Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Extreme Makeover Freakshow

Who SHOULD BE apologizing?

ABC, Disney, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition, that's who. This is scandalous, truly. It's the old circus freakshow con to find either weird or sad cases that generates those ad dollars. PT Barnum would be proud. Yuck, wouldn't want to have to put our head on the pillow each night after doing this job.

"Simonian is also on the hunt for a child with congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis. "This is where kids cannot feel any physical pain," she notes. But the hunt for a young victim--who will likely die before 30--will not be easy. "There are 17 known cases in US," she writes, before chirpily adding, "let me know if one is in your town!" (tsghere)