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Hi all.

Just wanted to say hello. I'm an upcoming season 29 contestant - taped this past week for a 4/9/13 air date. Also new to the board... I lurked a bit previously as a test-taker, but haven't been by in a long time.

Looking forward to hanging out...

Adam

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Geez, that is a long wait! Retroactive good luck!
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TELL me about it...

And thanks!

adh

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Retro good luck!
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Welcome to the board!

That reminds me, slam hasn't posted anything here for six months. If he doesn't respond to this one, maybe there's a reason . . .

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Welcome to JBoard!

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adam_h wrote:Just wanted to say hello. I'm an upcoming season 29 contestant - taped this past week for a 4/9/13 air date. Also new to the board... I lurked a bit previously as a test-taker, but haven't been by in a long time.

Looking forward to hanging out...
Welcome, Adam! There's a thread called "Introduce Yourself Here" or something, but it's not like it's easy to find. Anyway, that thread specifies the basic questions we like newcomers to answer. In the case of an actual contestant, we like to know the following.
  1. When does/did your show air (asked and answered above)
  2. Who were the other contestants?
  3. Did you win your first game?
  4. If so:
    1. Which defending champion did you unseat?
    2. How many games total did you win?
    3. How much money?
  5. If not:
    1. Who did win?
    2. How much?
    3. How many wins did that make for him or her?
  6. Anything else you recall from tapings about other contestants (especially who won) and dollar amounts.
Oh, and a friendly warning. There are some tricky and unscrupulous people on this board, so be careful. Stick with me and I'll point them out to you.

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Thanks, all...
opusthepenguin wrote:In the case of an actual contestant, we like to know the following.
  1. When does/did your show air (asked and answered above)
  2. Who were the other contestants?
  3. Did you win your first game?
  4. If so:
    1. Which defending champion did you unseat?
    2. How many games total did you win?
    3. How much money?
Ha.

-a.

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adam_h wrote:Ha.
Don't laugh! We do want to know that! The fact you're not allowed to tell means nothing to us!
Nice image on your avatar. Is it closer than it appears?

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Paucle wrote:
adam_h wrote:Ha.
Don't laugh! We do want to know that! The fact you're not allowed to tell means nothing to us!
Nice image on your avatar. Is it closer than it appears?
Image

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Paucle wrote: Nice image on your avatar. Is it closer than it appears?
Not really, I'm just a giant floating eye. It's gonna be very dramatic on TV.

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adam_h wrote:
Paucle wrote: Nice image on your avatar. Is it closer than it appears?
Not really, I'm just a giant floating eye. It's gonna be very dramatic on TV.
Is it OK if we call you Sauron, or do you prefer The Dark Lord?

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ElendilPickle wrote:Is it OK if we call you Sauron, or do you prefer The Dark Lord?
Oh, either is fine, I'm not picky...

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adam_h wrote:
Paucle wrote: Nice image on your avatar. Is it closer than it appears?
Not really, I'm just a giant floating eye. It's gonna be very dramatic on TV.
Can't be any less dramatic than Watson!

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Rex Kramer wrote:Welcome to the board!

That reminds me, slam hasn't posted anything here for six months. If he doesn't respond to this one, maybe there's a reason . . .

Rex
Glad to see that slam's rule lives on in the board's collective memory. :)

The main reason that I don't pop by here more often is that I'm routinely behind in my J! viewing. I eventually do get to all the shows but find that I'm still catching up during the summer hiatus. For example, I'm now watching shows from early October. So, I don't bother to look at the daily threads (except on some rare occasions) to avoid spoilers.

And as far as one day growing up and becoming a real live contestant, I certainly haven't given up, but am not particularly optimistic. The last time I was even in the pool was from a June 2009 in-person audition following the January 2009 online test. I took and presumably passed the online test in January 2011 and 2012 but never was invited to an in-person audition. Oh, well.

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Slam, I hope you make it onto Jeopardy! and win several games before I defeat you. :lol:

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