Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cash Cab Has Ruined My Faith In Humanity.

Guest Post by my daughter, Spencer.

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:


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.


Anonymous said...

I love Cash Cab!!!! It makes me feel like a genius!

Anonymous said...

Well, let us see...

The Secretaries of:

Unnecessary War;
Billionaire bailouts;
Environmental degradation;
Diminished civil liberties; and
Everybody else's oil!

How am I doing?

Anonymous said...

If you really want to feel good about yourself....watch an episode of the Hills. Makes the cash cab people look like geniuses.

MaryBeth said...

Have you ever seen Jay Leno ask questions on the street? Those people are so stupid it truly scares me. They can't even identify the president by his picture.

Robin said...

Great post! My boyfriend and I are always saying we are going to go to NYC and just stand around waiting for the Cash Cab to come by. We have won millions on that show! Well, we would win if we were there. They get some real idiots.

hello gorgeous said...

New York is in the house.

Gold star for anon.

Ha ha! Megan - Seriously. Speidi?

MaryBeth - Oh, absolutely. Talk about feeling like a genius.

Robin - If you ever do it, I want the YouTube video. :-)

Greta said...

My boyfriend is a CashCab addict. Me not so much. It just makes me realize that I'm not as smart as I'd like to be, or pretend that I am.

Raina Cox said...

Girl, you are cracking me up. The apple didn't fall far.

Raina Cox said...

Girl, you are cracking me up. The apple didn't fall far.

Anonymous said...

I could use an ego boost... I've never seen Cash Cab, but I plan to tune in to discover my inner (deeply buried) genius.

pve design said...

While my son was in the hospital last August, this was one of our favorite things, along with the US Open to watch. We were amazed at how ignorant some of the passengers were. We would have won a lot of cash if we had been in the cab! I do love that show.

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