Wanna be a Jeopardy Contestant? TOO BAD says the show

My original intent of this blog post was to inform you that the Jeopardy Online Test to qualify to be on the show is happening this week.  I was so excited.  In fact, I couldn’t wait for my chance to fail it (hey, what can I say, I’m a bit rusty on state capitals).  Maybe I would inspire some follower to apply, and when they asked who referred you to apply, you would say “hahabuda.com” and then Alex Trebek and I would be best friends.

A girl can dream…

BUT THEN… I went to their website and found that the registration was closed.  I seriously had a verbal yell that was a cross between “GJLJKNRNICPJOFVDARGGGGHHHHH!” and Fizzgig doing this.  It wasn’t pretty.  When you click the link it says:

This feature is currently unavailable.  Please enjoy the rest of the site and check back later for updates.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

-The Producers of Jeopardy

UH OH!  People on the Jeopardy facebook page are not happy.  The online test happens once a year per category.  Many people were unable to take the teen tournament test, which happened this past week  (which is kind of okay with me because those shows suck anyway). BUT, Jeopardy has not been providing any responses to their questions.  Are us adults doomed to the same fate? [CORRECTION:  The online test for the Teen Tournament is scheduled for January 31. It hasn’t taken place yet.  Registration closed weeks early though. Thanks Sean from the interwebs]

It is in bad form of the show to cancel registration because of their own websites malfunctions.  AND they aren’t extending the deadline. Dude, it’s 2012 and isn’t Jeopardy run by smart people?  Get a server that can handle that kind of load (that’s what she said*).  As a side note, after posting this, I think I will be on the Jeopardy Ban list.

WE STAND BY OUR RIGHT TO TAKE AND FAIL THAT TEST!  Jeopardy, get your act together.

UPDATE 1/16/12:

From the Facebook Page

Registration is now closed. If you registered and received a confirmation code, you are set to take the test as planned. Remember to log in before the test begins. Our apologies for closing registration early. If you did not have a chance to register, we sincerely appreciate your enthusiasm and are at work on finding another opportunity for you to qualify for a Jeopardy! audition in the near future. Please check in regularly at jeopardy.com and Facebook for updates, or follow us on Twitter for the latest information.

Also, for your pleasure, a description of Alex Trebek’s interaction with a burglar.

*dedicated to my brother


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