I’ve been into watching Jeopardy’s “Tournament of Champions” this year. Tonight the third finalist will be decided and then I think on Thursday and Friday the three finalists will compete, adding their two-day totals in order to determine the winner.
So far the two finalists are white males. I think something sexist and racist is going on. But I’m glad to report that both of these fellows are real characters. One of them you could even call an oddball. But obviously they earned their way there — not counting the guy who had something like $14,000 going into Final Jeopardy who was in second place and likely would have made it in the semi-finals as a wild card…but he bet it all and lost. If he had bet zero he would have been in the semis. I think the one oddball guy made it in with a smaller wild card total. But nothing ventured nothing gained. And I’d be pretty sure they don’t know the totals from other games when they wager.
I did have a nice moment of Schadenfreude last night. There’s this one little liberal mousy girl who was one of the semi-finalists last night and she just got her ass handed to her by the other two players. Absolute wipeout. And nothing against women players, per se. Jeopardy is the last meritocracy in America. I mean, they really should do something about that game. Women should be able to have easier questions. And races other than white should be given more time or have their buzzers set so they have an advantage buzzing in first, although those of Indian decent (dots, not feathers) have been well represented.
But Jeopardy remains a politically incorrect and therefore racist and sexist entity. It’s all about answering the questions (or, of course, providing the questions, as it were) regardless of your sex or skin color. That’s how backward they are.
But back to chicks: I really liked that one lady, Cindy Stowell, who was a six-time champion this past August or September. But she couldn’t be in the tournament because she succumbed unfortunately to cancer. All contestants, and Alex himself, are wearing a ribbon in this lady’s honor. It’s a nice and fitting touch. Jeopardy even donated a pretty sizable sum of money to cancer research in her name.
I would have been very pleased to see her in the semi-finals or final. But I’m glad the mousy liberal chick got waxed.