What I Learned from
Celebrity Jeopardy! - November 24
As we all know, Thanksgiving is the time where we give
thanks to people who discovered our land. it is also
traditionally the time that we give thanks to the
celebrities...for making us feeling much smarter than
them. Yes, some of them are smart and all of them are
talented, but the wrong answers that they gave during
this past set of Celebrity Jeopardy episodes were
priceless. So this week, I'm taking a break from a
hard-hitting column and we'll focus on something
light-hearted - like all of these insights that the
celebrities believed were accurate for the past 2
- A hexagon has eight sides.
- Cosmo Kramer was on Cheers.
- The woman portrayed in Mommy Dearest was Cheryl
- Pat Riley played for the Knicks and coached the
- In the category "One 'L'", if a word isn't lowercase,
- The bony body parts that form a cage are your
- According to the Eric Clapton song, the person who he
didn't shoot was the sheriff.
- The Equator is a million miles long.
- A hexagon has 12 sides.
- Given the choice of Pastism, Presentism, or Futurism,
the writing style created in 1909 was called Modernism.
- Alaskans hold Centennial Conventions every ten years.
- The Hebrew, Muslim, Julian and Gregorian are all sorts
- The country that gave us Timon from the Lion King was
the famous country of Africa.
- The panda that comes from China is called the
Australian panda bear.
- Jessica McClure, aka. 'Baby Jessica', fell into a coal
- The Canadian city that hosted the Winter Olympics in
1988 was Thunder Bay, Ontario.
So when you go eat your turkey, think of the turkeys on
your television set who had the brain power to come up
with these gems. May you all have a wonderful holiday
and drive safely.
If course, it wouldn't be
Thanksgiving without stuffing, so stuff some Price Is
Right tricks into your feasting...
Bonus Game Obviously I cant tell you what
items are going to be higher or lower, but what will be
helpful is knowing the parameters of the prizes. For
example, if the wrong price of something is in the
teens, then you know the right price will be higher.
Conversely, if the wrong price is $120 or more, then
theres a very good shot that the right price will be
Bullseye - Not only is this a ridiculously easy
game to win, (find the most expensive item and take 2 of
it), but you get 3 shots and theres still a 60% chance
to win the prize anyways even if you completely underbid
on the items
Buy or Sell Remember the strategy we used on
Bonus Game? It works here, too. You want to buy anything
thats under $1,500 in price and sell anything over
$3,000 in price. In addition, if you think you have the
first 2 items correct, and the third item is a low one,
then automatically buy it, because mathematically, even
if youre wrong, you wont be off more than a few hundred
bucks, which should not be enough for you to lose the
Speaking of turkeys,
Gordon Pepper (who bowled his fair share) can be reached at