is reality not reality? When it is on TV. Many Americans
find themselves feeling more and more wary of common
everyday situations. The recent influx of reality
shows of all shapes and sizes, running from the
bizarre to the mundane, have created an unspoken
mistrust in social groups and situations.
The new fear is that your world is being watched
by cameras, and the circumstances and coincidences
in your world are controlled to make the best possible
reality TV series. This is known as “Observaphobia”.
The fear is debilitating and sufferers live in a
state of constant fear. At any given moment they
believe a sudden misfortune or twist will throw
their world off kilt, followed by all of their trusted
allies and friends, emerging from the wings holding
microphones and laughing hard at their expense.
Symptoms of Observaphobia are, paranoia, nausea,
fast pulse, agitation, clumsiness and the desire
to end all conversations and meetings with a joke.
If you or someone you know suffers from Observaphobia
there is hope; new laws are being enacted to prevent
reality entrapment. The World Order Governing Body
of Entertaining Reality Television (WOGBERT) has
been established by a coalition of 84 countries.
It is hoped that WOGBERT can bring a set of standard
rules and regulatory practices to the production
of reality TV. One of their 1st orders of business
when they convene in late 2005 is to establish the
primary rule of reality TV. If the subject asks
you of the presence of reality TV directly, you
must let them know that they are being filmed.
The Axis of Stevil, while weary of large government
and overregulation, feels that simple guidelines
can bring order and refinement into a stagnant,
over populated genre of television; as well as rest
the fears of millions of Observaphobia sufferers.