Saturday, June 26, 2004

dammit! will someone please just take this sucker DOWN

So. I was flipping back and forth between Jeopardy and a Friends rerun yesterday, because I wanted to see if that Ken Jennings dude was going to win. AGAIN. I wasn't actually going to watch Jeopardy because I hate watching him win, with that self-satisfied little smirk on his face. But there was someone else that was actually giving Ken a run for his money! Their scores were really close going into final Jeopardy, and for the first time in two weeks, Ken Jennings looked nervous, afraid even.

I don't remember what the Final Jeopardy question was, but the answer was leprosy. So maybe the question was something like, "This totally gross disease makes your skin look nasty and your body parts fall off in an interesting manner." Anyway, all the contestants got it right, which means Ken won again even though the other guy bet like $20,000.

So, now I'm thinking that if anyone was going to beat Ken, it was this guy. He was just as good, he just didn't have 17 days worth of practice behind him. I'm just afraid we're going to have to wait another two weeks before Ken Jennings is booted out of ABC studios on his ass.

Is it wrong that I dislike this guy so much? I really have no reason to, but I can't help it.

It's just, it's hard to keep up this level of hatred, night after night, and he just keeps winning. And to come so close to him losing and having it ripped away at the last minute . . . it's starting to get to me. The whole thing is reaching epic proportions in my mind, even though I have nothing personally invested in whether this guy wins or loses (other than hours of my time, and maybe a little, ok a lot, of my sanity).

Someone just needs to take the TV away from me every night at 7:30 so I stop torturing myself. Then I can pretend Ken Jennings doesn't exist and that the whole "genius kills on Jeopardy for 16 years" thing was a nightmare.

Mmmhmm. Right.

At least I'm not the only one who doesn't like him. Scroll down til you get to the bit about Ken Jennings. I'd forgotten about the movie theater thing.

Apparently Ken and his asshole friend go to the movies, and whenever someone in the movie says the title of the film, they start clapping and being generally annoying.

That's enough for me to hate him right there. I can't stand it when people TALK around me in the movie theater, let alone act like annoying little shits the entire time.


  1. Ah ... Jeopardy. Shit. This has to be my next Blog topic now. Thanks.

    I also get a lot of my news from Fark when TV is my medium. If I watch regular news, I just end up making fun of the anchors. Oh yeah, and is my other source. I'm so worldly.

    I also hate people who talk during movies. That's why I never go to anything on opening weekend. I like to wait a few weeks if I can, and then see it in an empty theater. I never like those "blockbuster" films, so my method usually works.

  2. Well, now I definitely have to check out, if for no other reason than that "fark" is a really fun word to say. Fark. Fark fark fark. Ok, I'm done.