Friday, February 03, 2006

Be intelligent or Be square

Veena's post reminded me of this new thing (actually old wine in a new bottle), that seems to be the latest craze in Britain. Debating. Some enterprising chaps across the pond, realized that there was a market for "High Quality Debates" and enter Intelligence Squared. Apparently, people are sold on this idea and are parting with cash freely enough to make this company a huge success.

Now, if you are wondering why I was reminded of the above by Veena's post - well, the idea is not just to debate, but to meet your match while doing it. As NPR puts it, - "British company mixes debate and dating"

That might not seem like a match made in heaven, to some of you folks. You might wonder, who would want to come home, after a hard day's work, to fight, argue and debate?! Well, there is a market for it too, as they say. Silence might be golden, but Arguments make the world go around :)


Falstaff said...

Ooooh! Okay, that does it, I need to move to London the first chance I get. I mean the books thing is nice, but having to pick three books is way too traumatic and I think the temptation to turn the 6 minutes you have into a lecture would be too high. But debating and dating together? Wow! Two things I keep meaning to get back to, but never do.

The Black Mamba said...

Totally agree. To think, people did not come up with this sooner!

But wait before you move, given that everything british is soon followed up by a american version - I am sure IQ^2 will be here soon.