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March 11, 2009


I watched a recently-recorded Jeopardy! tonight without realizing until it was mentioned at the end that it was a celebrity episode. I still have no idea who any of the three famous people were. Of course, if I haven't heard of them, how famous could they really be? Emilio Estevez, now that was a star!

Get off my e-lawn!

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at March 11, 2009 08:51 PM

Hi Jonathan, I stumbled across your website while researching the poland invasion. I enjoy your stories and the topics you bring up. I soppose you can expect me to be reading quite often. Thanks for your time, Chrissy.

Posted by: Chrissy at March 11, 2009 09:10 PM

They can't have been much chop as celebrities if they were slumming it on Jeopardy!. I mean, who did they have on in the old days - Pele, Naguib Mahfouz and Jonas Savimbi?

Posted by: RobWeaver at March 11, 2009 09:12 PM

So ... who were the three contestants? I'm looking for either a cheap feeling of superiority, or failing that, I'll join you in harrumphing at the younger generation.

Estevez was a punk - Judd Nelson was the man!

Posted by: laym at March 11, 2009 10:00 PM

Jonathan, if you want to feel like an alien on your own planet watch the show called TMZ. I just saw this today, I think the point is they go around and harass famous people.

I think for the most part the famous people are decent and try to be cool, but these celebrity stalker people are human parasites. They seem to be living in a perpetual state of adolescence where it's normal to worship or mock others. Not to mention profiting off of them without really producing anything of value.

*Sigh* Eventually they'll just be putting people in human sized hamster wheels.

Posted by: tim at March 11, 2009 11:23 PM

I started getting that feeling about 10 years ago when I realised there was a whole generation out there that had never seen an episode of Star Trek that didn't have Patrick Stewart in it.

Damn kids.

Posted by: NomadUK at March 12, 2009 03:02 AM

I had the same experience. But then I noticed that with particular episode I knew most of the answers to the questions (or is it, the questions to the answers?), and so I figured something was up.

Posted by: Mark at March 12, 2009 11:09 AM

These kids today with their Aisha Tylers and their Miley Cyrus' and their fax machines and their hula hoops and their Braun hand blenders...

Posted by: AlanSmithee at March 12, 2009 12:38 PM

To be fair, Emilio Estevez has morphed into a pretty okay director. Anyone saw BOBBY?

Posted by: En Ming Hee at March 12, 2009 02:17 PM

Elizabeth Perkins [...] Big & Weeds [...] Tom Bergeron [...] Dancing with the Stars [...] Aisha Tyler

Um. Huh?

Posted by: NomadUK at March 12, 2009 04:46 PM


Posted by: Quicksand at March 12, 2009 04:54 PM

"I mean, who did they have on in the old days - Pele, Naguib Mahfouz and Jonas Savimbi?"

wow! on the same show??

Posted by: petey at March 13, 2009 10:44 AM