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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Fiasco 


NEW  YORK  - resident Kathy Evans brought humiliation to her  friends and  family
when  she set a new standard for stupidity with her  appearance
on  the popular TV show, 'Who Wants To Be A  Millionaire.'
Evans,  a 32-year-old wife and mother of two, got stuck on  the first  question 
and  proceeded to make what fans of the show are  dubbing 'the absolute worst  use 
of  lifelines ever.' After being introduced to the  show's  host 
Meredith  Vieira, Evans was posed with a typically easy  initial $100  question.
The  question was: 'Which of the following is the  largest?'
A)  A  Peanut
B)  An  Elephant
C)  The  Moon
D)  Hey, who you calling  large?
Immediately  Mrs. Evans was struck with an all consuming panic  as she did  not 
readily  know the answer. 'Hmm, oh boy, that's a toughie,'  said  Evans, 
as  Vieira did her level best to hide her  disbelief.
'I  mean, I'm sure I've heard of some of these things  before, 
but  I have no idea how large they would  be.'
Evans  made the decision to use the first of her three  lifelines, the  50/50.
Answers  A and D were removed, leaving her to decide which  was 
bigger,  an elephant or the moon. However, faced with an  incredibly 
easy  question, Evans still remained  unsure.
'Oh!  It removed the two I was leaning towards!'  exclaimed  Evans...
'Darn.  I think I better phone a  friend.'
Mrs.  Evans asked to be connected with her  friend
Betsy,  who is an office  assistant.
'Hi  Betsy! How are you? This is Kathy! I'm on TV!'  said Evans,  
wasting  the first seven seconds of her  call.
'Ok,  I got an important question. Which of the  following is the  largest?
B,  an elephant, or C, the moon. 15 seconds  hun.'
Betsy  quickly replied that the answer was C, the  moon.
Evans  proceeded to argue with her friend for the  remaining ten  seconds.
'Betsy,  are you sure?' said Evans. 'How sure are you? Duh,  that can't be  it.'
To  everyone's astonishment, the moronic Evans  declined to take her  friend's
advice.  'I just don't know if I can trust Betsy. She's not  all that  bright.
So  I think I'd like to ask the audience,' said  Evans.
Asked  to vote on the correct answer, the audience  returned 98% in favor  of 
answer  C, 'The Moon.' Having used up all her  lifelines, 
Evans  then made the dumbest choice of her  life.
'Wow,  seems like everybody is against what I'm  thinking,' said  the 
too-stupid-to-live  Evans. 'But you know, sometimes you just got to go  with 
your  gut. 
So, let's see... I'm going to have to go with  B, an elephant. Final  answer.'
Evans  sat before the dumbfounded audience, the only one  waiting with bated breath  and  was told that she was wrong, and that the answer  was in fact, C, 'The  Moon..'

I find this anecdote to be funny, but at the same time, pathetic.

[contributed by Rene<]

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