But Spike TV is here to cheer me up with the single silliest show I've seen in awhile. It's called "Deadliest Warrior", and it takes two kinds of warriors, and through a bunch of bullshit "science" and some awesome shit-talking determine who the best of two different kinds of warriors are. Here's Variety magazine's Brian Lowry discussing some of the match-ups:
"In the premiere, that means letting experts on Apache and Roman gladiator fighting techniques sing their respective praises, almost like ESPN analysts. Future faceoffs will include (and I swear, I'm not making this up) Pirate vs. Knight, Yakuza vs. Mafia, Maori vs. Shaolin Monks, William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu, Ninja vs. Spartan, Green Beret vs. Spetnaz, and Taliban vs. IRA -- and honestly, I can't wait to see who the advocate for the Taliban is."
Lowry called the show stupid, and he's quite right. But it is my kind of stupid.