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by slam
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Mark Lowenthal
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

Mark Lowenthal

TOC winner Mark Lowenthal is quoted extensively in a NY TImes article today about the CIA investigation into Russian hacks affecting the presidential election. He is described as a former senior level analyst.
by slam
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Congratulations!
Replies: 32
Views: 4592

Re: Congratulations!

Yes, you should have gotten an email the night of the test, maybe it went to spam folder or maybe they have glitches and they don't get to everyone. However, with the new site design, you can actually check under your profile and see if your test is recorded. Login to your MyJeopardy profile, then ...
by slam
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Congratulations!
Replies: 32
Views: 4592

Re: Congratulations!

I'm glad that they sent this note, but think that the phrasing could have been better (as pointed out by others above). I was actually expecting it because they told us to expect it. However, I was surprised by the delay in receiving it. I took the test on the 5th and the email arrived on the 10th. ...
by slam
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 26606

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

Seemed like bad strategy on the part of the last challenger last night. Guy has a glaring weakness and pop culture and the challenger chose physics over celebrity fashion. Then he chose baseball which was previously untouched, leading me to believe that Guy was saving it as a safe category. I agree...
by slam
Fri May 27, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 26606

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Possible Spoilers]

Ryan - Shouldn't you have walked off the stage when asked if you were a member of Skull & Bones? :) The host was obviously unaware of the potential problems that he was causing.
by slam
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Nation's Brightest
Replies: 72
Views: 12546

Re: Nation's Brightest

During my initial Skype interview I was told that the producer would probably be asking me some more test questions (as opposed to personality questions) during the 2nd Skype interview. I'm not sure if that means a 30-question test or just a few random questions.
by slam
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Nation's Brightest
Replies: 72
Views: 12546

Re: Nation's Brightest

BigDaddyMatty wrote:On to the third round!
How are you counting rounds? Is the first round the initial phone interview; second round the test; third round a producer interview?

Or are you counting some other way?
by slam
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Nation's Brightest
Replies: 72
Views: 12546

Re: Nation's Brightest

How long a paragraph did those of you who got tryouts write for the Bio and "Why am I one of the nation's brightest?" sections? It said "brief" so I kept it to a couple of sentences. I got a call, so I guess that was OK. Still playing phone tag with them. ETA: Just finished Skype interview, have a ...
by slam
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Nation's Brightest
Replies: 72
Views: 12546

Re: Nation's Brightest

How long a paragraph did those of you who got tryouts write for the Bio and "Why am I one of the nation's brightest?" sections?
by slam
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Contestant referral
Replies: 17
Views: 2770

Re: Contestant referral

I think a referral may help someone who passed the online test get to the in-person audition process. I've used that in the far past and it worked until it seemed to stop working. I'm guessing that it doesn't help all that much with actually getting the call after participating in the in-person audi...
by slam
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 16, 2015
Replies: 143
Views: 16391

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 16, 2015

Actually, the page that pops up with Alex after you take the test that tells you about next steps says that the Facebook page will also publish the answers. However, as you know, the Facebook page contradicts this, saying that answers will not be posted. Well, the Facebook page does post the "answe...
by slam
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 16, 2015
Replies: 143
Views: 16391

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 16, 2015

Waited until tonight to take the test due to scheduling conflicts. Scored a comfortable 46/50 after scoring a few points lower taking the last two days' test earlier today. During the test, I have my iPhone recording my responses as I say them out loud as I type them. Then I'm able to compare them e...
by slam
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: In LA Next Week
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: In LA Next Week

Coincidentally, I will be in LA the week after teapot from Tuesday-Thursday (on business). As long as the business stuff doesn't interfere, I intend to stop by O'Brien's. Sounds like I should just show up and see how it goes.
by slam
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 371631

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

seaborgium wrote:I joined within a week after he taped, as I recall. "Slam's Rule by proxy," I later called it.
:) :) :)
by slam
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: UPDATE: Final call for new trivia game show
Replies: 192
Views: 33096

Re: New trivia game show is looking for contestants

Thanks for your reply. I'm wondering if my demo is already maxed out (maleCaucasian 40 something lawyer). They keep asking for women. Good luck to all! How long after the 50 questions skype test did you get responses? I got between 35-37 correct and they said they would score it and get back to me ...
by slam
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: UPDATE: Final call for new trivia game show
Replies: 192
Views: 33096

Re: New trivia game show is looking for contestants

To my knowledge, there has never been paperwork saying players will be eligible again. Official rules of eligibility have stated that you cannot play if you have previously been a contestant on an Alex-hosted J!. Contestant coordinators seem to have guessed (speciously) that a change of host will l...
by slam
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: UPDATE: Final call for new trivia game show
Replies: 192
Views: 33096

Re: New trivia game show is looking for contestants

Shows like "Survivor," "Shark Tank", and "Celebrity Apprentice" are built on creating conflict and encouraging discord and backstabbing among the contestants. I can't imagine a Mark Burnett show without somebody--a host or another contestant--shooting people down. "You really think you can make mon...
by slam
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Which city is better for the interview?
Replies: 25
Views: 2481

Re: Which city is better for the interview?

A related, and possibly more pertinent question, is when are they going to be giving the on-line test this year? Since it's advent, it has always been administered in January or early February. It seems that they've already missed that window assuming they want to give a reasonable amount of advance...
by slam
Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 371631

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

No Philly email for me (at least not yet). Feels like they know who I am from several past auditions and have already decided that I'm not getting on so why not give the audition spot to someone they might want. Sigh.
by slam
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What language(s) can you count from one to ten? (Added: Latin, Japanese, Hebrew)
Replies: 82
Views: 7317

Re: What language(s) can you count from one to ten? (Added: Latin, Japanese, Heb

"In German und English, I know how to count down
Und I'm learning Chinese, says Wernher von Braun"

- Tom Lehrer