Shown up, just a little
But I was really thinking - here you are, on the College Tournament, and you've picked out your topic for that awkward little exchange where Alex pretends anybody really cares about your private life (imagine Ken Jennings after the first month!). Yours is making dry-ice ice cream in the lab at MIT. One of your co-contestants has an international slow-pitch softball home run derby win.
And the other one? Oh, just spending the summer in Honduras building a clinic.
And I wonder if they'd have taken "bust" in their "fail words" category for "reduce to a lower military rank" instead of what he said, which was "demote"?
(ps - Alex? Japanese Rs aren't rolled like Spanish ones!)