Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Discontinuity Embodied

For 50 minutes The Crystal Maze consists of a range of skill games, mystery games, mental games, and physical games, each carefully designed to test the logical, mechanical, dexterical, lexical, and mathematical faculties of the contestants. And then for the grand finale they throw the six contestants into a giant ball and get them to frantically grab at gold notes, making them look like complete plonkers.

It's like Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov getting to the World Chess Championship final, with the tournament organisers then forcing them to mud wrestle for the title.

I love it.

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