Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SHOW THEM THE MONEY!

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I swear you white folks don't like to give us black folks money. Even when we earn it.

Come on FOX, break off *Gabe and Brittany. Stop splitting hairs and playing word games because you don't want to get up off your money.

Anyway, the gig is up, thanks to the Internet you all have been exposed:

"Think 'Deal Or No Deal' Is Too Brainy?" read Linda Holmes's headline Monday at NPR.org's Monkey See blog. "Try Fox's 'Million Dollar Money Drop.'" Now it seems the show's contestants might be quite a bit brainier than its producers.

In the "Drop" premiere episode Monday night, contestants Gabe Okoye and Brittany May decided to try their luck in the category "Inventions." Host Kevin Pollak asked them which product was first sold: the Macintosh computer, the Sony Walkman, or 3M's Post-It Notes. Okoye was confident that the answer was Post-Its. But was it?

According to the answer supplied to Pollak, Okoye was wrong (as, by extension, was the much more hesitant May). But late yesterday afternoon, Richard Lawson of Gawker.com expressed his doubts. Post-Its first started trickling into the marketplace as early as 1977 — so, earlier than the Sony Walkman, which debuted in 1979 (and not, as Okoye guesses on the show, in "the '90s").

Lawson has updated his original post with comment from personnel attached to the show: An unnamed rep for Fox says that producers contacted 3M to fact-check the question, and were told that Post-Its date from 1980, when they were first sold nationally. The phrasing of the question did not make the distinction of how widely available the products were, and it's reasonable for the show's producers to write their questions based on information supplied by the Post-It manufacturer.

With regard to the controversy, Jeff Apploff, the executive producer of "Million Dollar Money Drop," is standing firm, issuing this statement to Gawker today: "The integrity of the questions and answers on our show are our No. 1 priority. In this case, our research team spoke directly with 3M, and they confirmed that although they had given out free samples in test markets in 1977 and 1978, it wasn't until 1980 that Post-Its were sold in stores. Million Dollar Money Drop stands behind the answer that was revealed on the show." Unfortunate news for Okoye and May — but, given the product in question, it's fitting that the show should stick to its original answer." [Story]
Oh, they didn't SELL IT IN STORES. Lawd you white folks is tricky.

Finally, I have a quick question: Is Mignon Clyburn (I guess her parents loved a good steak) related to James Clyburn? I was just wondering. She is on the FCC regulatory panel and......never mind.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heres a trick fun question for you.

WHo invented WHite out?


Hint the answer has something to do with Monkees.

Ajamu said...

FOX is an expert at DECEPTION. Don't you get it? They ask this question so they could be wrong either way. If they had said SONY Walkman, they would have said NO Post It's reached the market (test) in 1977. They had no intention of giving away ONE MILLION dollars. They should sue, they have a great case.

Robby Scott Hill said...

I love this blog! If Field had been around before The Man ousted my Cherokee ancestors from Alabama, A-Merry-KKK-a would be a totally different deal. Obama would have been like the 12th Black President & Chad "Corntassel" Smith would have had to step down as President of the Cherokee Nation to become Secretary of the Treasury & write big fat checks to all the Black & Native American farmers out there. His O-ness would be living in The Executive Mansion & not some "White House." Happy Holidays Field!

Rudy said...

Field,

As a lawyer, you are trained to scrutinize each and every word any any question or sentenced analyzed.

Having said that, I have to hold my nose and agree with Fox.

uptownsteve said...
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uptownsteve said...

"Is Mignon Clyburn (I guess her parents loved a good steak) related to James Clyburn?"

Yeah, she's his daughter.

I'm glad they didn't like chitterlings.

"Mignon".

Gimme a break.

no_slappz said...

40 people lynched amid Haiti cholera fears: officials

Dec 22 06:43 PM US/Eastern

Angry Haitian mobs have lynched at least 40 people in recent weeks, accusing them of spreading a cholera outbreak that has killed over 2,500 people across the country, officials said Wednesday.

The number included at least 14 suspected sorcerers previously known to have been lynched in the far southwestern region of Grand Anse as local people feared they were spreading cholera with a magical substance.


In case you missed the news.

field negro said...

Rudy, I hear ya.The man can be such a stickler for details. :)

LOL@ Robby. Happy Holidays to you as well.

"Heres a trick fun question for you.

WHo invented WHite out?


Hint the answer has something to do with Monkees."

???????

UTS, you are one cold dude.

field negro said...

n_s, we didn't miss the news.

Wasn't Sarah Palin just there?

Anonymous said...

field negro said...
n_s, we didn't miss the news.

Wasn't Sarah Palin just there?


Ah....so are you trying to blame her? Only if Obama were there would this have been averted. For it is he the chosen one.....

NSangoma said...

~
Yes, Congressman James E. Clyburn - South Carolina 6th Congressional District he do be huh, Mignon Clyburn, graduate of USC, daddy.

Which am good a'cause a hole lot of dem cullud gals dasn't know who dey daddy am.

Speaking of gals:
"Mean girls": Senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and John McCain (AZ)
http://blog.reidreport.com/
http://blog.reidreport.com/

field-negro breaph, do you not think dat it am nice dat one or two cullud gals do be knowing who dey daddy am.
`

uptownsteve said...

FN

"UTS, you are one cold dude."

My yardie brother, you know what I had for dinner this evening?

Curry goat and rice and it was da bomb!

Lola Gets said...

I think that couple does have a great case because it seems as if the answer isnt a hard and fast fact. They need to get themselves a good lawyer - I smell settlement!
L

Anonymous said...

Field, if the couple had been a black Conservative couple, you wouldn't be discussing this BS cause they would have gotten it right. You see, Conservatives don't leave loose ends and loop holes like you progressive liberal Blacks.

So stop whining. They DID NOT GIVE THE RIGHT ANSWER. It's that simple...they didn't get the answer right. You liberal Blacks are always looking for a hand out. I wish you would go off and start your own black race cause you folks are full of shit.

Anonymous said...

Field, it's true...the walkman came before post its. I know, I was there. I can't believe you devoted most of your post to this obvious answer.

As usual, FN blog and its followers are wrong, and Fox is once again, right. Do you so-called liberal progressive Field Negroes ever win anything?

Anonymous said...

Now games shows are racist ....bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Of course its all tounge in cheek.

(no mold, not those cheeks, now wipe yourself)

Anonymous said...

WHo invented WHite out?


Hint the answer has something to do with Monkees."

???????


Mrs Nesmith, Mike Nesmeth of the MOnkees mom.

Johnny Wang said...

They should have asked them what comes first each month, the welfare check, the food stamps, or the Pigford payout? I'm sure any negro would know that.

Mack Lyons said...

"They should have asked them what comes first each month, the welfare check, the food stamps, or the Pigford payout? I'm sure any negro would know that."

Hilarious! You should take your stand-up routine on the road, maybe take no_slappz with you as a straight man or as one of those guys with the blackface get up. That'll really knock em back.

Anonymous said...

Where has no_slappies been anywhos?
Do women paratroopers really wear jock straps so they dont whistle on the way down? My left tire is flat. Like my head you know its all wingnuts faults. Birdy Birdy in the sky why you do that in my eye. I chortle when I whistle and smart when I fart. Is a bird in the hand worth more then two woodchucks chuckin bush's. Dont count your chickens before they fall far from the tree. He who laughs last never boils

Mold

field negro said...

"My yardie brother, you know what I had for dinner this evening?

Curry goat and rice and it was da bomb!"

*stomach grumbling* :) I think I will have a little ackee and salt fish and fried dumplings this morning for breakfast.

"Field, if the couple had been a black Conservative couple, you wouldn't be discussing this BS cause they would have gotten it right. You see, Conservatives don't leave loose ends and loop holes like you progressive liberal Blacks.

So stop whining. They DID NOT GIVE THE RIGHT ANSWER. It's that simple...they didn't get the answer right. You liberal Blacks are always looking for a hand out."

More like a hand-back for what you took from us.

Had that been a blingnut couple they would not have even been on the show, because they don't believe in having fun. If the question wasn't something they heard on FOX News they would have had no clue.


"They should have asked them what comes first each month, the welfare check, the food stamps, or the Pigford payout? I'm sure any negro would know that."

This from someone who is posting from his mom's basement because his cousin left him for another cousin.

But see what Mack said; keep working on your routine. It's always easier to draw from life experiences so there is hope for you when you hit the comedy circuit.;)

Johnny Wang said...

I'm here all week. Tip your waitress.

Anonymous said...

Johnny Wang said...
I'm here all week. Tip your waitress.


Now thats funny... a guy named Johnny WANG saying to give my tip to a waitress. Sadly I dont think guys like Mack have the intellect to get most of your jokes. You have to dumb it down a bit...see wut I'm Sayin?

Anonymous said...

"Johnny Wang said...
I'm here all week. Tip your waitress.

11:15 AM"


Silly. You know Negroes don't tip.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like wingnuts are still miffed that Bristol was not the winner by birthright. How better to celebrate all that Sarey stands for than to cheat AfAms out of well-deserved earnings?
NBC realized this and place a 'no-cheat' on their "Sing-Off" competition.

Maybe the FCC person had parents who could speak more than 'Merican. Or had one of those delightful regional dialects.

Mold

Anonymous said...

It not that you have to dumb down the joke. We just don't like corny jokes.

Leave it to some corny white boy/girl to assume that one is dumb if one is as corny as he/she...lol.

I am glad I don't get it. And I don't want to get it.

Bleach said...

Anonymous said...
Sounds like wingnuts are still miffed that Bristol was not the winner by birthright. How better to celebrate all that Sarey stands for than to cheat AfAms out of well-deserved earnings?
NBC realized this and place a 'no-cheat' on their "Sing-Off" competition.

Maybe the FCC person had parents who could speak more than 'Merican. Or had one of those delightful regional dialects.

Mold


OH really, Well let me conversate back at ya. NBC ..in nat da national Black Caucus? Shazaam. I tink I join the WTF group cause libtards like it. You know wiki leaks taskforce. Wonder Woman is hot.

Don't bite the hand to spite your face and watch your face cause loose lips should never throw stones because you can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her drink. Did someone let the air out of my tires?? What is that hissing sound. Did you fart, shit dats you buceta bref. What...who?


And that concludes todays nonsensical disconnected mentally disadvantaged program for the day.

Bleach

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Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It not that you have to dumb down the joke. We just don't like corny jokes.

Leave it to some corny white boy/girl to assume that one is dumb if one is as corny as he/she...lol.

I am glad I don't get it. And I don't want to get it


White Boy? Cornholio? Is this Beavis? No, no...its got to be Butthead.

Bleach said...

I take back all my words about you, Mold. I'm just a dumbass. Sorry.

Bleach

OriginalStrengthBleach said...

Bleach said...
I take back all my words about you, Mold. I'm just a dumbass. Sorry.

Bleach


But MOLD the words werent about you, they were just random, did this mean they were about YOU?

PilotX said...

Mignon is the congressman's daughter. I accidently listened to Klan radio.......err I mean the Glenn Beck show and a caller was of course tearing her down because she was handed what she has by her dad. As if this isn't old as time. Hell, I'm from Chicago were nepotism is expected and encouranged. As mayor Daley once asked "would you trust a man that doesn't take care of his friends and family"? I say of course not.

alicia banks said...

fn:

ditto

and now the entire Internet will become a similar booby prize for us all...shame!!!

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com/737785087/the-audacity-of-censorship----hobamas-internet-apartheid/

Anonymous said...

Field, can't you come up with a decent Post? I mean, it's Christmas and you are being stingy with your posts. Come on, don't be a scrooge.