How long can the show go on?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
Well let's see...
There are 624 challenge suggestions. Probably over 50% are duplicated in some fashion. Of the remaining 312, 10% are financially infeasible, 20% are technically infeasible, 10% are logistically infeasible, and 10% are just insane.
That leaves us with 156 doable challenges or about 20 years of shows...
Tought you may want to know. (Actually, I'm just killing time and praticing BS'ing...
Christ, I need a vacation (In California, in the Summer!)
-- Dan Denney (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 2001
Ok Dan, now cross out all the "fighting robot" ideas, but then multiply the new number by two, since the American teams and British teams will all be building the same things in separate shows and- Darn! I got the same answer again! So ideas aren't the problem, nor is the lack of willing teams. The problem is one of production money. British television shows aren't sponsered by advertisiers the same way American TV shows are funded. No commercials, as such. You want to dream a litle dream? Try this: Imagine Junk Yard Wars sponsored by Sears' Craftsman Tools. Good news: You'd see a brand new show every week. Bad news: Bob Villa would be the new host. Life is full of tough choices.
-- Chip Haynes (email@example.com), March 27, 2001.
Winners get Craftsman Tools!
-- Dan Denney (Rustrenegades@hotmail.com), March 27, 2001.