Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Midget is Angry Tonight

Jan. 14, 2009

Current mood:inquisitive

So my family likes to watch Wheel of Fortune.  My Mom was a former codebreaker with insane security clearance for the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam war.  She is unreal when it comes to solving the puzzles.  She has loved watching Wheel of Fortune since the 1980's.  During Wheel she yells at the TV like guys do when they watch football.  She openly mocks and insults anyone who would dare buy a vowel.  She don't need no stink'in vowels.  It took years for us to break her from yelling out the phrase before everyone else got it. 

Well, after watching Wheel night after night, my family has come up with a theory.  If you ever notice the contestants that don't buy vowels seem to hit Bankrupt a lot.  The theory is that there is a midget underneath the wheel who gets it to fall on, "Bankrupt" or "Lose a Turn."  On some nights he is much more angry than others.  So if someone keeps hitting Bankrupt, we all say that the midget is angry.

Then, my family has come up with yet another theory.  It's that, the midget doesn't get paid per show.  No, in fact, the midget gets paid the amount he takes away from contestants when they hit Bankrupt.  If you start thinking like this, Wheel of Fortune starts to make a whole lot more sense. 

So, it's something to think about.  I have always wondered, "Is that thing (wheel) rigged?"  I'm sure somewhere out there, there is an angry midget that just wants everyone to hit bankrupt.

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