Sarah Palin's quest to become the white, thin, Alaskan, conservative, near-sighted Oprah continues: She's shopping around a show with reality TV heavy Mark Burnett. Also, Sarah Palin is starting on her next book. What are these things? Take the quiz!
Sarah Palin just made her comedy debut. And it appears she took Richard's advice and went out and got her own show. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that she has teamed up with British reality TV producer Mark Burnett (producer of Survivor and The Apprentice) to develop a TV show. Yesterday, she met with Fox, today she met with CBS and tomorrow she's got a meeting with NBC's TV Chairman Jeff Gaspin himself.
So, readers, is this TV show:
a.) My Alaska, an expansive documentary about the myriad plants, animals and native peoples who call the Alaskan tundra their home—and the beautiful oil they are inconveniently sitting on top of.
b.) Can You Deny Global Warming Harder Than a Fifth Grader?, a game-show which pits normal Americans against fifth graders in a contest to see who can better ignore overwhelming scientific evidence.
c.) In the Womb, a sit-com about a fetus and its heartwarming quest to convince its heartless mother it deserves not to be aborted.
d.) A yet-untitled "TV docudrama about Alaska," which one source tells EW will be a "planet-Earth type look' at Palin's home state."
But that's not all! Perhaps you've heard of Palin's best-selling book, Going Rogue? Turns out, it sold a lot of copies and made lots of money. Now, USA Today reports that Palin is working on her second book for HarperCollins. There is no release date. Is this book:
a) A new English translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, which Palin decided to embark on after finding Seamus Heaney's landmark 1999 translation "weak-willed and, frankly, derivative."
b) An indie graphic novel which uses sparse, black-and-white panels to interweave the stories of a 19th century Alaska homesteader, a Wasilla beauty queen from the 1970s, and the modern-day Wesleyan comparative literature professor obsessed with tracing the connections between them.
c) Going Rogue II: Going Even Roguer, a sequel to Going Rogue, which details the harrowing four months since the first Going Rogue came out.
d) An untitled "celebration of American virtues and strengths," which HarperCollins says will "include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have inspired her, as well as portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her love of country, faith, and family."
If you got both answers right: Congratulations! You're not an idiot!