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(The New Republic)   Honest, I only lost on Jeopardy because I couldn't work the buzzer right   (newrepublic.com) divider line 112
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2014-02-05 07:20:19 PM  
Nice troll, sub. First I read a really dumb article and then see a thread of people with zero chance of making the show claim they've been on it. Well done.
 
2014-02-05 07:23:24 PM  
Beta Tested


You work for CCP.
 
2014-02-05 07:24:44 PM  
Either that or you know Poe.
 
2014-02-05 07:35:03 PM  
Ok, you don't work at CCP, but you know Poe.
 
2014-02-05 09:06:43 PM  

blk47rs: I think what most people are responding to in this case is this guy comes off as a smug twat while doing so.


I haven't watched Jeopardy! in a few months, but that could be it. Smug contestants take away enjoyment of the show, apart from the show having a villain. I always want the smug people to lose. Always.
Anyone that smiles or looks glad to be there is the person I want to win.
 
2014-02-05 09:10:25 PM  

Stile4aly: Given that they'd be breaking the Communications Act, I find this hard to believe.


Yes, because large corporations never break the law in pursuit of profit dumbass.  They don't want us watching the show, they want them, the little ladies who would swoon over the Ken Jennings type.  The winner of my game was a Ken Jennings prototype and he went on to become one of the most photogenic 5 time winners up to that point in time.  The Tournament of Champions the year I was on looked like a casting call for "ideal suburban husband" instead of the previous years when they were casting calls for "fat, ugly, neck bearded, Cheetos scarfing porn aficionados."

www.wowhall.org
 
2014-02-05 09:20:03 PM  
Wow, we actually have former contestants here?  I'd love to be on the show, even though I sucked at the recent online test.

/keep an eye out for a $1234 bet and a drawing of a stick figure holding up a cocktail glass
 
2014-02-05 10:11:00 PM  
My brother was on it in 2009(?) for the college championship series and he ended up winning 100k. He said the buzzer shiat was pretty much luck because they would all click on every answer. Went back for the tournament of
Champions and got his ass kicked. To validate, he's on wikipedias entry for winners, representing Mississippi state.
 
2014-02-05 11:40:10 PM  

OscarTamerz: Stile4aly: Given that they'd be breaking the Communications Act, I find this hard to believe.

Yes, because large corporations never break the law in pursuit of profit dumbass.  They don't want us watching the show, they want them, the little ladies who would swoon over the Ken Jennings type.  The winner of my game was a Ken Jennings prototype and he went on to become one of the most photogenic 5 time winners up to that point in time.  The Tournament of Champions the year I was on looked like a casting call for "ideal suburban husband" instead of the previous years when they were casting calls for "fat, ugly, neck bearded, Cheetos scarfing porn aficionados."

[www.wowhall.org image 400x470]


Let's get some more details down, since you remember so much. What year / who was the guy who beat you?
 
2014-02-05 11:47:08 PM  
Is that the guy that wrote the torture hall pass for Bush and Cheney?
 
2014-02-06 03:32:49 AM  

GDubDub: Either that or you know Poe.


No and yes, very well.

That doesn't narrow it down much though, he knows EVERYONE :D
 
2014-02-06 12:56:02 PM  

strife: Wow, we actually have former contestants here?  I'd love to be on the show, even though I sucked at the recent online test.

/keep an eye out for a $1234 bet and a drawing of a stick figure holding up a cocktail glass


I made it to the "simulated game" portion of auditions, twice.

Screwed the pooch, both times.  Geography just kicks my ass, and it was prominent both times.

And if you think I was going to study for it, well....
 
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