Hey, Andy Warhol said we were each going to get 15 minutes of fame. I don't care what you do with it.
(fade in, we find Greg relaxing in his dressing room, just about to head out)
Greg: Hi there. I'd like to offer a word to the Manning Brothers. College Bowl is back, but they moved it to 10 PM, 9 Central? You've gotta be kidding me. You belong at the top of the lineup, following my show. I haven't seen a pair of brothers get screwed so much since That Awful! Quiz Show.
(Just then, Greg Rice walks in, wearing the same suit from his game show.)
Greg R.: You know what you need, Payton? A good pitchman. Now, my late brother and I were some of the best motivational speakers in the world. Hire me, and I'll convince the network to give you a better time slot. College Bowl is one of the great American traditions, "The Varsity Sport of the Mind". For too long, it's been relegated to Sunday afternoons. Well, no more! College Bowl ought to be at the very head of the primetime schedule.
Greg: That's very good, Greg. Now, by the end of this evening, I should be out on a date with Princess Shuri at the World Showcase. So, I'll see you in a bit.
(the doors open and I run out to my lectern to cheers and applause)
Greg: Thank you, Steve. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to $ale of the Century. We're having a great time at EPCOT in Orlando, Florida. This is our first week here. Next week, we'll have our Tournament of Champions. Nine of the biggest money-winners, including Nicholas, will be brought in to play for $1,000,000 and a new car.
Steve, I have to ask you.... this was brought up on another show... did you get that 20 foot by 8 foot by 8 foot shelter for your party cannons? How's that house swap with your brother coming along?
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Steve: The big move is Saturday, July 3rd. I got the unit, already have three quarters of my belongings toted up. All the repairs that needed to be done, it’d been cheaper to hire Norm Abram from that other network's show about old houses to do it. Camera exposure is priceless, folks.
(audience laughs, back to Greg)
Greg: Well, that's wonderful to hear. And if you want to help Steve move, just show up at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Somebody will tell you where he lives. Let's meet our fine champion from San Francisco, Nicholas Aczel! (shot of Nicholas, audience cheers) Nicholas, you've won a car. Have you found a chauffeur in your family yet?
Nicholas: Oh yes - my mom, my dad, and my younger sibling Jamie Aczel, (s)he can drive me.
Greg: Nicholas, this is going to be a rather sensitive subject.... is your sibling Jamie transitioning right now? That is, is your sibling Jamie a transsexual?
Nicholas: Yes, Jamie fell in love with an LGBTQ+ woman and is transitioning for the relationship. (mixed reactions from the audience)
Greg: (not sure what to say at this point) ....Well, this is turning into a very special episode of $ale, isn't it? Love is love, and it is Pride Month. Love is Universal™ (read "Love is Universal - trademark")? (awkward beat) And here to introduce the challengers is Stacey Wren.
(Stacey walks out to cheers and applause, she joins me at the lectern, we exchange embraces)
Stacey: G'day, Greg.
Greg: Stacey, Nicholas' sibling fell in love with an LGBTQ+ woman and is transitioning for the relationship.
Stacey: I think that's wonderful, Nicholas. Everyone needs to find love somewhere, I reckon, and they found it.
Greg: Yeah. Why don't you introduce the challengers?
Stacey: Our first player was born in Yerevan, Armenia, but is now a resident of Glendale, California. His interests include game shows, exercising, classic rock, and surfing the Internet. Here's Vahan Nisanian. (audience cheers) And our second player was here with Stone and Jane, but didn't win anything. We weren't able to find anyone else, so he volunteered. Please welcome Frank Jones. (audience cheers)
Greg: Alright, Frank. So, how was it yesterday with Stone and Jane and all the crew from NBC News?
I hope so, too. Now, you're a piano teacher. I've always heard the saying, "Those who can't, teach", but I don't believe that's true. I think you have to know how to do the thing you're teaching before you teach it. After all, if the student knew more than the teacher did, the student would be teaching the teacher, and for a student to be teaching his teacher is presumptuous and rude.
Mandoli: PSA to any potential newcomers: If you make an account, please be patient. We're manually approving accounts. Do not make a second account, because #2 won't be approved.
Sept 6, 2021 14:54:04 GMT -5
Mandoli: If I'm supposed to get a third shot, then let me have it at the first chance I'm allowed to get it.
Aug 28, 2021 8:39:30 GMT -5
gameshowmaniac: now of course the "powers that be" are suggesting a 3rd shot.
Aug 19, 2021 21:48:59 GMT -5
Mandoli: Please don't duplicate threads or put something that's already in an AP thread in its own thread. Thank you.
Aug 12, 2021 12:30:12 GMT -5
dare2be: Just saw this latest discussion. My wife and son both had 2 days of fever of about 100 and body aches/fatigue on 2nd shot. I just had a little fatigue (felt like a cement mannequin), but no fever. Moderna back in April/May
Jul 30, 2021 7:19:43 GMT -5
wildjackmonroe: It's funny; I did all of this major house cleaning and stuff for the week early, expecting I'd be out of it for a couple days after my second vaccine shot, but I didn't have anything else but a sore arm like the first time.
Jul 24, 2021 19:49:52 GMT -5
gameshowmaniac: @mandoli someone I know had pain in the opposite arm that was jabbed. weird
Jul 24, 2021 18:10:20 GMT -5
gameshowmaniac: well the dating game killer has finally passed
Jul 24, 2021 18:09:30 GMT -5
rewindium: Sore arm and some fatigue but nothing like a fever or other major effects and didn’t have to take any pain relief. Glad to be added to the second dose statistic which today is 62% for my province
Jul 24, 2021 15:07:47 GMT -5
Mandoli: On another note, you might not. My brother didn't have any side effects of shot #2.
Jul 24, 2021 11:32:18 GMT -5
Mandoli: You'll feel it later, like this morning. I had a fever and slept in the day after my second. I begged work to not schedule me for the day after, knowing I wouldn't feel good.
Jul 24, 2021 10:59:23 GMT -5
rewindium: Got the second dose at a mass clinic earlier today, no side effects
Jul 23, 2021 18:35:34 GMT -5
palmer7: Also, I'm still looking for players for the TPIR primetime special.
Jul 21, 2021 12:34:00 GMT -5
palmer7: First person to respond on High Rollers gets to play!
Jul 21, 2021 10:21:08 GMT -5
jean74: Hope you all have a great and a safe July 4th weekend there. Be safe if you travel.
Jul 1, 2021 23:13:44 GMT -5