JCC ITT you prepare me for my Jeopardy! audition

Discussion in 'Community' started by solojones, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Study material:




    You're guaranteed to win now.

    (warning: Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and The Sudan may not be single nations any longer)
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  2. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    I'm still not clear on whether he's calling "Caribbean" a country.
  3. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    "Anodated?"
  4. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Remember, getting Alex Trebek to say his name backwards (Kelbert Zela) will send him back to his own dimension.
  5. solojones Chosen One

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    Alez?

    Tunes they have like 10 audition cities around the country so there's no benefit to living in LA except that if I got on the show I wouldn't have to spend money on a flight or hotel.
  6. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Why are you addressing me with that comment? :p I never made mention of any advantage you may in traveling to the show.
  7. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    She mixed you up with beezel. How unfortunate.
  8. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    The only one of Hannibal's elephants to be confirmed survive crossing the Alps was named Surus.
  9. solojones Chosen One

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    Sorry. Pain meds. (This is my go-to excuse now).
  10. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    It's ok... **** happens.
  11. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Start carrying around a clicky pen. When people get annoyed that you're always clicking it just tell them that you're building up your buzzer hand stamina.
  12. solojones Chosen One

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    I wonder if my many years of gaming will help my trigger finger.

    So we have to write up five different one sentence interesting stories or facts about ourselves. So far I only have one about attack-jugging Bob Dole when I was 10. They advize also to include tidbits about collecting or hobbies.
  13. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    You have to come up with a Chiefs related sentence.
  14. solojones Chosen One

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    I guess we were coin toss captains once, but we sent my mom out onto the field. I used to go to a women's football clinic every year for charity where we sat in a theatre and watched game film with the players. Something in there might be boring enough.

    God, there's a reason I always fast forward this section of the show.
  15. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Hehehehe... do you think they would air a sarcastic remark about your displeasure for that part of the show (disguised in one of the 5 sentences)?

    :p
  16. solojones Chosen One

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    That was my brother's suggestion as well. Somehow I don't think that would help me out.

    One thing I know they always ask a lot about are the Presidents, dates of office, some basic facts. Where should I study up (aside from Jonathan Coulton songs, obviously)?
  17. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    How about telling them you collect restraining orders keeping you from Kevin Spacey? If that doesn't work then tell them you spent a year living with a tribe of bushmen in the Kalahari.
  18. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Play a few Sporcle quizzes on Presidents. I can recite every country in the world from being on that site.
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  19. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Tell them you collect friends on the internet.

    Also, you need to let us know if you get on so we can come stand in line and watch you and cheer and drink beer!
  20. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    If you win big don't forget my yacht fund.
  21. solojones Chosen One

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    I do a lot of Sporcle geography quizzes so world capitals and sites are stronger in my mind than US Presidents. The first 50 years and the last 100 years of US Presidential history are solid in my mind, but then there's that nebulous area in between that's mostly occupied by some facts about Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln. I know about assassinations because of Sondheim. If only HBO would make a miniseries about the rest of it, I'd be set.

    I think one look at my complexion would give that away as a lie, since if I'd lived in the Kalahari I clearly would be completely covered in cancer.
  22. Rew Force Ghost

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    Tell them you post regularly on a Star Wars internet message board.
  23. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    I ALREADY SUGGESTED THAT REW QUIT JACKIN MY SWAG
  24. Rew Force Ghost

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    I was more specific. :p
  25. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Also, 50% less Yemen

    Good way to know about assassinations

    There was an old tournament of champions winner that explained that he didn't think he'd win on modern Jeopardy because when he competed, he could read fast and then buzz in ahead of time, but they've since implemented a system where you have to wait for the question to be fully read first.
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