back to article You're fired! No – you're acquired! Reality TV hits Silicon Valley startups

First comes satire then something that makes satire impossible. To be fair, it's been a long time coming, but Silicon Valley is about to gets its own reality TV show and it's going to star Jason Calacanis. Who? You know, Jason Calacanis, the poor man's Marc Cuban. And it's a good choice, since Jason embodies everything that …

  1. Mark 85

    So maybe the bigger plan is follow Trump's lead and run for President in the future? Hell, if Mama June or one of the Kartrashians ran, they might just get elected since they are "known".

    1. Geoffrey W

      If Trump gets elected then there is no future. The Black Iron Prison will enclose us all and not even Valis can save us.

      1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

        Maybe Snake Pliskin can come out of retirement? But not to "save" El Presidente!

  2. frank ly


    "And we would rather have our eyes plucked out than endure any of it."

    You've just made sure that I want to watch it. By hook or by crook, or by torrent, I will.

  3. TeeCee Gold badge

    ....I get to pick all the startups, the judges, the winner, and the location where the show will take place....

    This is my show and it is all about me.

    Why is he bothering? If he really wants to do this, he should stick to what he knows. Find some self-centred twat on YouTube[1] and "invest"[2] a fucktonne of cash to get them on TV and fuck it up royally....

    [1] This is the really easy bit. Pick anything on YouTube at random and there you go.

    [2] Translation: Piss on the wall.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      "....I get to pick all the startups, the judges, the winner, and the location where the show will take place....

      This is my show and it is all about me."

      Yeah, I was thinking the same. What are the judges for if he gets to pick the winner anyway?

  4. Alexander J. Martin

    Who'd be better to present the UK spin-off than the seeders of Ploppr?

  5. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    Bread and circuses. Proven concept.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Can someone take this lot

    plus all the other talentless so called celebs (aka the Kardashians and their ilk) and NUKE them all?

    The world would be a far better place with them not on it.

    Just IMHO though.

    1. cd

      Re: Can someone take this lot

      Given the talent around here, why can't someone make a plugin that spares me hearing or seeing them? I am aware that there are specialised ones out there, but a general configurable publicity blocker has yet to exist.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Can someone take this lot

        In this day and age it's called the off button.

        1. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

          Re: Can someone take this lot

          The problem is that the Media get on the hype bandwagon so even ordinary news broadcasts mention non entity things like Big Brother, Ant & Dec, The voice, I'm a ***** etc etc.

          There really is no escape from this crappyiness unless you live on a desert island.

          1. Dr Scrum Master

            Re: Can someone take this lot

            The problem is that the Media get on the hype bandwagon

            Problem #1: drivel being produced by the meeja.

            Problem #2: hoi poloi lapping up the drivel and demanding more.

            Who's at fault, the pusher or the junkie?

  7. jake Silver badge


    Yet another heavily scripted and massively over produced so-called "reality" TV show. Just what the world needs.

    Unfortunately, I'm pretty certain TheGreatUnwashed[tm] will love it.

  8. Geoffrey W

    I have a theory. The great zombie apocalypse has already started and it is not as depicted in popular fiction. The virus is shows of this ilk and there are already so many of the undead, who feel their lives cannot be real because they do not correlate to "Reality" shows, that I fear we may be too late to stop it. I have my place in the woods marked out so keep your zombie butts away from me.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Its easier for me to call him Cackyarse

    He could moonlight on an angling show with that 'flick'.

  10. Matthew Taylor


    He looks like a copper bottomed, IEEE certified bell-end. I'd rather go and live off the land than dance for that guy.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Does anybody else see the irony of this article?

  12. Whitter
    Paris Hilton

    I get to pick ... the judges, the winner,

    So what exactly do the "judges" do then?

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not for the first time

    How can you have this discussion without a shout out to the excruciality that was Start-Ups: Silicon Valley. I feel like the author of this article never watched it, and I hate them for that.

  14. danwat1234

    He looks way, way too much like martin shkreli

    He looks way, way too much like martin shkreli. That guy that was arrested for fraud after his company jacked up the price to $700 a pill or whatever.

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