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    So Wheel of Fortune will be coming to Charleston for tryouts this weekend. I wonder if they'll let me play?
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Steven Edwards
    So Wheel of Fortune will be coming to Charleston for tryouts this weekend. I wonder if they'll let me play?
    If not we should boycott there butts.
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    • #3
      Steven one time there was a man in a wheelchair he brought his brother with him to spin. He picked all the letters. Go for it Good luck anty
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      • #4
        Thanks Anty. I'm hoping they'll let me be on a partner show or something like that. I'd like to win a big payday for my parents, and an awesome car that I can trade in for a cool accessible vehicle.
        ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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        • #5
          A friend of mine who has a T10 ASIA A injury was on the show about 12 years ago. Go for it!

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          • #6
            Steven--that would be awesome! I've watched that show since I was little. We sit do. Kinda a race between us to see who can it fastest here. Me or my dad usually. Good luck!
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            • #7
              Whatever you do DO NOT BUY a vowel after the first letter!!! That just annoys me like you wouldn't believe. Is that E in the word THE really going to help you when you only have one other letter up there? Everyone does it though!!!
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              • #8
                If it's a huge puzzle, I'd buy the E. I want the $100k prize for my parents.

                I'll provide an update after the tryouts.
                ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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                • #9
                  From the local FAQ:

                  How does it work?
                  • There are three shows at a Wheelmobile event. Each show lasts approximately one hour.

                  • Shows will be held during each event day at 11 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2 PM.

                  • You do not need to arrive hours in advance. We will distribute applications approximately one hour before each show.

                  • Everyone who comes to a Wheelmobile event will receive a color-coded application. The color of the application tells you what time the show you are eligible for will begin.

                  • Fill out your application and drop it in a nearby receptacle. Just before show time, we will put all the applications in a gold drum that sits on the stage.

                  • When the show begins, our Wheelmobile host will pick applications at random from the drum and call participants up to the stage (in groups of five) to play the game.

                  • On stage, we will do a brief interview with each contestant and play a version of the Wheel of Fortune Speed-Up Round.

                  • Each person who comes up to the stage will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show. At the end of the puzzle, all contestants on stage will be awarded a prize (Wheel of Fortune hats, t-shirts and duffle bags are just some of the stuff you might win).

                  • Wheel of Fortune is looking for good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. This is your opportunity to shine. Show us what you’ve got!

                  • After all the Wheelmobile events in the Charleston area have been conducted, we will choose the people we believe will be the best candidates for the show (based on their overall performance on stage) to take part in a final round of auditions. These final auditions will take place in Charleston in November 2006.

                  • We will get as many people up to the stage as we can. However, we know there will many more folks at Wheelmobile events than we can possibly audition. For this reason, we will reserve some slots in the final auditions for those individuals who attended Wheelmobile events but did not make it up to the stage. After all Wheelmobile events have been conducted, we will draw a number of names at random from all the applications we receive in the Charleston area to award these slots.

                  • If you are invited to the final auditions, you will receive a letter or e-mail within a few weeks after our last Wheelmobile event.
                  Hrm. If I can't get on stage because I'm in a wheelchair, I should get free entry into the final auditions.

                  Tapings are in January.
                  ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Steven Edwards
                    From the local FAQ:

                    Hrm. If I can't get on stage because I'm in a wheelchair, I should get free entry into the final auditions.

                    Tapings are in January.
                    Just look out for that guy with the hook; I hear it's electrified for contrary gimps.
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                    • #11
                      Look really excited. I think they lean towards contestants that are animated...you know, jump around, squeal, act goofy. Jumping and clapping are not your strong points, so I'm counting on brains and acting goofy to carry you through.

                      Seriously, kick some butt, good luck. I would LOVE to see you on Wheel of Fortune!!!!
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                      • #12
                        Recap

                        Oy.

                        So I get there an hour in advance of the 12:30 tryouts so I could get an application and a line is formed halfway around the mall. I go inside to find a way to sneak in and found out that all the 12:30 applications have been given out already.

                        Back outside, in line for the 2:00 tryouts. Time passes with no movement. A pair of sisters, 76 and 77, are in line behind me talking very loudly, disagreeing about when certain events of the past happened. More time passes.

                        A Wheel of Fortune "rep" passes by and hands out applications, asking mundane details -- name, date of birth, city/state/zip, children's character you most wanted to see killed as a youth... you know, normal stuff -- as well as hobbies, interests, and something unique about yourself. I filled out everything except the unique factor, because I wanted to try and think of something cool (a.k.a., kewl, /<-/>4d). I'm lame, so no luck there.

                        The line begins to move. Yay, but pressure: I have to fill in the uniqueness quotient. Stall, stall. Ok, "I'm a red-head quadriplegic" I said to my nurse. A girl ahead of me laughed.

                        "What? There are only a quarter-million of us out there... and the red hair thing makes me part of a smaller minority."

                        "Oh, I thought you said redneck, and you don't look redneck."

                        The day had started out bad. My attempts at blending in with the local redneck population were apparently failing.

                        We move inside, only to learn the mall door was really the entrance to a singularity. One minute in the real world felt like an hour.

                        Tormentingly slow, we inched forward. By the millimeter. It was 1:00pm.

                        Five days later, at 2:00pm, my application was submitted. I rolled forward to join the eager throng of Wheel of Fortune devotees when, out of nowhere, some random dude (SRD) motions me to the right, outside of the line. "This way. Come with me."

                        SRD led the way to the front of the pack, giving me the honor of sitting directly in front of the speaker. Motown era music blared down the wing of the mall, playing such hits as "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." I karaoked like Carlton Banks on a bad sweater day.

                        I glanced at the stage, where contestants would audition in groups of five, looking for a ramp. Seeing only stairs, I asked SRD if getting on stage would be possible if my name was drawn. "Don't worry, we'll take care of you," he replied after discretely flashing a glock.

                        "Traveling Pat" (Marty), who had forgotten his Ritalin, and "Travelling Vanna" (Heidi), a waifish excuse for the real thing, took the stage. Marty tried pepping the crowd, telling us not to blurt out the answers, and then got us to shout the Pavlovian opening: "Wheel! Of! Fortune!"

                        The tryouts were on.

                        Highlights were minimal. Redneck girl answered one puzzle (that I answered after the first letter was filled in, tyvm), and one guy had a fascination with Boy Scout Masters -- a Mark Foley protege, perhaps?

                        I didn't get called to the stage. I was reminded, however, that I may still be called in for final auditions due to the random drawings. And that because I showed, I was already a winner.

                        Or a weiner. My hearing was about gone by that time.
                        Last edited by Steven Edwards; 10-14-2006, 06:50 PM.
                        ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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                        • #13
                          Righteous!

                          Bceause Pat Sajak seems
                          like a fine human being I must say...

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                          • #14
                            Aw man. I forgot to tell you to work that Redneck Factor.

                            An excellent report from out in the Big Bad World (BBW), my friend. TYVM.

                            And don't despair, there's always the random drawing. Something tells me they'll remember Red Headed Quadriplegic.
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                            • #15
                              What a great write up Steven.
                              OK..what's next? Jeopardy..I think you would excel and make a mint. OR Millionaire?

                              You could have Dr. Wise as one of your lifelines.
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