Thursday, February 28, 2019

Talking to Americans

Jeopardy has been having a reunion of former champions, and the combined talent has been running up big numbers by knowing the answers  -- rather, knowing the questions -- to EVERYTHING.

Until last night, when the contestants included all time Jeopardy master Ken Jennings and more recent long-run competitor Austin Rogers, and the answer given was: On this date in 1867 the Dominion of Canada was proclaimed.

Who knew the right question? Crickets. None of the competitors responded. Host Alex Trebek, good Canadian boy, was indignant, and the contestants laughed ruefully. Can't expect anyone to know that

The bit is probably online somewhere, but....
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