August 10, 2009, - 10:35 am
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Is it just me . . . or did you notice the first contestant on last night’s prime-time return of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” was a complete moron? The show, hosted by Regis Philbin, returned to ABC, last night, to mark its tenth anniversary.
The contestant, Brad Abbey, is symbolic of how stupid today’s 20-somethings are. He couldn’t figure out the answer to the second question, and usually the first three questions are extremely easy. The question was, which Crayola crayon color takes its name from the song, “America the Beautiful”? The very obvious answer was “Purple Mountain’s Majesty,” and none of the other answers came even close to the lyrics of “America the Beautiful.”
But, as test after test and survey after survey shows, America’s high school, college, and grad school students are morons–completely ignorant of important facts of American history. So, I guess we can’t expect them to know the lyrics of “America the Beautiful,” anymore.
I bet this guy would’ve aced a question about MTV’s “The Hills,” though. He left with only $1,000. Shocker.
Another question (which another contestant got) to which I thought the answer should be kinda obvious: To which movie did Barack and Michelle Obama go on their first date? I knew the answer, but even if you didn’t, it should have been obvious, of course, that they went to the race card playing, race-baiting movie, “Do the Right Thing,” brought to us by bigot and anti-Semite Spike Lee.
The contestant first guessed, “When Harry Met Sally,” which is kinda funny, since there ain’t a shred of romance in the Obama marriage, unlike the theme of that movie. Then, even worse, the contestant–using the double dip lifeline–guessed “Driving Miss Daisy.” Ha! Like the Obama’s would ever see a movie about a Black guy who is the chauffeur for a Jewish lady (and the Jewish lady is nice to him and stands up for him)–not the Obama’s kind of movie.
**** UPDATE: Forgot to mention that I once auditioned for “Millionaire,” the daytime version, hosted by Meredith Vieira. At a hunting and fishing store at a local shopping mall, we had to take a test of 60 questions in like 10 or 12 minutes, and you could get no more than 5 wrong to get an interview. I got one wrong. The questions were fairly easy. When I got to the line, I was the only female, and most of the people in line were dweebs. I got in some friendly conversations with people in the line while waiting.
Then, I met with some snobby-looking (and snobby-acting) producer with a pashmina scarf wrapped around her (it was summer). She asked me what I’d tell Meredith about myself and if I was shy on camera. I said no. She said, you’ll hear from us with a postcard if we are interested. I never heard. Then, I found out from a friend connected to the show that they realized who I was and didn’t want a conservative on the show. Figures.
I also heard from a contestant, asking me if I would be one of his lifelines. I said yes and asked why he contacted me. He said he read that I’d passed the test on some dweeby “Millionaire” message board and sent me the link. To read the personal attacks on me by people in line, you’d think it was the e-mail I get from Muslims, lefties, fat people, and Palinmessiah followers.
Tags: America the Beautiful, anti-Semites, Barack Obama, Crayola, crayons, Do the Right Thing, Driving Miss Daisy, Michelle Obama, Purple Mountains Majesty, race card, race-baiting, Regis, Regis Philbin, Spike Lee, The Hills, When Harry Met Sally, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire