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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Encouraged by my friend Mike's assertion that one of the contestants reminds him of me, I watched an episode of the TV show "Beauty and the Geek." Quoth Mike:
"There's that new reality show out, (by the by I am hooked on these shows; absolutely love them), called Beauty and the Geek. Here's a quote from the last episode that had me gut-laughing to the point of tears...:

Brian McFayden (Host):
'Congratulations, you've made it halfway through this game. That means that your team has a 25% chance of winning $250,000. That's a 1 in 4 opportunity out of a quarter of a million dollars!'

Chuck ("Geek" contestant):
'I resisted the temptation to point out that we were 4/7ths, not half of the way through, and that, um, having a 1 in 4 chance of winning the prize was contingent upon everybody's chances of winning being roughly equal.'
Awesome, huh? So I had to watch.

I reminded him of Mindi (the "beauty" component of he "beauty and the geek" pair Mindi and Richard, the latter of which is the most spastically annoying guy I've ever seen). She and I both move our heads a lot as we talk. And she's pretty good at doing math in her head.

But I found myself sympathizing with the geeks a lot during this show. If given the choice, I'd always choose geeky over beautiful.

Metapop alert! There's a book out called The Givenchy Code, an ad for which says, "Cryptography is the new black." Heh. A "fashionista geek."

And thus I find the optimal blend of the two attributes.
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