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7 Politicians Who Appeared on Game Shows

As we’ve been seeing lately, everything politicians have done since birth ends up being in the news—especially during election time. Game show appearances are no exception, so check out these seven politico contestants. Some did surprisingly well; others should definitely stick to their day jobs. 1. Ronald Reagan on I’ve Got a Secret, 1961 A pre-politics Reagan [...]

10 Classic Moments on Jeopardy!

Here we have some amazing clips from one of our favorite shows, Jeopardy!. Everything from our colleague Ken Jennings using a dirty word on air, to Alex Trebek being sort of racist, to stupid category titles, and hilarious answers. As always, tell us your favorite in the comments below. 1. The Road to Hoe 2. Alex Trebek’s [...]

Every Jeopardy! Clue and Response, Ever

Let’s say you wanted to know what went down on last night’s episode of Jeopardy! Well, you’d be in luck — browse on over to the Show #6128 page on J! Archive, and there you have it — every clue, every response, all the scores, the whole thing — you can basically play Jeopardy! for [...]

Jeopardy Blog Question

(YouTube link) Well, of course a humorous sign could never be posted on more than one blog, could it? This video was labeled as a “Fail”, which may be true for the contestant, but it’s a win for Jason Kottke. I wonder how much it would cost us to get someone to guess “Neatorama” on Jeopardy? [...]

The Late Movies: This Is Jeopardy!

I’m still pretty amped up from the epic showdown of man vs. machine on Jeopardy! IBM’s Watson completely dominated a pair of Jeopardy! vets, including flossy favorite Ken Jennings. Delving into the depths of YouTube, I decided to unearth a few classic moments from the show, while lamenting the fact that SNL’s Celebrity Jeopardy! spoofs [...]

Ken Jennings Illustrates his Battle with Watson

Reddit member guantes ordered a signed copy of Ken Jennings’ book and requested he draw a picture of his Jeopardy battle with the computer named Watson. The result was so cool that the autographed title page had to be shared with everyone. Link

How Watson Could Have Been Defeated on Jeopardy

IBM’s Watson computer beat two human opponents on Jeopardy. Would this strategy have worked? via Borepatch

Ken Jennings: Watson “has never known the touch of a woman.”

Above: Watson as “Turd Ferguson.” In the days since IBM’s Watson defeated Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on Jeopardy!, Jennings has written several articles about his experience — they’re funny, personal, and a bit technical. In other words, required reading. Here’s a roundup. My Puny Human Brain In this Slate article, Jennings discusses his matches against Watson, and [...]

The Late Movies: Ken Jennings

Although I’m writing this post before Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter take on their final round against Watson, I thought y’all would enjoy a look back at Jennings’s famed 74-episode winning streak on Jeopardy. I’ve dug up some significant clips from the show, as well as Jennings on other shows and discussing his post-Jeopardy life. [...]

Cliff Clavin on Jeopardy!

(Just in case you hadn’t seen the Cheers episode where Cliff appears on Jeopardy! that I referred to in this morning’s Friday Happy Hour, here’s a clip.)