Today on the show Jen stops by to talk about her love of Cher, the rudeness of so-called "shy" children and her distrust of The New York Times. Also on the show she fails to realize that part of what makes Jeopardy so great is the discomfort it creates.
Jeopardy occupies a space on television were people are, for the most part, devoid of any charisma or style and instead are judged by a bizarre quality, their intelligence. The competitors are often not traditionally attractive and have no idea what the word "interesting" means. Yet you always find one to root for. The host is a version of these people who has reached his highest potential and now looks down on those beneath him. It's unlike anything on television and that's why it's great.
TBTL Song of the Day: "Mouthful of Diamonds" by Phantogram
My Song of the Day: "I Will Be Fine" by David Vandervelde