Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Black, White, Or Other?!? - The Game Show.

I haven't done the Black, White, Or Other?!? feature in awhile. No real reason for this, other than the fact that I just haven't had time to sit down and dig up the necessary stories. I'll prolly be back on my grizzly soon.

In the meantime, I happened across this site called Pick The Perp the other day. It's almost exactly what it sounds like. The site shows 5 mugshots, a description of the alleged crime, and lets you guess whodunit by "picking the perp". It keeps score of your correct guesses, which I guess gives you some gauge of how well, or poorly you racially profile. I don't know if it's a good thing or not, but I correctly picked the perp out of 22% of the 50 lineups I saw. Can you beat that?

Loaded with disclaimers, much like The Slammer newspapers, PTP is quite insistent that the folks shown "have not been convicted of the arrest charge and are presumed innocent". That's a nice way of saying "don't sue me, Bro!"

Anyways, if you liked BWO, or even if you don't, you might find this somewhat amusing.

Question: Is Pick The Perp racist, or merely good clean fun? What percentage did you get right?

Pick The Perp [Official Website]

6 AverageComments™:

ch555x said...

It's mainly a crap shoot for fun...20%.

The Lioness said...

60%- I was trying to go by facial expressions. I figured those who were charged with felonies would look more rundown than those who were charged with misdemeanors.

undressingHER said...

I think it's just for for...and ad revenue. i would have completed it, but it was too damn long.

Ann said...

I agree with Lioness. I was able to get the prostitutions correct based on the amount of make-up.
I used clothing choices for contempt of court.

Marbles said...

Might have mentioned this once---

Mugshots make me laugh because they remind me of this thing my parents always do when watching the news. When the crime reports come on and the typically unflattering/crazed looking/wild-eyed mugshots are flashed on the screen, one parent or the other will invariably point at the screen and yell "Guilty!"

Kinda mean, but it cracks me up.

VOD - S.O.S. Mind Doctor said...

Did 80, got 23.75% correct. That was hard. I got one wrong by accident and there were quite a few that I thought were right but I didn't go with my gut feeling and picked the wrong person instead.

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