The other day at the gym, lol how many blog posts are started off with that phrase. Anyway, on one of the 20 MONSTROUS TELEVISIONS was the show, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Normally I wouldn't give a shit, and I'm not even sure why I did that day, but I plugged my headphones into the jack, and started listening. And watching. And burning calories.
I guess I wanted to see if I was smarter than a fifth grader.
Anyway, if you haven't seen the show, the contestant picks one of the five or so grade-schoolers as a partner, and together they compete on the show. The questions are usually pretty basic, but sometimes they throw a curveball.
So the contestant turned out to be a decorated armed services dude, not sure but he looked like a Marine. Pretty bad ass. He wound up picking a little black kid, in a sweater vest, as his partner.
First question: the Rosetta Stone helped linguists decipher heiroglyphics and which other language?
After hearing the question, both put their heads down, and begin furiously writing their answers.
Finally, both have an answer, and the host saunters over to the contestant, and asks him what his answer was.
With a bit of hesitation, he answers, "jive".
Not hearing, or maybe not comprehending, Jeff Foxworthy asks the contestant to repeat himself.
"Jive", he says again, louder, more confident.
"WHAT, YOU FUCKING RETARD!?!?!", was the look on Jeff Foxworthy's face, as he calmly replied, "I'm sorry, that's the wrong answer".
Lol at the "you might be a redneck if"-guy getting out-rednecked on his own show.
Jive though, really? I have no idea what would prompt that dude to blurt that out. Did he think he was being funny? Clever? Or maybe his one desire, his only wish was to be the butt of a "you might be a redneck if" joke.
Extra bonus ROFL: when the camera panned to a shot of the kid with a confused look on his face lol.
Obviously the correct answer was Phoenician, or Foneeshun.