Monday, August 13, 2007

Merv Griffin 1925-2007: Today's Cartoon

I think out of all of his accomplishments and contributions to popular culture, probably the greatest achievement of Merv Griffin's life was not just creating the game show "Jeopardy", but writing its instantly recognizable theme song that is impossible to get out of your head, no matter how man times you bang it against the wall.

Much like the "answers" on Jeopardy, Merv Griffin's legacy has a tendency to make others feel somewhat less about themselves. And while you should never fault someone for overachieving, if there is anything positive to be said about the passing of this multi-talented, entertainment-industry giant it's that he knew how to make the most out of life... both his and apparently everyone else's too ;)

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