Ken Jennings, Jeopardy Champ, Isn't Always Right



Thanks to this LiveJournal post, I was inspired to visit the blog of uber-trivia champion Ken Jennings, who won 74 games of Jeopardy in a row.

You see, Jennings isn't always right: On this particular blog post, Jennings talks about the best bands from each state in the union. Problem is, he gets Missouri wrong:

Jars of Clay?!? (Urg, again. See disclaimer above, again.) Boy, Missouri, for a state with an unrivaled blues/jazz history, you sure haven’t done much for me lately. Edited to add: If duos are okay, Ike & Tina Turner have been mooted as a much better replacement here.

Jars of Clay, of course, formed in Greenville, Illinois.

Ike & Tina is better, but man, Jennings is missing out on a ton of folks. His only qualification is that bands formed in the state; they didn't necessarily have to become famous for living there.

Still, I can think of one right off the bat: Chuck Berry. Come on, Ken. I expected better!

-- Annie Zaleski


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