We did find out that Pat Sajak has a lot in common with the G:TB staff. The genial Wheel of Fortune host wasn't above a tipple or two during the work day.
“Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet. They’re really good tapes to get a hold of,” said Sajak, adding that his average number of drinks was “cuatro” or four.
“I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK,” Sajak said.
Anyone have Pat's contact information? I think we've found another FOG:TB.
In other news, Dave invited me to go to Belmar for Jersey Shore barbecue in an email (copied below). On a weeknight. He's either got a seriously skewed sense of geography, or mistook me for a man of the cloth in his acquaintance. I couldn't go, but the thought of barbecue and the Jersey Shore is an interesting one.
i know this is a long shot for most people, but my friend's band is playing at jersey shore bbq tomorrow night. it's in belmar and they play from 6:30 to 9. the bbq is amazing and it's byob. i am trying to leave before six. so far, i think connell is in and i might be picking up terry on the way-- terry confirm this-- but that still leaves some room in the car if anyone else can get out early (and you'll be back to HP by ten . . . unless we stop at the park pub on the way home).
I was pleased to find a new entry for my Christmas gift list.
And finally, in a story that mixes our love for design with our fondness for drink, here's a story about the creation of an infographic. About cocktails. Mix away.
Have a great fortnight.