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So does anyone else think they are basically firing people in reverse order by physical attractiveness?

name withheld out of cowardice
Thursday, January 29, 2004

not until you mentioned it, but yeah.  may just be a coincidence though.


Thursday, January 29, 2004

It's too bad they're mixing up the teams, I really wonder what the girls would do if they couldn't sell sex.

www.MarkTAW.com
Thursday, January 29, 2004

No, the second guy to go was the best looking of the bunch.


Thursday, January 29, 2004

I noticed that Trump has decided to re-organize the two teams. Why wasn't that done in the first place?

Did anyone really think the men had a chance in hell of outselling the women on low-price merchandise such as lemonade, t-shirts, and alcoholic beverages?

Using your sexuality (flirting without providing sex) can work quite well for an attractive woman when she is trying to buy or sell a low-priced item.


Thursday, January 29, 2004

True dat.  Being pretty doesn't help much when it comes to big-ticket items like houses and cars (women on average pay more than men for the same car, for example).  Maybe it helps for advertising, but not for the actual sale.

T. Norman
Friday, January 30, 2004

I don't think the Donald thought that the women would be flagrantly slutty.

The Ted
Friday, January 30, 2004

I forgot about the second guy.  Still the mens team started out with only three guys who weren't gorgeous in some way (They keep showing the guys working out) and allthree are gone.

BTW with four episodes viewed does anyone have any further opinions on whether or not all these people truly have 200 IQs (as the Donald Claims)?  I think these people are mostly pretty average in the brains department.  I don't think these challenges are a fair measure of who would be good in business but I haven't seen any evidence of original thought or technique.

name withheld out of cowardice
Friday, January 30, 2004

200 IQs?  The one guy sells copiers for god's sake.

Jorel on Software
Friday, January 30, 2004

Statistically speaking, it's basically impossible. Genius level is 140, and statistically pretty rare. I don't know what the exact numbers are, but I'd be _shocked_ to find out there were more than 1000 people with 200 IQ in the entire world.

It's clearly hyperbole, meant to appeal to people who have no idea what it means to have a 200 IQ.

After watching them for 10 minutes, you wonder if even half of them can break 110. :-p

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Sunday, February 01, 2004

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