We previously discussed the appearance of one of my students, S.R. Sidarth, on Jeopardy. Last night, Sidarth came in a very respectable second in a tough competition. We were all extremely proud of him . . . and blame it on Mr. Potato Head.
Presumably, George Allen was cheering for the Air Force officer who appeared to be part computer and part robot. Col. Dave Belote was really amazing. However, Sidarth got some really tough questions and seemed to be trying to hit the button before the officer on a number of questions. I let the kids stay up late to watch and they gave Sidarth the greatest compliment. Aidan said “he is awesome!” I agree.
By the way, I also answered “who is Mr. Potato Head?” to the answer: “In 1963, sculptor Phil Kraczkowski was paid $600 to design this Hasbro toy’s original head.” After all, even the colonel missed GI Joe.