Here I go, flying off the cliff like the good little lemming I am.
I’ve decided to do the 100 Push ups Challenge. The self-torture will begin Monday. And because I don’t think push-ups will be painful enough, I’ve started looking around for a sit up challenge too. I pretty much lack any kind of strength in my abdominal muscles, so I’m hoping to turn that situation around. Also, getting into this stuff now will set me up well for when I am away for fall term and am without access to a gym.
The first listing on my Google search for ‘sit up challenge’ was this.
Not exactly what I was looking for, but it brought to mind a conversation a couple of my housemates and I had a few weeks ago about Japanese game shows.
One of them sent us a link to this clip. [Editor's note: Mute your computer, there's a lot of screaming in this one.]
Why you’d want to do that to yourself, I have no idea. Hopefully it was for a lot of money.
The only show I was familiar with was Takeshi’s Castle, which has been redubbed and edited into Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (MXC). This show is HILARIOUS! My roommates in MA and I would watch this all the time. If you haven't seen it before, check out one of the numerous clips on YouTube, like this one which is a collection of some funny eliminations.
I don’t know what it is about people voluntarily offering themselves up to the gods of pain that I find so entertaining. I guess I’m just evil like that.
Anyway, it appears they are making a Takeshi's Castle-like game show in
Ci vediamo domani. (See you tomorrow)
[Editors's note: Nitmos, I know you will be unable to see these at your workplace. FYI, the first video involves a bulldog and chimp 'helping' each other do sit ups and the second shows a bunch of women with meat strapped to their foreheads who then stick their heads through holes in a tabletop while a huge lizard is set loose upon them.]