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Postby broberds on Thu Mar 08, 2001 6:31 am

You guys <B>do</B> remember Lite Brite, rite?<P>------------------
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Postby ThomasKDye on Thu Mar 08, 2001 6:54 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B>You guys <I>do</I> remember Lite Brite, rite?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yes, you could make Bugs Bunny with it. The reason why I mentioned game show hosts is that the thing always resembled those flashing lights on game shows... except it didn't flash and the bulbs were all different colors.<P>The novelty of it wore off very quickly, especially when you punched out all the numbered holes on the pieces of paper that came with it.<P>------------------
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Postby frunk on Thu Mar 08, 2001 11:01 am

If I owned a newspaper that would be the headline everyday.
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Postby broberds on Thu Mar 08, 2001 12:03 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frunk:
<B>If I owned a newspaper that would be the headline everyday.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Know what's even worse? Lite Brite technology. Those things kill every day.<P>------------------
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Postby ThomasKDye on Thu Mar 08, 2001 12:11 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B> Know what's even worse? Lite Brite technology. Those things kill every day.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Which is why game show hosts have such a high mortality rate.<P><P>------------------
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Postby ThomasKDye on Thu Mar 08, 2001 12:12 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frunk:
<B>If I owned a newspaper that would be the headline everyday.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I think you should put it over the "Family and Lifestyle" section. Feel-good story of the year!
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Postby frunk on Thu Mar 08, 2001 12:59 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThomasKDye:
<B> Which is why game show hosts have such a high mortality rate.<P>
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I thought it was the natural hatred that all living things feel toward them. Guess you learn something new every day.
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Postby ThomasKDye on Fri Mar 09, 2001 1:33 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B>Ah yes. "Card Sharks" is all coming back on me. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Now that the Game Show Network offers *reruns* of these shows, you can tie people to chairs and force them to watch Bob Eubanks be smarmy for hours on end, until their eyeballs explode. Makes for a great party game!<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Fri Mar 09, 2001 2:29 am

Does anybody actually get the Game Show Network? I live in envy of people whose cable companies carry things like that.<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Fri Mar 09, 2001 2:36 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThomasKDye:
<B> Yes, you could make Bugs Bunny with it. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I know that I never had the patience or the skill to make Bugs Bunny or any other pictures on it. I mostly just used it for spelling out dirty words. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif">
Speaking of game shows, remember "Press Your Luck", with the Whammies? <P>------------------
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Postby frunk on Fri Mar 09, 2001 7:19 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B> I know that I never had the patience or the skill to make Bugs Bunny or any other pictures on it. I mostly just used it for spelling out dirty words. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif">
Speaking of game shows, remember "Press Your Luck", with the Whammies?
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Big Money, no Whammie, Big Money no Whammie!!<P>I know my personal hatred killed off that show.
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Postby BoxJam on Fri Mar 09, 2001 7:32 am

I liked "Card Sharks."
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Postby broberds on Fri Mar 09, 2001 10:10 am

One summer in college I worked manning the main campus switchboard (it was every bit as lame as it sounds) and the other people there always had a TV on and it always seemed to be running "Press Your Luck".
It warms the cockles of my heart to read <A HREF="http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/whammy.htm" TARGET=_blank>this story</A> about how a guy figured out the system and took em to the proverbial cleaners.
It also wamrs the cockles of my heart to say "cockles". Oh, and I think "The Proverbial Cleaners" would be a pretty cool name for a dry-cleaning establishment.
I vaguely remember that there <I>was</I> a show called "Card Sharks" and I even vaguely recall some commercial for it (featuring either animated sharks or guys in shark suits; I'm a little fuzzy on that). But I don't remember the show it's ownself. What wuz it like?<P>------------------
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Postby BoxJam on Fri Mar 09, 2001 10:46 am

"We asked 100 bouncers if they
had ever had someone too big to deal with.
What number said, 'yes'?"<P>The first person would offer some long-ass
explanation for a guess, then guess a
number, then the second would offer some
long-ass explanation, then gesticulate wildly
while saying "higher!" or "lower!"<P>Then whoever did better got to guess whether
the next playing card was higher or lower.<P>If you got (5?) cards across the board, you
won.<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Fri Mar 09, 2001 12:16 pm

Ah yes. "Card Sharks" is all coming back on me. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Michael on Fri Mar 16, 2001 7:30 am

My favorite game show was Liar's Club. It didn't last very long, though. Ah, the days of good TV. Man. Gilligan's Island on syndication over breakfast <I>every day</I>, and Battlestar Galactica on (I think) Thursday evenings. Wow.<P>------------------
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Postby Shepherd on Wed Mar 21, 2001 4:00 am

Had a real love/hate relationship with Bumper Stumpers. <P>Mainly hate...<P>And being Canadian, I remember Definition with great fondness. All the prizes were from an office-supply manufacturer named Brother. It was funny to watch the winners' mingled expressions of delight at winning with the crushing disappointment of having won a pen set after five weeks on the damn show.<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Wed Mar 21, 2001 7:23 am

<I>All</I> the prizes were from Brother? What, did they have ANYTHING good?<P>------------------
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