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If you didn’t hear about the Sony hacks, it’s all the rage lately. Apparently some computer nerds hacked into all of Sony Picture’s emails and have been revealing all this delicious, juicy gossip about celebrities innermost thoughts. Welcome to the future, bitch!! I’ve pretty much come to terms with the fact that every single thing I’ve ever written on ANY forum on the Internet will be read by Turtleboy Jr. and all of his friends. I officially surrender.
I personally think it’s poppycock that the media is even publishing these emails, because it’s basically letting the terrorists win. But let me tell you something. After reading this story today about an insane helicopter mom, her loser/sore sport daughter, and Alex Trebek, I’m more thankful than ever that I know about them now. I saw this story in US Magazine. Before I break it down I just wanna say that I absolutely love Jeopardy!. That show never gets old. Someday you will see me on there and when I do I promise you that Turtleboy will be the most legendary contestant in the history of game shows.
So because I love this show so much I basically have one cardinal rule in life – don’t ever fuck with Jeopardy! The PC police and soccer moms have taken over this country. I’ve learned to accept that over time and use this blog as an outlet to bash them. But I swear to God, if these a-holes ruin Jeopardy! for me I’m gonna lose my shit. This is all I’ve got left. Luckily Alex Trebek has my back 110%. Check out this story (story is in italics, our commentary follows each passage):
In the video that aired on Wednesday, Dec. 3, A series of emails uncovered by Radar Online show Trebek, 74, voicing unhappiness with an incident on the show, which aired earlier this month. During day three of Kids Week, which took place Dec. 1 – 5, one contestant ended her run in the red, forcing her out of competing in Final Jeopardy with the other two kid competitors.
Stop the fight!! Hold it right there!! First of all, how did this loser kid get on the show? They had NO points left going into Final Jeopardy? Isn’t their a screening process to weed out the future slug rakes of America? I didn’t even know it was possible to finish in the red in the kid’s tournament. As someone who watches Jeopardy every day I can tell you that the kid’s tournament is way too easy. We’re looking for the best of the best here, and they give them these softball questions because they’re precious children. Newsflash – America didn’t become the greatest country in the world by coddling losers. We became the best because we invested in winners like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Survival of the fittest. Murica.
In the video that aired on Wednesday, Dec. 3, Trebek tells the contestant, who ended up $1,400 in debt, “We have bad news for you, because you’re in the negative situation, it means you won’t be around for Final Jeopardy, but you’ll automatically pick up $1000 for a third place finish.”
OK. So what’s the problem? I’ve seen many people not make Final Jeopardy before. This is the standard farewell from Alex. You think my boy Tyrone went home and cried when Alex told him to leave? Nope.
Though he followed the standard show protocol of a contestant in the negatives not competing as they have nothing to wager, Trebek reportedly did not make enough of an effort to make the failed competitor feel better. According to the emails published by Radar, Trebek was asked to re-tape the last moment after the third place finisher “was visibly upset” and ran backstage.
Of for fuck’s sake. I wanted to puke reading this paragraph. He didn’t make enough of en effort to make the failed competitor FEEL better? Ummmm, so what? That’s not his job. If you want your kid to feel good about themselves have them learn their Goddamn state capitals before they go on national television.
This is what’s bullshit about the way we’re raising kids now. No one can stand to watch their kid cry because it’s too hard FOR THE PARENT to deal with. Newsflash – that’s one of the challenging parts of parenthood. This person you love uncontrollably cries because they’re going through a hard time. Sure, you could comfort them and tell them that they tried their best and it was an accomplishment to just make it on the show. They’ll still probably cry but in the long run they’ll be a stronger person because of that. But of course that requires you to actually put an effort into parenting. It’s a lot easier to just complain to the coach, or the teacher, or Alex fucking Trebek that they’re being too mean to precious little Johnny!!
“Alex’s intentions were good,” a producer wrote, but they would need to film the segment again “to appease an upset mother who could start another feeding frenzy about Alex’s perceived insensitivity.”
So let me get this straight. The producer ADMITS that the mother is an out of control phsychopath. But instead of telling her “tough shit”, they actualy wanted to make the LEGEND himself – Alex Trebek – “appease” some woman of ZERO SIGNIFICANCE over his “insensitivity.” At this rate I give it 20 years before Canada takes us over.
The mother of the girl wrote a letter to Sony producers, explaining that she was “quite a bit taken back” by how Trebek handled the situation.
“If he had taken the time, he would have known, like you do, that my daughter is not a sore loser, and does not become emotional solely over losing a game,” she wrote. “She was upset about not being able to completely play the game to the end… I don’t think I’ll ever forgive him for that.”
Newsflash – your daughter is the DEFINITION of a sore loser. She cried and pouted because Alex told her the stone cold truth – you can’t play Final Jeopardy because you don’t have any imaginary money to wager. That’s the rule. Well Alex must’ve gone up to her and Gronked a football right in her face to rub it in after she lost right? Oh wait, you mean he simply told her that he although she was done she’d still be getting a cool grand, despite the fact that she completely failed? Wow, what an asshole he is.
Trebek IS Jeopardy though. The day that Alex gives into some insane soccer mom on a power trip is the day that I officially give up on this country. He’s a Goddamn legend. Luckily Alex Trebek don’t play that:
Trebek was less than pleased by the woman’s words, as well as the reaction from Sony’s producers.
“If you all think I should retape the opening, I will,” wrote Trebek, who has been hosting Jeopardy! since 1984. “But I want to say that for 30 years I’ve defended our show against attacks inside and out. But it doesn’t seem to operate both ways. When I’m vilified, corporate (and certainly legal) always seems to say ‘don’t say anything and it’ll blow over,’ and I’m not feeling support from the producers, and that disappoints the s—t out of me.”
“If I’m making mistakes and saying things you don’t like, maybe it’s time for me to move on,” he added. “It’s not a threat, but I want to let you know how I’m feeling.”
You tell em Alex. Way to stick it to the man. Corporate big shots will come and they will go. But Alex Trebek will ALWAYS be Jeopardy! Don’t forget who pays the bills around here dingbats. He is to game shows what Bill Belichick is to the NFL and Patriots. He’s a proven winner who gets to call the shots. Don’t like him? Too bad. This is just the way he runs shit. You think Belichick is gonna let some soccer mom dictate whose feelings get hurt? Get out of my face with that jive.
Here’s a question – how much of a LOSER would this kid have to be to go back and have Alex Trebek RETAPE her eviction from the show? I mean, who allows their mom to put them through that humiliation? When I was her age all I wanted my mom to do was never, ever speak in public when I was around. She could yell and scream at me all she wanted when I was home. But around strangers and other kids the last thing I wanted was to watch my mom make a federal case out of something that involved me. Back in my day if your mom was crazy you put her on a leash.
At the end of the day society loses. This kid is gonna grow up and think things get handed to her. She’s gonna get the impression that everyone has to be nice to you all the time. Then when things don’t go her way she’s gonna march in the middle of the road with her hippy friends and hold traffic up because of some bullshit she read about on Twitter. Pray for America.
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