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What are they teaching these kids in school?

From last night’s College Championship edition of America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, Jeopardy!:



The category was “Graphic Novels,” and The Surrogates shared the column with such titles as The Photographer and Maus.  Young James from Santa Clara University went on to win the evening’s contest, a victory that I like to think Brett Weldele and I contributed to.  An utterly false assumption, of course, but I like to think it anyway. 

It’s not as good as an appearance on Sesame Street (in my opinion, the epitome of pop-culture notoriety), but we all “got a charge out of it,” as Grandpa used to say.  On a less egocentric note, I find it significant that the graphic novel art form is now assumed to be so ubiquitous that it merits a series of five clues to be read by Alex Trebek, with not a one of them referencing anything published by Marvel or DC.


We’ve come a long way, baby.

3 Responses to “What are they teaching these kids in school?”

  1. Montgomery Lopez
    9:30 am on February 5th, 2010

    Wow Rob! You are so famous now that you are in-famous!!!!

  2. Van Jensen
    8:54 am on February 8th, 2010

    That’s the best thing since the wheel made of sliced bread, my friend.

  3. Ron Jones
    9:50 pm on March 24th, 2010


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