Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Kiss of Death (Snake) by Dr Shaista Wahidi - ARY Morning Show Video
Waqar Zaka (host of a “dare” show) with Dr. Shaista Wahidi (host of Morning Show on ARY TV) where they try to have her achieve a “Guinness World Record” for female host kissing a snake on the head (between head and eyes).
Interesting for the interaction between the two and the snake.
Other than that, don’t know what the relevance is for this - but evidently it is seen as evidence that women have guts as well (I guess they haven’t heard of childbirth).
Waqar Zaka is a bit creepy as well - the “dare” show he hosts encourages youth to do seemingly dangerous things and eating the same type of rotting foods as featured in “Fear Factor”. Except with THEIR show one is not sure if they have skilled experts who can ensure safety for their pakistani participants.
Do they have the ability to take injured participants to hospital in a hurry (or will they be caught up in Karachi traffic on the road).
The structure of the “dare” programs seems to indicate a total absence of “wise” directors at the top, as it seems to border on a glamorization of a “dare culture” (which along with improper “peer pressure” can lead to people doing what may suit other people, but may not be the best for their own health and safety interests).
This aspect is not as evident in “Fear Factor” and the Pakistani programs would do well to steer clear of the creepy aspects and regularize their programs towards a challenge-type programs, where the host DOES NOT encourage the participants to “go ahead” (even while they are disavowing culpability of the host and the TV channel if “anything goes wrong”).
In a court of law, it could be challenged that the underage participants were coerced under conditions created by the host to do the things they did.