Topic: "We Will Rock You"
Until today, the village of Harby in Nottinghamshire, north of London, was the kind of hamlet whose main claim to fame was that Eleanor of Castille, wife of Edward I, died there in 1290. Today "Reality TV" struck when BBC offered the citizens $20,000 to participate in their new series, "The Week the Women Went." All of the hamlet's women would leave town en masse and agree to be put up at a luxury hotel while the town's men would struggle on their own for a full week. 80 of the 119 women in the hamlet signed up immediately.
An emergency meeting of the entire hamlet, the first called in 11 years, is scheduled for tomorrow night. Joanna Horbury, the landlady of the Bottle and Glass Pub, who has volunteered to leave her husband and their 20-month old daughter was quoted as saying, "I think it all sounds very exciting." Mr. Paul Marshall, vocation unidentified, complained that this kind of show never makes anybody look good. BBC officials were asked not to attend the meeting.
Frodo is of two minds on the issue. He would be out of both of them if he said another word. Film at 11.