If you’ve noticed that it’s been a little quieter on the site the past few days, one of the reasons is because J-Unit and I traveled to Hanover, NH this weekend for a little five year reunion fun at Dartmouth. Good times were had by all, but by far the most exciting part of the trip was discovering that we were sitting in the exact same seats on our L.A. to Boston flight as none other than MTV’s most dreadful couple, Danny and Melinda. How did we know? The pictures after the jump.Well, as is customary on most long flights, I happened to reach into my seat back pocket and peruse the American Airlines in-flight magazine. I immediately skipped to the back for the fun and games section (I know, I know. I probably missed out on a fantastic article about Yasmine Bleeth’s favorite steakhouse in Albuquerque), and I was quite pleased to find out that in addition to the magazine’s usual stable of MENSA quizzes and crossword puzzles, there were also three Sudoku puzzles. Unfortunately, someone had already attempted the easiest one, termed “Gentle.”
Now, here’s the thing. Not to be a snob or anything, but if you can’t finish the easy Sudoku puzzle, well, that’s just unfortunate. Turns out that whoever had attempted the “gentle” puzzle not only couldn’t finish, they clearly seemed unable to grasp the entire concept of Sudoku. I mean, look at this:
There are like sevens all over the place — even in the same row as pre-printed sevens! Meanwhile, easy fill-ins are completely mising! The eight in the lower lefthand section — it’s a freebie! How could you not get that? Same goes for the eight in the middle section. I could go on and on, but I’d rather not write out each and every Sudoku complaint I have. Needless to say, I went in and did the puzzle, scrawling over all these incorrect entries (and believe me, many of these numbers were wrong. It was such a Sudoku abomination, that J-Unit and I decided there could only be two people idiotic enough on a Los Angeles to Boston flight to bungle this puzzle so badly: Danny and Melinda. It just had to be!
The way we saw it, Melinda probably attempted the puzzle first, and since she has shown some sparks of brainpower in the past (she did figure out that riddle on Fresh Meat last week), she was probably en route to solving the thing. But nosy Danny most certainly butted in and made her fill in numbers in the wrong boxes, and knowing Melinda, she was loathe to challenge her man. At a certain point, Danny probably just sighed and said, “This is wicked retahded. Stop doing this.” And thus the puzzle was aborted (even though Melinda probably wanted to finish it). Danny probably then blamed the airline for providing puzzles that were too difficult, and then he probably blamed MTV for booking him on American in the first place.
So as you can see, conclusive proof that we sat in Danny and Melinda’s seats.