I tell you what, it is astounding and appalling and hilarious (and sometimes all three, all at once) what people think they can glean from something so innocuous and perhaps even concealing as the mere appearance of somebody on a Game Show. I kinda love it.
Anyway I found a bunch of Twitter posts about me thanks to this guy.
First there was Danielle "DanniDee" David. I'm not sure who Mr. Bently is but I guess I look like 'im to her.
Next, Sydnie "smlane" Lane wonders if I am for real. The answer, Sydnie, is "What is REAL?"
Tyler "dino_rider" Shepard pegged me as an '80s novelty act. Is he aware that basically anyone on Jeopardy! is a novelty act from the get-go? It's a game show! He later amended to say he thought it might be more akin to something else (ostensibly he refers to the 1960s TV show version, what with its colorful costumes and such, so we've had '80s and '60s from this same feller in the space of ONE MINUTE), and then "RosaleenOMahoney" counters with another suggestion, which, depending on what version you're referencing, Rosaleen, could put me in the '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, or '70s, or in the case of the feature film version, the '90s. She did have nice things to say initially, in any case. I was also compared to a character created in the 2000s by Sarah Lien "sarliefin" Finnerty a bit later. (Later still, "tomnicolas" had very little of interest to say, but placed me squarely in the '70s with some authority).
Dennis Alan "reazonozaer" C. apparently couldn't handle my outfit, but anyone that'd get physically ill seeing something so innocuous as an outfit probably deserves it.
Brian P. "brianpmaguire" Maguire kept it short and sweet (I think).
User "crocken" first mistook me for "the third dude" (unless he or she has a strange idea of the Jeopardy! Holy Trinity, always starting with Alex ["the first dude"], continuing with the champion ["the second dude"], and going on from there), and had a comment that I had wondered myself; Jordan "jordanpeeler" Peeler took it a little further, and asked a question of his own that I also wondered, myself. Who DOES oversee the wardrobe department at Jeopardy!? Because I, for one, had to bring 100% of my own clothing from home. I think they're a little busy trimming Alex's next new Perry Ellis number to worry about the contestants there, J.P.! Andrew "FailedProtoStar" Symes had an interesting take (complete with link), and gave an appropriately interrobang-ending inquiry of his own (also provided another link, I like this fellow's thoroughness).
I can't be sure if Dave "d_phrase" Fraser is talking about me, or perhaps Chris, or even Alex Trebek. Maybe he's never seen the show before and can't believe all of the amazing facts coming out of Alex's mouth, and has to ask, therefore, if he's for real. You and Sydnie Lane should meet, D-PHRASE.
I made some comments in that last entry yesterday about what Brian "bdicroce" Di Croce had to say, but as long as he was having a good time with it, I am happy. Sean "InSeansOpinion" Bailey seemed to agree somewhat.
If Monise "EDUCATIONCEO" Seward has ever been, is now, or is ever the CEO of any Education in which I have, do, or will take any part, I am truly regretful of that.
Tara "TLynnNews" Lynn either is blind, or perhaps doesn't know the English words for "blazer," "necktie," and "button-up dress shirt." Keep at those ESL classes, Tara, you'll get to these kinds of words in Chapter 6 or so.
And who knows, maybe I've got a future wife in Anna "AnnaKarrisa" Medeiros, who had some of her own wardrobe issues upon seeing mine.
This might be my favorite of all, though: Arthur "absbos" Smith uses the word "sartorial," making me wonder if he knows the point of Twitter (not that I do, or have ever heard any compelling explanation thereof!), particularly as an institution of economy of language. I mean, uhh, right?
Hilarious stuff. ADDED BONUS: My friend Joe's MySpace Blarg with a quick blurb about me and a super-secret Mustardfish video taken at the American Czech Center almost seven years ago.
UPDATE: Mr. Bently [sic] appears to refer either to Puffy's old producer Fonzworth Bentley, or a character from the children's show Bob The Builder (indeed in both cases it is actually "Bentley"). I honestly cannot tell which one that first gal meant. Really, they seem to have pretty similar fashion-sense, to me.
BUT WHAT DO I KNOW, I FAILED EVEN THE MOST BASIC "WHAT TO WEAR ON JEOPARDY! 101" CLASS, RIGHT MONISE SEWARD!? PLEASE OFFER ME YOUR FASHION TIPS, PLAIN-LOOKING UGLY-WOMAN. SEE WHAT I DID THERE? I MADE A GRANDIOSE ASSUMPTION BASED ON A SMALLER-THAN-VISIBLE SNAPSHOT, JUST LIKE YOU. I AM LEARNING ALREADY!