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Life with the Gojirawitzes 
13th-Apr-2011 07:41 pm
Gojirawitz
Jeopardy literally just started as we finished watching last night's Jeopardy. Literally.

This resulted in Elayna and I saying "literally" at each other for a full minute. Literally, you guys. Literally.

And then Elayna informed Adam that she literally needed ice cream, literally. He told her that he would literally get her some. I reiterated that I would literally like some ice cream too, but Adam never buys me ice cream, literally. (It's been a week without ice cream. Literally.)

Adam: "I literally just bought you some today!"

Me: *stunned silence*

Adam, pointing at me defiantly: "LAWYERED!"

Also, we are continually baffled at how crappy some people's Jeopardy interview stories are. You threw a hockey puck once? You got a prank call? That is literally the most interesting thing that has ever happened to you? Literally?
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13th-Apr-2011 11:45 pm (UTC) - LITERALLY
You have no idea how much I smile every time I read your pseudosurname.

Edited at 2011-04-13 11:46 pm (UTC)
14th-Apr-2011 12:29 am (UTC)
As someone who has been on Jeopardy (Teen Tournament, 1997), you actually have to give them several options for Alex to ask you about, and he doesn't always pick the interesting one. You get a card to fill out with questions... (literally!)
14th-Apr-2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Useful insider info! :)
14th-Apr-2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
Wait, what? You were on the Teen Tournament in 1997? I think that was the year my friend offbalance was on. She got a "Star Trek" category and the set got progressively more covered in tribbles as the show went on.

And it is entirely possible that I have hijacked a thread in 'song's journal, or someone else's, to have this conversation with you at some point in the past already - if so, feel free to ignore me. :)
14th-Apr-2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
I don't think we've had this conversation, and I also don't remember the tribbles - of course, I got X'd in the first round and that sounds like the kind of thing that they'd do later in.

Oh! actually, doing a little bit more looking, there were *2* teen tournaments that year (NO idea why), and I was in the 2nd - the tribbles were in the first. Still cool though.
14th-Apr-2011 12:48 am (UTC)
I am literally laughing out loud right now. RIGHT NOW.
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14th-Apr-2011 01:26 am (UTC)
If you DVR Jeopardy, you can skip all the commercials and stupid interviews and get through the show in literally 14mins, literally!
14th-Apr-2011 02:05 am (UTC)
Love the icon. The hair really does stick right up!
14th-Apr-2011 01:47 am (UTC)
You may have seen this before, but it's literally funny. Like, totally literally, dewd.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally
14th-Apr-2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
Oh my gods! That is literally the funniest thing I've read all day.

(It's only 10 am. That might actually be the only funny thing I've read since I woke up.)
14th-Apr-2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Years ago, I was on my high school trivia bowl team, and one year during the half-time questions, on a dare from one of the team alternates, I answered the MC's questions about my future plans with "I plan to go to a college and major in something." The host was NOT happy.
14th-Apr-2011 11:24 am (UTC)
But it made me happy to read it!
14th-Apr-2011 03:41 am (UTC)
You could make a drinking game out of the number of times Jamie Oliver says literally. Only coming from him it sounds more like litrelly.
14th-Apr-2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
When people's Jeopardy stories are that boring, I always assume that actually, it's the only one tame/clean enough to put on the air.
14th-Apr-2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
One of yesterday's story involved a guy getting covered in pee. I'm not sure they really have limits to what they'll air anymore.
14th-Apr-2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
Right but like, if that's the tamest story he submitted? Awesome.
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14th-Apr-2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
Kip is fond of saying, "when I literally say literally, I literally mean literally."

Five years have gone by since getting my ass pwned by one stupid Final Jeopardy question, and I still yell at Jeopardy whenever it's on, so I'm not back to watching it yet. I do miss it, though. In the meantime I'm applying yet again to Millionaire, where since there is only one contestant carrying the game, that contestant actually DOES have to be extremely interesting, so I'm working hard on my personal anecdotes.
14th-Apr-2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Will they let you on? I've seen several game show apps where they won't let anyone who's been on ANY other game show play...
14th-Apr-2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
For most game shows, you're barred from trying out for a year after your episode airs. (I found out I was unwittingly eliminated from consideration for Cash Cab on this basis, come to think of it.) I actually know of more than one person who's done both Jeopardy and Millionaire - during the first few seasons of Millionaire (i.e. back when I watched it with any regularity) they had at least half a dozen former Jeopardy champs who had been on Jeopardy enough times that I recognized them.
14th-Apr-2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
I literally waited 12 hours to respond and got distracted from my super-shiny pun by commercial caramels. Literally. :
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