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05-23-1999, 01:36 AM
I agree with the concept that manny of us read & post to topics which interest us or are something we know well. Here's a novel way to announce these interests...

On another board I read, a new poster introduced herself by listing the categories in her "dream Jeopardy board". Everyone else quickly posted a list & I learned more about some of the people who'd been posting in the week or so that followed than I'd learned in 2 years of reading their "normal" posts. I'll post dream Jeopardy categories here:

Glands (or any other medical topic)
Olympic Swimmers
Detroit Tiger history
Middle Earth

and for Final Jeopardy:
Songs by Harry Chapin

Sue from El Paso
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05-23-1999, 02:38 AM
Interesting idea. . . let's see, my favorite Jeopardy board would have:

Sci-Fi Authors
Relativity (I'd clean this one up)
Southeast Asia
Cartoon Characters
The Taming of the Shrew

Why The Taming of the Shrew? I changed high schools three times and each time the drama department decided to put on The Taming of the Shrew. I got to where I could almost recite the whole bloody thing myself. . .


"A friend of mine once sent me a post card with a picture of the entire planet Earth taken from space. On the back it said, 'Wish you were here'." - Steven Wright

05-23-1999, 03:31 AM
Dream Jeopardy Game:

Veterinary Medicine
Animal Behavior
Horror Movies
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Flavors

05-23-1999, 10:47 AM
...only on account of villainy...

Sports Team Nicknames
Stephen King
20th Century Poetry
Potent Potables
Human Anatomy

And for Final Jeopardy, The Kinsey Report.


"I'll take Famous Titties for $200, Alex."

05-23-1999, 12:33 PM
Dream Jeopardy board:

Famous Titties
Things That Go "Boom"
The Funny Papers
The Windy City

And for final, John Steinbeck

05-23-1999, 05:40 PM
This is a great thread.

Football (the real American kind)
The Secret of Flight
Human Anatomy
Esoteric Science
Star Wars (Modern films)
Classical Civilizations

Final Jeapordy
The Windy City

The facts expressed here belong to everybody, the opinions to me. The distinction is
yours to draw...

Omniscient; BAG

05-23-1999, 05:48 PM
The Golden Age of Science Fiction
The Sixties
Sun Records
World War I Aviation

Final Jeopardy:
Film Noir

05-23-1999, 05:58 PM
New Age
Science & Nature

Final: Spider-Man

Sure, the final category isnt a broad topic, but it would gaurantee me a correct answer!

05-23-1999, 06:11 PM
I knew I'd seen this in a book but couldn't remember which one :-)

mine are:
The Bee Gees
The Simpsons
the works of Douglas Adams
the works of John Irving
This Old House

final: the Pet Shop Boys

I don't know much, but what I do know, no one else does, hahaha -- sweep!

05-23-1999, 06:13 PM
BTW, for those of you who haven't yet visited the online version of jeopardy, hop on over to http://www.station.sony.com/jeopardy . Cool.

The Indianapolis 500
Science and Technology
JRR Tolkien
US History
Card Games

Final Jeopardy:
The Beatles

05-23-1999, 06:19 PM
Jeopardy Board:

British/Canadian Military History
Obscure British Comedians
Bad 70s TV & Music
Obscure Jangly Brit-Pop of the 1980s
Those Darn Romans

Final Jeopardy:

Famous Canadians Who Made a Wad in the USA.

Alternate Reality Jeopardy Categories:

What's That Smell?
Does This Look Infected to You?
Things That Ooze
Painful Rectal Itch
Dan Quayle Aphorisms
Say It in Urdu, Please

Final Alternate Reality Jeopardy:

Stuff Found Under Alex's Fingernails

"A friend will help you move house. A best friend will help you move a body."--Alexi Sayle

05-23-1999, 08:30 PM
Hmm..good question.

Mine would be

Frank Miller and Comics
Mardi Gras
Customizing 50's cars
Monty Python
Japanese Anime

and the final:
Major characters in the world of Shadowrun

05-23-1999, 10:51 PM
The Internet
The Eighties
Pink Floyd

Final Jeopardy: Star Trek

05-23-1999, 10:55 PM
How to Pick up women
Words with one letter
Signs for sex

05-24-1999, 01:28 AM
let's see....I'd go with

Shakespearean drama
Kate Chopin
child psychology
and Scooby Doo trivia

final Jeopardy: Maya Angelou

05-24-1999, 01:38 AM
The idea is swiped from Douglas Coupland's Microserf. Very good read BTW.

My categories:
The works of Robert A Heinlein
The history of Radio & Television
#1 songs from the 70's, 80's & 90's
James Bond in the movies
Capitals of the world
Spanish history & Culture

and for final jeopardy:
Disney Theme parks (don't ask)

38 yo (no kids) and just returned from 10 days in Disneyland Paris


05-24-1999, 03:07 AM

Literary Characters (or Fictional Characters)
The Middle Ages
Colonial America
Country Music
Greek/Roman Mythology

Final Jeopardy:
Urban Legends

"We're gonna have lawyers here. It'll be a fun time."

05-24-1999, 10:52 AM
Wow, all the good one's seem to be taken already. Let's see what I can come up with.

Bible History
Star Trek
Carl Sagan
The Comics Page

Final Jeopardy: Things Only Pathunt Knows

05-24-1999, 11:57 AM
Karasses, foma and granfaloons
4th dimensional imagery
Shakelton and the Endurance
Insurance contractual issues
How to pet a dog
Eurovan Campers
The best things about Colorado

I'll take all of the above for $1000.

05-24-1999, 12:28 PM
Mine would be:

Comic book superheroes
Naval History
Bad Songs of the 70's and 80's

Final Jeopardy---Classic Automobiles

05-24-1999, 05:46 PM
Circus People
Sharp Pointy Things
Snake Oil and Nostrums
Beer and Brewing
Films of Terri Garr

Final Jeopardy:
Scotland the Brave (If it's nae Scottish, it's cr-r-r-rap)

Dr. Fidelius, Charlatan
Associate Curator Anomalous Paleontology, Miskatonic University
"You cannot reason a man out of a position that he did not reach through reason."

05-24-1999, 06:51 PM
The Films of John Hughes
Stephen King
Star Trek (Classic Series)
The 1980's
Useless Knowledge

Final Jeopardy:

Saturday Night Live

05-24-1999, 07:10 PM

Legal Latin
English History
Musical Theater
American Literature
Potent Potables (ah, those days tending bar...) and for final jeopardy...

Foods Beginning With "Q"

05-24-1999, 07:11 PM
Jeez, I'm short a category -- how embarassing! Add in "The Brady Bunch" -- I know a lot about that, too. :)

05-24-1999, 07:13 PM
DrFidelius:what is about Terri Garr?
I don't do Jeopardy, I'm just a critic.

05-24-1999, 07:40 PM
Aw, allright, I'll give it a try:
"Undiscovered Baroque composers"
"Rivers of Siberia"
"Herring sauces of Denmark"

I tried....

05-24-1999, 08:46 PM
You ask about Terri Garr? She's my girlfriend. Has been for years. I know that she is starting to realize this fact. The last restraining order was positively flirtatious...

Dr. Fidelius, Charlatan
Associate Curator Anomalous Paleontology, Miskatonic University
"You cannot reason a man out of a position that he did not reach through reason."

05-24-1999, 09:04 PM
Damn, this question is tougher than it looks! I usually do well playing imaginary Jeopardy! when I watch it on TV, but you can never tell which questions are going to be asked in a given category. My suggestions:

American History
Major League Baseball
The plays of William Shakespeare

Final Jeopardy!
Washington Redskins--The Joe Gibbs Years

"Interested in fashion, Harmonica?"
"There were three dusters like these waiting for a train.
Inside the dusters were three men. Inside the men were
three bullets..."
--Once Upon A Time In The West

05-25-1999, 01:10 AM
Science and nature
Magicians and skeptics
World History
The English Language

05-25-1999, 08:51 AM
American History
World Events
Phone Sex

Final Jeapordy...Women's Studies

05-25-1999, 09:59 AM
Poets and poetry
Science Fiction
World Mythology
World History
Celtic Folk Music

Final Jeopardy:Star Wars!

"The universe doesn't give first warnings or second chances"

05-25-1999, 10:21 AM
Here's my shot:

World History
Marx Brothers
Identify famous Voices

Final Round:
(what is the largest fresh water lake in the world. Clue, it is also the deepest.)

05-25-1999, 10:29 AM
"(what is the largest fresh water lake in the world. Clue, it is also the deepest.)"

That lake in Russia: Lake Bakul, or Bayul.

pop culture


05-25-1999, 10:33 AM
The Soviet Union
The Simpsons
Drug invented before 1980
US Highways

and for final jeopardy:
The Grateful Dead
They didn't have to be categories that could possibly ever appear on Jeopardy, did they?

05-25-1999, 12:37 PM
How many jeopardy categories are there? Consensus seems to be six, but some of you are stretching that a bit, I think...

Here are mine:

Famous TV and Book Aliens
British Royalty
Greek Philosophers
History of Literature
Canadian Geography

Final Jeopardy: The Works of Edmund Spenser

05-25-1999, 12:56 PM
Sweet thread...

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Indiana Pacers
James Bond
Slang names for women's breasts
Embarrassing your wife
Auto Racing

Final Jeopardy:
Making fun of Alex Trabek and his stupid ass foreign pronunciations

'Shut your pie hole'-Jbird

05-26-1999, 12:48 AM
Musical Instruments
Potent Potables (I always clean up on this one, but I'm not proud of it)
English Language History
Numbers (I kill on this one too)
Camping and Backpacking

Final Jeopardy:
Civil War

"I wept because I had no shoes, then I met a man with no feet. So I took his shoes" - Dave Barry

05-26-1999, 07:23 PM
I agree, Microserfs is a good book.

Mine are:
Oingo Boingo
Microsoft Software
PC Hardware
The Writings of Ayn Rand
Breakfast Cereals

To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion.

05-26-1999, 08:46 PM
Cheesehead...I applaud your intellengence and ability to use a search engine :)

I have stumped more people with that question than I can tell you.

New Jeopardy Catagories:

Words that end in GRY
Six degrees of Kevin Bacon

Final Jeopardy:
Presidenital Interns

05-31-1999, 09:23 PM
Psychology and Neuroscience
Computer Software and Security
What Women Don't Want
20th Century Literature

Final Jeopardy:
Professional Wrestling

There's a lot more, since I know a great deal about everything. These are just the first things that come to mind.

Steve Christ
God in Training

05-31-1999, 09:32 PM
Dear Steve, you better be careful.

05-31-1999, 09:50 PM
Women Authors
Bad Movies
Psychotropic Meds
Car Repair
Jack the Ripper

Final Jeopardy:


If my mother had been in charge of the War on Drugs,
it would be "Just say 'No thank you.'"

06-03-1999, 02:02 PM
My turn...

Environmental Legislation
90's Music
Washington Redskins - from Joe Gibbs onward
Colonial History
Boooks by David Eddings

Final Jeopardy:
Songs by Rush

"There is such a fine line between stupid and clever." -- David St. Hubbins, Spinal Tap

06-06-1999, 10:23 AM
Dear Steve, you better be careful.

Why popokis, whatever do you mean?

Steve Christ
God in Training

06-06-1999, 08:45 PM
hey, sly!
so you think you know the Beatles.....well maybe you do but this here talking is THE BEATLES QUEEN :) Betcha dont know half as much as I. I challenge yout o a beatles trivia duel. Email me.

06-06-1999, 09:03 PM
You can do it here, in the MP Trivia forum. If you don't mind a few people meddling in your duel.

06-06-1999, 09:26 PM
Where is the MP Trivia forum? I'm up for it...are you, sly???

06-06-1999, 10:12 PM
Give me:

World Languages
Dirty Joke Punchlines
American History

and for Final Jeopardy!: Guns and Ammunition

06-08-1999, 11:42 PM
<sigh> I'm not a specialist. No matter what I'm into, I know a few wackos (from my subjective and relative perspective, of course) who know more than I do. But once we get out of the other guy's specialty, I wind up knowing a little bit more about everything else. Thus, my ideal Jeopardy (c) board would be:

General Knowledge
Words That Begin with a Letter
Things People Usually Get Wrong

Final Jeopardy:

Random Stuff


06-09-1999, 11:42 PM
And our Double Jeopardy categories are... (beep bop boop beep bop boop beep beep bop)...

The U.S. Constitution
Star Wars
The Beatles
The Beauty of Katie Holmes
Movies that Parody other movies
History of the Catholic Church

And our final jeopardy category is: (DING!)

06-13-1999, 12:54 AM
All right...here goes:

U.S. Geography
The Bible
Greek/Roman Mythology

Final Jeopardy:
Michael Crichton

"Give a man a match and he'll be warm for an hour... Set him on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

06-13-1999, 02:50 AM
Ok, criticize me! Here I go... :)

Amateur astronomy
Stupid websites
World History
Hot Stupid websites
Weird Stupid websites
The works of Isaac Asimov
So-so Stupid websites
Aviation Stuff

And for final Jeopardy:
How the Spaniards conquered Mexico

06-13-1999, 04:57 AM
--"Chick Rock" (as my husband likes to call it)
--Jeff Goldblum Movies
--Interior Decorating 101
--Frivolous Ways to Waste Time

Final Jeopardy: Traits of the oddly dressed twentysomething mommy/homeowner who lives in the suburbs amongst normal-looking baby boomers.
Alternate Final Jeopardy: Why the teenaged kids of my baby boomer neighbors would rather hang out with me than their parents.

06-13-1999, 08:43 PM
More catagories for me:

Bad jokes ( you finish the punch line)
Opening lines. ( as in books)
Movie trivia
Regency England
Pronouce this: (show a difficult or British word like Worchester....its Woooster)

Final :Dexy's Midnight Runners as in, what was their only hit?

06-16-1999, 02:03 PM
Shirley, that would be Com'on Eileen.
Now for Jepordy. Hmm.

One Hit Wonders
Greek Mythology
British Royalty
True Crime
Final Jepordy-Kevin Sorbo

06-16-1999, 02:05 PM
Shirley, that would be Com'on Eileen.
Now for Jeopardy! Hmm.

One Hit Wonders
Greek Mythology
British Royalty
True Crime
Final Jeopardy!-Kevin Sorbo

06-16-1999, 02:59 PM
Sorry for the double post-I thought I stopped the first one so I could correct the spelling-oh well.*sigh*