Thursday, January 20, 2005

Thoughts on The Apprentice, Vol. 3, #1

As dedicated readers know (all 5 or 6 of you now), I usually comment on politics / current events. On Thursday nights, however, I will be doing something a little different: ApprenticeBlogging. The Apprentice is my one and only foray into the tawdry world of "reality TV". I don't accept it as reality, but it sure can be funny. These people all think they are the hottest thing since the mousetrap. Needless to say: they are not. Enough distractions; time to ApprenticeBlog.

OK. The first week is in the can. This "season" The Donald (not to be confused with one of my friends of the same name) is pitting a team of college educated Apprentice Wannabe's (Magna) against a bunch of high school grads (Net Worth) who have been successful despite their relative lack of education. Predictably, the high schoolers won this week's project (an effort to sell the most of a new Burger King hamburger). At the end of the day, Todd, the lame project manager of Team Magna, got the ax. Danny, who is a guitar-playing, leisure suit-wearing marketing guy in real life, survived. My theory here is that, as badly as Todd led (or failed to lead) his team, Danny was the real reason the team lost. However, because Danny is an interesting character, to say the least, he gets a reprieve for at least a few weeks. Beyond these observations, I can't say too much, because there are just too many candidates left to really get a feel for each of their personalities, strengths and weaknesses.

Stay tuned!

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