I love Deal Or No Deal.

I am not the kind of guy who laughs at the misfortune of others. I don’t laugh when my wife falls down (if only she’d return the favor). I don’t laugh when my son wipes out. I don’t laugh at videos of skaters crushing their genitals while attempting to grind a handrail. However, when someone says “No Deal” to $190,000.00 and ends up saying “Deal” to $75.00, I point and I laugh. I point and I laugh very hard for a very long time. Not just to mock their greed (though there certainly is that), but because I can’t help it. It’s not forced laughter. It’s genuine, uncontrollable, humans-are-so-stupid laughter.

It’s amazing to see human nature so bare and raw. I love it. Dangle that sized carrot if front of us lower-middle class people and we totally lose all sense of reason. The offer was $95,000.00 and it went down to only $65,000.00 so I’d better ride this failure train all the way into the ground baby.

I remember the good old days when people went out of their skulls upon winning all of Ben Stein’s money. That was, what? $5,000.00? If that. Do you know how nice of a computer I could buy with 5 large?