Thursday, January 04, 2007

C'est la morte

Le contestant d'exposition de jeu est défié une fois demandé quel objet satellise la terre. L'assistance n'aide pas.

I'm not sure if that made any sense.

I am sure that this does not. It shows a clip from the French version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" The question is "What revolves around the Earth?" the choices are A. The Moon, B. The Sun, C. Mars, or D. Venus.

We should take no joy from watching a game-show contestant squirm under the weight of a question that is clearly difficult to the general public. But I guess this is like witnessing a sibling getting disciplined. Instead of a graphic, anecdotal indictment of the US educational system, this clip slams the French.

Watch carefully at 1:27 as the host betrays a touch of frustration with the results of the audience poll.

Aristotle and Ptolemy live on! Thanks to The Amazing Randi for the link.

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