Thursday, March 30, 2006

Non-Trivial Matters

Tonight at 8pm PST I am taking the Jeopardy online test. It's the first step to getting on the show. I'm super nerdy and super excited! Wish me luck!

Hopefully I'll do better than "Sean Connery" on SNL.

13 comments:

Tamara said...

You would be good for that show.
But please. I beg of you... avoid becoming the uber-arrogant "I was on Jeopardy! and that was my claim to life" type. I know one guy out here like that. You should meet him and remember him as an example of what not to be like.

Sara McOllie said...

Good luck. But back to important matters...how was the movie? You can't tell us you are going to see it and then not divulge whether it met your teen flick requirements!

aisy said...

that's super awesome. i could never make it on. my fave sean connery snl jeopardy was "i'll take the rapist" when it was meant to be therapist (i'm probably biased because of my profession). good luck!

Tamara said...

my favorite is "the penis mightier than the sword."

so... when do you find out if you made it?

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Aisy - I almost made the title of the post "I'll take the rapist for $400" but I worried that, without explaining it, people wouldn't get it.

Tam - The bad part is, they don't score the test and the only way you know how you did is if they contact you again. And if enough people did well, they just draw names from the good scores. So I'll never really know until I know, you know?

FireFly said...

This is so cool Ansley

Good Luck!!!

I'll be watching ;)

Sara McOllie said...

To tie in your blog and Tam's UCLA/George Mason blog, my mom on Saturday night was so irritated that the LSU/UCLA game was such a blow out. Why? Because she watched the game instead of a Jeopardy! rerun.

Moonbird said...

oh man! Good luck! That's wonderful!

Tamara said...

do you remember when they used to pick out the prizes on Wheel of Fortune by rotating rooms on a wheel and the people would have to choose the prizes they wanted?
ahhh...
the good 'ol days.

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Or even worse for them (better for us, viewing at home and enjoying the schadenfreude), having to pick prizes they didn't want like a ceramic dog.

Sara McOllie said...

I loved (not) the ceramic dalmation for $99 or $199. Either way, it was cheap enough that people almost always got stuck buying it. A double suck if you got stuck with it...taxes. You'd have to pay taxes on the dog. The manufacturer of said dalmations probably went out of business when WofF stopped making people buy them.

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Sara - sounds like you took Freaknomics to heart, I never would have made the connection between WofF changing their format and those businesses having a downturn.

Sara McOllie said...

I think it had more to do with my profession than the book, unfortunately. I have to look at cause/effect on businesses all the time.