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by ArthurChu
Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Interview with Tony Hightower re: TCONA 5
Replies: 14
Views: 2453

Interview with Tony Hightower re: TCONA 5

Hey boardies, Whatever your feelings about my writings elsewhere (please, don't bring that to this thread) I thought you'd be interested that I did an interview with Tony Hightower about the trivia life, as part of the run-up to TCONA 5. Please share with your friends. http://thoughtcatalog.com/arth...
by ArthurChu
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Chu Chu Train = Salon Aboard!
Replies: 248
Views: 25692

Re: Chu Chu Train = Salon Aboard!

FYI, the reason I'd rather be doing what I now do for a living than selling trivia books or whatever is that, money aside, I think it needs to be done. The fact that in every corner of the Internet you find people willing to play apologist for the hate mob is evidence that this kind of cultural work...
by ArthurChu
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Chu Chu Train = Salon Aboard!
Replies: 248
Views: 25692

Re: Chu Chu Train = Salon Aboard!

BRD-98 wrote: Well, if the top comments in descending order responding to your articles are any metric, then I'd beg to differ.
We just saw someone cite a fucking comments section as an accurate metric of how "well-received" an article generally is. That is the whole thing the article in the OP was about.
by ArthurChu
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Chu Chu Train = Salon Aboard!
Replies: 248
Views: 25692

Re: Chu Chu Train = Salon Aboard!

Once again, I have never, and will never, condone death threats against anyone. That much should have been abundantly clear at this point. Of course it is a bad thing, and I will agree that there are quite a few nasty GamerGate trolls out there. But this is all just a schizoid flame war on the Inte...
by ArthurChu
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Chu Chu Train = Salon Aboard!
Replies: 248
Views: 25692

Re: Chu Chu Train = Salon Aboard!

I feel like we've all strayed from the topic of conversation, which is Arthur Chu's new writing career. Here are two links to his writings at The Daily Beast and Salon, both of which have been generally negatively received. Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/contributors/arthur-chu.html Salo...
by ArthurChu
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Chu Chu Train = Salon Aboard!
Replies: 248
Views: 25692

Re: Chu Chu Train = Salon Aboard!

I haven't bothered to read the entirety of this thread because I don't think it's necessary — personally, I think I can reasonably draw opinions on his character for myself. Aside from trumpeting #JeNeSuisPasCharlie around and beating to his own classless drum about how Charlie Hebdo was a horrible...
by ArthurChu
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 136
Views: 18992

Re: Friday, November 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

ICYMI I made a video expressing my feelings about the events of tonight's Tournament of Champions final match so I wouldn't have to talk about them with people.

http://youtu.be/3HmizQEznFo
by ArthurChu
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Colby Burnett on "King of the Nerds"
Replies: 50
Views: 11855

Re: Colby Burnett on "King of the Nerds"

I guess I could re-audition once the time limit is up. I think it's a year, and the year counts real time as real time and TV time as TV time -- i.e. Colby can do it because they're going to tape it over a year after his BotD matches taped and it'll air over a year after the BotD aired. But I think ...
by ArthurChu
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Colby Burnett on "King of the Nerds"
Replies: 50
Views: 11855

Re: Colby Burnett on "King of the Nerds"

To clarify, I auditioned for Season 1 and Season 2 of KotN, both of which happened BEFORE Jeopardy. The fact that I've been on Jeopardy means I'm ineligible to audition for other shows, but I can only imagine "Arthur Chu, Jeopardy Champion" would've made a better audition tape than "Arthur Chu, nerd...
by ArthurChu
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 13, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 99
Views: 10547

Re: Monday, October 13, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My path to getting this FJ: - Remembering that the Roswell incident occurred in 1947, but not seeing how that could possibly link to the Time article - Remembering that the X-Files did an episode about a black baseball player that took place in 1947, referencing the Roswell incident by having the ba...
by ArthurChu
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 10229

Re: Thursday, October 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yeah, there was big news about Spielberg sponsoring the Rockwell exhibition in the Smithsonian Museum of American Art a few years ago. I was living in DC at the time and saw the exhibit -- the centerpiece was a video interview with Spielberg talking about how Rockwell influenced his films.
by ArthurChu
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Colby Burnett on "King of the Nerds"
Replies: 50
Views: 11855

Re: Colby Burnett on "King of the Nerds"

Huh, small world. I auditioned for this show and made it to final callbacks only to be rejected, twice
by ArthurChu
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 6, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 10991

Re: Monday, October 6, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The worst thing about the "No money subtracted rule" is that it's not just that a person might get the right response because they had "extra time" to think but because the negged response DIRECTLY LEADS to the correct answer. Most egregious is when Alex mishears the response and negs it because it ...
by ArthurChu
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Has anyone else noticed
Replies: 10
Views: 2005

Re: Has anyone else noticed

I don't think it really qualifies as a spoiler to say that the material in this year's upcoming ToC was extremely hard.
by ArthurChu
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Official pitch for an Arthur Chu video, for Jeopardy fans
Replies: 99
Views: 19590

Re: Official pitch for an Arthur Chu video, for Jeopardy fans

It's happening, on a lower budget. They're in my hotel room right now.
by ArthurChu
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 111
Views: 13268

Re: Monday, September 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

FWIW if I were in the situation of choosing whether to bet to tie Catherine I'd base it on whether the category in the FJ seemed like an "easy" one (really meaning one with a narrow solution space, i.e. World Capitals or the like). "Famous Americans" is not such a category -- it's one where the chan...
by ArthurChu
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I'm Going To Run A Theatre Based Auction: Any Jeopardy based items or skills?
Replies: 16
Views: 2991

Re: I'm Going To Run A Theatre Based Auction: Any Jeopardy based items or skills

If you just want me to read a voiceover or do a quick amateur video giving someone a shout-out that's fine. Just make sure you bug me about it because I'm not going to remember on my own.
by ArthurChu
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: List of 5 Time J! Champions Who Have Allegedly Sexually Assaulted A Minor
Replies: 152
Views: 24061

Re: List of 5 Time J! Champions Who Have Allegedly Sexually Assaulted A Minor

Using the file photo of Ken Jennings for all "Jeopardy champions" is already unconscionably sloppy, but you'd think for allegations of a serious crime it'd be the least likely time for them to screw it up. (I never saw *my* face randomly replaced with Ken Jennings.)
by ArthurChu
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: List of 5 Time J! Champions Who Have Allegedly Sexually Assaulted A Minor
Replies: 152
Views: 24061

Re: List of 5 Time J! Champions Who Have Allegedly Sexually Assaulted A Minor

Wheatley wrote:I thought they filmed the ToC months ago. I guess they have to blur & voice scramble him, and put in a *bleep* every time Alex says his name.
Wait I missed it?! Holy crap!
by ArthurChu
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: List of 5 Time J! Champions Who Have Allegedly Sexually Assaulted A Minor
Replies: 152
Views: 24061

Re: List of 5 Time J! Champions Who Have Allegedly Sexually Assaulted A Minor

If I were a lazy journalist I'd say something about David Madden having become "the J.D. Salinger of Jeopardy champions"