I had always wanted to be on a game show, specifically Jeopardy! I thought it would be a fun and easy way to make a lot of money. I was wrong.

My first mistake was wearing a sweater that had the same pattern as the backdrop. Also, not wearing my retainer in junior high. (Via J! Archive)

I had a good day job, but it didn't quite cover the cost of living in the beautiful resort town where the job was located. Also, it was becoming clearer everyday that our baby would someday need braces.

A reasonable person would get another job, or ask for a raise. I thought: Jeopardy!

Why? Because although my day job didn't pay enough, the job was compiling trivia books. In other words, I absorbed potential Jeopardy! fodder all day, every day. It was a no-brainer. How could I not make it onto Jeopardy! and then not lose at Jeopardy!? I even thought that if the show found out what I did for a living, they wouldn't let me on it, like I was that much of a ringer.

Sources: YouTube | J! Archive | Meme Crunch