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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 [...]

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

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. [...]

What is “Awesome?” IBM’s Watson vs. Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter

IBM has a history of pitting man versus machine in PR stunts that capture headlines — and yeah, it’s happening again, tonight. In 1989, IBM took on chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov using its Deep Thought machine…and lost. In 1996, IBM returned with Deep Blue…and lost. But in 1997, a reengineered version of Deep Blue narrowly [...]

I’ll Take Long-Running Quiz Shows with Punctuation in the Title for $1000, Alex

I like to think that I’ve picked up a lot of random trivia as a writer. I often blurt out trivia at really inappropriate moments in casual conversation. I like to think that I would rock on Jeopardy!, but I have taken the show’s sample audition quizzes before, and the fact is… I suck. However, [...]