May 17, 2012
Do you remember $10,000 Pyramid (or $25,000 Pyramid or whatever it got up to with inflation)? The premise of the show, hosted by Dick Clark (and now we know the Mayans were right about the world ending in December 2012, because he won't be here to rock in the new year), was that contestants paired with celebrities tried to guess a series of words or phrases based on descriptions given by their partners. Of course, there was the mandatory ticking clock with a pretty short time limit. And of course, the "big money" phrase was always a lot harder than the earlier ones.
So I think Walter and I could win the "big money," especially if the clue were Things That Are Slow.
I might start with the coy clue of "day after the MLB All-Star game." Look it up. It is historically the slowest day in sports. I might ramp up to "three-toed sloth," then throw in the teaser of Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-Ling," purportedly the slowest single to climb the charts to #1. But we would clinch when the clock was almost down to zero by offering the clue "Healing from Complicated Foot Surgery."
This just does not go fast. In fact, it's kind of like this (watching pain dry), only less fun: