Monday, September 14, 2009

They Walk Among Us!


Millionaire Contestant Makes Worst Use Of Lifelines Ever

Idaho resident Kathy Evans brought humiliation to her friends and family Tuesday when she set a new standard for stupidity with her appearance on the popular TV show, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.'

It seems that 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 assured her that she was ready to play, whereupon she was posed with an extremely easy $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 realized that this was a question to which 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 and disgust.

'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.'
Using the second of her two lifelines on the first question, 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.
'Come on 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 and pick 'The Moon.

''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. For which is larger, an elephant or the moon,

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.'

Caution...they walk among us!

This one is actually better! (No comments needed!)




Caution... They Walk Among Us!

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Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and
hung a sign on it saying: 'Free to good home. You want it, you take it.' For three days the fridge sat there without even one person looking twice at it. He eventually decided that people were too un-trusting of this deal.


It looked too good to be true, so he changed the sign to read: 'Fridge for sale $50.'
The next day someone stole it!


Yeah... They Walk Among Us!

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One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when someone shouted....

'Look at that dead bird!' Someone looked up at the sky and said...'where?'

Caution... They Walk Among Us!

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While looking at a house, my brother asked the estate agent which direction was north because,
he explained, he didn't want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, 'Does the sun rise in the north?' When my brother explained that the sun rises in the east, and has for sometime, she shook her head and said, 'Oh, I don't keep up with that stuff'

Hmmm... They Walk Among Us!

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My colleague and I were eating our lunch in our cafeteria, when we overheard one of
the administrative assistants talking about the sunburn she got on her weekend drive to the beach. She drove down in a convertible, but 'didn't think she'd get sunburned because the car was moving'.

They Walk Among Us!


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My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car it's designed to cut through a seat belt ifshe gets trapped. She keeps it in the trunk.

Haan... They Walk Among Us!


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I was hanging out with a friend when we saw a woman with a nose ring attached to
an earring by a chain. My friend said, 'Wouldn't the chain rip out every time she turned her head?' I had to explain that a person's nose and ear remain the same distance apart no matter which way the head is turned...


Ohh... They Walk Among Us!


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I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area. So I went to the lost luggage
office and told the woman there that my bags never showed up. She smiled and told me not to worry because she was a trained professional and I was in good hands.

'Now,' she asked me, 'Has your plane arrived yet?'...
(I work with professionals like this.)

Yep... They Walk Among Us!



Psst: Yes, this is copy pasted from an email :)

50 comments:

Lakshmi said...

That was Hilarious!!! the first one was AWSM... lol... :D :D :D

Meow said...

Really interesting :) Loved it :)

blunt edges said...

rofl :D:D:D

the last one took the cake :D:D:D

As the Mind Meanders said...

Did that Millionaire thing really happen???

Thanks Shanu... you made me smile after a long day...

Shanu said...

@ Lakshmi

:) Yeah How funny na

Shanu said...

@ Meow

Cute baby with a cute name :)

Shanu said...

@ Blunty

And which one took the icing?

Shanu said...

@ Mindey

Aww..its my pleasure buddy!

Choco said...

Oh! She is for real..I checked....Thanks Shanu...A lot of us feel a lot better now! :)

Shanu said...

@ Choco

I know i do :)

buckingfastard said...

oo god!!! da fridge i stole was not worth 50 dollars...no wonder dose guys at flea market was laughin at me...

The Survivor said...

They walk among us surely seems a fav. line.

The first one was really hilarious, Thank god I was not in the hot seat, my answer was A) The peanut.

Archana said...

Hahah highly entertaining. There are one too many that walk among us. I can't believe the lady chose 'elephant'. Sometimes people just have that momentary lapse where they lack some serious brain cells, lol. Maybe they were dropped often as kids? :P

gayathri-vishwanathan said...

hahah truly entertaining material tha yeh...enjoyed every bit of it :)

Pooja Mahimkar said...

omg! is that true?? esp the first one..people say americans are stupid but dont temme that they prove it on national television? its hilarious :D

Scattered Thoughts... said...

Unbelievable but true?

Valerine said...

Well such bunch of people exist everywhere...the dad bird and the luggage one were the best!

As the Mind Meanders said...

THIS ONE DOESNT WALK AMONGST US

Sorry mate... I have this little habit of getting obsessed about trivia... so I checked the 'Kathy Evans' story...

Unfortunately... its a hoax... I know I am pouring cold water over a pretty good story... but...

See the link below:

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/elephant-moon-quiz-question.shtml

Its still a good laugh and It did bring a smile to my face... so I wont complain...

Dhanya said...

Hahahah :D :D

I liked the 'dead bird' one. And oh my god @ "Who wants to be a millionaire" participant :-O

You're right. They do walk amongst us!

HaRy!! said...

God Save the Americans!! cant believe their utter nonsense!! what does she think the moon is? :)


HaRy

Shanu said...

@BFastard

Oh that was you? Man are you famous or wat!

Shanu said...

@ Survivor

Yeah I was leaning towards option D myself. I dunno watz so funny abt this...the question was tough!! :P

Shanu said...

@ Archana

Lol..yeah ur right!

Shanu said...

@ Gayathri

I am glad u did babe!

Shanu said...

@ Pooja

Dunno abt the authenticity...but it sure gave me a good laugh!

Shanu said...

@ ST

Or believable but false??

Shanu said...

@ Valerine

Ohh how i wld love to meet them..talkin to them must b so much fun!

Shanu said...

@ Mindey

From 'thanks you made me smile' to gogglin the stuff up to make sure that it is true...
Frm the gullible nice guy who blvs everythin ppl say to Karamchand..what has brought abt the transformation, I wonder?

Looks at Choco's comment and wonders

Shanu said...

@ Dhanya

Yeah..they do!

Shanu said...

@ Hary

The question to be asked here my dear is What does she think a peanut is!!

As the Mind Meanders said...

No re... I still have some faith left in human intelligence... that thing made me laugh.. really laugh... but still the whole thing felt implausible... so I checked...

But because it ain't true doesn't make it less funny, does it? I have read the post twice over and I still love it...

Shanu said...

@ Mindey

Sachi kya? I must have read that email a million times and it made me laugh every time. I thgt I was weird. So glad I have you for company.

Bride2bee said...

you saved my day!! I havent laughed so hard in ages!

mmmmmwah!!!

gkam said...

Talk about being thick!!!
Thicker than a milkshake at that... jeez!

Such people should NEVER operate heavy machinery. :P

Hemanth Potluri said...

they are so clever my god i had no idea and its like asking a blogger wat is blogging lol...so they want to become millionaire...that's wonderful..:P

urs..hemu..

Parikshith Kumar said...

Elephant vs Moon, of course it was a tough question. They should have provided hints to make it easier... whether it was full moon or half moon or new moon or honeymoon. Or whether it was a big elephant or a baby elephant or a white elephant or a toy elephant, etc. Without giving proper and complete info, they ask questions. I empathise with that woman.

He he he he heh.....

Good one. Thanks for sharing.

Spike said...

I'm glad they didn't ask - akkal badi ya bhains! Poor woman would die of a heart attack! (even though it may be fake)

PS: I admit, I checked the ear and nose wala thing! (Apart from an excuse of a brain, not having piercings doesn't help either!)

Dead bird was good and so was the luggage one!

iceprincess said...

whichever..mail or original..i got my quota of laughs...
:P
:)
thanks..

Shanu said...

@ Bride2bee

The pleasure is mine :)

Shanu said...

@ Gkam

Lol..yeah!

Shanu said...

@ Hemu

:)

Shanu said...

@ Parry

Hey long time :) Welcme back!

Shanu said...

@ Spike

Yeah..and I am sure u googled to chk if the moon really is bigger thn the elephant :P

Shanu said...

@ Iceprincess

:)

Spike said...

aarey wah shanu, tu to smart nikli.... maine google kiya and found that in day time elephant is bigger and @ night moon...! So the lady's dilemma was understandable. perhaps she didnt know if the question was asked in daytime or night time!!!

Choco said...

Hey Shanu..You there? Can you come online? It's important ya....

Choco said...

@Shanu
Transformation nahi re...Hidden talent :)

The Aspirant said...

it is really awesum.....

As the Mind Meanders said...

Shanu

Bakwaas ka time aa gaya hai

Choco ke blog pe jaa.. the plan is to start writing a song for her... to get her to stay... one line per person at any one time...

- Sugar Cube - said...

LOL hahaha! Hilarious :)
glad I came across this !