And now there's going to be an American version! Starting on April 15th, 2001, NBC will be airing its own version of 'The Weakest Link' to compete with ABC's Who Wants to be a Millionare and CBS's Survivor. I've come to love the British version, and it was one of the main reasons I was considering staying in Ireland for longer. Now, only the beer keeps me here (which is a mighty strong pulling force I might add). Of course, no host can be as good as Anne Robinson, but I'm very much looking forward to watching the new American version. Oh wait! Anne Robinson is hosting the American version! I'm so happy! She's even hinted that she might be willing to leave the British version in order to make sure that the American version took off. In your face Brits! First we took Hopkins, now we're taking Anne.

According to Robinson, the show has generated a cult following in gay clubs. Off in the corner, they'll play the show, showcasing her dominatrix attitude. Robinson is quoted as saying, "The nuns at my convent boarding school would be horrified."

Now my buddies back home will have some clue what I'm saying when I tell them, "You are the weakest link. Goodbye."