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April 23, 2005
Joe: ANOTHER real sponsor?!?!
HERE to continue
Jason: Yup. Post a Link :-)
Gordon: Are we getting any sort of compensation for these ads, Chico?
Chico: No, but when have we gotten any compensation for ANYTHING?
James: A hat and a shirt, plus an Amtrak ticket :-)
Chico: Remember the TPIR game? We got nothing for that.
Chico: I'm still waiting for my TPIR game prize :-)
Gordon: I'm sure Travis will give us copies at GSC 4 (Isn't that RIGHT,
Chico: That would be Schario, not Evil Travis :-)
Travis: I will preside over a Scene It bonfire, for those who care...
Gordon: Is there anyone here who isn't going?
Chico: Still dependent upon current situation. That's all I'll say on the
matter. But if you do go, you may hear something about TRASHionals...
James: I should be at GSC4, depends on a project at work launching, but I should
be able to be in LA that weekend.
Chico: And with that, we kick off Five Good Reasons...
Gordon: We start with James - give us 5 Good Reasons on why Trashionals is
James: 1. 36 teams from across the US and Canada attending the tourney. 2. 6
players from the Ultimate TOC competing on the Regionals level, with 3 of them
James: On the TRASHionals level -- Brian Weikle, Craig Barker, Andrew Hutchings.
Playing at Regionals -- Russ Schumacher and Mark Dawson. Also, the defending
college champion (Kermin) was an official at Regionals.
Chico: He of the l337 bet of $1337?
Chico: For those who don't know, l337 is a language for geeks who don't want to
speak English =p
Travis: Hence the groan.
Jason: leet right?
James: 3. A tentative deal to have a competitor at this year's WSOP wear TRASH
gear at the tables!
Chico: Free pub!
Jason: Nice. I'd do it if I got in.
Jason: I would wear Game Show Congress and Trash Gear.
James: One of the TRASH writers is competing at WSOP...and he's agreed to wear
Chico: Now if only someone could get a WLTI hat as well.
Gordon: When are we getting WLTI hats?
Chico: Good question... Next, James?
James: 4. The winners of the tourney called themselves the "Bill O'Reilly Shower
Massage", while the runners-up were the "Riders of Lohan"
Gordon: Who was on each team?
James: O'Reilly: David Murphy, Mark Richey, Jeremy White, Brian Hight. Lohan:
Tim Young (former Weakest Link contestant), Josh Levy (former J! College
finalist), Phil Castagna and Rick Terpstra.
Gordon: And reason #5?
James: 5. Because whether you go 15-0 or 0-15, you leave with a smile on your
face and getting a bang for your buck.
Chico: Hear here.
Jason: Amen. What were the goof prizes they won?
James: We gave away, among other things... J.C. Chasez bobblehead dolls.
James: Autographed photo of David Naughton... The Gumby Game. A VHS Copy of *The
Amazing World of MacKenzie Astin*.
Jason: Where do you find this stuff? :-)
James: Garage sales, book fairs, stuff they throw out at work.
Gordon: For everyone who wants to participate, when is the next participation
James: Regionals are November 11-12 across the country and the Great White
North. Want to host or play, e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. TRASHionals 9 From Outer Space will be in late April...if
you want to host, e-mail me.
Chico: Sounds killer :-)
Gordon: Do you have the locations yet?
James: Not yet, but we are accepting bids.
Gordon: What about regional locations?
Gordon: Any shot of a regional in NYC?
James: Depends on who bids....Rutgers, Princeton and NYU have squads, but they
need to make bids.
Jason: Gordon...you and I should be a team.
Gordon: Id do it.
Joe: I'd host...if it was held in Anaheim.
Gordon: Are the big boys allowed to beat up on the college kids?
James: Yes...it's open to anyone 18 and older.
Jason: We are so in.
Gordon: Heh heh heh.
Chico: If there was a bid in Raleigh (with all the colleges and all)...
Gordon: ok - who's next, Chico?
Chico: Alright... One for... eh, what about Joey over thurr...
Chico: Joe, give us Five Good Reasons why Stuart Scott is ESPN's main game show
Joe: Okay. 1) He's a damn good broadcaster. 2) He does a good job of letting the
contestants be the stars of the show. 3) He's hilarious. 4) He's got name
recognition. 5) Damn it, people like him.
Gordon: And he's not the Schwab.
Joe: AND he's not the Schwab.
Chico: That's six good reasons... Overkill :-)
Joe: GORDON'S FAULT! KILL HIM! Oh, sorry. :D
Gordon: Hey now.
Joe: It was a joke.
Gordon: I've got one for THE BLOCK.
Joe: THE BLOCK SAYS...
Gordon: Give me 5 good reasons why the best place for East Coasters to get on TV
would be...The Atlantic City Casinos.
Jason: Ok. 1. It has a central location from Washington DC to Boston. You have
major cities all over the east coast. 2. Casinos have ties to game shows, such
as the traveling The Price Is Right at Harrah's/Showboat and auditions for Wheel
Of Fortune at Resorts/Sands. 3. The World Series Of Poker is being sponsored by
Harrah's properties. 4. ESPN is doing some poker tournaments to be televised on
their station as well. 5. Trump also sponsors some Apprentice stuff at his
Chico: Yeah, and then there are the stuff that doesn't pan out. The Norwegian
Dawn for example.
Jason: Blame Mother Nature for slapping the ship with a 70 foot wave...not
Trump. And that isn't Casino related.
Chico: There's a casino on board.
Gordon: OK - Time for Travis to get one. Chico?
Chico: Okay... Mr. Eberle...
Travis: Who dares to disturb my slumber?
Joe: Slumber? If you were sleeping, you sure wouldn't be here.
Travis: I've had a chance while the Pick Fives were going on. :-)
Chico: Give us Five Good Reasons why Bill Rafferty is Mr. Happy Fun Time (going
back to something we said two weeks ago).
Joe: WHOO BILL RAFFERTY!
Travis: Whew. Stick me with a question about a guy I haven't seen in 18 years...
Gordon: I think he just did.
Travis: 1. His shows are more people-driven than format driven (except for
Blockbusters) so we see more of Happy Fun Bill.
Gordon: Thats 1 - 4 more.
Travis: 2. He acknowledges when he gets carried away on a tangent, so he seems
more 'real', like a guy you'd want at a party.
Travis: 3. He knows the format, so he can let the game explain itself, not
having to jump in with "it's $5,000 if it's higher, nothing if it's lower"
Travis: 4. Even so, he can jump in with a quip when warranted (the over 80's
Madonna question on CS, for one.) He still has the comedian ready to jump out.
Gordon: (ding) one more.
Joe: I still liked his line with the Erik Estrada question this week.
Chico: What was that again?
Joe: "Get some jewelry, Erik"
Travis: 5. And he's ALWAYS having a good time. You can't help but enjoy it with
him at the desk.
Chico: Count it!
Gordon: (ding ding ding)
Jason: Nice job.
Chico: And as a bonus *bb87 win cue*
Gordon: Chico - your turn.
Chico: Do it, Rockapella.
Gordon: Give us 5 good reasons why we should care that the Bachelor(ette) is
still going on.
Gordon: (I figured I better ask you before you ask me =))
Chico: ... I'm afraid I can't do it.
Travis: Are there five?
Gordon: Come on - don't be a wuss.
Chico: I can come up with only one....
Gordon: Don't pull a Van Ginkel and answer the question.
Chico: You gonna take that, Joe? He's mocking both of us!
Joe: NO kiddin'.
Gordon: I can come up with 5.
Chico: Fine. You want five... I'll give you five.
Gordon: And they better be good.
Chico: 1) ABC needs a hit like a crack addict needs a hit (remember kids, drugs
are bad). 2) Chris Harrison needs work.
Travis: [ding ding]
Chico: 3) The genre needs a stable foothold. Survival genre has Survivor and
talent has American Idol and such. 4) "All you need is love...." and 5) Charlie
O'Connell and others like him could use the exposure. You know... save us from
other crappy B-level products.
Travis: If people want dating/romance shows, give it to 'em. Even if I prefer
the machinations of "Love or Money."
Gordon: Fine - I'll allow it. I fully expect to get grilled by Chico on this
Chico: Oh hell yeah.
Gordon: Do your worst.
Jason: (hands Gordon his asbestos suit)
Gordon: cough, cough, cough...Asbestos? Where was my teflon suit?
Chico: Today, Gordon... you go through hell...Give me five good reasons... why
you can't discount anything Paula Abdul has said this season.
Jason: OH YEAH!
Chico: Stick that in your moptop and smoke it!
Gordon: Let me get a clarification. Do you mean why we should ignore her or why
we should listen to her?
Chico: Why you should listen to her and agree with what she says.
Jason: This ought to be real good.
Gordon: Ok. 1. The back medication that she is taking is actually putting her at
one with the phone lines that people are voting on. 2. Her off-again, on-again
relationship with Simon is giving her new insight on the contestants.
Gordon: By sitting next to Simon, she is slowly absorbing insight from Simon.
Call it osmosis. 3. Bo Bice isn't out...yet...so she is still seeing Bo in the
finals. 4. You need a soothing, calm force to stop the contestants from
bludgeoning Simon, so she serves a great purpose on the show. And 5...Im
starting a church of Paula. Everything she says and does must be worshipped!
Who's with me????
Chico: Uh... *looks around* Ain't nobody wit'chas =p
Gordon: She has to be someone's Game Show Hussy.
Jason: You are trying to get out of eating Passover Food for the next 8 days :-)
Gordon: And with that, we end Five Good Reasons.
Chico: And we begin an odyssey of a new kind. The last train to Whammyville
leaves after the break on WLTI..
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Previous Episodes (Season 6)|
December 26 - 2004 Year in Review
January 24 - Number Please/Bargain
January 31 - 20 ?s: Dan Avila/Take a
February 14 - ! the Game/Ask Dr. Ryan
February 21 - Who's Your Daddy?/Accuracy
March 5 - We the Jury/Five Good Reasons
March 14 - March Madness/Infiltration
March 21 - 20 ?s: Curt Spear/Deserted
March 28 - WLTI50
April 4 - 20?s: Nat Dykeman; Trios
April 11 - Really Big Board: GSN Sked/Presents
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