Friday, December 24, 2004

99 Word Review: Jeopardy!

Today's 99 Word Review marks the debut of our latest contributor: JoeVideo. Apparantly, while not watching Transformers cartoons or old Star Trek episodes, he fills his day watching game shows. Who knew?

The answer is: A show I don't watch much anymore because it gives me a headache not being a friggin' genius. What is: Jeopardy?

It’s amusing that after 20 years, Alex Trebek hasn't found a better job, or that another tool like Tom Bergeron hasn't muscled him out of the way. Yet he soldiers on- no more mustache or glasses, still reading questions he could care less about.

The Video Daily Doubles have gotten better and more creative, but smack of Sony branding everywhere you look. Even so, Jeopardy satisfies my 22 minute craving for wishing I was smarter.

JoeVideo's rating: Three test patterns (out of four)

Jeopardy is syndicated. Check your local listings.

The Friday Eff Off: The Biggest Loser

This week, Uncle Buster takes on NBC's latest reality heavyweight, The Biggest Loser. Being a man who makes more than the occasional trip to his local Chinese Buffet, usually adding an emergency stop at DQ immediately afterward, we thought he'd be a tad more sympathetic. Oops. Guess not.

The premise for “The Biggest Loser” is noble. Helping morbidly obese people slim down and theoretically live longer is a decent enough cause.

However, I can’t subscribe to the show’s belief that being overweight is an illness. I stopped buying it when one of the contestants listed his daily menu, and used the word “fried” at least 75 times. Another, who had bigger boobs than some of my ex-girlfriends, says he doesn’t like vegetables. This is entertainment? Put the fork down, lard ass! And get off my television!

“The Biggest Loser” is a title reserved for anyone caught watching.

The Biggest Loser airs Tuesday nights on NBC.