Twitter Account of the #FF: @kenjennings
December 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
Not since Quiz Show was a thing has a game show contestant become famous. Except this guy wasn’t given all of the answers, though I’m launching a full investigation.
Ken Jennings won over two and a half million dollars (which doesn’t look quite as impressive as $2,520,700!!!) by winning 74 straight games of Jeopardy, which is cool but I’ve won 320 straight games by playing at home against my imaginary wife.
Jennings eventually lost to Nancy Zerg, a woman so unimportant that she doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page. Way to go Ken.
He is also a family man, a Mormon, a nerd, and a very smart guy. He was born in Edmonds, WA (HOLY SHIT THAT’S WHERE I WAS BORN!) and then spent much of his childhood in Korea and Singapore, which makes him “that annoying kid that thinks he’s SOOOOO cultured.” For me personally, this would signify that Jennings has a lot going for him, but wouldn’t be the kind of person I’d expect to be funny.
Yet, he is. He’s funnier than most comedians on Twitter.
Jennings may have eventually become a loser to Zerg, to Ultimate Tournament of Champions winner Brad Rutter, and to WATSON,
but he’s a winner on Twitter and one of my favorite follows.
You can also read his blog: http://ken-jennings.com/blog/
Or read his book Maphead
If you are going to buy his book, that’s fine, but please nobody just give him money. He already got enough that just for being good at Trivial Pursuit!
We’ve already created a monster: