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.
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