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by emtwo
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Interesting idea from the J! Facebook
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Interesting idea from the J! Facebook

Of course I have a personal investment in this, but I humbly disagree. The college and teachers champs can absolutely run with the big dogs, and as much as I agree that too many tournaments spoil the Jeopardy, the college and teachers tournaments aren't a waste. The college tournament especially giv...
by emtwo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 15, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 8819

Re: Friday, February 15, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The four contestants I met at pub quiz are the current #2, #3, and #4 wild cards, plus Ashok who hasn't played yet. It's still possible that all four were at least semifinalists, if Ashok wins his QF and no non-winners score above $11,000. Kara Spak survived from QF2 with $6,012, and Dave Belote fr...
by emtwo
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 132
Views: 14880

Re: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Dr. J wrote: I also got a shoulder rub during the group photo! Man, that Trebek is handsy.
when one has been touched by his canadian handsiness, one's life is forever changed.
by emtwo
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2013 College Tournament Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: 2013 College Tournament Questions

not sure this time around, but typically they go to around five or six cities for college callbacks. and I asked Maggie about when the college tapings might be happening, and she said likely late March-early April, and since the call comes four weeks before taping (almost like clockwork... scary) I'...
by emtwo
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2011-13 Tournament of Champions Standings (enter at your own risk)
Replies: 182
Views: 41431

Re: 2011-13 Tournament of Champions Standings (enter at your own risk)

I'll be seeing you there, Dr. J! Looking forward to it! Are you bringing your tiara, or is that just me? I'll probably be leaving my tiara at home. I imagine you can pull it off better than I could anyway. I don't know what y'all are talking about, but frankly, it sounds like tiara time for everyon...
by emtwo
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2011-13 Tournament of Champions Standings (enter at your own risk)
Replies: 182
Views: 41431

Re: 2011-13 Tournament of Champions Standings (enter at your own risk)

News from behind enemy lines: they've already scheduled taping dates. Am I allowed to say when it is? I don't really know how these disclosure things work.
by emtwo
Sat May 26, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 25, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 9350

Re: Friday, May 25, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today was practically my dream board. Spelling? TV? Latin? Chemistry (somewhat)? I was having a field day. I thought someone would have at least gotten Divine Comedy off a 50/50, though. Alas, when it came to FJ!, I had no idea what on earth was going on and decided on Area 51 for some inexplicable ...
by emtwo
Wed May 23, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: My Audition Experience (Chicago)
Replies: 38
Views: 6490

Re: My Audition Experience (Chicago)

So we did the written test first off. I got a fit of the giggles because the guy sitting next to me was a ... POSTAL CARRIER. He seemed to have a lot of energy, would always raise his hand before the question was finished and gave the impression that he knew everything. Was his name Cliff? And did ...
by emtwo
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I'm a teen signed up for the online test, but I have one thing holding me back
Replies: 22
Views: 2609

Re: I'm a teen signed up for the online test, but I have one thing holding me ba

YOU WANT JEOPARDY FOR COLLEGE APPS. YES YOU DO. But really, econgator and the others are right. The more you try out, the better your chances are of getting on the show at all, and audition experience is invaluable. Only getting to play a max of four games does suck, but take what you can get, right...
by emtwo
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 8570

Re: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hey now, don't be jealous, haha.
Lately, though, I've been rooting for the people I think I would enjoy meeting the most at the ToC-- hence I get super excited when cute people I like do well... so self-serving, I know :/ but yeah.
by emtwo
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Dallas Auditions
Replies: 41
Views: 4471

Re: Dallas Auditions

Hey, waitaminute...! Was one of the college professors a UNT music professor (did he mention that he plays bassoon)? I'm taking a woodwind methods class, and my instructor had mentioned that he'd landed an in-person audition in Dallas and asked me for some tips, but he didn't say when the date was. ...
by emtwo
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 8570

Re: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

If there's a no-fangirling rule on the board then I am about to break it because... GOSH Beau is cute(!!!). Not going to lie, I was rooting for him primarily because of that. I had hope for him when they announced the FJ! category (20th century novels are very much all-or-nothing, I feel) but then I...
by emtwo
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 9609

Re: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I always hate to rag on silly responses from contestants (out of empathy I have to excuse all on-camera brainfarts), but today made me rather sad. Texas' state marine mammal is a whale? Whales in the Gulf of Mexico are news to me... I'm not even sure we have a state marine mammal. We do have the arm...
by emtwo
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 10892

Re: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ!, surprisingly enough, was the fastest get I think I've ever had. I saw drowning and Shakespearean-sounding quotes and it was like BAM OPHELIA NO ARGUMENT. I don't really know how that clicked in my head, but I really needed that because I've been getting rolled on FJ! lately. ;_; Didn't know Dea...
by emtwo
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 7149

Re: Thursday, March 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I saw "Newton's greatest rival" and it was instaget save for a couple seconds. Besides Berlin was THE place for science in the 18th century. Wagers = huh? I bet Patrick just wagered a clean number assuming he'd get it right. As for the two in the tie I have no idea what was going on there. I was kin...
by emtwo
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 7886

Re: Friday, February 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Aww, no wild cards in the semifinals. :( And three guys, too. Score one for predictability...?
Teachers!
Y u no wager smarter?

PS: Team Brooks all the way.
by emtwo
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: When do I get my picture with Alex?
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: When do I get my picture with Alex?

Yeah if you email Susie from publicity she'll send 'em right over. I actually got mine a good couple weeks before my airdates so you should be fine if you ask now.
by emtwo
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 7483

Re: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Sack-n-Save right outside campus has an impressive selection of Mexican sodas. I'm pretty sure they have Jarritos in every color of the rainbow. Nevertheless I went 3/5 on Coke (for some reason I assumed all the products had to be soft drinks so I did not see tea for the Japanese one.) DJ! was k...
by emtwo
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 79
Views: 9658

Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Question to Monica: the red shoes - any story there and are they crocs? I couldnt tell on my non-HDTV. Did you have an endorsement deal? On the first day of filming I had a pair of sequined (sparkles!) tennis shoes. Honestly, that was just to please my inner magpie. On the second day (semis/finals)...
by emtwo
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 79
Views: 9658

Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

That, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you get a bunch of agnostics on Jeopardy. It ain't pretty. The German was less than wunderbar (ahem), but that's luck... Honestly for FJ I put down Afghanistan because it started with an A. I didn't think China stretched that far west, but now I know ...