Friday, December 10, 2004

Kev-n D--ley

I just found out that long-lost buddy and former DC Comics editor Kevin Dooley is a contestant tonight on Wheel Of Fortune. I'll let you know if he does anything outrageous. Besides appearing on Wheel of Fortune.

Update: He was on in NYC, but here tonight in Seattle three contestants are spinning their brains out and none of them are Kevin. Oh, well. At least I don't have to watch Wheel Of Fortune. And it was nice to be reminded of him. Out of our whole group at DC in those days, Kevin was the funniest, in a performerly kind of way. Really quick, a great mimic... I'd love to run into him one of these days.

7 comments:

Alex said...

What's Kevin up to these days? I'd be curious to find out. He wrote a column for The Pulse a while back, but I haven't heard from him since.

Alex Segura Jr.
The Great Curve

Superfrankenstein said...

I'd love to know. I haven't seen him in years. Great guy.

El Duque said...

Superfrankenstein,

As a writer, Kevin should have a slight advantage in consonants. Vowels are a wash. In the many games I've observed, I've never seen anyone show a enough of an advantage in vowels to win.

Superfrankenstein said...

True as far as it goes, El Duque. But the great Wheel Of Fortune players succeeded with five tools:
1) Vowels
2) Consonants
3) Presentability, or presentableness
4) Enthusiasm, and
5) Spinning. You got to SPIN to WIN.

Clint Hilinski said...

Hey Tom, I saw you mention this over at MillarWorld, and he was definately on Wheel of Fortuned here in Minnesota. I'd met him a few years back after I'd drawn a 10 page JLA story for those 80pg Giants. He knew who I was and was really nice. But it had been about 6 years since I'd seen him at that convention so I wasn't 100% sure until I saw your post.
He did pretty good, came in second with $8900. He hit the $5000 spot once and picked T, there weren't any, the next women picked an S and there were two. I think I saw him cringe. It was an odd thing to see him there.

Superfrankenstein said...

I'm glad he did well, although I'm a little disappointed he didn't leap over the podium, ride the wheel around, and give Pat Sajak a Bugs Bunny kiss. Thanks for the info, Clint.

El Duque said...

Superfrankenstein,

Isn't that the way it works? You write consonants, you work them, you live them, you love them; and then a 'T' screws you. There is no "T" in "fairness." But there are two 'S's. And there is a "T" in betrayal.