The cardio equipment at my gym was recently upgraded to the models with the small televisions built in. Once you start up the belt on the treadmill or start moving on the elliptical, it automatically turns on. Nice. I normally workout with listening to something on my earbuds and so just end up watching whatever without listening to it. My trips to the gym, lately, have coincided with our local airing of “Jeopardy.” One day it got me to thinking about the cliche jokes about how hard the questions are and Alex Trebek’s smugness when a contestant doesn’t know the answer to some obscure question like, “This phalangic extension was damaged when it struck a poolside lounging device in Van Nuys, California during a party in the summer of 1968.” Of course the answer is, “What is Johnny Carson’s big toe?” Dunderhead.
June 9, 2012