Who would not appreciate The Scream? We only saw it 12 million times back when MTV was still awesome (1997). And I love this:
He's one of the writers for Poplicks!
He's Junichi Semitsu, a law professor/blogger. His post about his experience on Millionaire is quite interesting -- particularly his comments on the questions being written for a Japanese person ("Cape of Good Sushi," yes?) being edited out and having to bring multiple clothes to make it look like he came to the show on separate days. And his conversation with Meredith about the Dixie Chicks was cut! That would have been great to watch on Youtube. Understandably his "lamenting" of Bush's election (he had the guts to say he was too depressed after the 2004 election to remember much) was cut. Oh the politics of television.
It really boils down to tv being a platform to deliver an audience to advertisers, and not programs to tv viewers. I don't think his intelligence was being tested on this show like he says; I'd still respect him even if he went home with $0. It's just one of those shows where all the random, (mostly) useless facts of the world are dumped into..no different from crossword puzzles.