Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cialis $1.40, BRand Ritalin: $4.30 - CHE@P VI@GRA!!! - Stupid Spam Email & Other Stuff

Who are the people sending these emails?  They certainly can't make money, can they?

On a lighter note.

I am very good at Wheel of Fortune.  I can usually get a puzzle with a few letters revealed.  It's kinda fun to watch along with my wife, answer the puzzle with 4-5 letters up there and watch her get frustrated.

If there's apostrophes in the puzzle, it greatly reduces the amount of guesswork that's needed.  Apostrophe's narrow the choices incredibly. Say the first word is "_'_ _".  If the player guesses "L" and the two spaces after the apostrophe aren't Ls...it's got to be "I've".  After that, look for T's or N's.  G's usually follow N's and there's usually an E after a T.  Puzzles can be deciphered pretty quickly with some common English language rules and knowing what kind of puzzles the show uses.

You might remember a while ago, when a contestant made it to the final round they would always choose "R S T L N and E".  Final Round puzzles were being solved at an alarming rate...for the producer's coffers that is.  Their solution to that was to use different types of puzzles, be more vague in their puzzle descriptions "phrase, place, person" - and give every player those letters right off the bat.

This carries over into Scrabble, where my poor wife never stands a chance.  You can count on two hands the amount of games she's won.

I'm not tooting my own horn, because this lady has everyone beat.

And if my horn needs tootin' I wouldn't mind leaving that job to her. (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean?)

1 comment:

  1. If that post head doesn't get you banned from Teh Google, nothing will.

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