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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-24-2004, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ken Jennings...... {The ALL TIME Jeopardy Champ.......}

Who watches Jeopardy??

The recent Champ has been exceptional...... that chap is BRILLIANT!

16 or 17 times in a row..... man that's outsanding.... to say the least!


Btw, I don't think IMAGINATION is more important than KNOWLEDGE!

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That guy is incredible! I think the job he's got as a writer for quiz bowl questions gives him the advantage. I competed in those things in high school (I know, geek alarm) and the range of subjects were really impressive.

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I think you need both equally... having all the knowledge in the world does you no good if you cannot apply it to something new or novel.


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Ken Jennings...... {The ALL TIME Jeopardy Champ.......}

Damn....30 days in a row, $1,004,000 (some odd change in there) and he keeps on going. This guy is truly a geek...then again, I have watched all 30 of his victories!

Here's Ken after 200 straight years of winning on Jeopardy (Trekkies will appreciate this one).


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LOL, nice one JimmyT.

It's kinda sad though. While this guy is awesome, this just shows that Jeopardy finally sold out. They used to have a 5 day winning limit (after 5 wins, you were done, and you came back at the end for the tournament of champions). Also, at least before they doubled the dollar values, there was a $100,000 winnings cap. Anything over that went to charity. I always liked those rules. Kept it very low key and "classy." But I guess they're hurting in the ratings against all the million dollar give-a-ways, so they had to give that bit of integrety up.

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You should note that past champions may have been equally brilliant, but were restrained by the 5-day max rule.
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Imagination vs. knowledge

I imagine that knowledge is more important.

No wait, I know that imagination is more important.


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You should note that past champions may have been equally brilliant, but were restrained by the 5-day max rule.
Very true...however, 31 days and 62 challengers later, geek-boy is still standing. I can't imagine too many people in this world could pull that off.

He almost blew it today...he's definitely getting lazy (well, in the past tense considering this was recorded months ago).

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You should note that past champions may have been equally brilliant, but were restrained by the 5-day max rule.
Very true...however, 31 days and 62 challengers later, geek-boy is still standing. I can't imagine too many people in this world could pull that off.

He almost blew it today...he's definitely getting lazy (well, in the past tense considering this was recorded months ago).

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Yeah I'm not sayin anyone else COULD do it, just that it could have been possible that one of hte 5-day champs would have kept going
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Ken is one of the smartest guys I know. Yes, I know him. They guy helped me learn spanish for 2 months. He was training to go to Spain, and I was training to go to Puerto Rico. He has a photographic memory and would give you the shirt off his back.

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