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…Ok, I may have to rethink my drug policy.   Cheech Marin (Cheech and Chong) beat Aisha Tyler and Anderson Cooper on Jeopardy! 

Extra Brain Cells!

What drugs did they do?

Really, UP is tres anti-drug.  Yet it worries me that Cheech Marin was able to trump one of the biggest names in News Broadcasting and one of the Funniest Comic Ladies around. 

Sadly, none of them got the Final Jeopardy question.

The Question in Question:  “In 1890, he witnessed a mild cyclone in Aberdeen, S. Dakota, and it became fodder for his novel.”

Well, I guess Jeopardy Questions aren’t really questions, but statements begging a question.

The Answer, er, Question:  Who was L. Frank Baum?

Off to see the Wizard!

The book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Tin Man!

Ok, how could Anderson Cooper not know that?  I’m sure thousands of his fans were sorely dissappointed.

You should have known that!

As to Aisha and Cheech, no surprise.

But, alas Cheech won.

Hmmm.

Poses yet another question, Did Cheech really do all those drugs?

And what was Anderson smokin’ back at Yale.  Yes, he’s an Eli!  Just like GW, Hillary, and Bill.

And what was Aisha doing at Dartmouth and the San Francisco School of the Arts?

Ms. Funnylady!

But the real story here isn’t what they did in college nor what they didn’t know.

The real story is what inspires someone to write a story, novel, blog, letter.

A cyclone!

Something that simple, severe, enormous inspired L. Frank Baum to write one of the most beloved books and one of the greatest movies of all time.

So, dear readers, if you wonder, and I’ll not begin to compare myself to Mr. Baum, what it takes to inspire me. 

Well, not much.

It’s the little things that matter.

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