I think Fred is not the mental giant Howard thinks he is

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  1. JoeyG

    JoeyG Active Member

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    Yesterday, when they were talking about Madonna flashing at a concert in Hungary, Fred interrupted and said "Istanbul". No problem with that. However, after a few moments, Howard says "Isn't Istanbul in Turkey? I was right about Turkey, right? Again, so far, so good. However, still no response from Fred. After at least 45 seconds to a minute, he finally says that yes, Istanbul is in Turkey. I guarantee that Fred had no idea and was furiously googling it before he said something wrong. I find him making errors like this about once a week or so. Something that everyone should know, and he doesn't know it.
     
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    k4D3t Reverse Apache Master VIP

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    Fred is half asleep, so I cut him some slack ;)

    maybe he didn't get the Constantinople memo :hhh:
     
  3. BrerJimmy

    BrerJimmy Well-Known Member

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    There was an office memo about never bringing up Howard's turkey neck. Fred was just erring on the side of caution.
     
  4. Popeye Saavedra

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    Well compared to Howard, Fred is a "genious."
     
  5. UnElegant 1

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    Fred gave up a long time ago. He's just sitting back and cashing checks. Probably surfing the net and hears about 1% of what Howard says.

    Can't say I blame him. Just as good as being retired except he gets out of the house a couple of days a week and he doesn't have to dip into his savings.
     
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    Fred's been asleep since 1923 :lol:
     
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    lol @ anyone thinking Fred was ever smart. He went to fucking community college and grew up as a fucking hayseed. His 'knowledge' consists of trivia and old music and shit he's learned from watching TV.
     
  8. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits Gold

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    Fred, the King of all Google search and Wikipedia.
     
  9. Fan in TX

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    I never thought Fred was smart. He does keyboard cowboy research and that is about it. And anyone that thinks that Win Fred's Money was real...well you know the rest!
     
  10. LessMoonbeams

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    Cabby beat him in Win Fred's Money ...which btw hasn't been played
    in a long time
     
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    Fred is a dumb cunt.
     
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    It's nobody's business but the Turks.
     
  13. Groucho Marx

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    Some of the dumbest people I've ever known were really good at geography. I don't consider memorization of locations to be a primary factor in intelligence. If Fred didn't know, I don't think it proves anything, not that I think he's some genius.
     
  14. Peau de Soie

    Peau de Soie Edit Button? Thanks LaserTilt!

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    Fuck! I was just going to say that.
     
  15. Uncle Larry

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    Fred knows a lot about music and has memorized lots of useless facts, but I don't consider him a great thinker.

    This reminds me of the recent Chris Matthews appearance on Jeopardy when he said "Istanbul" when the question related to six-letter world capitals (1:50 of the video) -

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  16. gridlockd

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    When he spouted off about Carol Alt not being a supermodel, that's when I realized he's actually an idiot.
     
  17. Atomic Wedgie

    Atomic Wedgie Crash Victim

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    Fred has always seemed rather thick headed to me.
     
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  19. Ice Hole

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    Does he also think Helsinki is in Sweden?

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  20. Time Bandit

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    the dope married a 'win a date with fred' contestant, how smart can he be?