Jeopardy

Jun. 5th, 2017 09:36 am
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One's past continues to appear on the Internet. Today I received an LJ message from a Jeopardy fanboy, part of an online community that maintains a Jeopardy message board. One of their guys (regardless of the pseudonyms, I see them all as guys) posted a very blurry video of my 1985 Jeopardy appearance. It is so wavy and vertigo-inducing that I could watch only the first few minutes before feeling sick to my stomach. I swear it's the bad quality of the video capture, and not the frustration over (spoiler) losing the game.

Anyway, if you can stand it, check it out: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x54noi2_jeopardy-october-25-1985-mark-faye-al_tv

The date the show was aired only now rang a bell--it's Back to the Future Day! The Jeopardy show I taped in August aired on the very date--October 25, 1985--that the DeLorean set off on its journeys into the past and future.

Date: 2017-06-05 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] negothick.livejournal.com
IT is scary--I'm pretty easy to find, I guess.

Date: 2017-06-06 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] futureyesterdaz.livejournal.com
Ya done good! Sooooooooooo close! And boy, the science questions have always been sooooo easy...

Date: 2017-06-08 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] negothick.livejournal.com
"science" question. . .it was the Greek sun-god that clinched it for me!
I still blush, though, when I think of the gaffe I committed because of that Final Jeopardy. At the Academy, we had a TV-watching party in the Officer's Club. The Admiral's wife did not attend. The next day, she and some other upper-echelon wives asked me about the game. They said "was the Final Jeopardy answer hard?" I stuck my foot firmly in mouth and blurted, "Oh, no--it was EASY--not like science at all. Anyone would know it." Then I gave the answer--to three blank, annoyed faces. None of them had any idea. . .

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