Mental Misfires

Mental Misfires

When James Holzhauer finally lost on “Jeopardy!” after winning 32 games in 2019, I heard from several people that it was “obvious” he had tanked the game on purpose. Those claims — like all wacky conspiracy theories — were based on...
The Amodio Rodeo Ends

The Amodio Rodeo Ends

That was the classy tweet from Matt Amodio after his 38-game streak of wins on “Jeopardy!” ended today. That leaves him second on the all-time list, only halfway to the still-unbelievable 75 victories Ken Jennings racked up. So, how did Amodio lose? The...
TV Review: “The Problem With Jon Stewart”

TV Review: “The Problem With Jon Stewart”

What a disappointment. Even if I suspected Jon Stewart’s return to television with an Apple+ streaming show wouldn’t be a laugh riot, I wouldn’t have guessed it would be so morbidly unfunny. It appears that Stewart felt he should use his new platform...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

With 23 wins and prize money of $825,801, Matt Amodio is proving that having an extremely wide knowledge base is vital to success on “Jeopardy!” — but only if you can beat the other contestants when it comes to clicking your “signaling...
Petition Grievances

Petition Grievances

The other night, I happened upon some 18-year-old YouTube celebrity on Jimmy Fallon’s show. I have no idea who she is, or even what her name is, because I’m not in her target demographic. I have nothing against her, but I was surprised to hear Fallon say...
You Bet Your Leno

You Bet Your Leno

Jay Leno’s new version of “You Bet Your Life” is so bad it reminds me of another disaster he starred in 35 years ago — which his manager threw me out of. Here’s the story. The overriding problem is that Leno has never been able to banter...