Golf wrote:ArthurChu wrote:"I could've added sports to my list of things to memorize but I still wanted to have time to have sex with my wife."
Ever hear of multitasking?
Fleeboy wrote:In a single week, Arthur has generated more buzz than any human J! contestant since K. Jennings, yet (as far as we know) still hasn't clinched a spot in the next ToC.
Fleeboy wrote:The top story on my Yahoo! homepage now?
ArthurChu wrote:Well for the record in EVERY. SINGLE. INTERVIEW I've given I've basically led off with "You know, all I literally did was Google 'Jeopardy strategy' and start reading what came up...", I've name-checked the Forrest Bounce (and made the same joke every time, that this "new" strategy was invented on Season 2 of Alex Trebek's Jeopardy when I was one year old), I've name-checked Dave Madden, Roger Craig and Watson and pointed out that media coverage of them was hardly lacking...
But whatever. I'm still picking up the phone and still "milking" the publicity train because -- as someone who long, long before any of this wanted to have opportunities to do stuff like voiceover or acting work -- I'd be stupid not to.
Then again, the fact that "I'd be stupid not to" is my response to obvious opportunities being handed to me rather than "No, no, that would be impolite" seems to be the whole reason the haters are getting off on hating me.
Trying not to be bitter though -- #TeamChu is now a lot more vocal and visible now than the hate train, but I think that's largely because I'm highly active on Twitter and people now know that if they yell at me on Twitter I and my friends will probably see it. I don't think that actually proves that the haters are a minority -- as noted in "safer" spaces like messageboards there seem to be hotbeds of "To hell with this guy" sentiment.
But as I said rather vociferously on my own Twitter, any "consensus" that hates on, say, Colby -- who is one of the coolest people in my view to ever have graced Jeopardy's stages -- have already proved their opinion means nothing to me.
koam wrote:Arthur, on Jan 31 show, why did you stop hunting for DDs when there was one still left on the board? (After the first DD in DJ, you went back to clear all the top row, and then the 2nd row.) Another player (Tarn) ended up finding the remaining DD. And why did you go for the lowest-dollar clues at that point, rather than try to make more money as fast as possible? Have any of the reporters asked you about this?
Austin Powers wrote:Obviously this media attention is not Arthur's fault (though I doubt he's hanging up when folks call), but it's a little silly to see people act like the bouncing around, and playing in a somewhat uptight, competitive manner, are somehow new.
One thing I really hate about Twitter is how it generates news. Ermygahd, folks on Twitter doubt like Arthur, or the Coke commercial where the lady in the burqa is singing God Bless America in Arabic! Let's run a news segment on it!!!!
Golf wrote:koam wrote:Arthur, on Jan 31 show, why did you stop hunting for DDs when there was one still left on the board? (After the first DD in DJ, you went back to clear all the top row, and then the 2nd row.) Another player (Tarn) ended up finding the remaining DD. And why did you go for the lowest-dollar clues at that point, rather than try to make more money as fast as possible? Have any of the reporters asked you about this?
He answered this in that game thread.
ArthurChu wrote:Never attribute to some subtle strategic maneuvering what can be attributed to just plain stupidity -- compounded by exhaustion. (The one reason I dislike the "illusion" J tries to enforce of each episode being on a different day is that it totally obscures what a test of stamina being a repeat champ is -- I think most runs we see on the show would look incredibly different if champs got to get a good night's sleep between every episode.)
Yes, TWICE I got so relieved with the flood of endorphins after hitting and getting the DD I completely forgot there was a second one lurking out there. I didn't fully grasp the magnitude of this error until Tarn hit the DD and only her underbetting saved me from losing this game.
I had previously thought I was very smart as Mr. Strategery for going back to the low dollar values after the lead was "safe" -- after totally screwing that up twice I vowed when I came back to NEVER stop going for high value clues first just so I couldn't make this mistake again. We'll see how well that works out for me.
DHicton wrote:I really admire Arthur Chu's game play. He's doing it exactly right, as far as I'm concerned. One reason I feel this way is that in my own personal experience, the difficulty of the clues is completely random, having nothing to do with dollar values or whether it's the first round or the second. So why not, as they say in bridge, get the kiddies off the street as soon as possible? You have more cash to work with when you hit a Daily Double.
He's also doing what Watson did, and that was pretty successful.
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