Brother, can you spare a dinosaur?



  • In the UK, there's a TV channel 'ITV Play' devoted entirely to premium-rate phone-in gameshows. During quiet times, like Sunday mornings, they put on games and quizzes to play by text message, which is clearly a nice moneyspinner for the TV station - it's all automated, no need for a presenter to answer the phones, and no running costs at all. I didn't realise just quite how cheap it was, though, until this question popped up this morning:

    Q. ITV have spent

    • A) UFOs
    • B) The solar system
    • C) Dinosaurs

    After a pause of a few seconds, it merrily revealed the answer to be "Dinosaurs".

    It took me a moment to realise what had happened... the question must have been something like "ITV have spent £1.3m on a ground-breaking new documentary on what subject?", but their software fell over as soon as it encountered a non-ASCII character. Oh well, there can't have been more than a couple of thousand people paying attention at the time...



  • he he he he.....



  • Awesome!

    That's damn near frontpage worthy.
     



  • If this site were based in any country with Sky Digital, it would be front page worthy.

     

    That's fantastic. 



  • Hilarious! :D

    "How much is this car?"
    "That one is just 33 T-Rexes and 99 Raptors"



  • That 1 is definately very funny...



  • I'd much prefer us to move to dinosaurs as currency rather than the
    pesky Euro! Now all we need is for the dinosaurs to rebel on them, and
    destroy all those lousy "game" and "semi naked girls whoring themselves
    out for your phonecalls" channels that spam the heck out of my channel
    listing.

     

    As for the question itself though, I would have assumed that the answer was "D) All of the above."



  • [quote user="gasman"]

    Oh well, there can't have been more than a couple of thousand people paying attention at the time...

    [/quote]

    You know, the really scary part is that some people probably got the right answer!

     (By the way, does anybody have change for an Allosaurus?)
     



  • [quote user="marvin_rabbit"][quote user="gasman"]

    Oh well, there can't have been more than a couple of thousand people paying attention at the time...

    [/quote]

    You know, the really scary part is that some people probably got the right answer!

    [/quote]

    Well, a third of them anyways. 



  • [quote user="marvin_rabbit"]

    (By the way, does anybody have change for an Allosaurus?)

    [/quote]
    <font face="tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Say, is that 1000 Trilobites or 50 raptors?

    Do you have a PayPaleo account?



    </font>



  • Where's "D) Nuclear fuel rods"

    or "E) Porn stars" ?


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