dc gets the shaft (again)

dc gets the shaft (again)

Somehow the television in the Smouie Kablooie household got stuck on “The Biggest Loser” Wednesday night.  I watched half-heartedly while browsing the net for random crap – until I recalled the hook they were using this season.  All 50 states had a representative who vied for a position on the show in the first episode – those who made the cut are now on one of the two teams trying to lose the greatest percentage of mass – the one’s who didn’t returned home to continue their weight loss efforts “off the ranch.”

Amy, from Baltimore, Maryland made the cut to be featured on the show as a member of the blue team.

Jennifer, from Arlington, Virginia didn’t make the cut – but is competing from home.

…there is no contestant from Washington, D.C.

Yeah, I know – the nation’s capital is a "federal district" not a state – and this isn’t as bad as taxation without representation – but c’mon, NBC… don’t you think you could have had someone from the district on the show? Are the citizens living in D.C. not worthy of America’s support in their weight loss efforts? Don’t they deserve a hometown hero to rally around too?

3 Comments so far

  1. Tiff (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    I love the fact that this got posted right after the entry about discounted cupcakes. :D

  2. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

    I think territories and protectorates should also be represented. They should have people from Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, etc. Basically, any place that produces American citizens. (BTW, all these places do, right? I am really only certain about Puerto Rico on that score…)

  3. jftb (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 6:34 pm

    Yes I agree. Aren’t the people of DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, etc. fat enough to be apart of the Biggest Loser? I’m sure that we can find a 5’4″ women in DC who’s eaten enough to weigh more than 3 times her recommended weight and needs a little extra motivation besides the threat of diabetes and/or heart attack. Just the other day on the metro, a women sat next to me…and on me as she spilled-over onto my lap. Needless to say, it got quite warm in the metro.

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