Monday, April 13, 2009
the helium club
so what the hell is the helium club? and why is it called the helium club? kasi mahangin? all throughout holy week, facebook was all abuzz about this thing called the helium club, and several friends sparked mini-debates on whether this thing was for real or a joke, a parody, a spoof, a... school project? the helium club's first official appearance is on facebook and its page heralds itself as "the first online reality series in the world." or is it the world wide web? (totoo ba yan?) it follows the lives of five "privileged" "youths" who live in manila (more like makati; more specifically, like forbes or dasma). there is a five-minute trailer of the show, which is supposed to debut this month. in it, we recognized two people: tara tambunting, that kid who's been carrying designer bags since she was, like, five, talking about, well, designer bags, and bryanboy talking about his marc jacobs experience. visit the helium club's facebook page here. read the comments, they're just as fascinating. to watch the trailer, click on the "video" tab. you may laugh, you may cringe, you may recognize yourself or your friends in the characters, you may even want to strangle the person who had the balls to come up with this, but you will definitely be mesmerized. if they pull this off, these kids could become world-wide-web famous in the worst possible way. what do YOU think?