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(Cracked)   Here in America, we have Jeopardy to make us feel either smart or dumb. In Russia, they use game shows for sociology experiments   (cracked.com) divider line 27
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2013-01-25 02:49:36 PM
The downside of communism?
 
2013-01-25 03:19:17 PM
i706.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-25 03:21:04 PM
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"Now, our game shows are a little different from yours.
Your shows reward knowledge; we punish ignorance."
 
2013-01-25 03:25:55 PM
Whatever happened to their version of the Running Man? Arnie crashed into the Kremlin?
 
2013-01-25 03:26:52 PM
Wait, does that mean that over here, we use sociology experiments for game shows?
 
2013-01-25 03:28:22 PM

Diogenes: "Now, our game shows are a little different from yours.
Your shows reward knowledge; we punish ignorance."


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-01-25 03:36:03 PM

ajgeek: The downside of communism?

Russianism.

FTFY
 
2013-01-25 03:47:49 PM
s.excessif.com
 
2013-01-25 03:54:50 PM
Oh, yeah, I remember hearing about that back when Millionaire was in its heyday. I thought it was an urban legend.
 
2013-01-25 03:58:22 PM
 
2013-01-25 04:29:29 PM
All I know is that this article made the presence of "My Little Pony" threads that much more disturbing for me...
 
2013-01-25 05:16:12 PM
You can't expect Russians to behave logically -- bear in mind that Russians like to heat ice cream on the stove before eating it. They're all nuts, I tell ya, nuts.
 
2013-01-25 05:26:02 PM

Spaced Lion: Diogenes: "Now, our game shows are a little different from yours.
Your shows reward knowledge; we punish ignorance."

Came for this, leaving satisfied.


i830.photobucket.com

Fano: Whatever happened to their version of the Running Man? Arnie crashed into the Kremlin?


I'd settle for this, with D-List celebrities.
i830.photobucket.com

I feel like we're really, really close to this actually being a thing.
 
2013-01-25 05:26:50 PM
Did I miss something? What experiment? Did someone systematically manipulate a variable in a double-blind random-assignment research design? Looked to me like someone just commenting on Russian culture.
 
2013-01-25 05:39:54 PM
Uhh.. I think the author is reading quite a bit into that short clip. Perhaps Russians are just not as loud and celebratory as Americans? Americans have a reputation around the world for being noisy and engaging in excessive celebration (sometimes warranted, sometimes not). I think linking it to Communism is a bit of a reach.

Oh, and there's no sociological experiment here, either.
 
2013-01-25 05:42:08 PM
 
2013-01-25 05:52:50 PM

bextraordinary: Uhh.. I think the author is reading quite a bit into that short clip. Perhaps Russians are just not as loud and celebratory as Americans? Americans have a reputation around the world for being noisy and engaging in excessive celebration (sometimes warranted, sometimes not). I think linking it to Communism is a bit of a reach.

Oh, and there's no sociological experiment here, either.


I can write off the loudness point, but the crowd being more likely to give the wrong answer is very interesting.

puckrock2000: This attitude is not exclusive to Russia.


Never heard of that term before.

In many classes where we had to learn how to deal with cultures who valued group cohesion, and consensus more than being "right" this never came up.

But the conclusion that this is what is going on may be a stretch.
 
2013-01-25 06:09:04 PM

puckrock2000: This attitude is not exclusive to Russia.


Stupid Wikipedia. I've never seen that attitude in Canada.

In fact, I was watching Nature of Things last night, where they showed a study examining that exact phenoma in Canada versus China. And in Canada, kids _always_ speak up about their accomplishments.
 
2013-01-25 06:13:02 PM
this collective sense of entitlement meant that anyone who stood out or attempted to make it on his own was immediately shunned

So they're Democrats?
 
2013-01-25 06:26:21 PM
Let the record reflect that Millionaire was originally a British TV show.
 
2013-01-25 08:40:26 PM
I'd like to point out that maybe they weren't cheering that much in the Russian version because 1,000,000 rubles is only like 30 grand USD.
 
2013-01-25 08:51:19 PM
It may not be 100% true, but at least it makes sense as a cultural phenomenon. Many Americans resent success, too. See the Occupy Movement.

The best Russian-related thing they've put on Cracked was that crazy dash cam montage.
 
2013-01-25 09:18:37 PM
This is the worst Cracked link that has ever been greenlighted on Fark
 
2013-01-25 09:51:25 PM
This dude is just making shiat up.

All it does is make him and by proxy, us, look like douche bags because "Uh, we don't think you celebrate enough... and it's because you're dirty communists!"

Like really, does anyone need a bullshiat detector to roll thier eyes when he claims that Americans just love to celebrate the good luck of other people. Really. REALLY?
 
2013-01-25 10:41:28 PM
In all fairness that was the equivalent of winning about $30k. Nothing to get excited about.

shiat, I found a box with $2400 worth of a rare DVD in it today and I thought "cool, I wonder if there are any more floating around"
 
2013-01-25 11:43:07 PM

wildcardjack: In all fairness that was the equivalent of winning about $30k. Nothing to get excited about.

shiat, I found a box with $2400 worth of a rare DVD in it today and I thought "cool, I wonder if there are any more floating around"


Four copies of "Salo"?
 
2013-01-27 07:21:41 AM
This is quite bullshiat. They seemed to celebrate well enough, and 1,000,000 rubles ($33,000) is not really lot. In a shiatty paying English teaching job, I've earned more than that overall in the past 18 months, if I include the salary my company deducts for housing.
 
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