Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:52 am
OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:
Now, ready or not, here are our next two contestants, Juliette Guarino Berg and Alanna Miller, settling in behind their puzzle podiums.
EISENBERG: Welcome to you both. Juliette, you love creating word puzzles for your family.
JULIETTE GUARINO BERG: I do. I don't know if they enjoy it as much as I do.
BERG: I tend to put them as attachments in emails and then get emails back that say "are you sending me viruses?" So that tends to be an interesting experience for everybody.
On stage right now, we have Alexa Fields and Michael Haskell.
EISENBERG: Hello, Michael.
MICHAEL HASKELL: Hello.
EISENBERG: Like many of our contestants, you are really into Dungeons and Dragons.
HASKELL: I assume all of them.
EISENBERG: All of them. And you've been even playing one game for about eight years.
Let's say hello to our next two contestants, who I'd like to point out, shook hands with each other. Let's welcome Helen Busby and Jack Jackson.
EISENBERG: So you both are very well versed in pop culture, so I will ask you, Jack, who is your favorite celebrity to hate?
JACK JACKSON: Oh.
EISENBERG: I know.
JACKSON: There's so many.
EISENBERG: The amount, I know.
JACKSON: I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift.
EISENBERG: Okay. Helene, how about you?
Let's get things started with our first two fabulous contestants: Rich Armstrong and Joe Di Dio.
JOE DI DIO: Hi.
EISENBERG: Rich, Joe, welcome.
DIO: Thank you.
EISENBERG: Joe, what is your favorite city, outside of New York City?
DIO: It's probably San Francisco, I think.
EISENBERG: Yeah, like the hills?
DIO: Sure, got a little bit of everything. It's sort of like New York, but with a little better weather sometimes.
EISENBERG: How about you, Rich?
Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 10:31 am