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(New York Daily News)   Dude on Jeopardy hates the farking Eagles, man   ( nydailynews.com) divider line
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2017-10-04 01:38:21 PM  
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2017-10-04 02:34:45 PM  
a bearded bartender from New York

Considering the Daily News is a NYC paper I was expecting the Philadelphia Eagles.

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2017-10-04 02:34:45 PM  
Whoever said Wes Anderson character on Jeopardy pretty much nailed it.
 
2017-10-04 02:45:57 PM  

damageddude: a bearded bartender from New York

Considering the Daily News is a NYC paper I was expecting the Philadelphia Eagles.

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That wouldn't be a headline. Everyone hates the Philadelphia Eagles. Well, other than a few total mouthbreathers in Philly, of course, none of whom would be sentient enough to be on Jeopardy.
 
2017-10-04 03:12:51 PM  
If you have a negative score on Jeopardy, do you have to pay Alex?
 
2017-10-04 03:12:57 PM  
Annoying hipster trying too hard to be quirky.
 
2017-10-04 03:16:42 PM  
He's incredibly farking annoying, but he knows his stuff and bets big on the Daily Doubles & Final Jeopardy.

/Jeopardy! addict
 
2017-10-04 03:22:35 PM  

LucklessWonder: He's incredibly farking annoying, but he knows his stuff and bets big on the Daily Doubles & Final Jeopardy.

/Jeopardy! addict


Yeah he is bizarre, clearly brilliant, but his play style is great to watch. How did that woman miss Mandela last night though?
 
2017-10-04 03:27:13 PM  
He's a man of mystery, seems to make people horny.
 
2017-10-04 03:28:01 PM  
It's too bad Brooklyn's Italian-American community largely does not embrace their hipster neighbors; if they did even the women could sport ironic facial hair.
 
2017-10-04 03:29:40 PM  

damageddude: a bearded bartender from New York

Considering the Daily News is a NYC paper I was expecting the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Beat me to it.
 
2017-10-04 03:33:47 PM  
I pray every day for his defeat just so I can stop seeing his stupid intros and gestures. He's only still on from big bets that pay off and playing against people that just seem to refuse to want to win.
/swear I'm not bitter
//also a Jeopardy addict
 
2017-10-04 03:39:04 PM  
My wife and I keep joking that people in Brooklyn are watching this and saying "That's the guy who works over at [dive/hipster bar].  He used to date [art school girl].  I hate that farking guy.  He's so pretentious."

But I love how he farking goes for it on Daily Doubles.  Heels and gamblers make Jeopardy exciting and he's both.
 
2017-10-04 03:40:27 PM  

ImOnIslandTime: I pray every day for his defeat just so I can stop seeing his stupid intros and gestures. He's only still on from big bets that pay off and playing against people that just seem to refuse to want to win.
/swear I'm not bitter
//also a Jeopardy addict


He's still better than Buzzy.
 
2017-10-04 03:41:40 PM  

foo monkey: If you have a negative score on Jeopardy, do you have to pay Alex?


Yes.

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2017-10-04 03:44:22 PM  

sirrerun: damageddude: a bearded bartender from New York

Considering the Daily News is a NYC paper I was expecting the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Beat me to it.


That is indeed the look most Giants fans are wearing these days.
 
2017-10-04 03:50:06 PM  
If I'm in the exact right (and rare) mood there's almost nothing better than The Eagles. But if not, there are few worse things to suffer through.
 
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2017-10-04 04:22:35 PM  

foo monkey: If you have a negative score on Jeopardy, do you have to pay Alex?


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2017-10-04 04:29:32 PM  
What are the odds that the bar he works at has some sort of a trivia game for patrons (a la NTN)? Seems safe to reason that eventually a bartender would wind up doing extremely well on the show because of it. It was just a matter of time.
 
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2017-10-04 04:31:01 PM  
The first time this guy was on, I said to my girlfriend "This guy is a douche."  And he keeps winning.  I do have to respect his wagering though.  I just want him to lose and go away.
 
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2017-10-04 04:31:42 PM  

iron_city_ap: What are the odds that the bar he works at has some sort of a trivia game for patrons (a la NTN)? Seems safe to reason that eventually a bartender would wind up doing extremely well on the show because of it. It was just a matter of time.


That's a good bet.
 
2017-10-04 04:38:02 PM  

LucklessWonder: He's incredibly farking annoying, but he knows his stuff and bets big on the Daily Doubles & Final Jeopardy.

/Jeopardy! addict


I think he might have some type of social anxiety but at least he's entertaining. I was impressed that despite having almost a runaway he still bet almost all his money last night and won.  I hope he keeps winning at least he's different and seems to be having fun.
 
2017-10-04 04:47:58 PM  
He reminds me of an exes son who had aspergers. Smart kid and (fun) quirky as long as it was in his wheelhouse. Not so much if it was not
 
2017-10-04 05:05:04 PM  
A couple nights ago the dude teared up when missing a daily double. It was the best part of his run so far
 
2017-10-04 05:10:44 PM  
They do sort of create a plothole in Lord of the Rings.
 
2017-10-04 05:37:14 PM  

ImOnIslandTime: He's only still on from big bets that pay off


Yes... how shameful that he's only still on because he plays the game of Jeopardy well.
 
2017-10-04 05:50:58 PM  
I'm with a lot of you guys.  He's an annoying douche -- I generally hate any contestant that doesn't start at the top of one category and work down -- but I do have respect for his knowledge base and his brass balls on DD and FJ wagers.
 
2017-10-04 06:00:48 PM  

buckeyebrain: I generally hate any contestant that doesn't start at the top of one category and work down


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2017-10-04 06:23:54 PM  

ryant123: buckeyebrain: I generally hate any contestant that doesn't start at the top of one category and work down

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You bastard.
 
2017-10-04 06:38:05 PM  

buckeyebrain: ryant123: buckeyebrain: I generally hate any contestant that doesn't start at the top of one category and work down

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You bastard.


Hmm, I see the discord and I did a reverse image Tineye search and still don't get the joke.  Just that he knew the imprecision would irk you?
 
2017-10-04 06:40:47 PM  

Yakk: LucklessWonder: He's incredibly farking annoying, but he knows his stuff and bets big on the Daily Doubles & Final Jeopardy.

/Jeopardy! addict

Yeah he is bizarre, clearly brilliant, but his play style is great to watch. How did that woman miss Mandela last night though?


Doesn't matter, instead of losing by $69,000 she loses by $31,800.
 
2017-10-04 06:42:02 PM  

Far Cough: buckeyebrain: ryant123: buckeyebrain: I generally hate any contestant that doesn't start at the top of one category and work down

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You bastard.

Hmm, I see the discord and I did a reverse image Tineye search and still don't get the joke.  Just that he knew the imprecision would irk you?


It's one of those how-OCD-are-you things that you run across often on Facebook.  But just to be clear, I laughed and gave ryant123 a Funny.
 
2017-10-04 06:50:23 PM  

pipboy1388: Annoying hipster trying too hard to be quirky.


I like him. He brings some character to an erstwhile dorkfest.
 
2017-10-04 06:54:21 PM  

lakrfool: pipboy1388: Annoying hipster trying too hard to be quirky.

I like him. He brings some character to an erstwhile dorkfest.


/also a huge J! Nerd
 
2017-10-04 07:04:41 PM  

FNG: iron_city_ap: What are the odds that the bar he works at has some sort of a trivia game for patrons (a la NTN)? Seems safe to reason that eventually a bartender would wind up doing extremely well on the show because of it. It was just a matter of time.

That's a good bet.


Back in the late 90's I "bet" on NTN via the stock market.  Basically bought and sold between 5/8's and 11/16th's.  That stock was awesomely predictable bouncing between a small gain. Buy on Monday at 5/8's, sell on Wed at 11/16.  Rinse and repeat.   It was enough to cover short term taxes and cost per trade to generate beer money.  CSB
 
2017-10-04 07:18:10 PM  
The Eagles were one of the first band I absolutely hated (probably still would if i ever heard them nowadays...) and one of the main reasons I ventured from commercial radio to college and high school radio stations, and my lifelong love for punk rock and its many sub-genres began.
 
2017-10-04 07:51:09 PM  
This guy was told once too often that he's funny, and now he believes it.  He tries to make the show about him, which is never what I want when I watch.  it's about the game.  He's entirely too fond of himself and it's annoying.  If I wanted to see a try-hard hoping to springboard to stardom from his 15 minutes with quirky attention mongering, I'd watch American Ninja Warrior.

//Upon further review, his personality is everything I hate about my sister-in-law.
///she was also proud, for some odd reason, of being a bartender
 
2017-10-04 08:32:42 PM  
I watched today because of this thread. I enjoyed it/him.

Lots if people are probably annoyed/ flabbergasted that it is sherbet and not sherbert. Only recently did I discover there is no second "r."
 
2017-10-04 09:29:59 PM  

Jeteupthemiddle: I watched today because of this thread. I enjoyed it/him.

Lots if people are probably annoyed/ flabbergasted that it is sherbet and not sherbert. Only recently did I discover there is no second "r."


Sorbet, you asshole.
 
2017-10-04 10:08:35 PM  
I need animated meme's of this character to judge for quirkiness...  Go fark GO
 
2017-10-04 10:11:31 PM  
He has calmed down a lot since the first couple games. I think a lot of his odd behavior was just nerves - during the interviews he was shaking and his voice quivered. Imho the opening segment mime acts are actually funny (he always looks ashamed afterwards), but his need to talk down on everything is off-putting.  His bold wagers are exciting and he knows his stuff without seeming like a machine.
Takes some getting used to, but overall I like him.
 
2017-10-04 11:04:01 PM  

lakrfool: pipboy1388: Annoying hipster trying too hard to be quirky.

I like him. He brings some character to an erstwhile dorkfest.


Yeah, it's a nice change from the usual "research assistant whose greatest moment is the time their cousin saw Phil Donahue at a mall."
 
2017-10-05 12:00:04 AM  
During the "get to know you" portion on I think Monday he told a story of how he fell asleep at a concert (Rancid?) because he thought it was bad.   That's the sort of edgelord bullshiat story you get from aspy 14 year olds trying to sound tough/cool.

Colossal douche.
 
2017-10-05 12:01:14 AM  

Sgt Otter: lakrfool: pipboy1388: Annoying hipster trying too hard to be quirky.

I like him. He brings some character to an erstwhile dorkfest.

Yeah, it's a nice change from the usual "research assistant whose greatest moment is the time their cousin saw Phil Donahue at a mall."


one "meet the jeopardy! contestant" story that stuck out to me...

Alex: "It says here you kissed a camel once?"
Contestant: (very monotone) "Yes. I was doing a play over radio and the stage directions said that my character kissed a camel. we had a camel in the room for the recording, so i actually kissed it."

and that was the most exciting life story he could think of sharing.
 
2017-10-05 12:24:56 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: During the "get to know you" portion on I think Monday he told a story of how he fell asleep at a concert (Rancid?) because he thought it was bad.   That's the sort of edgelord bullshiat story you get from aspy 14 year olds trying to sound tough/cool.

Colossal douche.


It was korn and disturbed. He made the right choice.
 
2017-10-05 07:41:25 AM  

ImOnIslandTime: I pray every day for his defeat just so I can stop seeing his stupid intros and gestures. He's only still on from big bets that pay off and playing against people that just seem to refuse to want to win.
/swear I'm not bitter
//also a Jeopardy addict


Amen, brother.  I also couldn't wait for this gut to get bested.
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2017-10-05 10:15:17 AM  

buckeyebrain: I'm with a lot of you guys.  He's an annoying douche -- I generally hate any contestant that doesn't start at the top of one category and work down -- but I do have respect for his knowledge base and his brass balls on DD and FJ wagers.


Why?  If you think know the category better than the other players, it's completely logical to go for the higher dollars first.  Is the point of a game show not to try and win the most money?
 
2017-10-05 12:33:13 PM  

shroom: buckeyebrain: I'm with a lot of you guys.  He's an annoying douche -- I generally hate any contestant that doesn't start at the top of one category and work down -- but I do have respect for his knowledge base and his brass balls on DD and FJ wagers.

Why?  If you think know the category better than the other players, it's completely logical to go for the higher dollars first.  Is the point of a game show not to try and win the most money?


Not only that, but part of the strategy is finding the DD and blocking your opponents from them.  Second round so much can hinge on them, scoring them even in weak categories should be priority.

Miss my man Chu.
 
2017-10-05 12:33:17 PM  

Everything is Awful: Vaginosilicosis: During the "get to know you" portion on I think Monday he told a story of how he fell asleep at a concert (Rancid?) because he thought it was bad.   That's the sort of edgelord bullshiat story you get from aspy 14 year olds trying to sound tough/cool.

Colossal douche.

It was korn and disturbed. He made the right choice.


Regardless of what band it was the story was solidly "I'll take shiat that never happened for $1000, Alex"
 
2017-10-05 01:20:39 PM  
Does anyone else find Jeopardy more interesting when they have a winner whose clearly a step above his opponents?
 
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