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Jeopardy! blues online

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Editor’s note:  this post is from January of 2008.

I got my ass handed to me by the Jeopardy! online test yesterday.

The test was 50 questions total with 10 seconds to answer each. You had to type in each answer, but not in the form of a question and not with perfect spelling.

I would be surprised if I got 20 questions correct. We’ll never know because you don’t receive your score, just a note indicating whether you passed or failed.

My assumption is that ever since trivia prick Ken Jennings became the first Jeopardy! millionaire, the number of eggheads, poindexters, dweebs, nerds, brains, bookworms, quarks, swotters, know-it-alls, idiot savantes, tenure-less profs and grad students trying to get on the show has grown exponentially.

There are probably thousands of people who took the online test who got every single question right, thus when my rejection email arrives soon it won’t be a shock at all.

I don’t give a shit, I’d rather just win the state lottery, it’s near-effortless.