That Ain't It! Movie Trivia High Scorer:
An Interview with Keith P.
|Keith P. was selected for the 2012 That Ain't It! Movie Trivia Hall of Fame because he has scored over $2 million in Speed Trivia and almost $150 million in Game Show. Now that's dedication - great job, Keith! And good luck trying out for Jeopardy!|
|Tell us a little bit about yourself...|
|My name is Keith Phillips, I am 39 years old, and I live in Seven Hills, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. I graduated from Kent State with a degree in Advertising and I have spent the last 11-plus years working for the IRS (figure that one out!). My hobbies are legion, but the two things I enjoy most (besides Trivia, of course...check out the next answer for more on that!) are bowling and calling pins in a league for visually impaired bowlers (I am what is known as a "sighted co-captain"), as well as spending some of my weekends visiting my friends (and the black squirrels :)) at my Alma Mater, Kent State University.|
|Describe your interest in trivia...|
OK, where do I start? I have been a fan of TV gameshows since I was real little (only kid I know who probably demanded PM Kindergarten so I could watch them). Later, in third grade, a teacher brought some trivia cards to school. Much to her shock, I knew that Ol' Blue Eyes was Frank Sinatra! Nowadays, I compete in team trivia at a local restaurant...by myself! I am known as OMT, or the One Man Team. I spend one night a week competing against teams of up to 10 people...and I have won on more than one occasion....6 to be exact (5 by myself, one with my family)! As of this writing, the restaurant I compete at is in a one month tournament against another restaurant (winner is team that scores the most points in September). Going into the last week of the tournament, I am in second place overall, trailing the leading team by about 15 points. Also, before sending this email, I signed up for the online contestant test for Jeopardy! for my area that takes place Oct. 9th.
|What are some of your favorite iPhone apps?|
|Well, besides the That Ain't It Movies and General game, most of my other apps are also trivia related, Movie trivia, Sports trivia, even an app so I can use my Ipad to play the computerized trivia at the restaurant I play the live game at. I also have several "identify the logo" games, as well as card games, as well as Pac-Man and Ms. Pac Man (admitted child of the 80s here). And, lastly, being a gameshow fan, I have pretty much every game show app available.|
|What's your favorite category in That Ain't It! Movie Trivia?|
|Has to be Family...grew up on lots of kids movies, remember them better than any others. Also another favorite is Classics. Saw a lot of the classics with a High
School buddy of mine and with my mother.
|What's your least favorite category?|
|Drama...some of the recent dramas I don't know much about, but the power of memorization helps me get through them.|
|What new features would you most like to see added to That Ain't It! Movie Trivia?|
|Maybe a multi-player option (would love to challenge friends (or my Mom). Also maybe a cumulative score high score sheet for speed mode.|
|How many games did it take you before you won $1M? Do you have any advice to give others who would like to win $1M in Game Show?|
Well, I had been playing the game show mode for a month or two before I plunged into Speed Mode on Monday...1st game I went over $1M...less than a dozen games later, I hit $2M plus. I actually would have hit it a couple of games sooner had I not ran out of time. (NOTE: As of this writing, I have also hit the $100 Million mark in winnings (in about 300+ games) on Game Show mode. Did it a few minutes before typing this up).
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