When I was in Grade 5, (or Standard 3 as it was known back in the day) I ran into pole, developed a crush for this girl named Fathima, played hide and seek, read books, watched an insane amount of TV and basically behaved like any normal pre-adolescent kid would. I was by no measure of imagination, a great mind or a pioneer in thinking. So this makes the premise of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader somewhat puzzling. I mean perhaps it worked in America because Americans are stupid, but there again by association their kids must be stupid also. Unless they take the smartest 5th graders and pit them against the stupidest of adults, but that is not really achieving much.
I was thinking about possible prizes they could have on the show. Something that is specific to this show, over and above the usual, money, car and ipods. This is what I think the prizes should look like.
A 5th grade class has to do your job for a year, complete with punishments for below par performance.
Possible Punishment: No lunch break
A 5th grade classes allowance for the month, that will teach them for trying to play with the big people.
If the 5th graders win, you can buy them all ice cream or something, they are small, they can be easily pleased.
In other news, I have started a satire/sarcastic news blog with Hamza and MJ. We have few articles up at the moment , but the look is a bit bland. I'm still waiting for Hamza to do some layout design, that lazy madar. He thinks root canal is a valid excuse.
Till next time in Waseem world