Can you name five positions in the Presidential Cabinet?
Seriously. Try it. Let’s just say it’s for peace of mind.
One of my favorite things to do after a grueling day of dealing with all of the stresses of school is to unwind with one of the following tv shows:
Mythbusters, How It’s Made, or Cash Cab.
Now, Jamie and Adam answer all my questions about whether or not I can lose a bloodhound’s trail or if I can lift my body weight with just helium-filled balloons.
How It’s Made teaches me what toothpaste is made of and how to hand-weld a trombone.
Of course both of these shows teach me things that I probably would never ever need to know in my entire life, but they are, to me, entertaining.
Cash Cab on the other hand tests my knowledge of facts that most people really should know. I feel I could totally win Cash Cab without using any shout-outs. I love being tested and even learning a few new things from this show, but here is my issue:
NO ONE ON THE PLANET KNOWS ANYTHING!!!!!!!
I have recently become resentful of the random cab-goers of the Big Apple because most of them don’t know the simplest facts. “Can you name five positions in the Presidential Cabinet?” was a “Red Light Challenge” on yesterday’s show. The contestants ended up losing no less than two blocks after they barely answered this question.
So my inquiry is, why doesn’t anyone know anything anymore? And furthermore – why don’t they care?
Yesterday Cash Cab destroyed my faith in humanity. Thank you Discovery Channel.Next time: How Meerkat Manor is like MTV's Real World with Meerkats.