspot.com) divider line
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2007-09-06 10:32:25 AM  
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What could go wrong indeed.

/Yeah, I know...it's BBSpot...
 
2007-09-06 10:33:59 AM  
The scary thing is that this headline sounded perfectly reasonable. I would fully expect Fox to do this. It was only when I noticed the BBspot thing that I realized it wasn't true.
 
2007-09-06 10:42:18 AM  
Please, we've been doing that at my place of employment for years.

/middle school
 
2007-09-06 11:11:59 AM  
Sigh.

I know they've got the B team working today, but jesus christ, read the farking articles before you greenlight them.
 
2007-09-06 11:26:35 AM  
"This will be a great opportunity for her to learn teamwork and how to fire a weapon,"

I do believe its satire. Otherwise it would be a new low for even Fox.
 
2007-09-06 11:35:21 AM  
What could go wrong? See Africa.
 
2007-09-06 11:37:39 AM  
In other news, the US is considering drafts from the local Counter-Strike pubs.

Cans of spray paint and the national supply of plyers expected to hit an all time low.

Farmers are counting their chickens and precautions are being taken to prevent about round-start flashbangs; team-killing
 
2007-09-06 11:39:09 AM  
The first person to somehow not read the satire in this article gets a Failure Spanking.

I have 10 mins 28 seconds as my bet.
 
2007-09-06 11:39:32 AM  
in Less Developed Countries they just call this the actual army.
 
2007-09-06 11:39:42 AM  
A 4-Star General was being interviewed by a local radio station, about a visit of a Boy Scout troop to his base. The female radio presenter started off with some basic questions.

"So, General, what sort of activities do you have planned for the Boy Scout troop on their visit?"

"Well, we plan to teach them some drill, show them some field survival techniques, and give them some time on the rifle range."

"You're going to teach them how to shoot...?"

"Yes, that's correct."

"Isn't that very dangerous...?"

"Not at all - our instructors are very highly qualified, all the boys will receive a full safety briefing on conduct for the range, and we have very comprehensive safety measures in place to avoid accidents."

"But... you'll be equipping these boys to be killers!"

"Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?"


/ interview ends abruptly
 
2007-09-06 11:39:48 AM  
Didn't William Golding already do this?
 
2007-09-06 11:39:48 AM  
Afterwards when everyone gets sued they can spin it off for KID JUSTICE
 
2007-09-06 11:40:23 AM  
Seems like a good idea to me. There's too many damn kids running around these days.

/get off mah lawn
//yes, I know it's satire
///but it's true there are too many damn kids around
////all the damn schoolbuses are screwing up my commute
//farkity fark!
//slashies are like potato chips
 
2007-09-06 11:40:27 AM  
Um....Kid Nation is on CBS you farking moran!
 
2007-09-06 11:40:32 AM  
You know who else used little children as soldiers?


No, the Pope.
 
2007-09-06 11:41:12 AM  
 
2007-09-06 11:41:22 AM  
I liked it better the first time. When it was called "Lord of the Flies".

/sawatdee got there first, but most probably didn't get the ref
 
2007-09-06 11:42:56 AM  
Satire tag MIA?
 
2007-09-06 11:43:04 AM  
I've got a 2 1/2-year-old who'd make one helluva tunneler. That kid can dig holes faster than my dog.

/North Carolina genes rule!
 
2007-09-06 11:43:41 AM  
That just sounds like fun to me. I'd have killed someone to get on that as a kid. Too bad its not real.
 
2007-09-06 11:43:58 AM  
No Battle Royale refs? for shame....
 
2007-09-06 11:44:42 AM  
+10 to TheSignPost

gimmedaloot:
Afterwards when everyone gets sued they can spin it off for KID JUSTICE

No, their parent-of-the-year-candidates signed waivers. No one could take any legal action in the theoretical (but very probable) situation that they all kill themselves. Sounds like these are a few couples (or single parents) who wouldn't mind losing a kid or two.

/"Eat your peas or I swear I'll sign you up for Kid Army!"
 
2007-09-06 11:45:42 AM  
GibbyTheMole: Rejected New Fall TV Shows is better.

I'd watch some of those.
 
2007-09-06 11:46:33 AM  
TheSignPost: "Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?"

I love that story every single time I hear it.
 
2007-09-06 11:46:47 AM  
parody
 
2007-09-06 11:46:59 AM  
So I won't be seeing any more YouTube clips of some kids injuring themselves with AKs?

Dammit.
 
2007-09-06 11:47:03 AM  
vonster: Um....Kid Nation is on CBS you farking moran!

This is funny, because... well... because someone here appears to have been homeschooled. Badly.
 
2007-09-06 11:47:54 AM  
I'd pay to see ducks and deer with guns
 
2007-09-06 11:48:07 AM  
Remember, the enemy's gate is down.
 
2007-09-06 11:50:35 AM  
Drewson dismisses critics of the show saying that "they're constantly being monitored by unpaid interns,"

best part of the article right there lol
 
2007-09-06 11:50:49 AM  
Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane
Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again
Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt
Adolf builds a bonfire, Enrico plays with it
-Whistling tunes we hid in the dunes by the seaside
-Whistling tunes we piss on the goons in the jungle
It's a knockout
If looks could kill, they probably will
In games without frontiers-war without tears
Games without frontiers-war without tears

Jeux sans frontieres

Andre has a red flag, Chiang Ching's is blue
They all have hills to fly them on except for Lin Tai Yu
Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games
Hiding out in tree-tops shouting out rude names
-Whistling tunes we hide in the dunes by the seaside
-Whistling tunes we piss on the goons in the jungle
It's a knockout
If looks could kill they probably will
In games without frontiers-wars without tears
If looks could kill they probably will
In games without frontiers-war without tears
Games without frontiers-war without tears

Jeux sans frontieres

 
2007-09-06 11:50:50 AM  
BATTLE ROYALE!!!
 
2007-09-06 11:50:56 AM  
OUTLANDER!
 
2007-09-06 11:51:39 AM  
The next generation might be able to save us when the pussies we have now get their tit in a ringer?

/It's just a guess
 
2007-09-06 11:52:04 AM  
Sorry for second post...

Ender's Game
The Girl Who Owned a City
Battle Royale
Hitler's Youth

Are we missing any?

/Angry baby Image macro?
//Gorillaz (Kids with Guns)?
///I guess we are
 
2007-09-06 11:54:29 AM  
They should have the Kid Army take on the KISS Army.

/Obvious who the winner would be.
 
2007-09-06 11:55:57 AM  
The_Sponge: They should have the Kid Army take on the KISS Army.

/Obvious who the winner would be.


Clay Aiken's loyalists?


HEY-YO.....
 
2007-09-06 11:56:09 AM  
careerstudent: in Less Developed Countries they just call this the actual army.

exactly what I came to say
 
2007-09-06 11:58:50 AM  
War Child PSA campaign.
 
2007-09-06 11:59:02 AM  
how long before they kill someone live on national television? wanna start a pool?

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2007-09-06 12:00:56 PM  
Parents eager to see their children on television signed waivers clearing Fox of any liability in the injury or death of their children.

Wow. Just wow.
 
2007-09-06 12:02:12 PM  
GibbyTheMole: Rejected New Fall TV Shows is better.

8. Law and Order: Special Ed Unit - Mentally challenged adults try to solve crimes, but instead get frustrated and bang their heads on tables.


This made me LOL. Does that mean I'm evil?
 
2007-09-06 12:02:28 PM  
Smellvin: TheSignPost: "Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?"

I love that story every single time I hear it.


Too bad its total bullshiat
Link (new window)
 
2007-09-06 12:03:44 PM  
Someone please remove the hook from the subby's mouth. Geez. Not even subtle.
 
2007-09-06 12:04:47 PM  
Couldn't they just take a film crew to the Palestinian territories?
 
2007-09-06 12:07:37 PM  
It is rumored that NBC plans to start filming its own kid-based reality show named "Teenage Torture Tryouts."

Bah I have been doing this for years, I want royalties
 
2007-09-06 12:08:54 PM  
Teesri Aankh
Becky Fischer got her own children's program on CBS ?


Zing!

Scariest documentary ever made.
 
2007-09-06 12:11:06 PM  
what's the worst that could happen?

France surrenders?
 
2007-09-06 12:11:50 PM  
"Kids Nation" and now "Kids Army." Why don't the networks dispense with the bullshiat, rear back and produce something based on this book?

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If you're going to go crazy-buck-ill-wild with a ridiculous concept, at least do it with style, realism and primal bloodshed.
 
2007-09-06 12:13:06 PM  
yes! they should do this.

get kids with names like Neveah, or Tristan on there.

kids blowing themselves up is teh awesome.

Darwin FTW!
 
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