Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Millionaire Not

So Heart-Warming!! I actually have ppl who want to go for a walk with me! SO COOL.. (read Took a Walk for more details) haha.. hey smurf, I need.. NEED to find cp DRUM.. unfinished business.. haha..

Alright, so anyway, school’s back in action this week.. dreadful with all the quizzes.. but on the plus side, after more than 4 years of trying to get it to work, I finally did it. I finally managed to get my Worms 2 to run on windows xp. We’re talking sheer joy here.. and the satisfaction you get after turning the internet upside down and shaking real hard, with all the forums and FAQs.. baah.. anyway, there seems to be some issue with the patch that the Official site gave. Apparently, you can’t exactly play in a network game if your machine has DirectX 9 (it’s a conspiracy man).. and since Microsoft made it such that you CAN’T rollback directx versions, once you have the new version, you’re stuck with it.. so there’s pretty much nothing I can do.. so it’s only Alvin vs CPU.. but it’s still fun.. anybody wants?


I also came across this article.. everybody knows about the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Parodies, spoofs and jokes have all surfaced about it. But I guess the ultimate joke still lies in the fact that if you’re dumb.. well.. you’re dumb. Quoting from the article: -


Idiotic 'Millionaire' Contestant Makes Worst Use Of Lifelines Ever


Kathy Evans, the single dumbest contestant to ever get on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"

NEW YORK - Idaho resident Kathy Evans brought humiliation to her friends and family Tuesday when she set a new standard for stupidity with her appearance on the popular TV show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

It seems that Evans, a 32-year-old wife and mother of two, got stuck on the first question, and proceeded to make what fans of the show are dubbing "the absolute worst use of lifelines ever."
After being introduced to the show's host Meredith Vieira, Evans assured her that she was ready to play, whereupon she was posed with an extremely easy $100 question. The question was:
"Which of the following is the largest?"
A) A Peanut
B) An Elephant
C) The Moon
D) Hey, who you calling large?

Immediately Mrs. Evans was struck with an all consuming panic as she realized that this was a question to which she did not readily know the answer.
"Hmm, oh boy, that's a toughie," said Evans, as Vieira did her level best to hide her disbelief and disgust. "I mean, I'm sure I've heard of some of these things before, but I have no idea how large they would be."
Evans made the decision to use the first of her three lifelines, the 50/50. Answers A and D were removed, leaving her to decide which was bigger, an elephant or the moon. However, faced with an incredibly easy question, Evans still remained unsure.
"Oh! It removed the two I was leaning towards!" exclaimed Evans. "Darn. I think I better phone a friend."

Using the second of her two lifelines on the first question, Mrs. Evans asked to be connected with her friend Betsy, who is an office assistant.
"Hi Betsy! How are you? This is Kathy! I'm on TV!" said Evans, wasting the first seven seconds of her call. "Ok, I got an important question. Which of the following is the largest? B, an elephant, or C, the moon. 15 seconds hun."
Betsy quickly replied that the answer was C, the moon. Evans proceeded to argue with her friend for the remaining ten seconds.
"Come on Betsy, are you sure?" said Evans. "How sure are you? Puh, that can't be it."
To everyone's astonishment, the moronic Evans declined to take her friend's advice and pick 'The Moon.'
"I just don't know if I can trust Betsy. She's not all that bright. So I think I'd like to ask the audience," said Evans.

Asked to vote on the correct answer, the audience returned 98% in favor of answer C, 'The Moon.' Having used up all her lifelines, Evans then made the dumbest choice of her life.
"Wow, seems like everybody is against what I'm thinking," said the too-stupid-to-live Evans. "But you know, sometimes you just got to go with your gut. So, let's see. For which is larger, an elephant or the moon, I'm going to have to go with B, an elephant. Final answer."

Evans sat before the dumbfounded audience, the only one waiting with bated breath, and was told that she was wrong, and that the answer was in fact, C, 'The Moon.'


Meet Lumpy - Bigger than the moon

8 comments:

SheEp said...

Oh NO... Does that mean we have to go into the Mandai foilage, AGAIN? *Cries* Or was that near MacRitchie? =P

Wonder if Daniel still remembers how to navigate jungles? I mean afterall, it has been a LONG time since he was last in one. Hehehe... :P

Gabriel Wu said...

yo, alvin! Thatz me alrite! I'm fine, how bout you??

:D

ArkAngel said...

I bet I could do it. Haha. As long as it's raining. My wing specializes in wet weather combat.

patched-up said...

yes daniel, and let's not forget it rained on the big day.. hah. thbbbpppt... =P

Sam Chan said...

Well, sometimes this kind of mistake could happen to those who thought the answer cannot be that simple... it must be a trick? :)

This quotes tells the story:
"It ain't the things you don't know that gets you into trouble; it's the things you know for sure that ain't so."

Doug said...

wow - I hope that was all a plan on her part to win some bet.

"I'll give you a million bucks if you go out on the first question."

:)

wornoutwoman said...

O my goodness...I didn't see this one. I can't believe that! BUT you never know how stage fright or panic will over ride one's brain.

LOL!

theliammurphy said...

Not True:
http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/gameshows/millionaire.asp