Reality TV Show For Historians?
You heard that right. It was just a matter of time before someone came up with the idea of basing a reality TV show around the eccentricities and annoying behavior of history buffs. Here is the description for the casting call:
Are you a curious person, and obsessed with history? Can you recite facts inside and out, and name-drop (and even date-drop) with the best of them? Do your friends at trivia night, dare we say it, label you as the history buff? Maybe you’re not a full-blown “buff” but if you like history and get psyched at the idea of even visiting a museum, or actually read those placards on your tour, then we want to meet you…virtually for now though.
It goes without saying that Civil War enthusiasts occupy a unique place along the history buff spectrum. For this show to have any chance of success they are going to need at least one and perhaps three participants from this quarter. This morning I tweeted the announcement and John Hennessy quickly responded with a suggestion, which I am in complete agreement with:
John nailed it. Brooks would be a formidable player. So, who would you like to see represent our little community on this show? Remember, this is all in good fun.