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FOX orders pilot for dumbest game show ever - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 13th 2008 2:21PM
Hole in the WallOne of my regular blog haunts is the game show news site BuzzerBlog, and when I logged into it today and saw this post, I couldn't believe my eyes: FOX and Fremantle Media are apparently putting together an American version of the popular Japanese game show Hole in the Wall. I was so flabbergasted that I had to see who else reported on it; sure enough, it was right there in Variety for all to see.

If you're not sure what Hole in the Wall is, take a look at the video after the jump. Basically, it's a game of human Tetris: contestants have to bend themselves into the shape of a cutout on a fast-approaching wall. If they do it in time, they go through the wall. If they don't, the wall pushes them into a pool of water. That's it. That's the whole game.

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Daytime TV makes old people dumb

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 20th 2006 1:06PM
old ladyWell, maybe. Actually, a recent study showed older women who cite daytime dramas and talk shows as their favorite shows to watch did not score as well as those who listed other shows. However, Dr. Joshua Fogel of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, the man who conducted the tests, was quick to point out this doesn't mean there's a direct link between stupid daytime shows and actually being stupid. Heck, if seeing stupid things on TV actually made you stupid this whole blog would be completely unreadable since we'd all be drooling and banging on our keyboards with our foreheads. Anyway, the research hasn't really proved anything, except their MIGHT be a connection between the shows we choose to watch and our own cognitive ability. Well, I know Grover's demonstration of "near" and "far" has helped me tremendously with my grasp of spatial relations, so maybe they're right.

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Lisa Simpson would have done well on this survey

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 1st 2006 8:01PM

homer simpsonA recent survey conducted by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum revealed that those surveyed knew more about The Simpsons than they did about the Constitution. When asked, more people could name characters from the show than could name any of the five freedoms upheld by the First Amendment. That would be freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble, freedom of speech, and freedom to petition. Of course, you guys already knew that. My thoughts on this are that such surveys are meaningless. It's not that hard to find people who know more about one thing than something else.

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