Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Biting the hand that feeds you.... and puts your kids through college.

Alex 'n Ken
Originally uploaded by littledevilworks.
`Jeopardy' champ Ken Jennings blasts show

NEW YORK - "Jeopardy!" ace Ken Jennings, who won $2.5 million during his 74-game winning streak, has a few unkind words to say about the show — and dapper host Alex Trebek.

"I know, I know, the old folks love him," Jennings writes in a recent posting, titled "Dear Jeopardy!" on his Web site.

"Nobody knows he died in that fiery truck crash a few years back and was immediately replaced with the Trebektron 4000 (I see your engineers still can't get the mustache right, by the way)."

Trebek, 66, has hosted the show since 1984. In a "correction" posted Monday on his Web site, Jennings offers an apology of sorts.

"We regret the insinuation that Mr. Alex Trebek is a robot, and has been since 2004. Mr. Trebek's robotic frame does still contain some organic parts, many harvested from patriotic Canadian schoolchildren, so this technically makes him a `cyborg,' not a `robot.'"

Read the full post here.

Now I think the original post on July 19th was very funny, but given that Jeopardy made him a millionaire, perhaps a softer touch would have been a bit more appropriate.


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