The Rankest Thread Imaginable

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by Miss Mellie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:48 pm

As I was leaving the green room, Corina handed me my parting gift: a Jeopardy tote bag. I asked "Does it have a giant bottle of Aleve inside?" Alas, no. Just a Jeopardy baseball cap that even I'm not nerdy enough to actually wear.

What's up, Aleve? Why you holdin' out on us?

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Just don't wear it backwards

Post by Rex Kramer » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:03 pm

Miss Mellie wrote:As I was leaving the green room, Corina handed me my parting gift: a Jeopardy tote bag. I asked "Does it have a giant bottle of Aleve inside?" Alas, no. Just a Jeopardy baseball cap that even I'm not nerdy enough to actually wear.


Hey! If you're not nerdy enough to actually wear your Jeopardy! baseball cap, you're not nerdy enough.

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by Turd Ferguson » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:09 pm

Miss Mellie wrote:As I was leaving the green room, Corina handed me my parting gift: a Jeopardy tote bag. I asked "Does it have a giant bottle of Aleve inside?" Alas, no. Just a Jeopardy baseball cap that even I'm not nerdy enough to actually wear.

What's up, Aleve? Why you holdin' out on us?


They're giving out caps now? Aww... they gave me a pen. I gave them my heart, they gave me a pen.

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by Miss Mellie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:09 pm

It says "Get a clue!" across the back.

A girl's gotta have some standards.

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:34 pm

Now that I have this account, I'd like it to say "Not J! Contestant Material" too.
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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by MDaunt » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:05 pm

Miss Mellie wrote:It says "Get a clue!" across the back.

A girl's gotta have some standards.

I'll trade you for a lightly soiled and somewhat paint-stained UTOC sweatshirt.

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by vellore » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:04 pm

Just wondering if I can be "Jeopardy! Winner....of $1"

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by alietr » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:14 pm

vellore wrote:Just wondering if I can be "Jeopardy! Winner....of $1"


What, they cheated you out of the other $999?

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by vellore » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:34 pm

alietr wrote:
vellore wrote:Just wondering if I can be "Jeopardy! Winner....of $1"


What, they cheated you out of the other $999?



Well, I actually haven't received anything yet, and withholding tax will take some. It's more just to represent my virtual post-FJ total, rather than actual winnings.

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by okstater04 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:07 pm

Yeah, the hat is a nice token, but seriously, who would ever wear that? I would have much preferred the Jeopardy! Wii game, or a year's supply of Turtle Wax.

Now that I've aired, can I get "Jeopardy Contestant" under my screen name? Thanks!

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by debramc » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:09 pm

okstater04 wrote:Yeah, the hat is a nice token, but seriously, who would ever wear that? I would have much preferred the Jeopardy! Wii game, or a year's supply of Turtle Wax.

Now that I've aired, can I get "Jeopardy Contestant" under my screen name? Thanks!

But if I'd gotten a Wii game I'd have had to buy a Wii game system. Wait, maybe there's not much downside there...
I actually wore my hat the day after I got home. Was fun at the grocery store (though nobody commented.) It's a very nice hat, not just a piece of crap that happens to say Jeopardy! And my ponytail fits perfectly through the little hole (I always have hair problems with ballcaps.)

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by John Boy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:25 pm

debramc wrote:
okstater04 wrote:Yeah, the hat is a nice token, but seriously, who would ever wear that? I would have much preferred the Jeopardy! Wii game, or a year's supply of Turtle Wax.

Now that I've aired, can I get "Jeopardy Contestant" under my screen name? Thanks!

But if I'd gotten a Wii game I'd have had to buy a Wii game system. Wait, maybe there's not much downside there...
I actually wore my hat the day after I got home. Was fun at the grocery store (though nobody commented.) It's a very nice hat, not just a piece of crap that happens to say Jeopardy! And my ponytail fits perfectly through the little hole (I always have hair problems with ballcaps.)


Good for YOU, debramc!

All these hoity-toity types who think a J! cap isn't stylish enough, or whatever, I don't know what to make of them. I'm darned proud of mine, and I'll be wearing it again tonight as I sit at this keyboard and take the test again.

Frankly, I'd wear it to church if I thought that would help get me on the show.

P.S. no one, and I mean no one, has ever said ANYTHING was too nerdy for me.

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by debramc » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:45 pm

It's a ballcap, therefore redneck. It says "Jeopardy!" on the front, and "get a clue" on the back, therefore nerdy.
I don't get a lot of chances to be nerdy and redneck at the same time!

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by dhkendall » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:57 pm

Personally, I *very* rarely wear hats, I'm not a hat person. (In fact, when I'm in a play, I kind of like it when my character wears a hat, because I keep that as a physical way of separating myself from the character).

However, I would wear a J! hat for the novelty of it.
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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by Asphodel » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:21 pm

Just now realized this thread was here...definitely want to get rid of "Valued Contributor" (yuck), so please make me a "Jeopardy Champion." Thanks!
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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by thejeopardyfan » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:40 pm

I haven't checked everyone's rank, but most (maybe all) "valued contributors" really are just that.

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by barandall800 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:19 am

thejeopardyfan wrote:I haven't checked everyone's rank, but most (maybe all) "valued contributors" really are just that.


I think it ups you to "Loyal Jeopardista" after you make a certain number of posts. (I want to say 150 or 200, but I'm not sure.)

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by PlayerWM86 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:44 pm

I've been thinking of a few titles myself, but what really comes to mind for me under my screen name is "Cool-Looking Contestant Hunter/Clumsiest Gray-Haired Jeopardista".
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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by ennie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:52 pm

Jeopardy Contestant (September 27, 1991). One of my big regrets is that I was a "Jeopardy!" loser. But if I'd won once, then I'd regret not having won twice, and so on until I'd regret not winning the TOC or the UTOC or whatever. So unless you're KenJen, there's always some level of disappointment.

In 1991, they didn't take individual pictures of contestants with Alex and I'm not tech-savvy enough to make one from the VCR tape. I do have a picture of myself with Martha Stewart (was a brief "guest" from the audience on a crossword show in 2008), but it was too big to be an avatar here.

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Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Post by Doug527 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:25 pm

ennie wrote:Jeopardy Contestant (September 27, 1991). One of my big regrets is that I was a "Jeopardy!" loser. But if I'd won once, then I'd regret not having won twice, and so on until I'd regret not winning the TOC or the UTOC or whatever. So unless you're KenJen, there's always some level of disappointment.


Every Jeopardy! contestant eventually loses. I'm sure even Ken was disappointed eventually, even if only a small period of time before he received his $2.5 million check in the mail. Don't have any regrets! You got to the big show!
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