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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 05:50 PM
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Seriously, what does the "700" in the 700 Club stand for
Not the one here at DU but the one on TV that promotes assassination (along with kidnapping)?

A co-worker wants to know.

david
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Chicago Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 05:52 PM
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1. Their audience total number?
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 05:52 PM
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2. From Wikipedia
The number "700" comes from the Robertson's first televised telethon for his ministry. In it, he set a goal of 700 members paying $10 each a month, a number which would meet the industry's operating budget at the time. Robertson came to refer to these members as the '700 Club' and the name stuck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/700_Club
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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 05:53 PM
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3. dollars.
f'real.
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 06:10 PM
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5. Yep.
You're basically signing up to give Pat $700 a year. "Can't you spare $2 a day to help spread the word of Jeebus?"

I guess "The 712 (And In Leap Years 714) Club" didn't do so well in the marketing tests.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 06:50 PM
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10. When it came on the air in 1966, that was a lot of money too.
I mean, it still is a lot, but wow, almost 40 years ago... :wow:
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 06:07 PM
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4. Total IQ of their members...the more they sign up, the dumber they get.
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 06:35 PM
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6. Yes, one of my professors proposed a theory of
Conservation of Indelligence in class today.
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 06:38 PM
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7. number of members needed to run the assassination station
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 06:44 PM
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8. The collective IQ of the club.
:shrug:
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 06:46 PM
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9. The number of brain cells
left in that demented asshole's head.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 06:54 PM
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11. The number of shots the Liquor Officer has before he goes on air
Yes, Pat Robertson will go down in history as the fundamentalist-in-charge of his unit's liquor cabinet during the Korean War.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 07:00 PM
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12. It was the first 700 members that gave X amount
to keep them on the air when they were going to fold from lack of funds.
I always picture 700 little gray haired ladies scraping up their last twenty or whatever. :(
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