CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE EXPLAIN THE INTEREST IN THIS?
What in hell is so fascinating about this stuff? I don't think it qualifies as "news", and I tire of hearing about it when there are much more serious things going on in the world. Call me a curmudgeon, but I think "running with the bulls", competitive eating (i.e. the recent hot-dog eating contest and all the attention it got), gigantic food fights (where is it, Italy, where they throw tomatoes or oranges at each other?), watching people beat each other up ("pride fighting", kickboxing, boxing, cage fighting, etc.), or sitting in front of a TV watching other people play cards (i.e. televised Poker tournaments!)... come about as close as possible to defining the term "dumbshit".
I would even go so far as to include the phenomena of millions of people watching cars going around and around on racetracks wasting energy for hours at a time. Especially when the cars and drivers are covered (just about every available square inch) in advertisements... sigh...
O.K., O.K. everyone to their own. One man's trash is another man's treasure, etc.... but please, someone explain the attraction for those things I mentioned above. I just don't get it.