I know some stuff.
Mainly pointless stuff, like who was in what movie with who and obscure quotes from said movies and the name of the band on The Muppet Show (Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, but who doesn’t know that, right?).
A few years ago they had a competition on VH1 for people like me – and myself and some of the bfs were all prepared to make a team and try out. Until they stopped doing the competition. It was the World Series of Pop Culture and the Bayside Tigers (Katie, Rebeck and I’s planned team name if I remember correctly) would have just killed the competition, but alas, VH1 had to cancel it. To make room for that quality stuff they show now.
Anyways. For as long as I can remember, I’ve watched Jeopardy. And tried to get the answers – and get them right – before the contestants. I don’t watch every night but I do as often as I can.
And the fact that I have gotten the Final Jeopardy question right twice this week alone and, well, several other times has given me hope – however false it may be – that I could totally be a contestant. And not embarrass myself. At least, not too much. Wait till you see what I have planned to do if I win… (hint: it’s NOT make out with Alex Trebek, so calm down)
However, when I checked the website to see how I start my journey to be the next Ken Jennings, I found that you can’t take the test online like I’d seen before. Apparently the testing period is closed, so I’ve signed up for updates to let me know when it opens up again. Other than that, I don’t know how to go about competing.
I do know that it’s a hell of a process and this online test is just the beginning. You take like, 3 practice tests total, then you play a practice game and take a personality test.
OK, I don’t know if you watched it at all this week, but there are at least 2 or 3 contestants on there I know I have more personality than. They must have killed on the practice tests.
So. Add this to my life’s to-do list: Be a contestant on Jeopardy. Right now it’s at a standstill, but I’m going to make it happen. One way or another.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to start drafting my letter to Trebek. Can’t hurt to go straight to the host, right?