Thursday, December 02, 2004

Ken Jennings

Would everyone please stop pretending this guy is the smartest guy in the world? Obviously, what he did was impressive, but he's not that unique. There have been people on Jeopardy before who could have done the same thing or maybe even better. The only reason he is the first to go so long is because they just changed the rules. I don't understand why people are so fascinated by this guy. When did everyone start watching Jeopardy, anyway? Half the people I know who were following this closely can't even spell Jeopardy. Seriously, it's like Reggie White's sack record. Sure, he has the most since they started keeping track, but it's not like there weren't sacks before they kept track. And it's not like none of the previous 5 day championions from years and years of Jeopardy couldn't have done what he did.

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Shakespeare's Sister said...

LOL! My parents have been driving me CRAZY blathering on and on about this guy! And I said the same thing you did in your post.

And yesterday, I read the guy is writing a book! A BOOK!!! You know, if I didn't think "The Nanny Diaries" was a sure sign of the end of intellectualism in America, a book by this wanker definitely is.

(Your blog is great, btw - I dig it.)

John Howard said...

I don't have anything against the guy or what he's done, but I just don't understand the fascination.

Thanks for your comments.