Parlaying TV ubiquity into a stable career is hard enough. The fact that Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings has done this merely by being the smartest guy in your living room seems like nothing less than a minor miracle
posted by Chrysostom
on Feb 15, 2013 -
The power of the Reddit AMA
: Forbes on the "interview revolution that has everyone talking." "Comedian Louis CK
took a chance on a Reddit AMA by offering Redditors the chance to purchase his Live at Beacon Theater performance for $5 through his website. The result: over $1 million in sales in the first 10 days and a new distribution method. (previously
) ... One New York Times bestselling author I spoke to saw their Amazon rank jump from 800 to 400 and stick, meaning a spike in hundreds and possibly thousands of books a day for more than a week." Just today, Kevin Smith
and Steve Albini
stopped by to chat with Redditors; other celebs who have done AMAs include Bob Odenkirk
, Ken Jennings
and Molly Ringwald
. But it's not all about celebrities -- ordinary people with interesting stories do AMAs as well, including a former "Daily Show" intern
and a couple
who met through a Craig's List missed connections ad.
posted by Clustercuss
on May 8, 2012 -
"So, like many of you, I’m sure, I have this huge styrofoam version of my head sitting in the garage."
-- Ken Jennings, former unstoppable Jeopardy!
killing machine, blogs
posted by Gator
on Jun 27, 2006 -
Ken Jennings, why have you forsaken me?
Mr. Kottke, best known for breaking the Teacup Dome scandal, is now reporting that Ken Jennings has lost his 75th game. For the record today he will play his 42nd game, so he still has a long way to go. Perhaps most interesting is that the AP, etc. are all picking up on this but not giving direct credit to Kottke -- as seen in this Slashdot thread
posted by geoff.
on Sep 9, 2004 -
How long can he go?
Jeopardy streak hits $697760 for 21 consecutive days.
This guys is simply amazing to watch
. He's had more airtime than some tv stars. Any bets to how long he can go?
posted by blahblah
on Jul 1, 2004 -