Amy’s Final Jeopardy

Amy’s Final Jeopardy

One of the first thoughts I had after it happened was, “I don’t have to come up with any more anecdotes.” — Amy Schneider, after her 40-game “Jeopardy!” win streak ended tonight Amy is one of the show’s greatest champions, deserving of...
Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

A new experiment shows the Earth’s core is cooling faster than previously thought. As I have long suspected, the reason is the core is full of broccoli, the fastest-cooling substance on our planet. No serving of broccoli has ever retained its heat longer than...
Schrödinger’s Jeopardy

Schrödinger’s Jeopardy

“It’s like Schrödinger’s Jeopardy! It’s happened, but it also hasn’t happened yet” — from Claire McNear’s piece on how the show’s champions have to keep their success a secret for months until their episodes air. For players like [Amy] Schneider,...
A Sequel We Don’t Need

A Sequel We Don’t Need

I read that HBO Max is going ahead with a sequel to the 1983 classic, “A Christmas Story.” Its original star, Peter Billingsley, will return to play Ralphie as an adult, which moves the timeline to the 1970s. According to Deadline, he “returns to the...
“Jeopardy!” Then Vs. Now

“Jeopardy!” Then Vs. Now

Emily Jahr has a piece in the Washington Post about people who were champions on “Jeopardy!” in the era when you were only allowed to stay on the show for a maximum of five days. She asked them how jealous they are of players like Amy Schneider, the...
Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson

I never had the pleasure of interviewing Louie Anderson, but I met him seven years ago after seeing his show at an off-strip casino in Las Vegas. I was surprised he wasn’t playing somewhere more prestigious, but at the time, his career was in kind of a lull...