"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
12.21.2000 - Apparently,
not me. I appeared on the College Edition of ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
on December 21st, 2000 and I got screwed by the audience. On my $8000 question, I
polled the audience. 80% of them said that the answer was B. I hesitated. I thought
they were wrong and I was going to use another lifeline, but then I looked at the
80% on the bar graph again and I decided not to waste any more lifelines and to just
go with B. I figured they must have known something I didn't. My final answer was
wrong, and I dropped down to $1000. Only 8% of the audience had chosen the correct
answer. It was the most wrong the audience has ever been in the history of the show.
As it turns out, the question
I missed had to do with computers, so I really should have known the answer, but
whatever. I didn't. Here's the question that I missed.
magazine is owned by Microsoft?
B. Wired C. Feed D. Slate
Upon polling the audience,
these were the results:
A. 5% B.
80% C. 7% D. 8%
I had initially ruled out
Salon and Wired. I thought it was either Feed or Slate, and I knew Wired was probably
the only one the audience had ever heard of, but the 80% was just too much to ignore
and the ignorance of the masses led me astray. Thus, I am not a millionaire. So please,
send me a dollar. Seriously. See a full-size picture here.