John Bryson Poll

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Prior to this week, could you have named who the current Commerce Secretary is?

Yes, I could
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8%
Nope, no way
73
92%
 
Total votes : 79

Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby Volante » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:14 am

Roadgeek Adam wrote:My vote for most forgotten would go Interior or Education (moreso the former.)

Not a chance on Education, at least not in the current environment. That's a favorite whipping boy of cutting spending.
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby Johnblue » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:16 am

Education is easy: it hasn't changed since obbama's inauguration. Plus he's been in the news recently...I know most of them. I always know Transportation since they are on official documents where I work.
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Pride of the Bank-ies

Postby Sage on the Hudson » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:32 am

MDaunt wrote:
dhkendall wrote:Forget him, I want to know what happened to Henry Wallace!

TIL: Wallace died of Lou Gehrig's disease.


After playing 2130 consecutive games on the Department of Commerce softball team.
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby alietr » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:32 am

From today's Washington Post:

Update: ‘Jeopardy’ aces say they couldn’t name John Bryson either
By The Reliable Source

We only spoke rhetorically Wednesday when we asked how many readers could have named the current commerce secretary — “if a Jeopardy Daily Double were on the line” — before John Bryson’s unusual traffic accident and leave-taking this week. But “Jeopardy” freaks took it as a challenge! Andy Gefen, a Bethesda financial consultant, posed the question to the denizens of JBoard, the Web forum he oversees for fans and fellow former contestants. A full 91 percent admitted they would have blown it. One former champion insisted that she would have nailed it, “but only because of Jeopardy. The Cabinet was one of the topics I crammed on the flight to L.A.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/update-jeopardy-aces-say-they-couldnt-name-john-bryson-either/2012/06/14/gJQAzyoKdV_blog.html
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby Woof » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:22 am

alietr wrote:From today's Washington Post:

Update: ‘Jeopardy’ aces say they couldn’t name John Bryson either
By The Reliable Source

We only spoke rhetorically Wednesday when we asked how many readers could have named the current commerce secretary — “if a Jeopardy Daily Double were on the line” — before John Bryson’s unusual traffic accident and leave-taking this week. But “Jeopardy” freaks took it as a challenge! Andy Gefen, a Bethesda financial consultant, posed the question to the denizens of JBoard, the Web forum he oversees for fans and fellow former contestants. A full 91 percent admitted they would have blown it. One former champion insisted that she would have nailed it, “but only because of Jeopardy. The Cabinet was one of the topics I crammed on the flight to L.A.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/update-jeopardy-aces-say-they-couldnt-name-john-bryson-either/2012/06/14/gJQAzyoKdV_blog.html


Already out of date information: the percentage now stands at 89% :mrgreen:
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby Paucle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:17 am

Admit it, Andy: big time frisson when you saw that whole follow up!
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby Miss Mellie » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:20 pm

Big time frisson for me too!

Also, a good reminder to watch what you say on the interwebs. You never know who's looking over your shoulder!
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby HugoZ » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:17 pm

Paucle wrote:Admit it, Andy: big time frisson when you saw that whole follow up!


If a Jeopardy! Daily Double were on the line, how many people would know what frisson meant?

Keep that hand down, Mr. Hackenbush!
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby Paucle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:45 pm

Wait-- that's actually a word?
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby Vanya » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:36 pm

Paucle wrote:Wait-- that's actually a word?


Google "chris matthews thrill up my leg"
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby the_phil » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:24 am

alietr wrote:But “Jeopardy” freaks took it as a challenge!

Freaks? I guess they found a JBoarder's self-portrait.
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby MarkBarrett » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:00 am

Just when we learn a name the guy resigns.
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby billy pilgrim » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:55 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Just when we learn a name the guy resigns.

Ahh, Johnny, we hardly knew ye. Really.
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby Johnblue » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:26 pm

Can anyone name the new Acting Sec'y of Commerce?
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby reddpen » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:07 am

Johnblue wrote:Can anyone name the new Acting Sec'y of Commerce?

I'm drawing a blank.
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby MarkBarrett » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:28 am

reddpen wrote:
Johnblue wrote:Can anyone name the new Acting Sec'y of Commerce?

I'm drawing a blank.


Ah, come on! It's Friday, Friday.
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby OrangeSAM » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:54 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
reddpen wrote:
Johnblue wrote:Can anyone name the new Acting Sec'y of Commerce?

I'm drawing a blank.


Ah, come on! It's Friday, Friday.

I got nothing. My answer sheet is still untouched.
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby Magna » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:51 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
reddpen wrote:
Johnblue wrote:Can anyone name the new Acting Sec'y of Commerce?

I'm drawing a blank.


Ah, come on! It's Friday, Friday.

OrangeSAM wrote:I got nothing. My answer sheet is still untouched.

You gotta make your mind up. Gotta get an answer down on Friday - everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend.
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby Johnblue » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:40 pm

reddpen wrote:
Johnblue wrote:Can anyone name the new Acting Sec'y of Commerce?

I'm drawing a blank.


Tres clever!
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Re: John Bryson Poll

Postby econgator » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:10 pm

reddpen wrote:
Johnblue wrote:Can anyone name the new Acting Sec'y of Commerce?

I'm drawing a blank.



You mean you're drawing a blank again! :)
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