Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Big Brother" wants you

Posted By on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Does the prospect of living in a house with up to 15 strangers, with no access to TV, Internet or the outside world, with video cameras and microphones recording your every move at all times like you're a participant in some sociological experiment — except with little to no scientific value — sound good to you? If so, then this is the moment you've been waiting for.

Casting producers of "Big Brother," the CBS reality show with counterparts in more than 70 countries, just announced they will be looking for cast members for an upcoming season in New Orleans. The casting call will be Friday, April 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe (418 N. Peters St.). You can fill out an application and view the eligibility requirements here.

To save you some time, here are some particularly scary aspects of the requirements:

The house is extensively outfitted with video and audio recording devices which will record, broadcast and exhibit your actions and voice at all times, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in every room of the house for the duration of your participation in the contest. You will be observed at all times by the Producers as well as the general public watching on television, the Internet, mobile devices and any and all other media.

The Producers are looking for a dynamic group of individuals who are articulate, interesting and exhibit enthusiasm for the project as well as a willingness to share their most private thoughts in an open forum of strangers.

You must be in excellent physical and mental health.

Physical health, sure. There will inevitably be many shirtless shots of you exiting the pool or shower, or cowering naked in a corner as you begin to lose your mind. But mental health? I thought mental instability was part of the genetic makeup of the Reality TV Personality.

Well, if you think you got what it takes, perhaps we'll see you on TV, the Internet, our mobile devices and mercilessly mocked by Joel McHale on "The Soup" in a few months.

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