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Wheel of Fortune confirms no one is watching CNN
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Posted on 10/04/2003 10:34:32 PM PDT by stephydan

Was anyone else watching Wheel of Fortune Thursday night?

The phrase on the board was completely exposed except for two letters. It looked something like this:

CNN ANCHOR _OL_ BLITZER

What happened next was hilarious. The contestant guessing letters couldn't figure it out and guessed "D". Now that's pretty bad, but it gets worse, the next contestant didn't know what it is either and guessed "S".

After the second person couldn't figure out the puzzle, host Pat Sajak (who has a show on FOX News) chimed in "well, I guess that confirms the ratings!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: blitzer; cablenewsnetwork; chickennoodlenews; cnn; cnnschadenfreude; sajak; schadenfreude; wheeloffortune; wolfblitzer

1 posted on 10/04/2003 10:34:32 PM PDT by stephydan
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To: stephydan
Saw that-- Sajak's comment was hilarious, but seemed to go by most of the audience.
2 posted on 10/04/2003 10:36:26 PM PDT by pierrem15
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To: stephydan
Story of the game show contestant that didn't cry "Wolf"?
3 posted on 10/04/2003 10:36:38 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Arafat delenda est)
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4 posted on 10/04/2003 10:37:51 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: stephydan
Funny story.
5 posted on 10/04/2003 10:38:11 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Go Arnold Go! The Governator!)
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To: stephydan
Classic ! ! ! ! ! I love it!
6 posted on 10/04/2003 10:38:20 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: stephydan
lol !
7 posted on 10/04/2003 10:38:58 PM PDT by lainie
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To: Timesink

8 posted on 10/04/2003 10:39:17 PM PDT by stands2reason
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To: stephydan
Can I buy a vowel?
9 posted on 10/04/2003 10:39:30 PM PDT by dead (Arnold Schwarzenneger touches me inappropriately)
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To: martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; Miss Marple; Tamsey; ...

Schadenfreude

This is the New York Times CNN Schadenfreude Ping List. Freepmail me to be added or dropped.


10 posted on 10/04/2003 10:39:30 PM PDT by Timesink (For a good time, visit clark2004.meetup.com. Ask for Mary!)
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To: stephydan
Pat is a great conservative. A decade ago I went to a dinner for Clarence Thomas, and Pat was one of the featured speakers.
11 posted on 10/04/2003 10:40:12 PM PDT by doug from upland (Why did DemocRATS allow a perjuring rapist to remain in the Oval Office?)
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To: stephydan
Now that's funny!
12 posted on 10/04/2003 10:40:13 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: stephydan
Hole Blitzer?
13 posted on 10/04/2003 10:40:33 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: stephydan
LOL
14 posted on 10/04/2003 10:42:10 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: stephydan
Dolt Blitzer?
15 posted on 10/04/2003 10:44:27 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: July 4th
"Dolt Blitzer?"

"Sold" Blitzer?

16 posted on 10/04/2003 10:46:25 PM PDT by redhead (Les Franšais sont des singes de capitulation qui mangent du fromage.)
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To: redhead
This would be perfect for replay on Brit Hume's show on Monday.
17 posted on 10/04/2003 10:48:18 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: stephydan
I once watched in amazement as the threesome of contestants could not get:

_ITTY _ITTER

Must not have been pet owners.

18 posted on 10/04/2003 10:58:46 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (http://righteverytime1.blogspot.com - home to Tall_Texan's latest column.)
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To: stephydan
C N N - S _ C K S

;-)

P A T - R _ C K S
19 posted on 10/04/2003 11:10:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Tall_Texan
_ITTY _ITTER


If the missing letters are T and H, this could be referring to Arnold. :)
20 posted on 10/04/2003 11:11:48 PM PDT by stephydan
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To: stephydan
Useless trivia: Rush Limbaugh made his TV debut as a guest host of Pat Sajak's late-night talk show on CBS back in '90.
21 posted on 10/04/2003 11:17:32 PM PDT by Tree of Liberty (I know why the watermelon's there)
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To: stephydan
Sorry, 'T' is already on the board (g!)
22 posted on 10/04/2003 11:19:52 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: stephydan
Maybe they just had a rare crop of morons on the show.

Plenty of people know who Wolf Blitzer is, without having watched CNN.

23 posted on 10/04/2003 11:28:23 PM PDT by Vast Buffalo Wing Conspiracy
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To: Support Free Republic
You know, this has nothign to do with this thread on CNN, but...

If they get rid of the government, which is what Anarchy is all about, who's going to make the welfare payments?

Mark

24 posted on 10/04/2003 11:34:02 PM PDT by MarkL (There's no place like 377.000.000.001 !!!)
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To: stephydan
LOL Any old Freepers here? Remember "Cottonballs for Wolfie?" LOL
25 posted on 10/04/2003 11:39:37 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING
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To: Vast Buffalo Wing Conspiracy
For real horror check out Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" skits where he asks (usually collegiate-claiming) people serious history questions. Ten minutes before the hour for the West-side brethren.
26 posted on 10/05/2003 12:30:19 AM PDT by NewRomeTacitus ("Liberals think they can defeat the truth with loudness." - Ann Coulter)
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To: MarkL
I don't know. I'm still not sure what a bunch of Libertarians are doing drumming up money for a conservative website.
27 posted on 10/05/2003 12:56:48 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (http://righteverytime1.blogspot.com - home to Tall_Texan's latest column.)
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To: stephydan
LOL. Thanks for the post :)
28 posted on 10/05/2003 4:41:25 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: stephydan
Uhhhhh...Donner and Blitzer! Yeah...that's it!
29 posted on 10/05/2003 4:47:12 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to...)
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To: stephydan
The only problem with the story is that this is SOP for the show. They have the dumbest contestants on the planet.

L_ttle Red R_d_ng Hood

"Can I buy a vowel?" ....... "A?"

30 posted on 10/05/2003 7:35:49 AM PDT by watchin
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To: Tall_Texan
Nearly every show. It's almost made my head explode. I can't watch it anymore.
31 posted on 10/05/2003 7:37:08 AM PDT by watchin
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To: Texas Eagle
No, that wouldn't work. There was no "A" in the phrase.
32 posted on 10/05/2003 7:39:06 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: stephydan
bump
33 posted on 10/05/2003 7:40:05 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Tall_Texan
I don't know. I'm still not sure what a bunch of Libertarians are doing drumming up money for a conservative website.

I don't know what you mean by that, but when I see something like that photo, or see anything about "anarchists," usually they're very hard left wingers, and actually support huge and powerful government. I don't know... Maybe they think that they'll be in charge, so it will be OK for them.

Mark

34 posted on 10/05/2003 7:45:14 AM PDT by MarkL (Prediction... KC Chiefs: 5 - 0 !!!)
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To: stephydan
Pat Sajak is a conservative, is on the board of Hillsborough College (a conservative classical-liberal arts college), and has an in-depth interview show Sunday nights on FNC. Good stuff.

Besides all that, I also like the guy because my wife won a trip to Australia on the Wheel about 17 years ago. We had a great time. 5-star hotel up the hill from the Sydney Opera House, spending money, airfare. Far beyond our means at the time.
35 posted on 10/05/2003 7:55:19 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: Tall_Texan
Hahaha!
36 posted on 10/05/2003 7:59:32 AM PDT by watchin
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To: Tall_Texan
Seems to me that if you abolished the state and let anarchy reign, you would then have the most brutal mafia-style capitalism imaginable. Am I wrong?
37 posted on 10/05/2003 8:14:08 AM PDT by TX Bluebonnet
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To: MarkL
when I see something like that photo, or see anything about "anarchists," usually they're very hard left wingers, and actually support huge and powerful government.

Of course. To them, "the State" means the capitalist state. They abhor all authority, especially a righteous authority.

Besides, don't forget that the other thing they abhor is consistency.

38 posted on 10/05/2003 8:48:31 AM PDT by Smile-n-Win (Islam is a religion of perversion and a perversion of religion.)
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To: TX Bluebonnet
Seems to me that if you abolished the state and let anarchy reign, you would then have the most brutal mafia-style capitalism imaginable. Am I wrong?

Capitalism means freedom, and what you would get if you let anarchy reign would be everything but freedom. It would be oppression by a number of mafias, as opposed to oppression by one central despot. (And sooner or later one of the clans would overcome the others, and centralize all power).

39 posted on 10/05/2003 8:55:27 AM PDT by Smile-n-Win (Islam is a religion of perversion and a perversion of religion.)
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To: Temple Owl
ping
40 posted on 10/05/2003 8:58:59 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: stephydan


The people who work at CNN aren't even watching what they put on TV.. 18 times the speed of light??
41 posted on 10/05/2003 9:09:12 AM PDT by honeygrl
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To: stephydan
LOL!
42 posted on 10/05/2003 9:51:27 AM PDT by VU4G10 (Have You Forgotten?)
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To: stephydan
_uck _ance

Semper Fi

43 posted on 10/05/2003 9:58:11 AM PDT by river rat (War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: stephydan
ROTFL! I don't watch game shows, but that confirms what I pretty much always believed anyway about those who do. Out of deference to FReeper game show devotees, I will keep my opinion to myself. Pretty funny post though. Thanks.
44 posted on 10/05/2003 10:04:48 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: stephydan
I was at a friends place once and he was watching "Championship" Jeopardy.

The three "top" players competing were all men.

Under the subject of "Kipling" the hint "A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a _____" came up.

Now, this is probably the most famous sexist statement ever made...and all three of the contestants missed it.

But what made it funny was Trebek's reaction:  he couldn't contain his disdain for these three guys.  He stared at them with his mouth hanging  and slowly - with a condescending tone - said 

"Smoke.  A good cigar is a smoke......................gentlemen."

 

45 posted on 10/05/2003 10:08:29 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: sweetliberty
Wheel of Fortune is a fun show, more now than it was ... there are at least seven puzzles to solve, and in the current season which started a few weeks ago, the puzzles have jumped up a noth or two in difficulty. It's a joy to watch Mr. Sajak's deft handling of the flow of the game, he is very sensitive to the nuances of personality. I notice he usually gives subtle, yet discernable clus as to what letters to pick in the final round, whether to pick up the "Bankrupt/500" wedge (which could result in either winning a car or going bankrupt), whether to spin again or solve, and some others.
46 posted on 10/05/2003 10:11:25 AM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw
I've just never been much of a fan of game shows. I find them annoying. A matter of personal preference I reckon.
47 posted on 10/05/2003 10:15:26 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Blue Highway
Did you see this?
48 posted on 10/05/2003 12:35:12 PM PDT by perfect stranger (No tagline today. Tagline yesterday, tagline tomorrow, but no tagline today.)
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To: stephydan
bump
49 posted on 10/05/2003 7:20:26 PM PDT by GOPJ
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