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Jeopardy search goes on-line. I imagine half of MeFiers imagine have Jeopardy wet-dreams. Now the hunt for new contestants is being screened on-line (under Jeopardy news). Not the same as Jeopardy online. Are we all obsessed with Alex Trebek?
posted by dances_with_sneetches (32 comments total)

 
I don't make posts often, but the Alex Trebek hair-do made this thread imperative.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 8:39 AM on March 22, 2006


I used to dislike Alex Trebek, but when I read the chapter of The Know-It-All where the author interviews him, I gained a newfound respect for him.
posted by TunnelArmr at 8:48 AM on March 22, 2006


Metatalk discussions of Mefites in Jeopardy here, here, here, etc.
posted by padraigin at 8:51 AM on March 22, 2006


Let me apologize for the lame fan-fic links. The first one, reading more closely, goes on to make it clear that her Jeopardy fan-fic writing is a joke, that she is not obsessive. The other only concludes with "Just what does that evilest of
men, Alex Trebek, have in store for our daring young hero." and isn't much about Jeopardy.
I was trying to make this post cooler than it is, just a Jeopardy fan who thinks others would like to take the online pre-test for Jeopardy.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 8:56 AM on March 22, 2006


He shaved his moustache; from this I will never recover.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 9:02 AM on March 22, 2006


Alas it seems you are a day too late for us East Coasters
posted by poppo at 9:02 AM on March 22, 2006


This is next week poppo.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 9:04 AM on March 22, 2006


You have quite an imagination.
posted by caddis at 9:07 AM on March 22, 2006


oh excellent thanks dances!
posted by poppo at 9:19 AM on March 22, 2006


I imagine half of MeFiers imagine have Jeopardy wet-dreams.

Dear Metafilter Forum,
I never thought I'd be writing a letter like this, but I have to tell you what happened to me at the Jeopardy try-outs. I met a girl named u.n. owen ...
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:31 AM on March 22, 2006


Only saying his name backwards can destroy him!
posted by AMWKE at 10:14 AM on March 22, 2006


Damn - no love for us Canadians. US residency is not a requirements to enter, but you can't sign up without a ZIP code... hm. Maybe I'll just lie.
posted by GuyZero at 10:14 AM on March 22, 2006


dances, totally unrelated to the FPP.... you have the Best. Username. Ever.

That is all.
posted by Malor at 10:19 AM on March 22, 2006


Entered. I'll see you all Tuesday night.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:27 AM on March 22, 2006


It would have to be on Tuesday night.
posted by Songdog at 10:44 AM on March 22, 2006


Are we all obsessed with Alex Trebek?

Buck Futter!

Ach, I think you do, Trebek. I think you do, indeed!
posted by loquacious at 10:51 AM on March 22, 2006


Windows only? Criminy!
posted by Gungho at 10:55 AM on March 22, 2006


Damn - no love for us Canadians. US residency is not a requirements to enter, but you can't sign up without a ZIP code... hm. Maybe I'll just lie.

I entered "00000" for my zip code and put my full address in another entry blank. I got e-mail from them. They know I'm Canadian; it's in their database. There's no indication that you have to be a US resident, so I don't see it as being a problem. They invited me, after all.

What pisses me off, though, is that I've been signed up on Sony's website for years waiting for a Vancouver contestant search. They had one here last fall, and I didn't hear about it until the day after it happened. WTF, Sony?
posted by solid-one-love at 10:57 AM on March 22, 2006


Only saying his name backwards can destroy him! - AMWKE

Making him say his own name backwards sends him back into the 5th dimension where he belongs.
posted by raedyn at 10:59 AM on March 22, 2006


Mac users can participate too. They say that the test is OS X compatible, although they strongly recommend you use a PC. WTFIUWT? I don't know. But I would advise using *shudder* IE 5.x rather than an IE simulator or somesuch.
posted by the sobsister at 11:14 AM on March 22, 2006


It probably means they never tested it on a Mac. So you get to.
posted by Songdog at 12:23 PM on March 22, 2006


Aw, man: I thought this was going to be a link to a search engine that lets you find past jeopardy answers by typing in the questions. :(
posted by davejay at 1:05 PM on March 22, 2006


davejay, what is an awesome idea that somebody should start working on?
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:52 PM on March 22, 2006


"What is a hoe?"
posted by Wolfdog at 1:57 PM on March 22, 2006


Dude....Trebek.
posted by Smedleyman at 1:59 PM on March 22, 2006


I slept with your wife, Trebek. /Sean Connery
posted by psmealey at 2:51 PM on March 22, 2006


I, also, cannot deal with his lack of mustache.

Why, why would you do such a thing, Mr Trebek?

It makes me sad.
posted by blacklite at 4:37 PM on March 22, 2006


Wow, I didn't realize I'd merited a metatalk post. I should read there more often.

Being on "Jeopardy!" was a lot of fun, and I highly encourage anyone that's interested to take the test. I'm trying to get my husband into the tryouts, since he claims to have known the answers to both of the Final Jeopardy questions that I missed.

There was a Canadian contestant on the day after my last show, so that's definitely possible. I don't remember where he said he took the test, though - he might have done it at the studios in L.A.

davejay - you might enjoy the J! Archive.
posted by candyland at 8:33 AM on March 23, 2006


Like candyland said, it's fun, I'd say that it's the most surreal fun you can have with your clothes on and no intoxicants in your system, I think.

So do it, do it, you'll love it!
posted by Dreama at 9:35 AM on March 23, 2006


GuyZero writes "but you can't sign up without a ZIP code... hm. Maybe I'll just lie."

90210 to the rescue.
posted by Mitheral at 11:37 AM on March 23, 2006


90210 to the rescue. - Mitheral

Heh. That's my default answer, too.
posted by raedyn at 1:40 PM on March 23, 2006


Dagnabit! ISP troubles made me late, and it seems the test is given in real time, so no Trebek for me.
posted by ewagoner at 5:48 PM on March 28, 2006


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