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July 24th, 2004

(no subject) @ 08:34 am

Man, some people just don't have a sense of humor.  I've responded to some of the comments in my "bash Ken Jennings" community.  Some of these comments I received are somewhat entertaining, though it makes me wonder, am I the only non fan.  The comments can be viewed Here.  What do you guys think?

Not much else is new, did a show last night and actually, shock of shocks, had listeners.  Not too many but I actually had listener feedback which was pretty neat.  Otherwise, things seem to be going well.  I wish Brough was open, apparently, the volleyball camp doesn't warrant them opening it.  Oh well.  Suppose I'll have to wait until the coffee shop opens which is at 11, which is in fact sucky.

More soon.
 
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From:amm_in_paris
Date:July 24th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC)
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Hey! Missed your show again, Dr. Ner.
P.S. I don't like that guy and I've never heard of him. I'm going to find out if you can get Jeopardy here. Maybe we have the Gallic equivalent of K.J.
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From:djner
Date:July 24th, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC)
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Good luck in getting it there, Mr. Ken's been on the news here for a while now, he's become somewhat of a celebrity geek phenomena, its weird.
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From:rmahorney
Date:July 24th, 2004 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Possible food for the community you reference.
Ray T. Mahorney
WA4WGA
Sat Jul 24, 5:11 PM ET

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK - Will Ken Jennings ever lose? Not anytime soon. The
"Jeopardy!" quiz master won his 38th straight game on Friday, shattering
a one-day record by earning $75,000.

Now his fans - and foes - have to wait while the show goes on hiatus
until September.

Jennings, the 30-year-old Utah software engineer, has earned $1,321,660
during his nearly two-month stint. He's become an unlikely TV star,
visiting Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show Thursday, and made geeks chic.

"Jeopardy!" goes into reruns starting next Monday. But new shows will
resume on Sept. 6, and Jennings will be there to defend his
championship.

Three times, Jennings purposely tied the one-day record of $52,000 with
carefully calculated wagers on Final Jeopardy. On Friday, he approached
the "Final Jeopardy" question having already earned $51,400.

Asked to name two of the four Shakespeare plays in which ghosts appear
onstage, Jennings correctly answered "Hamlet" and "Richard III."

Then he revealed his bet: $23,600.

"Will it never end for this talented young man?" host Alex Trebek said.
"We'll have to wait awhile to find out."

Jennings, who lives in Salt Lake City and is married with a 1-year-old
son, is a Mormon who has already promised to tithe 10 percent of his
winnings to his church.

"Jeopardy!" used to require its champions to leave after winning five
times, but last year changed its rules to allow players to continue
until they are beaten. Jennings has beaten 76 challengers.

While "Jeopardy!" producers will have to write Jennings a big check,
that rules change has paid off: the game show's ratings have jumped by
50 percent during his reign.

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