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by Thom
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/4/16 week
Replies: 33
Views: 4400

Re: FJs for the 1/4/16 week

How did one third of us get through high school without having to read Animal Farm ? I don't recall it being required reading when I was in high school. I did read it on my own for the first time when I was around 12 or so. I also read it on my own prior to HS. I just came across my copy of it whil...
by Thom
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 362556

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

dhkendall wrote:Minneapolis...a choice in 2009 and 2014
Minneapolis was also a choice way back in 2006. I'm wondering if they still have anybody from the 2013 test and auditions in the pool.
by Thom
Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 6072

Re: Monday, January 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

goatman wrote:Christie's (instant) and Sotheby's (dredged up)
Same here: Christie's before he finished reading, and "Oh, man, what's the other auction house?" until about 5 seconds left.
by Thom
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 8021

Re: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ was an Instaget, for obvious reasons, and I had to scratch my head at the other answers. Dracula? Frankenstein? What, no Wolfman? :-) Wolfman is actually what my son said (because he had no clue and wanted to say something at least)! Of those three, Wolf Man is the best guess, though the movie h...
by Thom
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Match Game 6 - TOC Hangover
Replies: 58
Views: 6010

Re: Match Game 6 - TOC Hangover

Thanks for setting this up!
by Thom
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cheating on Think Different
Replies: 210
Views: 23549

Re: Cheating on Think Different

dhkendall wrote:Mods can check IPs...
Does anybody know Watson's IP?

Thom
by Thom
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 362556

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Test date: March(?) 2006
Audition email: 5/4/2006
Audition date: 6/6/2006 (Minneapolis)

Test date: Jan 2013
Audition email: 3/13/2013
Audition date: 5/5/2013

Would have liked to take the Omaha-specific test in late 2013, but did not.
by Thom
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 8172

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I also precalled FJ based on the category, but it took almost the whole commercial break to realize that it was possible to precall.

thom
by Thom
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 9390

Re: Monday, September 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Something strange must have happened during FJ, perhaps a reshoot and bad editing? When the camera cut to show the contestants and their winnings, the questions that were on the monitors (for just a few seconds) did not match the questions that had just been revealed. Instead of "Who is [correct ans...
by Thom
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: City-specific online tests?
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: City-specific online tests?

MinnesotaMyron wrote:Are only Omaha residents eligible for the Omaha audition, or is it open for anyone close by?
The announcement says that it's for people who watch J! on WOWT-8. I don't know if that's a requirement, however.

Thom
by Thom
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: City-specific online tests?
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

City-specific online tests?

I just received an email with the subject "Jeopardy! is looking for contestant​s in Omaha!". Apparently, they're having a special online test for people who watch Jeopardy! on WOWT, the local affiliate, with an in-person audition to follow at some point in time. Which brings me to two questions: 1. ...
by Thom
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3 - 6/7/13 week
Replies: 29
Views: 3345

Re: FJs for the 6/3 - 6/7/13 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: the "Hungary" response I remember thanks to Chess the Musical 's "Nobody's Side". ("1956, Budapest is rising / 1956, Budapest is fighting / 1956, Budapest is falling / 1956, Budapest is dying") As a long-time Chess fan, the 1956 was Pavlovian for me.
by Thom
Thu May 30, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 7752

Re: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew Brock Peters was Tom Robinson (as well as Benjamin Sisko's dad) so there this FJ didn't take much thought. I wonder if anyone got it who didn't know who Peters was. ::raises hand:: Complete guess based on timeframes. Once I decided on Peck, I spent the last twenty seconds trying to guess who...
by Thom
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 106765

Re: Audition Emails

Just yesterday, I got an email from Jeopardy, but it was about the college test. I was so disappointed. But then, today, I received my invite! Like Opus, I'm auditioning in KC on Sunday, May 5, in the morning. I live about 3 1/2 hours north of there, so I'll be driving down a day or two early and tr...
by Thom
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 1284
Views: 203490

Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Hi, everyone! I'm Thom from Omaha. I was registered on the old Sony board, but I don't remember what username I had there. I had fewer than 100 posts to my credit, so it's not like I was a memorable character or anything. I'm a software developer who started with hobby-type projects and ended up spe...