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    There's just something hypnotic about maps.
    — Ken Jennings
    I can't relax and sink back in the couch and watch 'Jeopardy!' the way I used to.
    — Ken Jennings
    I would read the atlas for pleasure. I knew it was weird. It was weird.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: pleasure  read 
     
    I have condemned my kids to a lifetime of geographic illiteracy.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: kids 
     
    For some reason the most devoted mapheads seem to be kids.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: kids 
     
    As Jeopardy devotees know, if you're trying to win on the show, the buzzer is all. On any given night, nearly all the contestants know nearly all the answers, so it's just a matter of who masters buzzer rhythm the best.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: master  night 
     
    Sure I have a cell-phone, so I don't have to remember everyone's number anymore, but that really wasn't a core part of my brain.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: brain 
     
    You live overseas, you see these exotic places and you want to know about them. But, weirdly, it also made me homesick for all these very prosaic places in America.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: live  america 
     
    I always feel a certain sense of reverence in libraries, even small city ones that smell like homeless internet users.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: library  internet 
     
    I have always loved maps.
    — Ken Jennings
    I remember one of my last shows, the Final Jeopardy! clue was something like 'These two boys' names are top 10 boys' names in the U.S., they both end with the same letter, and they're both names of Jesus' apostles.' Now, obviously that's not a knowable fact.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: facts  boys  jesus 
     
    During the whole 'Jeopardy' experience, I felt like I was living a bit of a double life, I would be secretly flying out to L.A. to tape new shows, hoping that none of my coworkers would notice the absence and figure out what was going on. 'Jeopardy' tries very hard to keep their secrets.
    — Ken Jennings
    We don't realize how hard it was to drive anywhere outside the major cities less than a century ago.
    — Ken Jennings
    Knowing lots of answers but being a millisecond slow on the buzzer is indeed very frustrating.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: knowing 
     
    It's boring to have the same guy win. I'm actively rooting against myself.
    — Ken Jennings
    If it's on the Internet, then it's gotta be true.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: true  internet 
     
    I would stare at maps of Delaware for hours.
    — Ken Jennings
    There must be something innate about maps, about this one specific way of picturing our world and our relation to it, that charms us, calls to us, won't let us look anywhere else in the room if there's a map on the wall.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: world  charm 
     
    Being a nerd really pays off sometimes.
    — Ken Jennings
    The thing you like/are good at is a sacred thing...
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: sacred 
     
    People are using GPS systems to find millions of little hidden objects throughout the world - often as simple as a piece of Tupperware hidden in the woods. You go to a website, you get the latitude and longitude to get the specific location of a certain specific hiding space, and then you go there and see if you can find it.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: people  world  space 
     
    I always bring my kids vacation souvenirs printed in Comic Sans, so they know I love them but not unconditionally.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: kids 
     
    When you make a decision, you need facts. If those facts are in your brain, they're at your fingertips. If they're all in Google somewhere, you may not make the right decision on the spur of the moment.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: moment  decision  right  brain  facts 
     
    Eratosthenes, the mapmaker who was the first man to accurately measure the size of the Earth, was a librarian.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: men  earth 
     
    Arthur Jay Klinghoffer, a professor of political science at Rutgers University, has argued that geography seems less relevant than ever in a world where nonstate actors - malleable entities like ethnicities, for example - are as powerful and important as the ones with governments and borders. Where on a map can you point to al-Qaeda? Or Google, or Wal-Mart? Everywhere and nowhere.
    — Ken Jennings
    If youre a vegan who ran a marathon & got your dogs from a shelter, how do you decide which thing to wedge into the conversation first?
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: dog 
     
    I threw the opening pitch at a Blue Jays game, and after the pitch, the mascot asked me if I wanted him to sign the game ball, which I thought was funny. What would he write? "Best Wishes, Some Guy in a Bird Suit"?"
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: funny  thoughts  wishes  games 
     
    For me, it started as a child with one of those little wooden jigsaw maps of the U.S., wheres theres crocodiles on Florida and apples on Washington state. That was my very first map.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: children  child 
     
    You watch an old 'Jeopardy!' and the categories alone are very plain. 'Poetry,' or 'Movies,' or 'Physics.' If you watch it now, though, there'll be a theme board where the categories are all Hitchcock movies. Lots more jokes, lots more high-concept categories and questions.
    — Ken Jennings
    If I start outsourcing all my navigation to a little talking box in my car, I'm sort of screwed. I'm going to lose my car in the parking lot every single time.
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: time 
     
    Twitter makes you a comedian in the same way that digital cameras make you a photographer
    — Ken Jennings
    tags: photographer 
     
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