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CHAT: Millionaire (was Re: CHAT: Vexillology and games (was: Re: Flag of England))

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 20, 2000, 22:30
Roger Mills wrote:
> It is dismaying > and depressing to witness the abysmal performance of some of the contestants > in the US. (One woman didn't know the $100 question about "Simple Simon met > a pie-man.....".
Hmm, that would do me in. Is that from a nursery rhyme or something? Strangely, I often find some of the first few questions harder than those in the second set of questions (before the $32,000 level)
> Oh well, end of screed. Have to go watch.........R.
Never been much of a fan of it. It's just boring to watch one person being quizzed by Regis. I much rather prefer Jeopardy where A) there's competition, you have three people all competing against each other, so you can root for one or jeer another :-), Millionaire is like watching someone take a test, B) It's fairer, you miss a single question in Millionaire, you can lose as much as $468,000 [if you miss the $1,000,000 question, going from $500,000 to $32,000], in Jeopardy, you miss a question, it's not the end, C) the questions are generally more intellectual, and D) Alex Trebeck is far less annoying than Regis. -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson "Glassín wafilái pigasyúv táv pifyániivav nadusakyáavav sussyáiyatantu wawailáv ku suslawayástantu ku usfunufilpyasváditanva wafpatilikániv wafluwáiv suttakíi wakinakatáli tiDikáufli!" - nLáf mÁldu nÍmasun ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor