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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
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2014-02-05 01:57:56 PM  
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/this makes me laugh everytime
2014-02-05 01:14:00 PM  
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Honest, I only lost on Jeopardy ...

2014-02-05 01:20:22 PM  
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2014-02-05 02:53:00 PM  
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2014-02-05 02:23:42 PM  
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That's right, Al -- YOU LOST!  And let me tell you what you didn't win: a twenty volume set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat. But that's not all. You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. And you brought shame and disgrace to your family name for generations to come! You don't get to come back tomorrow! You don't even get a lousy copy of our home game. You're a COMPLETE LOSER!
2014-02-05 01:25:05 PM  
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2014-02-05 01:24:49 PM  
2 votes:
I thought it was going to be about this guy:

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2014-02-05 03:57:24 PM  
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OscarTamerz: I played on Jeopardy after they started sabotaging the fat ugly neck beards who'd won every season since the show started. Full disclosure: I'm a fat ugly farker. I was ahead 2600 to my opponents' scores of 600 each and during the first commercial they turned off my buzzer. The only question they let me answer for the rest of the game was the only one neither of my 2 opponents buzzed in on and that took 2 seconds and 5 presses before the board even responded.   After Ken Jenning's "miraculous" run anyone who doesn't realize the show is more fixed than the WWE has an IQ equal to their shoe size.

Furthermore, Trebek is reading FROM A CARD! He wouldn't know the answers if he didn't have that card in front of him.
2014-02-05 02:47:35 PM  
1 vote:
I notice Chu never selects The Rapists, either.
2014-02-05 02:43:01 PM  
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theknuckler_33: I thought they had to basically 'qualify' to be on the show. How did he get that far if he couldn't use the equipment?

Using the buzzer is not an important part of qualifying.
There's the online test. If you pass that, then there's an in-person audition which includes a 50-question written test, an interview, and a short mock game. The mock game is the ONLY thing that involves buzzers; it's very brief and not very competitive, and unless you stick the buzzer up your own ass you're not going to fail on that basis. They're interested in trivia ability and personality.

Practice rounds once you're actually on the set are for practice only and have no bearing on anything.
2014-02-05 02:04:57 PM  
1 vote:
Its a freakin' hammer!
2014-02-05 02:03:16 PM  
1 vote:
What really gaming a game show looks like:
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2014-02-05 01:54:01 PM  
1 vote:

HMS_Blinkin: I've actually read that working the buzzer is a big part of succeeding at Jeopardy.

And in the bedroom!
2014-02-05 01:39:35 PM  
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Beeblebrox: I thought it was going to be about this guy:

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That picture says everything you need to know about media in America. It turns out the late-night sidekick is a pretty smart guy, while the guy with a current events news show is a flippin' idiot.
2014-02-05 01:25:54 PM  
1 vote:
I was on Jeopardy.  I lost against a plumber and an architect...both with a PhD.
2014-02-05 01:21:08 PM  
1 vote:
how is buzzer formed
2014-02-05 01:19:26 PM  
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jake_lex: I took Potpourri for $100 and then my head started to spin

I'm givin' up
Don Pardo:
Just tell me now what I didn't win
2014-02-05 01:07:03 PM  
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Sounds like a Kihnspiracy to me.
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