• Note: If you didn't read the original post, read it first, or this will make precious little sense.
So I have this friend I'll call "Steve". He is one of the smartest people I know, and he is a really funny guy. I have always espoused a theory that the smarter a person is, the funnier that person should be. Not only do they have better ability to link things together to find humor, but they also have a greater frame of reference to draw from.
Sadly, my theory has never really panned out. Some of the smartest people I know are not funny. At all. In fact, some highly intellectual people have absolutely no sense of humor. Or they walk around telling jokes about quarks and wormholes that make no sense to the rest of us.
"Steve" is not one of those guys. Super smart - super funny. So, when I got an email from him about the "Amazing Race Mormon Edition", I was glad to find out what he had for me.
Turns out, "Steve" validated my premise that TAR discriminates against happily married couples. He even supplied evidence. He sent me a link to CBS for the actual application forms forms to be on The Amazing Race. Some of the questions make it crystal clear that they don't want happy - they want dysfunctional. The following are actual questions from the application:
• What communication issues do you have with your partner that you want to address while on the race?
• What is the biggest disappointment you have experienced from your teammate?
• What is your biggest pet peeve about your partner?
• What is the worst experience you have had with your teammate? Why?
• How could the race change the current state of your relationship?
And my favorite question:
• Are there any outstanding warrants for your arrest?
So, there you have it. My EC and I will not even bother filling out the application. It would be too hard for her to try and come up with a pet peeve or disappointment about me. And, in the rare event that she did think of something, I don't wanna know.
Here is the link to the application. (Courtesy of "Steve")