WLTI Bonus Point #12 – I Got 500 Questions (But A Pitch Ain’t One)

Written by: Chico Alexander Let’s say you are a high-powered network executive looking for the next big thing to happen during the summer. I come into your office, I’m met with your secretary, she asks me what my pitch is, and I say… “One person… 500 questions.” I would get a counter offer that went something like this: “Security is gonna rough you up on the way out.” But because…

May 27, 2015

Block Party #1

(Banner coming soon) Written by: Jason Block The Daytime Emmys – How the Mighty Have Fallen Did you know that Jeopardy won its 14th Emmy for Best Game Show and 31st overall adding to their impressive Guinness World Record total? Did you also know that Steve Harvey became the first person of color to win Best Game Show Host and that he also won Best Talk Show Host (Informational) in the…

June 24, 2014

Nikki’s Notebook – Page 2

(Banner coming soon) Written by: Nikki Heyman “The Shield: United they Stood, Divided they’ll Conquer” I’ll admit to being heavily biased when it came to the shield. Dean Ambrose alone had my attention, but over the course of their run I saw what others saw in Seth Rollins and what the WWE might see in Roman Reigns. This group was built to be an unstoppable force as a team, and…

June 21, 2014

WLTI Bonus Point #11 – Who Watches the Watchers?

Written by: Chico Alexander Silence. When met with the question as to who is going to occupy the Big Brother House this year, this is the answer with which we are supplied. Used to be during the days of old, CBS would have no problem trotting out the latest army of summer shut-ins for its ultimate guilty pleasure, an inside-the-house battle for control amongst a group of like-minded and like-bodied…

June 19, 2014

WLTI Bonus Point #10 – The Adventures of Casual Game Show Fan: Chapter 2 – Selling Church

Written by: Chico Alexander Welcome to another installment of “Casual Game Show Fan”, a column that explains the mechanics of our little geek world to those who know who hosted “The Price Is Right” last week, but doesn’t know who hosted it back in the 60s… Bill Cullen, by the way. It was Bill Cullen. Read Adam’s book if you don’t believe me. This time, I have an idea. Let’s…

June 7, 2014

WLTI Bonus Point #9 – In Lieu of Roses: A Rare, but Timely Defense of “The Bachelorette”

Written by: Dino “Chico” Alexander “While the floors underneath our feet are crumbling, the walls we built together are tumbling, I still stand here holding up the roof, ’cause it’s easier than telling the truth.” -Kris Allen, “The Truth” This Monday on “The Bachelorette” was something else. We had the trademark drama – real or otherwise imagined by a story editor deep within the confines of Warner Bros. – culminating…

June 6, 2014

WLTI Bonus Point #8 – The Villian Takes It All

Written by: Gordon Pepper If you’ve been following the site long enough, and based on my many nicknames on the site (which include, but are not limited to Haterade, The 1%, Captain Wrong and The Dark Cloud), you would think that I would be rooting for the villains in every single series to win, Usually, you would be correct in that statement, but it’s not because I want evil to…

June 3, 2014

Nikki’s Notebook – Page 1

(Banner coming soon) Written by: Nikki Heyman I thought I’d at least be polite enough to introduce myself, My Name is Nikki Heyman, and did you know that my Uncle’s client BROCK LESNAR ended – Sorry, almost a habit anymore. In this handy little “Notebook” I’ll be talking about wrestling, primarily WWE, but if something in another league or major wrestling news catches my eye or ear, this is where…

June 1, 2014

WLTI Bonus Point #7 – Casual Game Show Fan Episode 1 – Girl on Fire

Written by: Dino “Chico” Alexander As I watch Julia Collins play on Jeopardy!, I’m reminded of what Suzanne Collins wrote as Katniss Everdeen in her Hunger Games trilogy: “I can only form one clear thought. This is no place for a girl on fire.” It’s time to play “Casual Game Show Fan”. As a point of reference, if you are reading and/or writing this, then you are the die-hard. You…

May 31, 2014

WLTI Bonus Point #6 – The Big Price of Big Money

Written by: Dino “Chico” Alexander Since 1999, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” has been the very definition of the phrase “making millions by giving away millions”, and for good reason. The combination of high pressure, high stakes, and the man vs. machine dynamic of the game made it an event that brought audiences as much as it brought contestants. “Millionaire”, the creation of British screenwriters David Briggs, Steven Knight…

May 27, 2014

Some More BS – 2014 NFL Salaries

Written by: Carl Chenier and Jim Williams We attempted to start a new feature last year on the website in the form of several columns…after a few months of trying the idea it kind of fizzled out while many of us got quite busy with real life things, especially me. We’re now attempting to do these various columns again and see what clicks and what doesn’t. Onto what this particular…

May 27, 2014

WLTI Bonus Point #5 – Thomas’ Emancipation

Written by: Dino “Chico” Alexander Rewatching Thomas Hurley’s moment of gut-wretching defeat and the social media firestorm that has split the Jeopardy! fanbase into true J! People and Wheel People masquerading as J! People reminded me of a Buddhist axiom that I try and live by. “Suffer what there is to suffer. Enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life.” If you haven’t…

August 8, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombings: A Red State, Blue State Special Report

(Recorded on April 15, 2013) Jason Block, Jim Williams, and Ethan Musulin give their thoughts and the latest news on this horrible event happening in Boston which has been treated by the President as an act of terror. Download link: http://www.clw83.com/clw83content/downloads/shows/redstatebluestate/specials/RSBSBostonMarathonSpecial.mp3 Podcast Rating:

April 16, 2013

Billboard Breakdown #3

Written by: Robert Q. Seidelman April 14th – April 20th, 2013 Prediction Recap: Dead Wrong. Mirrors is still floundering between 20-11 and Suit and Tie dropped in position. Let’s see if I get it right next week. #10. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons (Last Week #7 Total Weeks in the top 100: 32)…..Not quite. Apparently this is #11 and Billboard made a mistake with the original printing of the list. Which…

April 13, 2013