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January 30, 2009

CONFESSIONS OF A STEALTH BLOGGERETTE

Last night, I decided to test my mental skills by participating in the online screening for potential Jeopardy contestants. Here is what I learned: If you want to feel like a Big Stupid Moron, you can't go wrong trying out for Jeopardy.

The way it works is, you get 15 seconds to read the question and type in your answer. This seems like a reasonable amount of time before the test begins. But when you read a question that says "When the x axis is blahblahblah of the blahblahblah the domain, what is the y?" you realize just how short 15 seconds is. It's not enough time to figure out the question, that's how short it is.

And it's even worse when they ask you a question that you absolutely know the answer to, like "Lynette Scavo and Gabrielle Solis live on Wisteria Lane in this television program," and you CANNOT THINK OF THE NAME OF THE SHOW and 13 12 11 you know it, you know it, dammit, you watch it every week, on Sunday night at 10, and for some reason The Witches of Eastwick pops into your head and you cannot get it out and 8 7 6 what is it? oh grrrr, TERI HATCHER, Bree HODGE, you freaking beeping ... 3 2 1 gaaaaaaaaank....

I LOST ON JEOPARDY

p.s. Pat Sajak, if you are reading this: I am excellent at Wheel of Fortune.

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That's what I see now too, obs. But I'm on a different computer than I was yesterday, and it only went up to 2005, whereas it had been showing only from 2006 to the present.

Evidently, changes are continuing at TypeSad.

I know! I know! But I'm not sayin'

P.S. Hyacinth pronounces it "Bouquet"

Was it u, Writer Dude?

Well, the correct answer was already given earlier, but I'll repeat it. The Jeopardy contestant was BLAM!!

*slumps to floor*

it's almost as annoying as typepad, isn't it kathy?

yeah, this was apparently the only change the tech guys could make, changing it to include ALL the archives as opposed to having the most recent ones first, as they always did in the past when it wasn't broken and before they decided to fix it.

i've been on jeopardy. It's a wild ride.

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