Barack Obama will be making an appearance on the show ‘Mythbusters’, but before birthers get too excited, Jamie and Adam won’t be looking into the myth that Barack Obama is not an American citizen on the upcoming December 8, 2010 episode of ‘Mythbusters’; they’ll be testing a myth suggested by the President.
So what myth does Barack Obama want Jamie and Adam to take on? In his walk-on appearance, he’ll ask the Mythbusters crew to look into the myth that Archimedes set fire to invading Roman troops using only mirrors and the reflected rays from the sun. So is Barack Obama really looking for creative ways to cut our defense budget by presenting the Mythbusters with this war-related challenge? Actually the President’s appearance is part of the White House’s attempt at promoting science and math education. And with shows like ‘Jersey Shore’ being so popular with young people lately, it’s no wonder the White House is trying to get them more interested in something more productive.
Speaking of ‘Jersey Shore’, after South Park’s success in taking on that reality show, they’re going after another one this Wednesday. In ‘Insheeption’, Stan and Mr. Mackey both realize they are hoarders. I’m not sure what’s up with the mini-Mackey in the ‘Insheeption’ preview, but since Stan is begging him to wake up, it looks like South Park is going for a clever combination of ‘Inception’ and ‘Hoarding: Buried Alive’. Hopefully ‘Insheeption’ will be just as hilarious as the ‘Jersey Shore’ episode, considering that we’ve all already forgotten the much-hyped ‘Inception’, much like those awesome dreams we just can’t seem to remember when we wake up, but I’m not sure many South park fans have seen too many episodes of the TLC show about hoarders.
Speaking of TLC, that brings me to another of that network’s shows, one that I’m sure Barack Obama will be watching. In the ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ trailer, the tea party darling greets us with an “Oh, gosh!”, and is shown cross-country skiing, dog sledding, and kayaking in her home state. The eight-week ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ series airs on November 14th on TLC, supposedly intending to give the world a look into her family life in Alaska. At one point in the trailer, the woman known for her rabble-rousing ponders the question, “How come we can’t ever just be satisfied with tranquility?” At another point the mama grizzly, whose cub Bristol continues to compete on reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars’, declares that, “I’d rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office.” I’m sure many politicians wished that were true, Barack Obama included. And if ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ proves successful, maybe her next reality show appearance could also be on ‘Mythbusters’ testing out a mirrors myth of her own; maybe one where a lot of smoke is involved?