A game show set in the 70’s where infamous villains from history are interviewed and can win money and prizes by correctly answering questions about other evil, infamous characters from history. The host interviews and sardonically showcases darkly hilarious “facts” (some are made up) about the villains’ personal lives.
Seventies game show style setting. Lots of yellow, brown, orange and puke green, bad hairstyles on the contestants and perhaps a toupee for the host. The quintessential long skinny silver microphone reminiscent of Bob Barker in the early days. Guests would include Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, etc. There is always one thing at the close of each show: the host remarks that “they can never take that away” from the villain, such as Hitler’s mustache or Manson’s swastika tattoo. Maybe?
The eerie silence in the lonely shuttle is broken by the guttural noise of a half sigh half grunt. Its sole occupant, one lonely pilot, is agonizing over the beautifully painful memory of the New Jersey shoreline sunrise he photographed so long ago. It would be winter there now, Ross mused.
To “McMuhricanize” something means to completely destroy its organic, substantial qualities and turn it into something fast, cheap and easy. The prefix “Mc” finds its origin in MacDonald’s or McMansion, terms describing the McMuhricanizing of food and housing. The root word is “Muhrica,” the redneck pronunciation of America. Example: Chinese restaurateurs in the US sell what is called Chinese food but is anything but traditional food eaten in China. They have succeeded in destroying thousands of years of beautiful culinary culture for the sake of selling Poo-Poo Platters to the less refined American palette. It’s faster, cheaper and easier to market on a wide scale, but total crap compared to authentic Chinese food. Hence, McMuhricanized.
Does anyone else have an example to share of McMuhricanization? I would love to hear your thoughts on this concept.