The anxiety you feel about 'Jeopardy' buzzers is real because those things are evil


I’ll take “Things we wish we could un-learn” for $300, Alex.

Because frankly, it was better not knowing why Jeopardy contestants appeared to ineffectually plunge their handheld buzzers, over and over, waiting for Alex Trebek to call a name seemingly at random, for all these livelong years.

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It was a feeling we could relate to, like aggressively tapping the placebo “door close” button on an elevator. Or when we mash on our groggy remotes, or janky console controllers, or cracked smartphone screens and nothing happens … and then after an eternal lag, it executes all of our inputs in a flurry of catastrophic compliance. Read more…

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