I’m not a loyal watcher of Jeopardy!, but every once in a while my wife and I will flip it on. Invariably, she gets more answers correct than I do. I don’t mind – it just reminds me of the trivia night when we first met, and her skills impressed the heck out of me.
When I do watch the show, I often pause and reflect on the ridiculousness of the format. I’m sure you remember it – Alex Trebek gives the answer to a question first and the contestants then give the question that corresponds to it. It makes for a great game show, but just imagine if it were flipped….
Suppose you asked, “What is green?” Now suppose I answered, “The color that, when spoken in French and combined with the French word for ‘mountain,’ gives name to the 14th state to join the United States.” You would look at me like I was a lunatic.