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Postby colreb52 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:09 am

First of all, let me say that I think this whole Jeapordy! (and I did use the exclamation point) flap may have been a good thing. Although it may have been a little troublesome to you, it didn't cause me any particluar harm and was actually somewhat productive...I found out you had a blog. I'm sure I would have gotten here eventually, but I hadn't googled you yet. I promise I was getting around to it. By the way, on Alex Trebek's website, he's calling you an alien and says you used your spaceship to cheat!
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Postby Professor John » Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:44 pm

Please provide the link to his site and the remarks made.
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Postby Ken Jennings » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:06 pm

At least I'm not the only one who has his sarcasm missed.
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Postby Robert Hutchinson » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:01 pm

That, or there's some interest out there for Alex's blog.

(Hey, Pat Sajak has one. Sort of. And I see he's finally explained vowel-buying to the world, bless him.)
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Postby Professor John » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:00 am

Ken Jennings wrote:At least I'm not the only one who has his sarcasm missed.


No...you most certainly are not alone.
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Postby kaledrina » Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:35 pm

Robert Hutchinson wrote:That, or there's some interest out there for Alex's blog.

(Hey, Pat Sajak has one. Sort of. And I see he's finally explained vowel-buying to the world, bless him.)


Oh, please share why the vowel-buying exists...
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Postby Robert Hutchinson » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:39 pm

Well, it's not so much about why it exists as why you absolutely positively ought to buy vowels if you are a Wheel of Fortune contestant. He covers the obvious stuff (it gives you time to breathe, it's almost always a safe bet to buy AEIO in a big puzzle) and some more obscure stuff (they tell you when there are no vowels left, so if there's only one vowel that hasn't been selected, and it's still available to be bought, it MUST be in the puzzle).

It's the bottom half of
http://www.patsajak.com/news.php?view=says
at the moment. (Warning: you may discover upon visiting this site that Pat is a proud conservative. No matter your own leanings, don't say I didn't warn you.)
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Postby kaledrina » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:42 am

Uck.
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Postby missbitesalot » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:56 am

(Warning: you may discover upon visiting this site that Pat is a proud conservative. No matter your own leanings, don't say I didn't warn you.)


Was this really necessary?
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Postby Ken Jennings » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:06 am

missbitesalot wrote:
(Warning: you may discover upon visiting this site that Pat is a proud conservative. No matter your own leanings, don't say I didn't warn you.)


Was this really necessary?


Was it necessary that Pat be a political conservative? This is an interesting philosophical question.
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Postby missbitesalot » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:10 am

lol
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Postby rkd » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:46 am

Pat also seems to be quite the amateur statistician ... "Let’s start with simple statistics. There are 21 consonants and 5 vowels. That means you have a one-in–five chance of finding a vowel, while only better than a one-in-twenty chance of finding a consonant." D'oh.
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Postby Professor John » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:52 am

Ken Jennings wrote:
missbitesalot wrote:
(Warning: you may discover upon visiting this site that Pat is a proud conservative. No matter your own leanings, don't say I didn't warn you.)


Was this really necessary?


Was it necessary that Pat be a political conservative? This is an interesting philosophical question.

Ok Ken...I'll bite. WHY is it an interesting philosophical question?
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Postby themanwho » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:55 am

Speaking of Snr Sajak, can anyone confirm for me the fact that it was Pat Sajak who replaced the real life Adrian Cronauer on Armed Forces radio in Vietnam?

And speaking of people you didn't know were conservatives, MST3K's Mike Nelson may also fit that bill. (Assuming you didn't know, I mean. He is most certainly conservative.)

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Postby Ken Jennings » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:54 pm

themanwho wrote:Speaking of Snr Sajak, can anyone confirm for me the fact that it was Pat Sajak who replaced the real life Adrian Cronauer on Armed Forces radio in Vietnam?

And speaking of people you didn't know were conservatives, MST3K's Mike Nelson may also fit that bill. (Assuming you didn't know, I mean. He is most certainly conservative.)

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Wow, I can now add "Joel > Mike" to the Iconosclasm thread. (Just kidding Mike fans!)
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Postby ajsnavely » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:57 pm

Ken Jennings wrote:
Wow, I can now add "Joel > Mike" to the Iconosclasm thread. (Just kidding Mike fans!)


That is not Iconoclasm. That is just fact.
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Postby WendellWit » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:14 pm

Yes, despite all those misleading reports, there are Conservatives in Show Business.

I do have a theory why there are so many Liberals, Progressives and dang-it Borderline Socialists, though. It's because the Business of Show is the one industry where the Capitalistic virtues of hard work and quality of product are LEAST associated with success, and it's a sub-conscious realization by many Stars that, objectively, they do not deserve their success and the system ought to be less competitive and more 'fair'. This also explains why Entertainers who are still openly Conservative are much more likely to get into politics - an absence of cognitive dissonance. But it does not explain why so many "Limousine Liberals" treat their own employees so un-enlightenedly. Maybe under every well-coiffed star is a pointy-haired boss.
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Postby Professor John » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:02 pm

Oh those silly oxymorons!
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Postby WendellWit » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:37 pm

You shouldn't have used that word. Now I have to show you one of my earliest web projects: The OXY2K.
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Postby Professor John » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:39 pm

Good stuff...I like it.

I don't know if anyone else here is having fun with all of this, but, I believe you and I are!
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Postby Robert Hutchinson » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:34 pm

missbitesalot wrote:
(Warning: you may discover upon visiting this site that Pat is a proud conservative. No matter your own leanings, don't say I didn't warn you.)


Was this really necessary?


Well, no. Nothing I've posted in this thread has been necessary.

If your response is meant to imply that you feel I am belittling conservatives, Pat Sajak, and/or people who would respond negatively to conservatives and/or Pat Sajak . . . that isn't the case, I promise. That's why I threw in "no matter your own leanings"--I was talking about the shock of seeing an openly conservative celebrity simply as its own rarity, not for the conservative quality of it.

I think it's great that Pat is willing to (intelligently) speak his mind. I completely agree with some of his views. I completely disagree with others. The man can read numbers off of a wheel like nobody's business. That's just my opinion, of course.
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Postby rigsby » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:54 pm

themanwho wrote:Speaking of Snr Sajak, can anyone confirm for me the fact that it was Pat Sajak who replaced the real life Adrian Cronauer on Armed Forces radio in Vietnam?


I can...I have a 60-minute aircheck of Sajak on Armed Forces Radio from 1968 on cassette somewhere.
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Postby missbitesalot » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:03 pm

Robert Hutchinson wrote:If your response is meant to imply that you feel I am belittling conservatives, Pat Sajak, and/or people who would respond negatively to conservatives and/or Pat Sajak . . . that isn't the case, I promise. That's why I threw in "no matter your own leanings"--I was talking about the shock of seeing an openly conservative celebrity simply as its own rarity, not for the conservative quality of it.


Oh, okay. I tend to get my hackles up a little because I've been around a lot of really snitty liberals that have to make digs about conservatives with nearly every statement they make even if it's about produce, e.g.:

I just love asian pears, and I just HATE closed-minded conservatives!

:P

I didn't see anything on there indicating that he was conservative--what did you read that I didn't? (I just about read his whole site.)
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Postby WendellWit » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:12 am

Man, I HATE it when conservatives talk about produce. Insert news story about "French Fried Potatoes" here.
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Postby Vorotyntsev » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:54 am



French fries native to Belgium? That will be news to all the scientists and Idaho potato farmers who thought it was a New World plant. Have the Belgians replaced the Soviets in claiming they invented everything?
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