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I Didn’t Want to Win Money. I Avoid Competition. So How Did I End Up on Jeopardy? (Part II)

This is part two of a two-part essay. The first part is here. The first, and maybe most important thing, is that the game show mentality is intense and fucked up. I was wary of it going into taping, but naively I assumed that because Jeopardy!¬†was somehow a more intellectual game, the game-show creepiness would […]

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I Didn’t Want to Win Money. I Avoid Competition. So How Did I End Up on Jeopardy? (Part I)

This story starts at the end: Last week, I watched myself on national television. I was a contestant in regular-season adult Jeopardy!, and I lost spectacularly, but I think I looked pretty good in the process. I had not been looking forward to the viewing party, though.