Log in

No account? Create an account
planettom [userpic]

Wheel... Of... Thunderdome!!!

February 1st, 2008 (02:04 pm)
Tags: ,

Step right up, try your luck on the WHEEL OF THUNDERDOME!

Bust a deal, face the wheel!

Thunderdome Wheel!

Update 2015/05/13 HTML5 Wheel of Thunderdome!


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 1st, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)

The pointer doesn't point directly at the axis of the wheel. Does the tip of the pointer or the shaft indicate my fate? (Am I "dead meat"?)

Posted by: Curtis Holman (curt_holman)
Posted at: February 1st, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)

I thought this was going to be a mash-up video of Thunderdone video and "Wheel of Fortune" audio.

Have you ever seen the "Spin the Choice" episode of King of the Hill?

Posted by: planettom (planettom)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)

I do vaguely remember that, but thanks to the Interwebs, here's Peggy Hill's description:

"Well, the game is pretty straightforward. You can choose to spin or you can choose to choose. If you choose to spin, you can land on spin, or choice, or lose a spin, or lose a choice, or free spin, or free choice, or spin again."


Of course, as the creepy gameshow host Dr. Dealgood in MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME says:

"All our lives hang by a thread.
Now we've got a man
waiting for sentence.
But ain't it the truth?
You take your chances with the law.
Justice is only a roll of the dice. . .
. . .a flip of the coin,
a turn of the wheel."

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 28th, 2009 09:47 am (UTC)

I'm putting on a huge Road Warrior themed event in the California desert this November! I would love to have this wheel on my web page somehow! Is there a way to get the code for it? Details about the event are here:

You can email me directly here:

Thanks so much!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: November 14th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)

what is auntie's choice???

Posted by: planettom (planettom)
Posted at: November 15th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Re: wheel

Well, in the movie MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME, Tina Turner played "Auntie Entity", the ruler of Barterstown, which is where that Post-Apocalyptic "Wheel of Fortune" is from.

So Auntie's Choice is presumably whatever option she wants. Since she's the head Bad Guy in the movie, Auntie's Choice is probably not good.

However, in the movie, when Max is subject to The Wheel (after he "breaks a deal", by refusing to slay his opponent in the Thunderdome), the random spin of the wheel comes up "Gulag."

A normal definition of a gulag would be a Siberian prison camp during the time of the Soviet Union. But, in this, they tied Max to a donkey, and then, had a stick with a flask of water dangling from it attached to the donkey's head. The donkey wandered out into the desert, trying to get to the water, until it keeled over dead. Max was then able to...eventually...make his escape, but hopelessly lost in the desert.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 17th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)

Mad Max should have killed blaster he would have become king of bartertown

Posted by: planettom (planettom)
Posted at: May 13th, 2015 01:01 pm (UTC)

Some 7 years later, in honor of Friday's premiere of Mad Max Fury Road,

HTML5 Wheel of Thunderdome!

Edited at 2015-05-14 11:04 am (UTC)

8 Read Comments