it’d be funny to go through the whole process of getting on jeopardy and then buzz in on every answer with “who is kareem abdul jabbar”
— Brian Spaeth (@brianspaeth) July 26, 2012
Roughly 15 seconds after I Tweeted this, they were doing the contestant interviews, and one of the guys went into a long story about how his favorite athlete is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
I’m not prone to believing in psychic phenomena, but this was pretty close to something, considering what I went through to get to the Tweet.
The first version of it referenced Batman, but I remembered that making any jokes around or about or even abstractly inferring Batman right now will be interpreted by someone as being in bad taste.
Then I chose Spider-Man, but it just didn’t work.
At that point I actually backspaced it all and typed, “what time does gooby start thx”, but decided it’s really important to me that people know I watch Jeopardy sometimes.
Since I have a lot of NBA pals on Twitter, after a brief flirtation with Vince Carter, I went ahead with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, which led to the shattering of my world.
By the way, all potential controversy aside, Batman one still works best from a humor standpoint. Do you believe in ghosts.