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    Originally posted by WildLittleWren View Post
    Moonlitoaks congrats on winning Jeopardy! How cool is that?
    Oh no, not me!

    Danceronice won on Jeopardy.

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      Whoops that what I get for posting before my first cup of coffee. Congrats Danceronice!!

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        Originally posted by Moonlitoaks View Post

        That is so cool! Sometimes we watch and think we're so smart, but adding the whole stagefright dimension, plus the time limits, would make it much harder in reality. My uncle went quite far in the tryouts, but he was just too deaf from serving in the military and then working on trains, lol!

        I always wondered...do the categories have anything to do with the players' strengths? i mean do they select categories based on the players, or is it random?

        The pop culture ones mess me up. I just don't pay attention to actors, tv shows, or singers. I suppose they pick those questions based on movies or tv shows owned by the corporation, or by the broadcaster?
        They have absolutely no way of knowing which players will get which games. Every morning the writers send up six games (they shoot five in one day) and the lawyer for the third-party compliance company who supervises filming draws five of them, and those are the five they'll use. Alex and the half of the production crew we don't get to talk to see them, no one in the contestant-wrangling side does. She also draws the next two players for each game (the returning champion obviously, well, returns) so we don't know until immediately before the match when we'll play. I went in the third match my first day, so I'd had a little time to relax and watch a bit. It's really actually a lot of fun, if really intense, once you're playing! It's one of the only things I've ever done where I just don't have time to think too much--you just have to keep playing. (If only I could shut down the overthinking part of my brain when I ride!)

        Still crossing my fingers for a horse category. I shouldn't complain, other than the one match where there was "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" I was pretty lucky! (But seriously, if we're going to have sports and pop music can't we also have "Obscure Famous Thoroughbreds" or "Novels Horse-Crazy Girls Read 27 Times a Month?"
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          Originally posted by Moonlitoaks View Post

          The pop culture ones mess me up. I just don't pay attention to actors, tv shows, or singers. I suppose they pick those questions based on movies or tv shows owned by the corporation, or by the broadcaster?
          Jeopardy is a syndicated show and airs on different networks in different cities, so I don't think they limit their question pool in that way.
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            danceronice - that's fascinating! Thanks so much for sharing! Are you allowed to say how far you went/how many games you played?

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              Originally posted by rockymouse View Post
              danceronice - that's fascinating! Thanks so much for sharing! Are you allowed to say how far you went/how many games you played?
              Since it aired in December, yes! (We're not allowed to talk about it before it airs and there's usually like a two-month gap.) I played nine games, won eight. I'm currently #2 on the Tournament Tracker (behind Jason Zuffraneri and his $500,000-odd winnings.) Not sure when we'll get to play the Tournament, though, what with covid. I figure if I can't use the money to travel right now, well...pony.
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                Pony is always the right answer. Or BLM burro. Or mustang. Or two...

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                  Well, I'm back under a slightly different name due to technical issues. When I can do signatures, I'll put my old screen name there (Moonlitoaks).

                  After several delays, the burros and Mustangs for a TIP Challenge arrived. I picked up my new burro yesterday. This morning, he let me scratch his withers several times. He is tense, but I think he will come around quickly. I spent a few hours just hanging out with him yesterday. I'll do another session this afternoon. He is darker grey and about 12 hands. He's from the Bullfrog HMA, so we named him Jeremiah, lol. I think he wants a friend. The horses over the fence next to his pen are a little scary for him (though the gelding wants to be friends soooo badly, lol). Time will do wonders for him.

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                    Originally posted by MLOaks View Post
                    Well, I'm back under a slightly different name due to technical issues. When I can do signatures, I'll put my old screen name there (Moonlitoaks).

                    After several delays, the burros and Mustangs for a TIP Challenge arrived. I picked up my new burro yesterday. This morning, he let me scratch his withers several times. He is tense, but I think he will come around quickly. I spent a few hours just hanging out with him yesterday. I'll do another session this afternoon. He is darker grey and about 12 hands. He's from the Bullfrog HMA, so we named him Jeremiah, lol. I think he wants a friend. The horses over the fence next to his pen are a little scary for him (though the gelding wants to be friends soooo badly, lol). Time will do wonders for him.
                    That's wonderful, MoonlitOaks!
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                      I think you should name him Jeopardy or Trebek. And WHERE are the pics?
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                        Originally posted by shiloh View Post
                        I think you should name him Jeopardy or Trebek. And WHERE are the pics?
                        That wasn't me, lol!

                        Pictures? I will do that.

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                          If anyone wants to read about my attempt to train Jeremiah, here is a link to my blog:

                          https://moonlitoaksranch.blogspot.com/

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                            He let me pet him consistently, so I removed the halter this morning and the BLM neck cord tonight.

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                              Awwww...I would have fought myself over the urge to name him Brighty!
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                                Originally posted by danceronice View Post
                                Awwww...I would have fought myself over the urge to name him Brighty!
                                I remember that book fondly. I was trying to figure out treats, and, of course, pancakes popped in my mind, lol! He did eat a chunk of carrot a put on his hay this morning.

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                                  MLOaks - you're right. Temporary stress induced pain related quasi psuedo stroke() ....he's very cute. But his little face looks sad. Hope you can brighten him up (inadvertant pun sorry).
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                                    He's suffered a lot of loss recently. It's hard to be the only burro (I did offer to take two, but it didn't work out). His HMA didn't have wild horses, so he has not warmed up to his horsey neighbors.

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                                      I found his smile! And his weakness for carrots.

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                                        MLOaks Just gotta say I'm loving the blog and updates about your journey with Jeremiah. Thank you so much for taking the time to share!

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                                          I've been keeping up the blog, but some quick updates for those without time...

                                          -Jeremiah is learning to lead. I moved him into the barn this morning, where he has a paddock and stall. He hasn't gone into the stall, yet, but I think he will. It's going to rain a lot the next three days.

                                          -He lets me rub his forehead. He seems to appreciate the 'good boys' and rubs on the neck at a reward.

                                          -He is letting me walk up and halter him.

                                          -He loves carrot pieces.

                                          -I can touch his front legs.

                                          And the biggest update is that he's getting a buddy. Someone gave a burro back, so we're picking him up in the morning. Our 12 year old son wants to train him. I'll coach him, but he has to do the work. This burro will not be part of the TIP Challenge, which is fine for us. He will still be trained like Jeremiah. He will go into the training pen until he is halter broke and leading well. Then, he can share the big paddock and run in shed with Jeremiah. Burros are happier in pairs, but they really need to be halter trained and tamed down before you put them together.

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