Thursday, August 16, 2007

Friday Classic Video: Who is a drunken profane asshole who hates the crew?

A few years back, I had a nightly ritual of watching ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, followed by Jeopardy. (Actually, it may have been more like "bong hit, Peter Jennings, bong hit, Jeopardy, bong hit, bong hit, etc..." to be honest.) I would watch it with a good buddy, the original Shreck (proper spelling), and we eventually came up with a theory that between the two of them, Peter Jennings and Alex Trebek knew absolutely everything in the world. The hourlong block from 6:30-7:30 could teach you more about the world and history than three years of high school.

Then, sadly, Peter Jennings died, leaving Alex Trebek as the lone purveyor of the world's wisdom. I've always admired him, and not just because he knew everything (yes, I do firmly believe he not only knows all the answers on Jeopardy, he writes all the clues himself 5 minutes before each show), but I always felt there was something else. Something more, that we didn't get to see every Monday to Friday on that soundstage in Los Angeles.

Now, my intuition has been proven true. Not only is he Socrates-smart, he's everything a real man should be: an alcoholic, vulgar, arrogant bastard who treats his inferiors LIKE THEY DESERVE.

God bless him!

(originally seen at the great Deuce of Davenport)


ChuckJerry said...

Jeopardy! rules. I've watched Jeopardy! regularly since I was like 10. Alex Trebek is my hero. Scratch that, Ken Jennings is my hero. Scratch that, Brad Rutter is my hero (for laying the smack down on Ken Jen by winning the ultimate tournament of champions).

The Notorious LJT said...

A Dash Mazing

Open Bar said...

I hadn't even really put this together till just now, but in light of what I said of the Peter Jennings/Alex Trebek combo creating the SUPER-GENIUS-OF-THE-WORLD-EVER, it is kind of oddly appropriate that the greatest contestant ever -- who arose after Peter died -- has the last name "Jennings."

Alex and I are gonna go on a bender and figure it out, don't you worry!