Eerie - I saw a bit of that Bikini Beach the other day. My brother had it on and was determined not to switch over until some twat won the prize. And then I started watching the bint in the bikini talk utter shite for 30 minutes, laughing as no-one got the answer.
For those who are yet to see the greatest quiz spectacle on TV since 'Going for Gold', here's the setup: some moderately attractive tart desperate to get any TV work, stands around in a TV studio with a beach scene in the background, and wears a bikini - hence the intelligent title of the show: 'Bikini Beach'. Ingenius! Said tart then encourages viewers to spend one English Pound ringing up or texting to guess a word using just the five letters or so shown on the screen. The more people that try to guess, the greater the cash prize available to win. Looks easy, but isn't. Probably because the reason why people don't get the answer (aside from saying the same wrong ones 300 times) is because there isn't a right answer until those running the channel run out of possible answers to say are wrong. Knowing that only a few people are watching, and the word looking so easy to guess, you might feel the urge to play along too. Apparently, however, most of the time you try to call, you get a message telling you the line is busy, try again. That message has just cost you one pound - and that's before you tried guessing. And that's how the channel with a tiny viewership (only desperate dwarves watch it regularly) gets its money.
It was fairly funny viewing actually. Watching gullable punters ring up and spending their pound just to hear themselves on TV and give the same WRONG ANSWER again and again was amusing, but more so was when they tried to get the answer right by inventing entirely new words. 'Haser', 'Searh', 'aseh' and other made-up words. What a bunch of imbeciles. Only the hostess herself is thicker than the chav nob-heads fabricating words at a pound a time.
Even more amusing was afterwards, it cut to TNA Wrestling. Like a cheapo WWE. And then came up a message that one of the wrestlers died as a result of that night's wrestling match. Hahaha. I shouldn't laugh, but I do.
And then I did something more interesting with my time, like sit on the toilet and take a dump. I never did find out what the answer to the word was on Bikini Beach because of that wrestling interupting the show. If you know the answer, text me to win my eternal gratitude (texts cost £1 - several texts may be required to reach me).
And steering this topic back ever-so-slightly towards the original subject, I like cakes too. Not The Cakes, but cakes in general. Actually I just ate a cake. A cream one with jam and pastry. Not proper cream though - that really sickly cheapo shit that our bakers insist on using. Strangely, feeling like vomiting after eating it is part of the appeal.
I was flicking through the channels yesterday evening and amazed at the number of phone in quiz channels and shows. Bikini Beach is on at least 3 of them, and there's all kinds of other ones. There was one where there were a load of circles/rings coloured in and of varying sizes. You had to guess how many there were. A bit tricky as the coloured rings all have black borders - which may or may not count towards the total. Anyone with a brain could see the number must have been over at least 30. So some muppet says '6' or something stupidly low. And the next person then goes way over the top and says 140. I concluded our nation is full of thick twats who need their phones confiscated until they get a grip and stop wasting money being stupid, and then I went and watched something with Peter Snow, lots of CGI effects and the Spanish Armada. Rivetting stuff.
From The Cakes to bikinis. I never predicted that. Perfect fit too.
Since I made the initial post, The Cakes have been in the recording studio and recorded songs...one and a bit of which are on the website. The Cakes have also achieved international fame and acclaim. Not really, but they have been played on International and BBC radio a few times and are working with a record label already...