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  • Markscedarhouse64

    Called it Canada's answer to ABC's defunct American Bandstand, and Alex Trebek's first series - the 1960s cult dance program Music Hop - was a success. 

    Trebek introduced Canadian teens to Canada's diverse roster of musical artistry in English and French (think "Go Go Trudeau" meets Nickelback's "How You Love Me") - and many of the world's top Billboard chart-topping musical acts appeared on MH - among them the Sinners.

    The Sinners' offbeat novelty hit, "Go Glo Trudeau," satirized Prime Minister Trudeau's rise to power in the Canadian government as a means of controversy. So, where did Trebek steered away from the audience?

    Trebek himself went on to fill in the shoes left by Art Flemming as the host of Jeopardy! during the 1980s.

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    As many of you know, there are slot machines based on Wheel. And...believe it or not, some of those can even be found on machines with names that have been casino mainstays for years--and I'm talking about names such as Red White & Blue and Double Diamond.

    But whether it's the regular mechanical slot machine, or the computerized type (also with the reels, but on a video screen that switches in case you make it to a bonus round), every machine has a Max Bet function. You hit that button, and per the function, you bet the max number of coins, and if you hit a special combo, you trigger a bonus round for more money. But that's the only way you can trigger the bonus round...and it'll also increase your chances of winning the jackpot.

    However, I've l…

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  • Daniel Benfield

    In the show's entry at User:Daniel Benfield/Sold Pilot Theatre, I mention that "I really could tear apart this pitch's claims, they're that laughable." Well, for my first blog post here I think it's well past time I (try to) put my money where my mouth is.

    Question #1: What's the fastest game show on earth?
    Um...1970s Split Second? Three on a Match? Jeopardy!, maybe?
    You're about to find out the answer.
    Host: Welcome to 100%.
    wut
    Pearson Television is about to change the face of TV, with a game show that's more game and less show!
    Oh, really? *eyebrow raise*
    [show clip]
    Host: What is your name and where are you from?
    Contestant: Hi, I'm Kevin Welch and I'm from Hampton, New Hampshire.
    Hi, Kevin. You look like you'd rather be anywhere else.
    100% features thre…



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  • Kingofgameshows800

    I don't know about you, but I am super tired of this IPer 50.150.63.155 who is always asking us unnecessary questions and always creating Quotes & Catchphrase pages even on those that don't really need them since there isn't that many catchphrases on them and/or those game shows don't have any catchphrases or very little. So that's why I'm saying this to you "50.150.63.155"... QUIT WITH THE CREATINGS OF THE UNNECESSARY QUOTES & CATCHPHRASE PAGES ALREADY! IT'S GIVING US A HEADACHE! And that's why it is time for him to go!

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  • Markscedarhouse64
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  • Markscedarhouse64

    Before there was Mall Masters at Mall of America, The Bachelor, You Deserve It or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, there was Texas native and former Oklahoma City local television journalist Christopher Bryan Harrison, who covered the top stories making headlines in local television sports during the 1990s.

    As the host of his series television debut titled Mall Masters at Mall of America,Harrison asked a trio of contestants multi-choice trivia questions attatched to a Mall of America retail store, restaurant or entertainment venue in an effort to score points. 

    Harrison appeared on the 2000-2005 syndicated satirical game show Street Smarts in a previously broadcast episode- in the opening to the Frank Nicotero-hosted half-hour series, Harrison…

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  • Markscedarhouse64

    2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Comedy Central's Daytime Emmy Award winning general knowledge satirical game show Win Ben Stein's Money, presided over by actor, economist and best selling author Ben Stein and a pre-Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel the Sports Guy.

    www.jimmykimmellive.wikia.com

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    I felt the need to get another something off my chest, and it has to do with something that just about every game show has: Flashing lights.

    Everyone knows that flashing lights are bound to cause epileptic symptoms such as seizures. But, as I'm sure many of us game show fans are aware, it's about how bright the lights are, as well as the speed of their flashing.

    Take Wheel. When the show first debuted, the Wheel's base lights and the puzzleboard's lights flashed quickly, but not really really quickly...just in a chase pattern. And if you notice, those lights weren't that bright. By the time the syndicated version's 8th season premiere (and thus carrying over to Goen as a result), on both counts, the lights were a tad brighter, but not too bri…

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  • Quizmaster1995

    There used to be an episode of the American version of Dirty Rotten Cheater on YouTube, but now it isn't there. This episode is not on Dailymotion or Vimeo, either. I remember the format from that episode. Wikipedia said that when an honest player received three votes in each of the first three rounds, only the players who voted for them lost half their money. I, however, claim that all the remaining contestants lost half their money in this case.

    Wikipedia also said that in the fourth round, the scores weren't diminished if none of these contestants received 50% of the vote. I, however, am well aware that they were in this case.

    If someone could re-upload this episode, I could prove who is right.

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  • Kingofgameshows800

    Now don't get me wrong, I know that for some of you, we've had our differences, but there's a user here and other game show wikis that I really hate right now. He's Quizmaster1995‎! Now before you say anything, I am not hating him because he's got a high level of game show knowledge, not to mention getting some from Wikipedia, and I'm not hating him because he's a pretty good editor. I'M HATING HIM BECAUSE HE EDITS TOO MUCH! Now I know each of us has had our share of overediting, but this guy been taking it to a whole new level. Every time I turn around and every time I think he's done, he keeps coming back and upping the antes. So Quizmaster1995‎, if you are looking at this, please slow down with your editing, take a few breaks, take time…

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  • Markscedarhouse64

    Veteran journalist Bill Kurtis has long been covering the breaking stories making headlines in the mainstream media every day on CBS and cable's A&E. Since then, the 76-year-old Kurtis is testing NPR listeners' knowledge of mass-media journalism as he serves as the scorekeeper for the listener-supported public-radio network's long-running comedy quiz show Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! opposite quizmaster Peter Sagal.

    Listen to Bill keeping the scores at www.waitwait.npr.org. Click and hear him announce the opening to the comedy quiz format.

    Bio of Bill Kurtis - www.decadestv.com

    Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! Official Homepage - www.waitwait.npr.org

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    As of this post, we are now one week out from Christmas Eve, which of course, means Santa's annual trip around the world. He has worked hard with the elves to ensure that the gifts we ask him for (via e-mail or snail mail; we're too old to sit on his lap, but never to write; and yes, even the North Pole has computers for his lists and all the letters he gets), and we've worked hard to get on his Nice list.

    But, oh, the debate on if there is indeed a real Santa. Everyone's gonna be looking at me like, "Oh John, those mall Santas aren't real." Duh, of course not. About this time 30 years ago, the syndicated Card Sharks with Bill Rafferty invited 10 mall/department store Santas to be a part of the audience survey during Christmas Week 1986. Per…

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  • PTHarper86

    Rodeo Drive Episode Guide?

    November 22, 2016 by PTHarper86

    My Father told me I have to ask you nicely and politely. But does anybody know about a "Rodeo Drive" episode guide?

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    After watching this Inside Edition video, the time has come for me to get this issue off my chest, an issue that for sure is going to be the subject of debate, regardless of how long I stick around on this planet.

    In the video you can see a 5-year old boy being paddled by the school principal (or about to be) for his constant misbehavior and (surprise, surprise), 18 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES! In the room is the boy's mother, who after seeing the video, was horrified. She was actually arrested for the boy's truancy. It was either that, or have him get paddled.

    The boy constantly bawling throughout wants to be spared, but apparently the principal doesn't care. The school, in case, you're wondering, is in Georgia, one of a few states that actually legal…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    This upcoming season of Survivor will bring a whole new meaning to the term "culture wars".

    To us game show fans, when we think of the term, we think of things like the battle over gay rights and gay marriage...mainly, progressives supporting such things because we need to keep up with the times (like I always say, "Things change with the times"), and conservatives opposing such things all in the name of "tradition" and "protection" (even if it is present day).

    Now, I am a Generation X person (I was born in the 80's, like most of the others here, some of you may were born in the 90's and I don't know if that falls into the category), but I think like a Millennial. I believe in keeping up with the times, and many game shows have kept up with th…

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  • Kingofgameshows800

    Dance Night

    September 10, 2016 by Kingofgameshows800

    Well folks, Monday night is Dance Night as it were. For on that night, we have the 23rd season premiere of Dancing with the Stars and the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. Die Hard fans of both shows will have a tough time choosing what to watch.

    Now me, this season marked the first time I watched So You Think You Can Dance religiously, and I was impressed and amazed by these young dancers and their all-star partners; and Dick Clark Productions picked a great host in Cat Deeley. Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul certainly feels right at home as one of the judges and Maddie Ziegler feels right at home too, even though she's not the greatest competition judge in the world. You can tell she is not the kind who gi…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    Most of us are die-hard Pokemon fans...especially that in a couple years, it will mark TWO DECADES since Pokemon hit the airwaves in North America, and then became a worldwide hit.

    From games to cards (yes, they still have those) to the new Pokemon Go app, we fans are still "Catching 'em all!".

    However, that aside, we're going to focus on just the app (which I don't have). It has come to a few picky people's attention that the app is too dangerous. And by dangerous, I mean, deaths, injuries...and in some cases, vandalism. I mean, really? VANDALISM?!

    I have a piece of advice from those of you: PLEASE BE CAREFUL! I know you're die-hard fans like myself, but if you're going to catch a Pokemon, do it carefully! Watch some of the older TV shows to s…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    This month marks 8 years since the movie adaptation of Mamma Mia! came out in theaters, but I first saw it on DVD in 2009 when my mom brought home a copy from a friend of hers, and then I bought a copy myself as a gift for my 30th birthday in 2013. Then later for Christmas 2013, I bought the soundtrack for both the movie and the musical, then the 2-Disc Special Edition for my 31st birthday in 2014 (it includes a bonus DVD with more bonus material), and then for Christmas 2014 I bought a copy of a separate Special Bonus Disc with even more bonus material! (Apparently, the movie's great, the bonus material is even better). I'll review the bonus stuff at a later date. Right now, I shall review the movie and the musical from which it is based.

    The musi…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    I haven't done a book review yet, but I decided to do one after I read some of the reviews on Amazon (where I bought it).

    This book, like most books about game shows in general (i.e. not centered on any one particular show), talks about game shows in general, and appropriately, starts with the history of game shows (I only bought it since I found it interesting...though at the same time you could say I bought it to join in Buzzr's celebration of 75 years of game shows.

    It profiles a few shows, and even goes into detail about the quiz show scandals (this was profiled in the 1994 movie "Quiz Show" with the "Twenty-One" scandal). And even better, it even talks about sets and sounds, and even has an appendix of every game show in existence.

    I give …

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    The last time I made a DVD Game review it was for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, which I recently got in the mail.

    This time, I'd like to do a DVD Game review for Deal or No Deal. Here goes!

    As usual, you got 26 cases holding 26 money amounts all randomized by computer (the show does this by third party). We don't know which amount sits in one case, but we do know that in one case sits $1 million, all the way down to a measly penny.

    Despite the cover photo showing a Million Dollar Mission game in progress (if you look closely, $750,000 is replaced by $1M, and in its usual place is $2M), this game is played as if this were just a regular game..no Million Dollar Mission or any other special games. (FYI, for those who kept up with the prime-time sho…

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  • BDE1982

    SUNDAY FUN & GAMES

    June 27, 2016 by BDE1982

    Well, friends, tonight is the premiere of Sunday Fun & Games on ABC. Family Feud was eventful, but Kellie Pickler nearly blew it in Fast Money. NeNe Leakes and her family were shut out by Ernie Hudson and his family, who also won Fast Money (but with no problems). The $100,000 Pyramid is on as I type this. Michael Strahan is great, but no one can replace Dick Clark. Match Game will follow, but Alec Baldwin has big shoes to fill. He is no Gene Rayburn.

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    Seeing as I just got this in the mail, and I just started playing with it, I decided to go ahead and do a review on it.

    The game includes, besides the DVD and an instruction manual, 24 game cards: 16 answer cards (for the four choices to each question), 4 lifeline cards, and 4 "Walk Away" cards. This means up to 4 players can play, but you must have a minimum of 2.

    The game play mirrors that of Seasons 3-6, with the $25,000 milestone at Question 10, $50,000 at Question 11, and $100,000 at Question 12, with no Switch the Question lifeline as was on the show.

    However, there are time limits to answer the questions: 20 seconds for the first 5, 25 for the second 5, and 30 for the final 5.

    Now you're thinking, "How the heck did they format this into…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    In the wake of the recent shootings in Orlando, this is where the post's title comes in. You think--"John, people should have the right to do it, right? Isn't this a free country?"

    Well, sort of. Remember the proverb of not yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater? See, that's where the part about limits on free speech comes in.

    Let me give you some examples of how free speech in a way is limited.

    1. Kobe Bryant, 2011--we remember his anti-gay views from the playoffs 5 years ago, when my Dallas Mavericks won the whole thing. But when his LA Lakers were in the playoffs, he began tweeting his anti-gay views, and that got him fined $100,000.

    2. Donald Sterling, 2014--We all know this one, because when then-new commissioner Adam Silver condemned those…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    Everyone remembers a decade ago when Deal or No Deal came to the US, which, like Millionaire became an international hit.

    Now, everyone also knows that it takes luck, guts, and skill to win big money...and the object is simple: pick a case and hope it contains the big prize.

    But that's too easy--so in a series of rounds, you eliminate cases hoping your big prize case still remains in play. Every so often, a mysterious Banker calls the host via telephone and offers you a guaranteed cash prize to sell your case and stop your game and stop you from going home with as much money as possible. Enter the title question, "DEAL OR NO DEAL?"

    Eliminate big amounts, offers go down; eliminate small amounts, offers go up. But when it comes to the offers, this …

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    There has been quite a buzz on this video.

    The reason it's called the "Strangest Jeopardy! Ending Ever", is because the second player had trouble with his electronic pen and/or pad, so he had to use his index card and marker to write down his response.

    Because of that, he and the champion were allowed to return the next day.

    Some of them were calling him out for cheating because of this. Well, this is where the title of this post comes in:

    While we're in the 21st century, and technology has been around for who knows how long, we can't rely on it for our problem-solving and why we need to have back-up plans.

    This is an example--when the equipment malfunctions, as the Jeopardy! DVD explains, each player has an index card and a marker to write the…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    You guys thought I was done, right? WRONG. Hopefully, this is the last time I will have to rant about something like this.

    In the last post (Part 1, hence Part 2 in this post's title), I talked about how one user called me "butt-hurt" because my opinion was different from his, and I called him out saying as different from me as his opinion was, it was stupid. It sounded stupid, therefore it was stupid.

    Now, I'd like to focus on another video of the Joseph vs. Ramsay scenario.

    There, the user said he found Ramsay to be a "cowardly bully". And I explained to him, that the way Ramsay does things is so he wants chefs to succeed.

    He said, "Yes I do think he's a cowardly bully. He shouts and swears because he's a yob not because he has to.

    If a dish is coo…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    I know some of you reading this are looking at the title and saying, "Really, John? Really?" Yes, really.

    Recently, I found a video of the infamous fight scene between Joseph and Chef Ramsay from Season 6 of Hell's Kitchen (you know, the one where Joseph was asked "First nominee and why?" and he couldn't even answer that).

    One commentator said he hoped Joseph broke Ramsay's nose, and even said he himself would hire Joseph. I said that's the stupidest thing he's ever said, and hiring Joseph would make his future restaurant (and restaurant career) a disaster, finances and customer base going down the drain.

    So he got back at me and said, "Why are you so butt-hurt if people have different opinions??"

    And I told him (and this is where the post's ti…

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  • Markscedarhouse64

    Pumped!

    May 7, 2016 by Markscedarhouse64

    There were a few game shows that had trouble finding and audience. Then came Pumped! with host and quizmater Greg Fitzsimmons.

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  • Markscedarhouse64

    Move over, Gene Rayburn! Is Alec Baldwin the next host of Match Game?

    ABC viewers guessed this star of former NBC comedy hit 30 Rock, and FremantleMedia North America's got him!

    More on the all-new revival of Match Game:

    www.fremantlemedia.com

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    As many of you know, since its 1999 return to TV, Family Feud has had a TV-PG rating, instead of the TV-G rating of its predecessors (including Dawson 1994).

    Then I see comments on the show's YouTube channel suggesting it has become less family-friendly, hence the TV-PG rating. (Most likely due to the questions)

    Which begs the question: Has the show become less family-friendly, despite the "Family" in its name? Please share your two cents below. Gameshowguy2000 (talk) 20:22, April 7, 2016 (UTC)

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    Coke Cap Colors

    March 30, 2016 by Gameshowguy2000

    Since there are many products under the Coca-Cola Company's umbrella, it's appropriate that there are different color caps for each product. For those who need help, there are four distinct colors:

    Red--Coke, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke (Caffeine Free is included on all counts) Green--Fanta, Sprite, Sprite Cranberry (yes, I know it's a holiday season flavor, but still...) Gray (or Grey, whichever you prefer)--Diet Coke, Sprite Zero, Sprite Zero Cranberry (yes, it counts...) Black--Coke Zero, Cherry Coke Zero, Fuze, Minute Maid, Pibb

    Powerade, Powerade Zero, and Minute Maid to-go juice bottles have their names on the cap and are easy to distinguish.

    So what do I do when I have multiple caps of the same color? I usually take a piece of paper, and…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    Whether you like it New York thin crust or Chicago deep-dish, whether you like it with mozzarella or cheddar cheese, and whether you like it with pepperoni or sausage, we all love our pizza.

    The point of this post is whether one can classify it as healthy. Some would say yes because of the many benefits you can get from each part: Fiber from your crust, protein from your meats (like the ones mentioned), calcium from your cheese (like the ones mentioned), and other vitamins from the vegetables like onions and peppers and mushrooms.

    I sorta lean that way. Some may say it's full of fat, because it needs oil to give flavor to the pizza.

    So, long story short, what do you think? Post your two cents below. Gameshowguy2000 (talk) 01:09, March 25, 201…

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  • BDE1982

    ANOTHER SUBTLE REMINDER

    March 11, 2016 by BDE1982

    Remember those Q Lube commercials from the 1990s? “Another subtle reminder to change your oil. Q Lube: The Quality of Quaker State in an oil change.” Well, here is a subtle reminder for certain users of this wiki who have broken a rule that I myself broke once but never again: DON’T FEED THE TROLLS. How many times do I have to say this?! If you see vandals, report them. Don’t scream at them to scram in your edit summaries!

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    If some of you are lucky enough to get a double-dose of Jeopardy! in your neck of the woods (and I am happy for you if you do), that means you not only get the first-run for the current season, but also the repeat from the previous season.

    Today, we got to see Kristin Sausville's solo Final Jeopardy! from March 12, 2015. For those who don't know, she is the wife of 2011 Tournament of Champions semifinalist and Season 28 contestant Justin Sausville, who had won $134,000 in 6 games, plus $2,000 for his second-place finish in game 7, for a total of $136,000. Kristin herself had won $24,801 as the new champ the previous day.

    When all was said and done in Double Jeopardy!, she ended the round with $8,400 while her two challengers ended the round …

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    10 years ago, February 2006, the Coca-Cola company decided it was time to launch a loyalty program for its consumers called My Coke Rewards. Similar to frequent-flyer mile programs, consumers could enter codes found on caps or boxes to earn points which could, in turn, be used to redeem prizes or be used for sweepstakes entries.

    Of course, there was criticism of the program for causing people to drink tons of pop just to get the codes for the points for the prizes. But, since then, that criticism has died down, and has given birth to new criticism for the new program one year ago:

    It was decided that there be a Status level program added, with levels of Bronze, Silver, and Gold (like medals, of course). Each time you played a YouTube video, …

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    Halfway through last year, one of my Facebook friends talked with me on IM about cable game shows not being made to give away big money. He told me that the budgets were small, citing examples like Win Ben Stein's Money (Comedy Central), Whammy! (GSN), 2-Minute Drill (ESPN), Supermarket Sweep (Lifetime/PAX) and Cash Cab (Discovery).

    I gave him an example of one big money cable game show, that being GSN's Russian Roulette, which offered a top prize of $100,000...just like Wheel (except now it has the Million Dollar Wedge, and there are only 3 winners there, just like there were 3 winners of the $100K Russian Roulette...one of whom beat the odds and survived 5 out of 6 drop zones!). But even then, he told me that there was a small budget, whic…

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  • PTHarper86

    Hi. I'm autistic. And I have a request for you... Are you willing to add more game show pilots One of those days?

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  • BDE1982

    Friends, I have had the honor of keeping password-plus.com online for the past ten years. It has been a lot of fun. However, as the updates have been rather sporadic except for featured videos of the month and the holiday season, I begin to wonder how much longer the site can last. Ten years is a long time. I would love to keep the site forever, but everyone knows that is impossible. I think password-plus.com is going to meet its maker eventually, as its namesake did in 1982. Your comments are welcome here. Just keep them clean.
    UPDATE: As of January 7, 2016 (my 34th birthday) password-plus.com is no more except for a farewell.

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    I've always thought it was about the former--due to the bulk of the merchandise being Santas, snowmen, and reindeer. Heck, I still have my letters from Santa. And of course, let's not forget about the songs about them, too. I've always thought that there were more songs about Santa, snowmen, and reindeer, than Jesus' birth.

    But my sister thinks otherwise. She tells me that without Jesus, there'd be no Santa.

    I will now open it to you guys for thoughts. Gameshowguy2000 (talk) 17:25, December 24, 2015 (UTC)

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    That includes the long-running NORAD tracker, which has been around for 60--count 'em--SIXTY YEARS!

    The Google tracker has been around for a few years, but is just as reliable.

    There are others around there as well, but nothing can beat those two! They are as accurate as can be.

    So ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, people of all ages--if those trackers tell you that Santa's next stop is your house, you know what that means--GET IN BED ASAP! If he finds even one light on (night lights not included), he will fly past, and will not come around again unless all lights are out and everyone's snoozing. In the words of "Here Comes Santa Claus"--JUMP IN BED AND COVER UP YOUR HEAD, 'CAUSE SANTA CLAUS COMES TONIGHT!

    With that, I wish you Season's Greet…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    So some of you may have already read the famous article. And some of the comments there from some people still think it's a myth....enough to tick off people like me.

    Well, it's time to put the myth to rest, once and for all. For those who still think that Virginia O'Hanlon was not a real person...well, here's some proof (and it's real and authentic).

    With that, I will open it up. Gameshowguy2000 (talk) 03:33, December 6, 2015 (UTC)

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    As I was reading BDE1982's latest blog, something came to my mind--in addition to Grinches, Scrooges, and non-believers of ol' St. Nick; there are those non-believers also saying he doesn't exist.

    Well, allow me to get something off my chest (and cover your ears if my bullhorn is too loud): JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE DOESN'T BELIEVE IN SANTA DOESN'T MEAN HE DOESN'T EXIST/IS NOT REAL/IS FAKE/IS A LIE, etc.!

    It makes me so sick to my stomach when someone tries this. OK, I don't care if you do believe in Santa, as I am cool and fine with that. I don't care if you don't believe in him, as I am cool and fine with that as well. However, I DO CARE IF YOU TRY TO TELL ME HE'S FAKE/IS NOT REAL/IS A LIE/DOESN'T EXIST, OR THE EVER POPULAR 'HE'S YOUR PARENTS' CRAP…

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  • BDE1982

    FRIENDLY REMINDER

    November 29, 2015 by BDE1982

    Hello, friends. With the holidays approaching, there are trolls out there (grinches included). This is a friendly reminder for Wikia and for everything we do in life: DON’T FEED THE TROLLS. I have been seeing a lot of this lately. I really do not enjoy wasting my breath (or my time).

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    Whenever you see this commercial, you know the holiday season has just begun. This campaign debuted 20--count 'em--TWENTY years ago this month.

    Now you're thinking, "John, it's been 'Holidays are Coming' for a long time; where the heck did 'Santa Packs are Coming' come from?" Well, let me tell you.

    In 1995, when the campaign debuted, Americans got the ultimate item to add to their Coke can collection, when the company introduced Santa Packs. Each can in the pack came with one of 4 distinctive designs, all based off of the illustration by Michigan artist Haddon Sundblom. This would also carry over to their classic contour bottles, both plastic and glass.

    This would repeat in 1996, but starting in 1997, they decided to follow suit with the other…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    Most of us are really big Coke drinkers..or I should say Coca-Cola drinkers, though we've had our fair share of each brand under the company's umbrella (be it lemon-lime Sprite, fruit-flavored Fanta, citrus-flavored Fresca and Mello Yello, first diet cola Tab, Seagram's ginger ale, Barq's root beer, spicy cherry Pibb, etc.)

    In 2006, to show how much it appreciates its consumers, Coca-Cola launched My Coke Rewards, a rewards program similar to those frequent-flyer mile airline programs we are familiar with. Here, users can enter codes from caps and box tops of fridge packs (12, 20, and 24) for points which they can redeem for prizes. Here is a list of those brands as well as the points you get.

    Now, here's where this entry's title comes in. N…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    Some people may not know this, but that Coca-Cola Santa Claus that has graced many a bottle and can during the Christmas season was drawn by Michigan artist Haddon Sumblom.

    Before those images took place, Coke began using Santa in its ads since the 1920's; heck, in 1930, artist Fred Mizen painted a department-store Santa in a crowd drinking a bottle of Coke (preferably during his break). The ad featured the world's largest soda fountain, which was located in the department store Famous Barr Co. in St. Louis, Missouri. Mizen's painting was used in print ads that Christmas season, appearing in The Saturday Evening Post in December 1930.

    In 1931, that all changed. The agency that came up with the famous Coke Santa image wanted someone to come u…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    I recently have tried Coke Zero, and while it tastes similar to regular Coke in a way, it has zero calories, just like Diet Coke.

    However, after tasting Diet Coke and Coke Zero, I have tried with no luck to find any differences.

    To those who have had both (not either), what differences have you been able to find? Please share them below. Gameshowguy2000 (talk) 17:52, October 25, 2015 (UTC)

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    The above word in quotes, a word you'll find in many an SAT vocabulary, is defined as someone who knows everything.

    The reason for the title is pretty obvious: We all watched when John Carpenter went on Millionaire in November 1999 and became the first person to win the top prize (remember in August 1999, Michael Shutterly was the first to *see* the million-dollar question, but chose to walk with $500,000).

    He made it through the first 14 questions without a lifeline, and even Regis' words put it best: "You didn't need those stinkin' Lifelines, did you?" However, like Shutterly before him; and countless others after, anyone who saw the 15th and final question could walk away with $500,000 before saying "final answer" realizing that a miss woul…

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  • BDE1982

    TEN YEARS!

    June 16, 2015 by BDE1982

    password-plus.com TURNS TEN THIS MONTH! Jay Smith, who had super-password.com until 2006, inspired me to launch password-plus.com in 2005. I am so amazed that this site could run this long!

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    You think this is impossible, right? WRONG. When I got the Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune PC games (Sony Imagesoft, 1994), I learned something.

    On the back of the box for each game, it says the minimum requirements involved Windows 3.1 *or higher* (and by that, that means Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 9, etc.; you get the drift). Each game has QuickTime software installed. So you think that with the latest QuickTime Player on your computer you'd be able to install and play the game with ease, right? WRONG.

    I experimented with this once on another computer ...and it says it could not function. So when I got yet another computer, and here's what I did: I installed both games first before installing the QuickTime Player that you could downlo…

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