JAYMC on Jeopardy! TODAY! (SPOILERS Y'ALL)

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An early warning: Beloved ILXOR jaymc has taped an episode (episodes?) of Jeopardy. The first (or only?) episode will air on JULY 26.

This is the thread where we congratulate him, ask him questions about his experience, and make xls jokes.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:46 (eleven years ago) link

omg shutup

big (surm), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:47 (eleven years ago) link

can someone post a countdown clock at the top of the thread?

rinse the lemonade (Jordan), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:48 (eleven years ago) link

to avoid redundancy:


I took the online test in January 2008 and was called for an in-person audition in June 2008. Was told that I'd be in the pool for 18 months, so when December came and went, I figured that was it. So I, too, took the online test again at the end of January (and also felt I didn't do as well as I had two years ago). But then about a month ago, I got a call and they said they wanted me to come out for a taping. Apparently it was the last week of taping for the season, so I think I probably just barely made it in.

― jam master (jaymc), Friday, March 19, 2010 12:32 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:48 (eleven years ago) link

Haha "beloved."

Anyway: it's true. I can't reveal the outcome of the game(s), but I can talk about everything else.

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:49 (eleven years ago) link

that's awesome dude! guy i work with did the audition last summer iirc--he was dead set on getting on for a while.

call all destroyer, Friday, 19 March 2010 17:50 (eleven years ago) link

trebek: totally sexy or...?

tehresa, Friday, 19 March 2010 17:50 (eleven years ago) link

Who were your opponents?

figgy pudding (La Lechera), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:52 (eleven years ago) link

is sean connery that dumb in real life?

Mr. Que, Friday, 19 March 2010 17:52 (eleven years ago) link

Trebek: oddly entrancing. Between single and double Jeopardy, he posed for pictures with each contestant, and I got a thrill when he wrapped his arm around my side.

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:52 (eleven years ago) link

uh, where is that picture

big (surm), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:53 (eleven years ago) link

This gives me hope! I did the in-person audition last May in Chicago. Good retroactive luck!

Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft (Pancakes Hackman), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:53 (eleven years ago) link

xp They said they'd mail it to me -- haven't gotten it yet!

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:53 (eleven years ago) link

!!!

big (surm), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:54 (eleven years ago) link

good job, dude

smoking cigarette shades? it doesn't even make any sense. (HI DERE), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:55 (eleven years ago) link

Who were your opponents?

I don't think I can answer this w/o revealing how I did.

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:55 (eleven years ago) link

that is totally awesome, dude, glad to see your incredible memory got you somewhere like that. my wife watches Jeopardy religiously and has taken the online test once or twice, i hope maybe she can get on there someday.

some dude, Friday, 19 March 2010 17:55 (eleven years ago) link

jaymc, what did you decide to tell the world for your random/stupid 'about me' tidbit for after the first commercial break?

or do you want that to remain a great secret until JULY 26?

I miss Jeopardy a lot. UK's quiz shows just aren't the same.

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

i have a real question: is the buzzer thing tricky? it seems like that's the hard part sometimes

Mr. Que, Friday, 19 March 2010 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, and did alex act like you were really weird based on your tidbit. seems to be his go-to reaction.

mizzell, Friday, 19 March 2010 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, Al, from what I hear, your chances of making it on are slightly better if you're a woman.

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:58 (eleven years ago) link

oh ohh, and IRL, do the questions actually make those random musical noises when they populate the screens at the start of each round, or is that added in afterwards in editing? do they even still do that anymore? I haven't seen an episode in ages.

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:58 (eleven years ago) link

and by 'questions' I mean 'answers', when they are displayed as money $$$ values ($200, $400, etc) (sorry for spamming thread, I am done now)

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:59 (eleven years ago) link

oh, i see. do not reveal, then!

was it stressful always remembering to hit the buzzer? did you practice buzzering at home?

figgy pudding (La Lechera), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:02 (eleven years ago) link

any music trivia?

rinse the lemonade (Jordan), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:04 (eleven years ago) link

jaymc, what did you decide to tell the world for your random/stupid 'about me' tidbit for after the first commercial break?

You'll have to wait and see. :)

i have a real question: is the buzzer thing tricky? it seems like that's the hard part sometimes

Yeah, it's tricky. You have to wait until these lights around the game board light up before you can buzz in, and if you buzz in beforehand, you're locked out for a split second. Truth be told, I mostly ignored the lights and just buzzed in a beat after Alex finished the clue.

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

oh ohh, and IRL, do the questions actually make those random musical noises when they populate the screens at the start of each round, or is that added in afterwards in editing?

Yes. I was actually surprised by how much of that stuff was actually live. The Daily Double noises, too. And all the graphics are in place on the monitors. After each round, though, they would have Alex re-record a clue if he mispronounced something or otherwise stumbled -- I assume that's then dubbed in during post.

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:08 (eleven years ago) link

any music trivia?

There weren't any categories that were explicitly music-related, no.

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:10 (eleven years ago) link

If there was an Oscars category, we know it'll inspire Quiz Show II!

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:21 (eleven years ago) link

way to go, jaymc!

back in like '02 i awaited the call from Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? after making it all that way. the call never came. so i'll live vicariously through you on this one.

andrew m., Friday, 19 March 2010 18:22 (eleven years ago) link

A former co-worker said it was all about mastering the buzzer (or whatever you call it).

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:23 (eleven years ago) link

so did anderson cooper

deem & smash (bnw), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:25 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/08/16/jeopardy/

deem & smash (bnw), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:26 (eleven years ago) link

were there any categories on where ilxors live and work?

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:36 (eleven years ago) link

Yes, several.

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:39 (eleven years ago) link

jmc you asshole! i tried out for jeopardy like ten years ago, at the mall of america -- whole crazy story there -- and got in, but never got "the call"

congratulations, this is awesome!

goole, Friday, 19 March 2010 18:40 (eleven years ago) link

wagered 12 grand in Final Jeopardy on Steve Shasta's Soc Sec number

xp

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:41 (eleven years ago) link

hahah

call all destroyer, Friday, 19 March 2010 18:41 (eleven years ago) link

Next time I see you, if you have a new fur coat and a pimp hat, I'll know what happened.

Jeff, Friday, 19 March 2010 18:46 (eleven years ago) link

THIS... IS.... AMAZING!

Spencer Chow, Friday, 19 March 2010 18:50 (eleven years ago) link

very cool

da croupier, Friday, 19 March 2010 19:00 (eleven years ago) link

question: what did you wear? how did you choose your outfit(s)?

figgy pudding (La Lechera), Friday, 19 March 2010 19:02 (eleven years ago) link

question: did you bring any magic feathers with you or mementos so you know that when everyone's watching you on jeopardy, you have that special stolen spoon from ihop on your pocket or whatever?

figgy pudding (La Lechera), Friday, 19 March 2010 19:03 (eleven years ago) link

congrats dude! i hope to join those ranks someday

all-beef patty hearst (donna rouge), Friday, 19 March 2010 19:04 (eleven years ago) link

oh this is so awesome! Yay jaymc! I'm sure you made ilx lolproud.

quincie, Friday, 19 March 2010 19:08 (eleven years ago) link

question: what did you wear? how did you choose your outfit(s)?

I was somewhat lacking in the nice-clothes-to-wear-on-national-television department, so I went to Banana Republic and bought a few things. I showed up in a slate gray shirt and black tie (no jacket).

question: did you bring any magic feathers with you or mementos so you know that when everyone's watching you on jeopardy, you have that special stolen spoon from ihop on your pocket or whatever?

Nah. I did wear nice underwear, though.

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 19:13 (eleven years ago) link

rootin' for you, jaymc (tho i haven't watched jeopardy in years).

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 19 March 2010 19:13 (eleven years ago) link

Hey, neither had I! It's on at 3:30 in the afternoon here.

jam master (jaymc), Friday, 19 March 2010 19:14 (eleven years ago) link

wagered 12 grand in Final Jeopardy on Steve Shasta's Soc Sec number

xp

― Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, March 19, 2010 1:41 PM (35 minutes ago) Bookmark

lmbo

AnCoulter (J0rdan S.), Friday, 19 March 2010 19:16 (eleven years ago) link

awesome dude! can't wait til this shows up on my dvr. where's that "most famous alumni of your high school" thread so I can brag about being in the same classes as a quiz show supastah?

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 19 March 2010 19:37 (eleven years ago) link

Shd say "no" obv

6 god none the richer (m bison), Wednesday, 7 September 2016 17:00 (four years ago) link

Gonna go in super positive and with a massive jewfro; hopefully that will sell it.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Thursday, 8 September 2016 15:38 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Former ILXor Donna Brown is on today, y'all!

WilliamC, Friday, 22 December 2017 21:25 (three years ago) link

She was an ilxor? I just watched the episode, she won big, and talked about noise music in the interview.

JRN, Friday, 22 December 2017 23:16 (three years ago) link

wow!

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 22 December 2017 23:46 (three years ago) link

hey how about no spoilers until it's aired where Donna lives, could have been a cool thought to have

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:00 (three years ago) link

regardless i am very excited she (shhhhhh) and talked about noise music!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:26 (three years ago) link

Hooray!

Google Murray Blockchain (kingfish), Saturday, 23 December 2017 01:03 (three years ago) link

I ended up missing the first 20 minutes because it's on at 7 in LA and 7:30 in Seattle

but!

for now, at least, here's Donna's debut

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Saturday, 23 December 2017 07:02 (three years ago) link

:)

, Saturday, 23 December 2017 13:52 (three years ago) link

omg donna crushed these fools yessssssssssssssssss

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Saturday, 23 December 2017 14:38 (three years ago) link

when she nailed that first double jeopardy yeahhhhhhhhhh

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Saturday, 23 December 2017 14:39 (three years ago) link

When the final jeopardy topic was unveiled, I was like "OH SHIT SHE'S GONNA KILL THESE LOSERS"

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 23 December 2017 14:57 (three years ago) link

"you've wagered 'hen fap'...."

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 23 December 2017 14:59 (three years ago) link

oh man, i don't think i know donna's ilx posts but i am super stoked to watch this

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 23 December 2017 15:02 (three years ago) link

I remember her from her cameo in this thread: rap should be extinguished

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 23 December 2017 15:05 (three years ago) link

Yeah the Final Jeopardy category choice was RIDICULOUS. In the best sense. And of course being me I was thinking "4AD? Merge?" And it turns out to be something I thought was easy, but clearly wasn't based on the other two.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 23 December 2017 15:06 (three years ago) link

haha i saw that one in the newspaper yesterday (you know how they run printed final jeopardies as an ad for the show) and got hung up on the pounds sterling aspect, thinking it had to be a clue. "Solid Gold Records???"

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 23 December 2017 15:14 (three years ago) link

Holy shit Donna killed it

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 23 December 2017 18:52 (three years ago) link

Great wagers on her part. She must have won about 3/4 of her total on wagers.

jmm, Saturday, 23 December 2017 18:58 (three years ago) link

That was awesome! Lol at the final topic

badg, Saturday, 23 December 2017 19:31 (three years ago) link

Yeah the Final Jeopardy category choice was RIDICULOUS. In the best sense. And of course being me I was thinking "4AD? Merge?" And it turns out to be something I thought was easy, but clearly wasn't based on the other two.

― Ned Raggett, Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:06 AM (nine hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

there is no way you were actually thinking the right answer was 4AD or Merge!

een, Sunday, 24 December 2017 00:30 (three years ago) link

Did donna post under any other names? I’m an excited an ilxor triumphed but I’m not sure I ever interacted with her.

treeship 2, Sunday, 24 December 2017 00:39 (three years ago) link

there is no way you were actually thinking the right answer was 4AD or Merge!

Probably before the reveal of the answer (question).

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 December 2017 00:46 (three years ago) link

I remember seeing her name around these parts, but tbh the only times I've ever interacted with her are in our little ilxor Neko Atsume fb group.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 December 2017 00:47 (three years ago) link

Maybe she’ll come back now

treeship 2, Sunday, 24 December 2017 00:56 (three years ago) link

She was posting as Morley Timmons - but it's been a while.

the higgs, Sunday, 24 December 2017 01:49 (three years ago) link

NB that DB is on again today / this evening!

also NB that we won't have watched it with her until 8pm Pacific time, when it airs.

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Monday, 25 December 2017 21:42 (three years ago) link

YASSSSSSS, crushin smug Scott Baio!

bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 26 December 2017 20:30 (three years ago) link

really strange betting in final jeopardy on donna's xmas day appearance!

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 02:57 (three years ago) link

nah, i get it. if the other gal had beet just enough to surpass donna's total, then donna hedges by outbetting her slightly.

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 14:47 (three years ago) link

it's a betting strategy that works only if everyone gets that question right though.

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 14:48 (three years ago) link

that first day from donna was massive; great game!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 14:59 (three years ago) link

this was so totally excellent! never been more proud to not be able to stop reading a message board

"Donna, are you having a good time?"

del griffith, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:36 (three years ago) link

wanted to hit trebek in the mouth so hard that his mustache grew back for that

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 17:35 (three years ago) link

seriously. I bet his son's Mexican restaurant sucks, too

del griffith, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 21:52 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

i took the test online tonight kind of on a whim, i know i got at least half of them right, but i think 35 out of 50 is the cutoff so idk abt that. im gonna forgot about this for a few months then watch a grip of episodes on netflix again and say "hey maybe i should take the jeopardy test."

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 22 March 2021 01:46 (four months ago) link

how long does the test take?

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 March 2021 01:50 (four months ago) link

sorry, i'm not sure why i asked that. what is about 50 questions x about 5-10 seconds each?

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 March 2021 01:51 (four months ago) link

correct. you have control of the board.

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 22 March 2021 02:01 (four months ago) link

(it may have been 15 seconds per question, i just went into a fugue state and tried pretyping "what is" before i read each clue)

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 22 March 2021 02:04 (four months ago) link

i'm about 4 beers in, have been high since the obama administration. it's time for me to take the test

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 March 2021 02:08 (four months ago) link

i'm gonna take the teen practice test

https://www.jeopardy.com/be-on-j/practice-tests

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 March 2021 02:08 (four months ago) link

ANSWER:

B
J

What is B on J?

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 March 2021 02:09 (four months ago) link

i got 13 of 30 on the practice test. so basically, if i try harder and focus more, i got this.

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 March 2021 02:18 (four months ago) link

wait, i have to make a MYJEOPARDY! account in order to do this for real? uuuuuugh...i can't do this

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 March 2021 02:26 (four months ago) link

i got 13 of 30 on the practice test.

ended up taking the adult one. i think i will go ahead and do the teen and college ones too though! wild sunday

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 March 2021 02:27 (four months ago) link

16/30 on the practice test without cheating (20/30 with quick googling)

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 22 March 2021 08:49 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

patrick's record-setting low score tonight was a very rough watch

Clay, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 04:34 (four days ago) link

oops meant to put this on the general jeopardy thread but oh well!

Clay, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 04:34 (four days ago) link


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