Monday, April 27, 2009

An Entry About Jeopardy!

Hello hello,

I've been watching a lot of Jeopardy! lately and man, I like that show, but parts of it just make me laugh. Alex Trebek came out at the start the other evening and his first comment was how he was the only person onstage whose last name didn't end in the letter L. See, now why do people act like Jeopardy! is for smart people when the main topic of discussion is the fact that all the contestants' last names end in the letter L?

See, that's my other problem with Jeopardy! (you can't forget the exclamation mark after it!), how it's supposed to be for really smart people, but it isn't. They throw in that ridiculous thing about phrasing everything in the form of a question, but who actually forms questions that way? I'm not a smart girl (or good-looking, well-spoken, nice smelling.. the list goes on), but when someone asks me "Who is Barney Miller?" I don't say "Abe Vigoda's short-lived series Fish was a spinoff of this sitcom!". (By the way, the fact that I used a Barney Miller spinoff as my example for a Jeopardy! question instead of some bit of Greek mythology should show you exactly how bad I would be on Jeopardy!).

Anyway, so yeah, I guess my point is, if you want to have some cheap fun, whenever someone asks you a question, phrase your answer like a Jeopardy! clue. Examples:

someone: "What is The Pink Panther?"

me: "This series of comedy films features the bumbling French police detective, Jacques Clouseau and was later its own series of animated cartoons."

someone: "What is that stain on your shirt?"

me: "This icing was left by one of the many cupcakes Norma has enjoyed in her lifetime"

Okay, I can't really come up with very good examples, but you get my general drift eh?

In other news, I ate the most memorable red-velvet cupcake the other day in that new cupcake eatery Downtown. I'm going to go make one or more pancakes. Who else wants breakfast?