Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Ken the Merciless

Tonight, Ken Jennings became Jeopardy champion for the 26th straight time. Jennings is a mild mannered software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah, but he is absolutely brutal in Jeopardy. There is no category that seems to trouble Ken even a little bit. I got into this whole thing a little late. I only joined the phenomenon after about 20 wins for Ken. But, I have yet to see an episode where anyone was within mathematical striking distance going into Final Jeopardy. It's unbelievable. I'm beginning to think that the only person that can beat Ken Jennings is Bill Murray on about day 7 of Groundhog Day. If you haven't seen this guy, tune in to Jeopardy tomorrow night.