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HuwG BS: Alex Trebek is a Fraud (43) RE: BS: Alex Trebek is a Fraud 22 Sep 09

Not knowing who on Earth Alex Trebek is or why his supposed ignorance should generate such ire, I will give the example of my father as defence.

My Dad, in his later years, taught IT at a private school. Partly for reasons connected with his work and partly for his own interest, he contributed to a usenet group with "42" in the title.

He contributed articles, participated in discussions, and generally became a known member of the newsgroup, and was asked for his opinion on several subjects. Then he made the mistake of asking, "Why 42?" His inbox was deluged with explanations, and even more abuse. He confessed his woes to me, and I was happy to oblige with a few radio and BBC episodes. He commented, "I still don't get it, but I like the banjo chords."

Ignorance is bliss sometimes. Knowledge is power, only if you're an idiot savant.

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