Fourth Annual Articles of
As most of you know (or have figured
out), I am a Jew and I celebrate the Jewish holidays. This is the middle
of the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which is the time that
you atone for your various misdeeds and transgressions. For the fourth
straight year, I decided to include the atonement to this website, where
I am known as 'Haterade'. The assignment for this column - to say nice
things about seven items, provided by some of the staff here at Game
Show News Net. If it comes from them, you know it's not going to be
Fox Thursday shows on Friday: We
know they are very good shows. If they weren't, we wouldn't care as much
about them. Here's hoping that FOX comes to their senses and moves them
to Thursday, where they will flourish.
Howie's Emmy nomination: Howie
Mandel is one of the better primetime hosts on television. The blame for
sticking him in the wrong section should be more directed at the people
who categorize the Emmys, but Howie definitely deserves the prime time
Fan Overreaction to... well,
everything: I love our fans. I love a zealous fan base, because that
shows their loyalty to a product. We only get zealous because we care
about something, and that demand for greatness is what keeps a show
going for years. So please, be zealous, because that is what makes a
show get better...as long as the show listens to its fan base.
Spoilers. Lots and lots of spoilers:
Spoilers make the world go 'round. And in that sense, spoilers are
good because it points people to what they should be watching. If you
had a choice on what to TiVo on October 14th, the fact that history will
be made on Wheel of Fortune may convince you to make sure you snare it.
By knowing what's coming up, you will be guaranteed to watch history and
not be at a loss during the next conversation by the water cooler.
Why they won't just cancel
Crosswords... I mean, the site was taken down and everything: We all
know that Crosswords the TV show is probably dead. But 'Crosswords' has
a lot of licensing properties - the pc game, the cell phone game, the
web site, etc. So the reason why I would keep it on the air as long as I
can is to try to get more people to pick up on the other properties. I
could still pick up money there, and if I get enough of an audience,
maybe campaign for it to return to television. It worked for The Family
CBS' fleeting penises: The PTC has
issued a statement of how CBS didn't blur out Marcus's 'General Winky'
coming out to participate in an Immunity Challenge in Survivor. The show
is called 'Earth's Last Eden', and in the Garden of Eden, everyone ran
around naked anyways. Why should this be any different? Kudos to CBS for
keeping with Survivor's theme.
Hole in the Wall: There is
something good about the show, and that goes back to a few years ago,
when the Sumos on Extreme Dodgeball played in season 1...and lost every
match. At least now there's been some redemption, with Americus (who was
the sumo sub) finally getting a win and splitting $25,000 - his share
more than what the eventually winners of the show (The CPA's) received
per share. Bravo to the sumos!
For the final atonement, however, I open
the floor for you. What items do you want me to be praising? Let me
know, and I will write up the results in a future column. To all Jews
everywhere, have a wonderful New Year, and to all non-Jews, the best of
health to you as well. L'Chaim!
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