Bukowski on Jeopardy

Apparently there was a whole Bukowski column on Jeopardy the other day? I only heard about it and didnt see it, did anyone catch it?
 

mjp

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Skip to 14:15.

Not great Jeopardy players there, since most of the Bukowski answers were guessable based on the clues.
 

mjp

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I grew up under the lamps! And how did you know I played with Tony Cocktail? I never told anyone...

Damn though, a La-Z-Boy sounds really nice right about now. Does that mean I'm over the hill? Do people still say that? Probably only those who are over the hill.
 

d gray

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i'm impressed they even got 2 answers right!

edit - why am i disturbed that bukowski got a whole category in jeopardy?

it's too mainstream for him...
 
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zobraks

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If your religion prohibits the use of media players/YouTube (or you're just plain lazy to watch the video), here are the Bukowski questions:

$400
In the 1950s Charles Bukowski worked sorting mail in one of these, the title of his 1971 novel.

$800
From 1978's "Women": "A man gets paranoid when he has 300" of these after-drinking episodes "a year."

$1200
"We're all of us going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us" this "each other but it doesn't."

$1600
Bukowski wrote the screenplay for this boozy 1987 film starring Mickey Rourke as Bukowski's alter ego.

$2000
Bukowski's first published work was the 1944 story "Aftermath of a lengthy" this kind of "slip" -- he'd gotten his share.
 
I guess we are all the vanguard of some mainstream American juggernaut.
Someday Buk is going to be the new Walt Whitman. Maybe they will name that Long Beach-San Pedro bridge after him.
 

Black Swan

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It is the second time that Bukowski is mentioned on Jeopardy. I had heard one question before on the subject of american poets, not a whole category.
 
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