• What Could Go Wrong? Man Plans To Be Eaten Alive on TV By a Giant Anaconda

    Back in August of this year, I remarked that reality television had certainly reached new lows with the upcoming show about having sex inside a box. But little did I fathom at the time how much stupider these programs would actually get, nor how soon we would see them debut.

    Introducing “Eaten Alive,” a show about being — wait for it — eaten alive.

    In the Discovery Channel special set to air on December 7th, Paul Rosolie, who is described as a “naturalist and wildlife filmmaker,” will don a “custom-built snake-proof suit” and allow a giant anaconda to fully consume him, according to Entertainment Weekly. Neither he nor the snake will die, but it’s up to you to determine whether it’s he or the reptile who has more brains. Rosolie will cover himself in pig’s blood, in order to make himself as “appetizing” as possible to the inevitably hungry snake.

    We can criticize the show all we want, but it’s the Discovery Channel who will undoubtedly be laughing all the way to the bank. Their latest Nik Wallenda special — in which the daredevil walked across two skyscrapers blindfolded — drew 5.8 million viewers this past Sunday night.

    Good luck, Mr. Rosolie. I hope you’ve tested out that “snake-proof suit” of yours. If it was designed by the CDC, you might want to rethink this one.

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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