Thursday’s OT: Major FAIL on Wheel of Fortune

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  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    There’s the best example yet of what’s wrong with today’s youth.

    • I love how dumbstruck Pat Sajak seemed at the end. “Wow it’s just a weird game and you never know…”

  • Nukeman60

    The look on the kid’s face is what I picture of Obama, late at night, alone in the Oval Office, holding his ‘magic wand’ to transform America.

    ‘Why isn’t this darn thing working anymore? I had them right where I wanted them. Come on wand! Wake up. Aarrgg. Mooochelle!’

    • Sober_Thinking

      Maybe he should try using his “big stick” some more…

  • FutureOnePercent

    Well, there’s the effeminate answer for you… magic hands.

  • 1vote

    Magic Vanna !!!!!!!!!!!

  • stage9

    Ahhhh….the power of nerves…..they’ll get you every time.

    • At the end of a scrabble game one time I had the word RETOUCHED and putting it down would have won me the game and given me 50 bonus points because it was a bingo. And me being a photographer, what a great word!

      But I sat there and sat there thinking “is re-touch a word?…I mean, to touch again?” and I played a different word and blew the stupid bingo all because scrabble had totally screwed with my head so much and I was afraid of it getting challenged and losing the game.

      Incidentally I won the game anyway but not in the epic way I should have.

      • stage9


      • kong1967

        I haven’t played Scrabble since I was a kid, but if you were challenged and it was wrong couldn’t you just replay?

      • FutureOnePercent

        I just played a game of scrabble with my wife, brother in law, and nephew a few weeks ago, and I was killing em.

        On the last round, my wife drops “baileys” as a last ditch effort hoping it was a word and not just a proper noun. Turns out it is a word! It’s the outer walls of a castle (who knew) So she gets a bingo and like a triple word score or something and she ended up getting something like 100 points for the word, and wins the game by 3 points.

        It was EPIC lol.

        Greatest scrabble come-back I’ve ever seen hahah.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Wow. A mind is a terrible thing to waste… a wasted mind is a terrible thing… a terrible mind is a waste… a terrible thing is to mind your waste…

    Public (Government-run) education has served this guy well… Now watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat!

    • MiketheMarine

      You are funny, lately. You have polished your stand up routine. I like it.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Take my wife… please. 😉

    • Nukeman60

      Now watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat!‘ – st

      Ahh, that trick never works!

      • Sober_Thinking

        You rock Nukeman… not many people would get that! We’re showing our years… 🙂

        • Nukeman60

          Nah, just our love for ‘moose unt sqvirrel’. 🙂

    • kong1967

      I don’t know. Stage fright might make some people’s brain freeze up.

    • Boxofteabags

      “Nothin up my sleeve….”

      • 3seven77

        Presto! (Growling lion appears) Sometimes I don’t know my own strength.

        Loved Rocky and Bullwinkle.
        Or as Boris and Natasha said, “Moose and Squirrel.”

        • Sober_Thinking

          Lol! Everyone must have watched that show! Great catch!

      • Sober_Thinking

        Awesome! Congrats on my plug! Great catch!

  • Alrighty then. Reminds me of Cheers when Cliff was on Jeopardy, had 22 thousand dollars and bet it all on 3 people who were never in his kitchen.

    ROLF! poor guy

  • n8sebaka

    kid spends too much time using his hand. first thing he thought of.

  • poljunkie

    Somehow I think his friends arent going to let him EVER forget that.

  • Joe


    I would LOVE to see a

    GAME SHOW with only POLITICIANS contestants

    That would be awesome! (and short lived)

    • JerrymB

      Jeopardy this week had news pundits each night. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews showed us the ignorant, stupid, dingbat that he is–didn’t know anything.

  • If Obama had a boy, he would look like that guy…

  • Linky1

    Since acronyms and word games are the theme of this OT thread, see what LOST now stands for.

  • kong1967

    I don’t know whether my page didn’t load correctly or if it was the new Disqus. There wasn’t a box around the statements, and instead of “like” it had “votes” with an up and down arrow on each side. I restarted my computer today but I still don’t know because it was switched back. I should have rebooted when I first saw it.

  • Rshill7

    Wow! Lots of excess space in junior’s cranium huh? Maybe it was an unusual brain freeze. It ryhmes with blonde, fond, conned, and pawned, not sand, canned, land, and scanned.

    I bet Rick Perry would’ve gotten it right off the bat 🙂

    • Linky1

      Duh, gee, RS, I done thought my public school edu-ma-cation prepared me for the big time.

  • timeout31

    Hardly important.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Hey, folks, just wanted to pop by and post a link to a DVD you might enjoy … for those of you who like history (it even ties in with the events of the Tom Cruise movie VALKYRIE), this one’s for you: it’s a documentary called SURVIVING HITLER: A LOVE STORY … here’s my take …

    Have a great day!

  • CaseyGeorge

    I saw this when it aired and thought the guy was just joking at first…couldn’t believe it

    • 1vote

      I believe. That’s all I’m sayin’.

  • SaraPFan

    Occupy protesters should show up at that studio because it wasn’t fair to that student to not have ALL the letters turned to make it more advantageous to him. Jeopardy is to blame. They should just give him the prize out of “fairness”.

    • SaraPFan

      “That “and” looked so andy”. What does that mean? I can’t stop laughing.

  • Man! Hand! Sand! Dan!….. Land! Fan! Can! … “whimper”….Band… Ran Jan Zand… I WOULD LIKE TO BUT A VOWEL!!

  • Jay

    Is WOF still on? I haven’t watch it since ’97 when I quit drinking….