“I’ll take free printing for $500.” On this recent episode of our favorite game show to pretend we’d totally win, our very own Wharton made a cameo. Personally, we think that Wharton is worth much more then a measly $800 , but on the plus side at least we can say that Wharton is climbing back up the social ladder. From rock bottom to Jeopardy. Not too shabby.
Just when you thought your daily dose of awkward musical performances had ended, here we are to tell you it so hasn’t. Spotted (by a non-smart phone’s shitty 3.2 megapixel camera) outside Huntsman today was this mystery man, just casually strumming away at the ol’ ukulele (do people say that? we hope so). But wait! He, like, TAs here? We got the details from a tipster in his class:
- Name: Noam Osband, aka Master Uke (okay fine, we made that second bit up)
- Job(s): TA for Medical Anthropology, Ph.D. candidate in cultural anthropology
- Why he rocks: Um, he was on Jeopardy! And Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (post-Regis)! Seriously guys, what more do you want?
Engineering senior Siddharth Chandrasekhar just won his first round of the Jeopardy! College Championship. The episode aired at 7 p.m. and we just had to rush to our computer to let the whole world know that Penn is smarter than everyone else. Also, according to our favorite source, Wikipedia, the prize for the winner of College Jeopardy is $100,000. Yes, those are five zeros. Let’s hope he makes it to the end and treats us all to Chipotle or something.
Answer: “These people want Siddharth on their Quizzo team”.
Question: “Who are the UTB edz?” Blarney tomorrow. Siddharth…be there.
The Jeopardy College Championship starts airing at 7 pm on Monday, November 8th, and we’ve got one of our own in the running. Senior Siddharth Chandrasekhar will be representing Penn, and even though he told us that he can’t disclose any details about how things went, we found it telling that he only referred to the upcoming “episode” (singular). Here’s hoping that Siddharth takes it all the way and makes it past the first round. If he doesn’t, let’s hope he at least squeezes in a few SNL-Connery-style jabs at Alex Trebek while he’s there.
Proud of your second place Quizzo victory at Blarney last night? Nice try.
College freshman Robbie Berg faces off tonight on Jeopardy! College Championship, on which he’ll be wearing, of course, a Penn hoodie. Berg faces off against students from other colleges, including Columbia student and Ivy Gate editor Dan D’Addario. (Don’t let us down, Robbie!) We’ll be tuned in to ABC at 7 p.m. tonight.
Also, will you join our Quizzo team? Next Tuesday, Blarney, 10 p.m. See ya there.
Last night’s final Jeopardy category: “Colleges and Universities.” (Okay, cool, we got this one…) Answer: “This two word term for a famous group of colleges 1st appeared in an AP story that ran in the Providence Journal in 1935.”
Question: What is… umm… damn it, we know this, just give us a sec…
True story: Out of three theoretically intelligent contestants on last night’s show, only ONE person knew the correct question: “What is the IVY LEAGUE.” (The two who got it wrong guessed “Seven Sisters.”) In honor of this man’s intellect – despite his awkward ears and scribble-y handwriting — we are rewarding him with UTB fame:
Thanks to Corey Hulse, W’ 07, for the tip and picture.
Penn students put a lot of time into cultivating a jaded and too-cool-for-school appearance, but we know that somewhere in your little nerdy heart, you’ve always dreamed of appearing on Jeopardy. No time like the present, smarty pants. The game show will conduct an online test next Wednesday, October 1st to cull contenders for its College Championship. Register online here, and put all that knowledge clunking around your Penn-educated head to good use. Just think, you could follow in the footsteps of that girl who was on the show last year! And if you don’t make the cut, remember, there’s always Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, your safety game show.