You've Been Asleep for a Hundred Seconds

Tuesday, July 20, 2004


As a College Bowl veteran, I have watched with fascination the rise of Ken Jennings and his 30+ show winning streak on Jeopardy, especially since I found out Ken had been involved in NAQT. Now there is a Ken Jennings drinking game to make that half hour of Jeopardy even more fun. This is the best part of the game:

The banter between Alex and Ken becomes disturbingly intimate. A few nights ago, one of KenJen's victims mentioned in the chat segment that if he beat the champ that night, he planned to get a tattoo of Alex Trebek in celebration. This anecdote inspired an odd KenJen riff about having 30-odd tattoos of Alex all over his body, one for each night of his winning streak thus far. A mental image like that one is definitely an excuse for a drink.

I think Alex totally has a crush on Ken.


At 7/20/2004 1:43 PM, Blogger sprizee said...

You know that they tape the show in advance, right? And that Ken was finally defeated, right?

That said, when I wrote this it was basically me sending a secret encoded message directly to Ken that only he would be able to decipher telling him how cool I thought he was for still being on the show.

Ken is totally cool, you know, in a big geek, know-it-all-and-no-one-wants-to-play-trivial-pursuit-with-the-likes-of-him-EVER-again kind of a way.

At 7/20/2004 5:33 PM, Blogger successlessness said...

Hey spoilers no fair!

I'm only two steps away from Ken Jennings because I once had dinner with Rob Hentzel, the head of NAQT which Ken is a board member. Which puts me 3 steps away from Trebek and therefore 4 steps away from any one on Celebrity Jeopardy! Man with connections like that i could tak Hollywood by storm! or not...


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