"I'll take "Things that have disappeared from my life" for a thousand, Alex"
This entry isn't meant to be about my transition into fatherhood and the sacrifices that BossLady and I have had to make as we raise our beautiful 8-week old daughter. That's not the intention at all. Besides, my parenting brethren...the sex, drugs and Rock & Roll are going to re-enter our lives any day now, right? Right?
No, my friends, this entry is about paying homage to Mr. Ken Jennings. As most of you may know, Ken Jennings is the awesomely cool geeky guy who went on a 74-episode winning streak on Jeopardy and ended up accumulating over $2.5 million in winnings. In fact, during one single episode, he shattered the game's daily record by hauling in over $75,000! You fucking rock, Ken!
But alas...like all good things (a good acid trip, a 3-way orgy or a hot hand in Vegas), Ken's streak had to come to an end. He finally lost last night. And though I didn't witness the episode, I'm feeling the pain. Because, for the past year, Ken has been awesome. This geeky software engineer made brainiacs and nerds cool. And for that, I love the fucking guy!
Those of you who know me also know that that, beneath my cool demeanor, lies an inner geek who would rather spend all his time playing Scrabble, doing crosswords and watching Jeopardy. So right now, I'm sure you understand how much I'm feeling Ken's pain. It's killing me that he lost to some C-List actress who happened to seal Ken's defeat on the Final Jeopardy question. And it tears me apart that his streak finally had to end.
But Mr. Ken Jennings, I salute you. Like the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau and the Russians in Siberia, you proved to be a nearly indomitable force, undaunted by the forces of nature. For that, I salute you! This scotch's for you!
Cheers! Salut! Kampai! L'Chaim!