winner Ken Jennings
has slammed the game show, despite winning $2.5 million during a 74-game winning streak. The software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah, was finally beaten in 2004 by challenger Nancy Zerg, but in a recent posting on his website he mocks both the gameshow and its host Alex Trebek.
He says, "I know, I know, the old folks love him. Nobody knows he died in that fiery truck crash a few years back and was immediately replaced with Trebektron 4000, I see your engineers still can't get the mustache right, by the way."
He goes on to say, "You're like the Dorian Gray of syndication. You seem to think 'change' means replacing a blue polyethylene backdrop with a slightly different shade of blue polyethylene backdrop every presidential election or so."
After a spokesperson for the show refused to comment, Jennings posted a half-hearted apology: "We regret the insinuation that Mr. Alex Trebek is a robot, and has been since 2004. Mr. Trebek's robotic frame does still contain some organic parts, many harvested from patriotic Canadian schoolchildren, so this technically makes him a 'cyborg', not a 'robot'."
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