What I Love About The World

Saturday, March 11, 2006

17. Deal Or No Deal

I'm not typically all that partial to passing fads such as Su-Doku and the Kaiser Chiefs, but this programme is absolutely brilliant, although it took me a while to get into it, and get over my initial s((k)(c))epticism.
Noel Edmonds, who i'm usually inclined to regard as a bit of a tool, fulfils the role of bank-player go-between messenger boy very nicely, plus there's a good bit of sick banter going down between Noel and Harry
I think the game itself is awesome, anything that accomodates decision theory (pure) into its general format has got to be applauded, it makes my brain ache each time i watch it and try calculating probabilities, play the percentages.
Did anyone watch it tonight, Saturday, a hellishly camp Irish man was in the seat, and there was this sort of stomach-turning bawdy double-entendre ridden repartee between him and the audience (for example, "I'm going to go up the back {rows of the audience} now", followed by noel (sell-out?) and the others breaking out in paroxysms of batty mirth, i bet you have mate)
Disclaimer: i've only ever watched about 5 episodes of this, so my point isn't that it's a consistently good show, just that i appreciate the concept
Really Interesting
*by the way, anyone noticed how much Brett Anderson sounds like David Bowie (yes yes..snore)
** good news, hopefully Tool: "10,000 Days" should be coming out May 2 (www.toolband.com)
*** Managed Campus 14 last night, 13 pints and some tequila: dirty and not big or clever

7 Comments:

At 1:43 PM, Anonymous bill(y) said...

what is particularly amusing is watching the contestants apply their own 'theories'. admittedly these are not as widely accepted as, say, mathematical probability.

eg.
one woman opened box number 1 because she thought it must contain either 10p, £10, £100 or £1000.(higher numbers with 1 as the 1st digit had already been eliminated). Funnily(ie not ha ha funny kinda perculiar i guess(sic)) enough, the box contained £10....confirming evidence???

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger Experience Sponge said...

what a nutter, some people just don't think enough and like guessing outrageously, look at the odds game (up the river)

 
At 4:53 AM, Blogger bob said...

its absolutely brilliant, exceedingly good to get stoned to.

whats all this nonsense about the pseudo-science decision theory that Noel loves. some guy was doing fairly well the other day, and Noel exclaimed his utter surprise and astonishment that he could be doing so well "without any kind of plan...He's is just guessing here".

Errrrrrr!

 
At 5:46 AM, Anonymous g said...

noel reminds me a bit of my grandad, not voice wise but just the sort of trousers and shirts he wears and the way he wears them. wear a few.
x

 
At 6:07 AM, Anonymous billy said...

classic moment:

contestant picks box.

noel: "whats your reasoning?"
contestant: "I just picked randomly"
noel: "can you invent some reasoning?"

 
At 6:59 AM, Blogger Experience Sponge said...

standard banter

 
At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Oli said...

http://www.nbc.com/Deal_or_No_Deal/game/

fantasy/reality

 

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