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    Nuttin' Like a Hypocrite....

    A new MTV series features Hollywood celebrities praising the developing world's primitive lifestyles as earth-friendly -- despite those poor nations' high infant mortality rates and short life expectancies.

    The eco-tourism show, called "Trippin'," premiered on March 28 and was heavily promoted in the runup to Earth Day. The show encourages environmental awareness and lauds traditional tribal lifestyles, which lack running water, electricity and other basic infrastructure.

    The MTV series features actress Cameron Diaz and a rotating crew of "her close, personal friends [who] think globally and act globally." They tour developing nations, including Nepal, Bhutan, Tanzania, Honduras and visit remote villages in Chile.

    Actress Drew Barrymore, who reportedly earns $15 million a film, told MTV viewers in one episode that after spending time in a primitive, electricity-free Chilean village, "I aspire to be like them more."

    Barrymore, apparently enthralled by the lack of a modern sanitary facilities, gleefully bragged, "I took a poo in the woods hunched over like an animal. It was awesome."

    The 32-year-old Diaz, who earns a reported $20-million a movie, boasted that the cow-dung slathered walls of a Nepalese village hut were "beautiful" and "inspiring," and she called the primitive practice of "pounding mud" with sticks to construct a building foundation "the coolest thing." There's oh so much more to read...
    What can I say but ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nineveh
    What can I say but ?
    Yeah, I'm sure that within the month we'll see her building herself a home out of dung walls and beating mud bricks. Who needs $20m a movie when you can have dung walls, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nineveh
    What can I say but ?
    Cameron and Drew!
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    They could not have picked less convincing or credible representatives, but I suppose that is what works for MTV.
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    If you guys think they are wacky so far... you should read their thought's on... um... "restroom" use ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nineveh
    If you guys think they are wacky so far... you should read their thought's on... um... "restroom" use ...
    I"m sure it's quite charming!
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    I think I'll have some & get started.

    Aahh, nothing like the smell of cow dung walls in the morning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by emohaslove
    I think I'll have some & get started.

    Aahh, nothing like the smell of cow dung walls in the morning!
    Ha! Also, Yuck! I wonder how those two can mistake what is pragmatic (using resources that are available to fill a need) from what is preferable (being able to use almost anything but cow dung to fill that need). Do they really think it is in anyone's best interest to use cow feces to make a wall? Or to randomly deposit human feces, untreated, just outside of your village? Although I suppose that Drew is of the opinion that her (bleep) don't stink. Still, I would like them to attend a couple of births there, see what happens to the average newborn over the first few weeks of life, and then reassess their stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovejoy
    Ha! Also, Yuck! I wonder how those two can mistake what is pragmatic (using resources that are available to fill a need) from what is preferable (being able to use almost anything but cow dung to fill that need). Do they really think it is in anyone's best interest to use cow feces to make a wall? Or to randomly deposit human feces, untreated, just outside of your village? Although I suppose that Drew is of the opinion that her (bleep) don't stink. Still, I would like them to attend a couple of births there, see what happens to the average newborn over the first few weeks of life, and then reassess their stand.
    Yep, there's nothing sanitary about poo-poo walls encompassing your home. What's sad is the villagers have very scarce resources & dung seems to be their only option.

    If the two ladies wanted to really help, they could easily finance the construction of cheap housing for these people that would actually be beneficial to the natives instead of just defecating in their woods.

    Just another reason why I don't watch MTV.
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    Well the show is called "Trippin' ".

    I wonder if any of them bothered to ask the people if they would like to have A/C and hot water piped right into their home...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nineveh
    Well the show is called "Trippin' ".
    I think that puts things into context...

    ... unless "trippin'" doesn't mean what it meant back in the 1960's anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zakath
    I think that puts things into context...

    ... unless "trippin'" doesn't mean what it meant back in the 1960's anymore...
    In today's slang, to say someone is "trippin" is saying they're "crazy" or "talking crazy". It no longer has much to do with acid, unless it's specified (ie. "trippin on acid").

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