Posts Tagged ‘sweepstakes’

Can Man Live On Raffles Alone?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

While browsing through Hulu one night a few months ago, I came across a TV show that asks the above question.  Can a man live purely on raffles or sweepstakes?  Can he survive if everything else is taken away from him, and he has to live on mere chance or luck.

 A crazy, yet hilarious Japanese show called Denpa Shonen let the viewers play out this question right before their eyes.  You get to watch as Japanese comedian Nasubi lives his life out in front of the camera.  For months he lives without clothing and scarce food.  Every time the door knocks and he wins a prize through a raffle, he goes nuts with celebration.  

Nasubi stays busy all day filling out post cards and writing into sweepstakes he finds in magazines provided to him by the show’s producers.  With enough entries into drawings, he may just possibly survive.  Check out the first episode below.