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Tuesday, December 02, 2003
The next hit reality series:

"CBS executives announced Monday that they have begun filming Antebellum Island, a new "alternate reality" series in which 12 strangers compete for $1 million while isolated on an island still under Confederate rule.


Executives were reluctant to reveal the themes for Antebellum's weekly competitions, but said contests might include skeet shooting, quilting bees, formal-dress cotillions, and working at a textile factory on the west side of the island for the entire show's duration with no chance at the $1 million prize."

Personally, I would love to see this project come to fruition. First of all (nitpicky history geek in me), it would instruct America that the Rebel Battle Jack is not the real Confederate flag. Secondly, it'd be a damn better show than "Dixie Stampede". And finally, it'd provide a nice reality check to all of that Confederate nostalgia that's been floating around the South since ~1866.

But a quick heads up to the boys in naming: "Antebellum" means "before the war". Why not just "Confederate Island"?

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