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by EugeneF
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

All of the pieces are coming together. Can anyone share the alternates for '80s or '90s? If Leah, Michael and Eugene check in and say no - not me, that would do it for the first one. Erin has to hope for all kinds of winter travel troubles for someone? A few couples on The Amazing Race have had an ...
by EugeneF
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

Wasn't quiz bowl mentioned for Vijay Balse and Andrew Moore also? For young TOCers Ashok Poozhikunnel when he played looked like someone who would be needed to be carded, or what was that other term...proofed. That's it. Ashok was 20 at the TOC; neither he nor Monica could drink at O'Brien's (at le...
by EugeneF
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

[ Please, Leah, try to convince that you got into Yale on a basketball scholarship--or as a legacy of being the granddaughter of Cotton Mather. ;) My sport was volleyball (although I was on a bladderball team one year-- that conversation ended up in the Sony cybercrypt). Mather was a Harvard man. Y...
by EugeneF
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

Never thought I was the youngest, but as a non-Ivy, never played a day in the minors (Quiz Bowl) person, I thought I did okay. You've mentioned this a few times, and now i'm curious... do a high percentage of champs come from the Ivy League? I hadn't really gotten that impression, for some reason. ...
by EugeneF
Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

Not to be a superlative-wrecker, but I'm pretty sure Brad was 23 and Lan was 24 at the time of our ToC (but I was still the only one illicitly sipping champagne at the post-ToC party in the studio that year...thanks, Maggie!) Wait, you got champagne? I knew I peaked too early. OTOH, I might have to...
by EugeneF
Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 96
Views: 12990

Re: Monday, October 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote: Where you put the "h" in Kazakhstan doesn't matter, unless you somehow do it in a way that adds a syllable, or another sound, like "Kazakhistan" does. Sorry, Greg.
My ancestors thought of all Russia as Cossackstan.


http://finermanworks.com/your_rda_of_ir ... nd-mitres/
by EugeneF
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

Leah does not need pyrotechnics to be clever and charming. In my case, I must need Ridley Scott to stage the Crusades while I stand next to Saladin quipping.
by EugeneF
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

(Maybe if I hadn't filmed the most boring video of all time, I coulda been a contender, instead of a bum - which is what I am, let's face it.) Not that I kid myself that it's any consolation to you, but I can assure you that at least one of the contenders felt at the end of the week like Terry Mall...
by EugeneF
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! and your resume
Replies: 43
Views: 8077

Re: Jeopardy! and your resume

It is an achievement worth citing, indeed, flaunting. I would even recommend it for epitaphs.
by EugeneF
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

Shane wrote:I was waiting for things to hit new lows before posting this for JyV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXU-kPmVx3o
On my Ouija Board, William Faulkner is endorsing Shane.

This guy has covered all dimensions.
by EugeneF
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

SwanShadow wrote:Catherine, you make the entire family of Jeopardy! champions proud. Thanks for just being you.
Outstanding quotes for $2,000, Alex.
by EugeneF
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 738845

Quip Pro Quo

In the course of a correspondence, a journalist told me that I was loquacious and bemusing. Only half of her Ivy League education was wasted; she does know the meaning of "loquacious." Of course, I was too polite (or craven) to correct her; besides, in ten years or so, she may yet be right about bem...
by EugeneF
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

No, Kat, I see you as Catherine de Medici... From my video archives, here is a visit with the 16th century's inspiration for Martha Stewart: Catherine : Why hello. Today I am planning the wedding of my daughter Margaret to Henry of Navarre. And nothing and no one will be spared. I may cut throats bu...
by EugeneF
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

And soon Leah, Michael and I will be at the mercy of Diebold.
by EugeneF
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

Hello Pam,

And thanks. I know fantastic p.r. people. I just had to shave and seem reasonably coherent.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=9276079

Good luck (categories and daily doubles) in the Tournament.

Eugene
by EugeneF
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 738845

My Second Career

What made me a Jeopardy champion? Was I an extraterrestrial or a mutant with super powers? Washington University--or at least its Psychology Department--wanted to know. So I was invited to an all-expense paid interrogation to St. Louis. Once I was assured that the tests would not require any surgery...
by EugeneF
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 738845

Brainy Bad

Of course, you are wondering "How will Eugene react if he does not win the Jeopardy Fan Favorite competition?" FinermanWorks became a site for historic pornography, and Eugene quickly cornered the market. Who else knew the good stuff about the Byzantine empresses? Under all those mosaics, they were ...
by EugeneF
Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158322

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

I was there, and I recall J. J. winning. But I'm away from my "Slambook of the Jeopardy Champions" and would have to check. I had fun that day; occasionally I would shout out to whoever was playing "you're humanity's last hope!" or sing a few bars of "John Henry Was a Steel Driving Man." One of us ...
by EugeneF
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 738845

Cat on a Hittite Roof

Yes, Cat and I performed for the Persian army just before the battle. The Macedonians had the road company of "Chorus Line." Military historian John Keegan believes that battles are won by the side with the best USO tour.
by EugeneF
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 738845

Chicken a la Shah

October 1, 331 B.C.: Alexander the Great Justifies His Adjective Darius III no longer underestimated Alexander the Great. He had lost almost half his empire by doing so. In 334 B.C., when the 22 year-old Macedonian invaded the Persian Empire, the Persians first tried to stop him with the equivalent...