April 14, 2014, - 2:44 pm

HILARIOUS VIDEO: “Wheel of Fortune” College Player is Really Dumb

By Debbie Schlussel

Maybe this guy, Julian of Indiana University, isn’t dumb but just ignorant. Either way, the dude really shows us the quality of the American college student these days: ignoramus extraordinaire. You only need to watch the first two minutes of this to get the point not about America’s future, but its present.

And, yes, the White chick knew how to pronounce the word in question, but race isn’t the issue here, even though it’s likely this guy is a proud affirmative action beneficiary. College students of all races are just morons today. Morons. But I’ll bet they can properly pronounce and spell all of the names of the Kardashian-Jenner brood.

Exit question: do you think this guy ever cracked a single book (or a single article) on Greek mythology? Probably not.

Vanna, I’d like to buy a real education.


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19 Responses

hahaha, I cant stop laughing, that was great !!

HK on April 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Hubby and I watched that show and just looked at one another when he gave those answers. You know he hadda catch hell when he got back to school. He seemed like a nice guy, very pleasant…but I won’t be looking for him on Jeopardy!

Laura S. on April 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Both you and Wheel of Fortune are wrong. This young fellow was right…he just happen to give the ebonic pronunciation of “Achilles.” Just another example of the whitey suppressing the black man. Wait until Al Sharpton hears about this.

Jonathan E. Grant on April 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm

happened not happen. I am mixing up English and ebonics.

Jonathan E. Grant on April 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

We should all be so proud. Another collegiate scholar courtesy of affirmative action. Supposedly this guy is an honor student at Indiana. I’d like to “axe” IU what kind of admission policies they have.

Jeff on April 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Oh, and let’s not forget….he won. Bahahahaha

Laura S. on April 14, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I saw another clip where he was interviewed and he said he was OK with it. That’s how they “teach” kids today. You don’t need to get the correct answer as long as you feel good about the answer you got. Maybe THAT is one of the reasons the US is falling behind the world in education? I think N. Korea even beats us these days.

Tommy Thomas on April 14, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Typical affirmative action product used to being coddled and over-praised for his painfully obvious low-IQ.

DS_ROCKS! on April 14, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    And yet despite those seriously idiotic mistakes, he still won the overall game. So what does that say about the other two???

    Frankie on April 15, 2014 at 10:34 am

Just one question: DOES IT HURT TO BE THAT STUPID?

Affirmative action and FEEL GOOD EDUCATION.


Darrell L. Hicks on April 14, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Our children have been dumbed down in the public schools. The colleges and universities continue the trend. These children are being made into serfs through debt in paying for mostly worthless “higher” education. Now that the feds have banned discharging student college debt via bankruptcy, these college grads are now dependent on the government. Wonder why Obamacare included transferring student loans to the feds?

Next, the feds will strangle loans to Christian and conservative schools if they do not meet certain standards. They won’t be able to compete and will either change their curriculum into “acceptable” humanism or close.

Tyranny by indirect methods. The First Amendment says Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, yet it can pass laws about sexual harassment, home rentals,school curriculum, etc., that restrict speech.

Concerned Citizen on April 14, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Sounds like the last thing he could afford to do is take time away from his “studies” to compete in game shows. Of course, education is not the focal point anymore; wait until the prodigies of Common Core make it to the levels of higher education.

IceNoMore on April 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

I’ve noticed that it doesn’t seem important to teachers to teach spelling anymore, so why should they worry about pronunciation? Everything is just phonetic. I’ve had teachers tell me that as long as the reader can “figure out” what the writer intended, that’s good enough.

I frequently speak out about how ridiculous it is that colleges and universities offer remedial English and math classes. My attitude is that if you can’t do basic freshman English and Math, you do not belong in college. How did they ever take the SAT if they can’t read and do math? It often surprises me when the people I say that to tell me that THEY had to take those remedial classes. I tell them I’m sorry if they are offended, but if they didn’t take the classes in high school what on earth were they doing instead?

MIGirl on April 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Actually, I was kind of surprised to see them reject his answer based on the pronunciation (usually reserved for Jeopardy) but it was still obvious when the guy read it out he had NO idea of who it was or what he was saying. He pronounced it the way he did because he was clueless of the answer.

    Laura S. on April 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Your question points out the uselessness of SATs I got a pretty good math score but I had barely passed Algebra 1 and Plane Geometry. Alg. 2 was hopeless but that’s because I have dyslogia. Back in the 60’s girls were going for their “Mrs.” degrees when we wen’t to college, dont’cha know, so no need to remediate my maths in high school. I found a college that didn’t require any math for graduation ( Nancy Pelosi’s alma mater as it happens) but it would have been better for me to tough it out with a tutor and gone to a good school, not just one with an undeserved reputation. There are reasons students struggle with these skills but if the testing shows promise and raw aptitude, it may be worth investing in a bit of extra assistance and a lot of guidance towards an appropriate major, e.g. engineering for those who struggle with spelling and the arts for the higher math challenged.

    Meira on April 16, 2014 at 1:36 pm

The teachers where he was educated, or supposedly educated, should be ashamed of themselves. They did him a great disservice and as a result, he looks like an idiot. How grossly unfair that our schools are so poorly staffed that a college kid can’t pronounce “Achilles.”

DJH on April 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Must have been taught by an inner city substitute teacher : http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd7FixvoKBw

Pats on April 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Anyone who watches or aspires to be a contestant on ” Wheel of Torture” or any other of countless grab-ass game shows is a waste of DNA in the first place. It’s more important to have your 30 minutes of shame on national TV than to do something productive with your life.

IceNoMore on April 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

Yeah, he wasn’t even there. It’s not like pronouncing “Greenwich,” “Greenwich,” instead of “Grenich.”

But to lose a million based on not being able to come even close to “ack-kill-ees,” is horrible.

Occam's Tool on April 18, 2014 at 7:14 pm

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