Paul Mischler (misch) wrote,
Paul Mischler

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At least it's not pre-empted...

At least they didn't pre-empt The Price Is Right today. But it un-nerves me to see the lack of skill in the people playing the game Hit Me. It's played just like Blackjack, where you're trying to get 21. There's an array of 6 household items, each shown with prices that are multiples of the actual prices. One is (almost) always the exact price, and one is (almost) always a multiple of 10 of the original price.

So, a graduate of MIT played the game today. He got lucky, and picked the product that was marked exactly right to draw the ace. Given that he needed a 10, he then failed to choose the only product price that ended in 0. (Any product that is a multiple of 10 would end in 0.)


Time to go wake up.

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