I occasionally drift by a humorous web site, Larknews.com. To me it's a bit like a magazine I really enjoyed many years ago, Mad Magazine. Anyone remember the gap-toothed, Alfred E. Newman?
Anyway, here's a recent posting from their site. (If you'd like to visit, click here.)
Mormon 'Bachelor' show surprise: He marries them all
SALT LAKE CITY — The producers of a Mormon version of the popular "Bachelor" television program were dealt a rude surprise when their lead man got down on his knee and proposed to all six finalists.
"I couldn't make up my mind," said Larry Whistall, 29, the bachelor. "I realized they all had good qualities, so I went the polygamy route."
Five of the six women said yes, and now say they look forward to moving to rural Utah and bearing Whistall as many children as physically possible. And in-fighting? Not a problem, they claim.
"Me and the other women got to know each other so well, we're already like sisters," said contestant Meg Cook.
Whistall plans to build separate houses for each wife, and is trusting the state welfare system for provision.
Producers say it's doubtful they'll recruit for a new show since they lost about $3 million in revenue because of unfulfilled episodes.
"We were stunned, to say the least," said Cal Generador, head producer. They are considering a new reality series, "Life With Larry," to show Whistall's transition from bachelorhood to having five wives. •