October 23, 2002
Posted by tmonkey at October 23, 2002 11:19 AM
which reminds me of fear factor, which reminds of re-reading 1984 (this weekend) and wondering -- did the FF people take their cue directly from Room 101? The device of "your worst fears" is incredibly overdone -- from Forbidden Planet to Sphere--and yet still. Scorpions.
This to me was incredible because there was obviously very little fear on her part (and also very little desperation since she only got $1000 for the stunt but maybe that goes a lot further in Thailand). How nonchalantly she spoke about the thousands of tiny baby scorpions that were spawned partway through the 32 days. How did she sleep? She is of another breed of human being altogether, I think.
You know how scorpions mate, btw? I recall something about how they just start fighting, and if she kills the male before he provides sperm, she has to try again.