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Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 7:59 AM


Thought you folks would like to see my "press."

Aslan  (Level: 27.6 - Posts: 356)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 8:08 AM

Wow! Congratulations. That is a cool write-up. You rock!

Roccotab  (Level: 60.3 - Posts: 185)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 8:09 AM

WOW!!! Donna congratulations what a great victory. I would love to be so smart. Maybe you should get on Jeopardy, and get some $$$$s for your vast knowledge. Incredible win.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 8:20 AM

I'm really upset with how my statement was cherry-picked. When they asked for a photo I offered a picture of "the whole Jacksonville contingent" and they said they'd love it. I also sent one of me with Jeannarie and Phitzy and they cropped that awful picture out of it. I very specifically listed "playing games and making friends on" prominently among my hobbies. They left out mention of my husband and grandsons as well. I'll have to look at what I sent them to see what else was omitted.

Oh, the agony of being famous and having the paparazzi misquote you!

Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 8:24 AM

Sorry 'bout the misquotes...

but you should know that those in the limelight are often misquoted.

I think you're the bee's knees! And the Smartest Woman in the World to boot!


Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 8:30 AM

I'm going to ask for your autograph in Philly. Hope I remember pen & paper as it will be hard to explain to my husband why I came back with the word "SMOKE" written on my chest.


Tuzilla  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 3769)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 8:43 AM

Awesome! We're not worthy! We're not worthy!

Gypsylady  (Level: 141.1 - Posts: 6037)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 8:54 AM

Congratulations, Donna! I thought you must be pretty good being involved with the pub trivia, but had no idea the extent of it until now. What an honor, and you should be very proud, and I am very proud for you. This was quite an achievement. I wish you the best in all of your future challenges.


Sblv  (Level: 186.6 - Posts: 336)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 9:00 AM

Congratulations! Wow! We are so proud of you.
How did you get into this type of competition?

Sbrittches  (Level: 124.9 - Posts: 38)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 9:05 AM

Congrats! How fantastic is THAT? I know that you know the answer!


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 9:08 AM

Yeah, well, nothing like a 421,222.020 wager loss to lend a little perspective.

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 9:20 AM

I love the headline!!! Congrats once again.
From one (not quite so brilliant) blonde to another

Valedc4  (Level: 62.0 - Posts: 171)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 9:23 AM

Congrats Donna! Enjoy your 15 minutes, you deserve it!!

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 9:47 AM

I am so proud to know you - can I get 14 minutes of fame if I stand next to you??

Outstanding achievement!

Texlewee  (Level: 34.1 - Posts: 601)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 9:50 AM

That is way cool !! Until I started sploofusing, I barely knew which side was the proper side to to butter my bread !!! So, to hear of your accomplishment makes be shudder in Awe......

Oogie54  (Level: 199.1 - Posts: 1120)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 10:29 AM

Way to go Donna! Trivia Queen has a nice ring to it... Danny

Draculasbride68  (Level: 67.2 - Posts: 1)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 11:02 AM

OMG!! Yes folks... Thats MY Momma!! Mom, I am soooo very proud of you. Now I guess you wont be fit to live with LOL!! Congradulations! You always told us when we were growing that the things you said were cause you were "smart, that's why" I always knew it and now you have proved just how much. I cant wait to see you at the Philly Conv.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 11:19 AM

Phitz, in all honesty, I can only lay claim to being the smartest *person* in the ENGLISH-SPEAKING world.

Lodi, I'll write it anywhere you want, honey.

Tuz, sure you are--more than. Wish my shout-out to Sploofus had made the cut; one of the first things I thought of when I got the news was that it was a golden opportunity to get Sploofus and my two pubs some free PR. I still have hopes of that. Turns out the lady who wrote that piece runs a British quiz site (I'm not gonna give her a plug).

Marilyn, I don't think there are going to be any more. I'm retiring at the top.

Sblv, I got into it through a thread on Trivial Tangents. The final rankings are posted there.

Suze, come to Philly and stand next to me! Prop me up if I need it.

Tex, I can deffo help you out the the bread/butter challenge.

Oog, I've been correcting people who call me the Trivia Queen for ages ("I'm no queen, I am the Trivia Mistress, thank you very much!"). I introduce my game every week with "Welcome to London Bridge Tuesday Night Trivia--my name is Donna and I'll be your mistress for the evening." it always gets a laugh, even when everyone's heard it before. Guess I'll have to revise that, at least for one night.

To all the rest of my dear SplooPhriends, thanks so very much. It is I who am not worthy. Check out those standings and look those folks up on Wikipedia. I have zero doubt that if we'd all (Sploofus membership) played the same game, quite a few of you would've beaten me. It really was a harmonic convergence of questions, the perfect game for me. Different questions about the same subjects would've given a very different result. No false humility, simply the truth.


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 11:21 AM

Beating Ken Jennings and impressing your kid? Priceless!

Ladyvol  (Level: 203.3 - Posts: 5442)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 12:03 PM

WTG Donna...You rule sister!

Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 12:10 PM

Fantistic Job Donna! You have gained celebity status. Well done. Blonds Do have more fun!


Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 12:48 PM

Proud of you Donna! - and especially pleased you answered a question about my local Links course in Musselburgh: I live a five minute walk from there!

Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 2:02 PM

Wooo hooo!! that is just fantastic! Beating Ken Jennings is WAY cool!!


Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 2:50 PM

I am so excited for you...and not a bit surprised. Bask in all your glory...your shine warms us all! Big hug Smoke...


Bigbird  (Level: 236.5 - Posts: 3300)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 2:56 PM

Donna - That is amazing!! I feel honored to be able to write on the same chat board as you! You have more than 15 minutes going for you, that is for sure. I would say that this qualifies you for a whole year of fame. Hot damn! Great job!


1mks  (Level: 208.6 - Posts: 5868)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 2:58 PM

WOW, here we are in the midst of greatness! I am very proud of you! WTG, Trivia Mistress! Marsha

Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 3:46 PM

GREAT JOB, Donna - very impressive!

Alaskan420  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 191)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 4:00 PM

Very proud of you my Sploofbuddy!! Wayne

Margiematt  (Level: 192.1 - Posts: 388)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 4:18 PM

Congratulations Donna!! Sploofus Island, Home of the Trivia Mistress!!

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 4:19 PM

What time is it?

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 4:22 PM

Past your bedtime, cupcake.

Allena  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 1388)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 4:42 PM

I am pleased to have another reason to get to Philly. Well done. I think the picture is fine ...

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 5:00 PM

Donna, that is fantabulous! You are truly a !! Congratulations!


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 5:20 PM

Thanks again, you guys--you truly know how to warm a trivia mistress's heart!

I'm off to the Pub to torment the minds of lesser English-speaking beings.

Geophile  (Level: 157.4 - Posts: 1510)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 5:25 PM

She's MY Sploof Buddy, Wayne....Okay, we'll all share her! Donna, you must get thee hence to Jeopardy (so they can ask you a final Jeopardy question about Africa...then you'll be sorry you didn't take my advice). For me, it would be science that does me in, especially those mollusks and ferns, and things only Sblv thinks of. Great job - rock on girlfriend.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 6:25 PM

Way to go Donna!! Great job

Markied  (Level: 30.9 - Posts: 109)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 6:25 PM

First Justin (Mr. Sploofus) REALLY rocked.
Now Donna, U2 join that elitist clan of (now) 2..
'cos Donna in my eyes, you REEEAAALLLYYYYY RRROOCCCKK!
WELL Done Hun.
Mark..(Markied), from across the big pond.

Kimoira  (Level: 198.6 - Posts: 1189)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 6:48 PM

way to be woman- quite an achievement!

Diva305  (Level: 146.0 - Posts: 1643)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 7:59 PM

Very Impressive



Aquamar  (Level: 177.2 - Posts: 905)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 8:00 PM

Well,I just read the news Donna and it seems that you are the sploofus news of the day. All I can say is WOW!! All of sploofus island is basking in your glory. I noticed too that you were way out front of second place. WTG girl!! You make us all proud.


Joanneeberlin  (Level: 182.1 - Posts: 686)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 8:17 PM

Congratulations Donna - its a great achievement. Wait till I tell my mother I (sort of) know someone who beat Ken Jennings. She can't stand him. She used to love watching Jeopardy but because of him, she hardly watches it anymore. She used to say that he thought he "knew it all" - LOL. She'll be thrilled you beat him Donna. Maybe you should try going on Jeopardy. Win some money. You deserve it. In the meantime, see you on the island.


Tuzilla  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 3769)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 8:59 PM

You are getting to be more famous than the man who met Andy Griffith.

Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 9:27 PM

Congratulations Donna!! Do I need to bring my Dunce cap with me to Philly so I can sit in the corner while the rest of ya blow me away with your trivia skills. :D

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 10:01 PM

Congrats Smokey!!

We're not worthy...Oh and if there's teams in Philly, Smokey's on mine. I got first dibs.


Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 10:19 PM


I won a showdown against you long ago? I feel famous by association! Of course, you came back and beat me the following week, but still...

That is the COOLEST, Donna! Yay, you!


Jeannarie  (Level: 135.1 - Posts: 106)
Tue, 17th Apr '07 10:51 PM

I was THERE and Donna rocks! What a pro (not to mention fun person, new sister, and a whole lot of other stuff)!

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 12:51 AM

Beating you is now an honor. Congrats Donna.

Tazmaniac72  (Level: 186.3 - Posts: 213)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 8:27 AM

I know a celebrity now.....

Remember us little ones who helped get you there....HA HA

Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 8:29 AM

Absolutely fantabulous Donna, congratulations and celebrations, you are amazing!

Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 10:26 AM

Amazing! Way to go!!!!

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 3769)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 6:59 PM

My back is all itchy now.

Mskillian  (Level: 65.1 - Posts: 226)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 7:19 PM

Congrats Donna!

You represent Jacksonville well (from a former Mandarin based gal!)


Frannie  (Level: 96.2 - Posts: 68)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 7:28 PM

Wow Donna, just read the article. You must be thrilled. Loved your son's message. Let us know when your Jeopardy episode is going to air, of course you're going to be on, right? All of us will be watching. So happy for you, Franny

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 8:38 PM

OMG Tuzilla. That's the best avatar I've ever seen. I've always fantasized about a man who would love me enough to shave my name in his back hair. Unfortunately I married a marginally hairy redhead.


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 9:02 PM

What? I see a turdbunny.

Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 9:23 PM

Donna , You are not only smart,but you are way too funny. I like the Turdbunny!

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 9:41 PM

Yes, turdbunnies are way cool, but if someone shaved my name in his backhair, I wanna see. Not only do I wanna see, I want it for my avatar.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 9:59 PM

Smoke.. you can't see Tuzilla's new avatar??.. it's way too funny.. a man with a VERY hairy back, and SMOKE is shaved on it.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 10:27 PM

Funny thing, the original Smoke has a very hairy back (not THAT hairy) and has agreed to wax it for charity to raise money for Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Camp for sick children.

Kaufman  (Level: 254.3 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 10:42 PM

Not that there's anything wrong with that, Lodi.

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Wed, 18th Apr '07 10:44 PM

I didn't think that was hair, I thought it was burn marks from when you smoked those guys. Sorta of a female Zorro. Whatever it is you're my hero.

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