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What's on the Cards? [Apr. 3rd, 2010|09:14 am]
Tomas Gallucci
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wheel of fortune cake
This is a picture of a Wheel of Fortune cake. It is not a picture of the iPad or the iPad 3g

One of my favorite game shows is Wheel of Fortune. I like the show because it's smart, short and moves fast. You're always trying to guess the puzzles before the contestants and it isn't to your detriment to shout out the answer while watching; it's not like you have any money on the line.

According to Wikipedia, the wheel itself weighs over 2 tons. You can find lots of information about the show on the web, but there's one very important question that I can't find the answer to which bugs me incessantly: what's on Pat Sajak's cards?

This may sound like a simple question at first, but really, I want to know. Does the card have the solution to the puzzle? Is it just a letter count of letters in the puzzle? Pat, SHOW US YOUR CARDS!.

Pat-Sajak cards
No, Pat isn't holding an iPad 3g

[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-04-03 10:16 am (UTC)
Wow. Believe it or not, I've never wondered that.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-04-03 10:27 am (UTC)
I'm always curious about what goes on behind the scenes, even to the point of abandoning the production. This is why for me, the movie only starts when the credits begin to roll at the end; I head straight for the making-of featurettes and the director's commentary.

I bet you'll think of this post the next time you see Wheel of Fortune on TV. You can thank me later.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-04-03 10:32 am (UTC)
Oh don't get me wrong - I could care less what kinda "secrets" go on behind pedestrian daytime television. Hell, I can't even imagine what kind of a life a person has who even has the gumption to care.

I mean, sure I caught some WoF during its heyday when I was a layabout living off my folks, but never since. I haven't seen even a glimpse of it in over 20-years and if my life's plan continues down its near-perfect path, it'll be another 20 before I even hear the name again.

Good luck though!
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-04-03 01:52 pm (UTC)
I can't even imagine what kind of a life a person has who even has the gumption to care.
Think about it like this; it's a production, not just some one-time event. Someone had to come up with everything you see––that didn't happen in a vacuum either. Ergo, someone has to be curious about how all those details come together, else there would be on production. It is this kind of curiosity that leads to innovation.
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[User Picture]From: lindakimduong
2010-04-03 04:54 pm (UTC)

game shows

not really a game show type of person.

Probably because I avoid competition...

but i remember doing school projects on this type of game show. That and of course the famous jeopardy....ugh i hated them all.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-04-03 04:59 pm (UTC)

Re: game shows

Why you be hatin'?

And for what it's worth, the only reason you're alive today is because of competition.
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