Voting Gloss off the Island

Falling into the “You Could Make This Up, But People Would Think You Were A Bit Slow In The Head” category:

“Billed as the ‘ultimate reality TV show,’ British pay-channel UKTV Style promises a wall, some brushes and different types of paint in its program ‘Watching Paint Dry.’

“[P]eople watching paint drying on will be able to vote for their favorite wall-covering, such as gloss, satin or matte, with the least favorite being voted out each week before the nation’s choice is revealed.”

(Reuters: “Watching Paint Dry Is Latest Reality TV Gimmick” [May 28, 2004])