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Slouching toward Jeopardy!, part 17: Fast forward

Here we go!

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Slouching toward Jeopardy!, part 16: As you watch…

Are you noticing that the 2017 Teachers Tournament group is not visibly diverse?  Because I did.  And am. I’m glad I got to be in it–so glad!  And I’m grateful to have met these delightful people, whom I now consider … Continue reading

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Slouching toward Jeopardy!, part 15: the eye of the storm

It’s great to have the airing of the quarterfinal game behind me!  I was kind of anxious and keyed up last week.  I felt weird and exposed and everything was heightened and I had trouble with naming the feelings I was having.  (I actually … Continue reading

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Slouching toward Jeopardy!, part 14: Tape Day at Last

Have you signed up for the online test yet?  Here’s Chris, one of last year’s semifinalists and a teacher from Pennsylvania, urging you to take the 13-minute test that could change your life: Well, tomorrow is the big day!  I … Continue reading

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Slouching toward Jeopardy!, part 13: Teachers Tournament 2017

And we’re off!  Gail won Monday’s game, but both George and Graham have a shot at a wild card berth.  That was a tough Final Jeopardy! question in the category A YEAR OF FIRSTS: Year in which the Dept. of Energy … Continue reading

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Slouching toward Jeopardy!, part 12: The Trivia Awakening

Jeopardy! wasn’t the only part of the trivia subculture I experienced in 2016.  In June, Chris, Len and Lisa took me along to the local sitting of the World Quizzing Championships, a two-hour pen-and-paper test that was humbling in the breadth of its … Continue reading

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Slouching toward Jeopardy!, part 11: Teachers Tournament 2016

Being an alternate for the Teachers Tournament in February, 2016, had some cool perks.  Like the 15 tournament contestants, I would stay in a hotel at the show’s expense (unlike regular contestants, who travel to and stay in LA on … Continue reading

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