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PoC News in America

This week we talked about the overwhelming whiteness of Hollywood award season and honored Martin Luther King Jr.

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News

PoC News in America

This week we’re counting down the minutes until Star Wars and enjoying everything John Boyega is doing. In news, we have big updates about Daniel Holtzclaw, affirmative action, and a movie that surprised us with a trailer release last night.

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News

Friday News Bites: #IStandWithAhmed, GOP Debate + More:

Greetings and Happy Friday, everyone. We’ve got a little bit about the 2016 U.S. elections, a talented student, plus the usual bits of entertainment news. Let’s get started:

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Just for Fun

Celebrity Rumor Mongering – Part 2

Did you enjoy spreading some internet rumors? Are you ready for some more falsehoods and untruths (with a few sort of real things sprinkled in for the internet sleuths)?

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Will Take “That’s Sexist!” for $400, Alex

This week, let’s talk about why teen girls should think about getting IUDs, why some men are weirdly excited to be called “evil,” and why no app can stop sexual assault. Also, weddings and babies! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Lunchtime Poll

I’ll Take “Lunchtime Poll” for $200, Alex

Have you ever wanted to be on a game show? Me, I always wanted to be on Jeopardy!, even when I was a kid. I watched all the time, always calling out as many questions as I could, feeling superior when I did better than the contestants on the TV, imagining that one day I’d […]

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Perspectives

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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Perspectives

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.

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Tuesday Trivia

FunTime Open Thread: Jeopardy!

Guess what I just did? I took the online Jeopardy* test! It’s exciting, empowering, and intimidating all at the same time. It got me wondering, though, how much do you know about Jeopardy?

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The Daily Goodie

TDG and Open Thread, Presidential Style – 2/21

It’s Monday again!  AND it’s Presidents’ Day.  Do you have the day off? Whether you do or don’t, enjoy this little Animaniacs reminder of all the presidents in order.  I should have watched more Animaniacs as a kid, maybe I would do better on the “President” categories in Jeopardy.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 2/9

It’s the middle of the middle of the week! My favorite day for Lunchtime Poll!  I took the Jeopardy! Online Test yesterday, mostly just for fun.  My love of Jeopardy is well-known, but I don’t know that I’d want to be on the actual show.  There are a lot of gaps in my knowledge that […]

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Life

Learning by Looking: Infographics to increase your chances on Jeopardy

Luci posted the Alex Trebek special for the daily goodie this morning because she knows it’s my secret life wish to be a Jeopardy champion.  Also, I had a dream recently where I was playing Jeopardy against other ladybloggers while naked.   I was naked, everyone else, including Trebek, was clothed.

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The Daily Goodie

Daily Goodie – 1/9

Hey everyone! Iiiit’s Monday!  I want to start this week off with some lulz because this weekend had a lot of sad news.  So I have a few videos of Alex Trebek being a jerk.  I watch Jeopardy! every night and every night I say “God, I hate Alex Trebek!”  He is so smug I […]