::TALE AS OLD AS TIME::
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.