Answer: Who is Minstrel Boy?
Question: This political blogger/professional musician/marshmallow of an uncle once got a spot on Jeopardy at age 59.
I got this in my inbox this morning from Minstrel Boy:
called my cell phone just as i was getting in from a long horseback ride.
i go in to tape as a contestant october 20th.
the shows are taped and air about six months later. if i find myself in a final jeopardy that won't effect the outcome i intend to write as an answer
"Who is President Barack Obama?"
expect shoutouts if i have a decent run. i will be signing a confidentiality agreement so i won't be able to tell folks how i did, but, anytime there isn't a game at stake and i have a pen in my hand expect shoutouts for your websites and pseudonyms.
I think it would be a mistake to assume that such shoutouts will actually make the final cut of each show and not get edited out for content or time. But his heart's in the right place. So go on over the Group News Blog or Stevie's blog Harp and Sword (linked in the sidebar) and wish him luck.
Let's hope they ask him lots of questions about American history and politics and that our resident cranky old man doesn't pull a Sean Connery on Alex ("You Canadian cockshucker! In Vietnam I'd crapped out chunksh of human beingsh bigger than you!"). Man, can you imagine what a liberal blogger version of Jeopardy would be like?