[quote:bb98593d16]ITV Play, a digital channel dedicated to audience participation quizzes, has picked up its ball and gone home.
After a week on stand-by, when it was taken off air during an inquiry into premium-rate phone services, the station has been reduced to white dot status.[/quote:bb98593d16]A scourge to our Televisionary Devices is at long last bidding farewell.
I was watching one of the quiz things on there one night. All you had to do was add up 3 different numbers and phone in the total to win 5 grand or something. After 9 min 15 secs of people saying the answer was...7 or other stupid answers like that (when it was 223) the last caller got it right only to be told that it was wrong! Then they started another 10min countdown for the same answer!....I switched off.
I don't know what's worse....the blatant cheating or the fact that I wasted 10mins of my life watching that horsesh1t.
[quote:4e78a6aff3="DuncanDisorderly"]i always wondered what the rationale was behind those add the numbers things - its seems that there wasnt even any![/quote:4e78a6aff3]
- make up a vaguely worded puzzle with loads of possible answers
- write all the possible answers down
- cross off every correct answer when given by caller
- when left with one correct answer, bully as many people to call in as possible, with double money speed rounds etc and when caller gives the last remaining correct answer - DING DING, we have a winner.
The amount of money generated in one of those scams must be ridiculous.
The worst thing is with them number jobs is that it doesn't even have to be a "right" answer. The T's 'n' C's say as much too. Can't remember the exact wording, but it's legalese for "we can pick an answer out of thin air, which bears no particular relation to any logical laws of Mathematics, Physics, Algebra or Philosophy, and you can get stuffed". Pretty much, it is a lottery. They never have to divulge how they arrive at the answers either.
You should try watching it next to a maths teacher too...
I always loved watching that quiz show bintoed :smt025 and watching yon wee doll squirm when 'technical difficulties' made her have to think for herself! :lol: Its when she says something totally off the cuff like,
"You could spend your prize money in Paris, which has one of the highest crime rates in Europe at the moment..."
and within seconds her eyes roll to the top left, and she touches her ear piece where some person is screaming into it demanding that she retract her last sentance...
The perils of live tv :D , I'm sure the peeps that won shitloads of money on these types of shows are not complaining tho...
Aye. Another answer was rawlplugs. I've met about three women in my life who knew what rawlplugs were, let alone carried them around. Not being sexist, by the way, but how many female carpenters (excluding Karen) do you know?