July 25, 2008

The Curmudgeon VS. Trebek- Josh Fruhlinger, author of the wonderfully snarky and Mary Worth obsessed blog, The Comics Curmudgeon, appeared on Jeopardy this week. This is his story.

And this is the terrible part. Sometimes, when I leave the house and walk away, I am suddenly convinced that I have failed to lock the door behind me and have to go back and check. Or sometimes I think I have locked the door, but have forgotten to bring my key, and have to reach into my pocket check that. It’s not rational, but it’s something I experience often. And it was a similar sort of feeling I got when I hit that button — I suddenly became convinced that betting all but $1 was the wrong thing to do, that it would leave me a dollar short even if I got the clue right and Mark got it wrong, that I had screwed up and done something incredibly stupid and there was no way to fix it.

  • The Jeopardy bit was not so surprising - though the insights to Alex were fun to read. His blog is easy to get distracted with, and definitely deserves another visit. Some interesting commentary there...
  • MONKEYFILTER: funny, personable, attractive, and, of course, terrifyingly smart. (a direct quote from Josh, but redirected.) As for Mary Worth, referential to Citizen Kane: ROSEBUD!