“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills.” These were the first words that came to mind for “Jeopardy!” legend Ken Jennings when he read a hilarious post about Twitter advertisements.
The Tweet from writer and performer Bill Corbett reads, “Twitter ad just told me ‘you’ll never use your ordinary backpack again’ and I know it doesn’t relate to my actual daily, backpack-less experience but – still feels like a threat. I’m terrified.”
In true Ken Jennings fashion, his reply is a work of art. The meme depicts actor Liam Neeson in the 2008 action movie “Taken.” In the scene, he delivers the “I have a very particular set of skills” quote to his daughter’s kidnapper. It’s an iconic movie line delivered by Neeson in an incredibly serious tone. And In the context of an ad threatening Bill Corbett’s backpack, it’s made hilarious.
Funnier still is the fact that the quote kind of describes Ken Jennings. Well, the “particular set of skills” part does at least. Where the movie character is highly skilled at beating people to a pulp, Ken Jennings will disarm you with the most legendary trivia skills of all time. And while the meme embodies the threatening backpack, it’s a fun parallel nonetheless.
Bill Corbett offered a simple yet appropriate response.
Ken Jennings Gaining Support For ‘Jeopardy!’ Hosting Gig
The internet has discussed it plenty in the past few weeks. But Ken Jennings’ name is brought up each day someone else hosts “Jeopardy!”
Dr. Oz is currently finishing up his guest-hosting stint, with his last show on April 2. Then he’ll hand the reigns over to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on April 5. And while many are enjoying the rotation of familiar faces, some don’t have very much patience for the newcomers.
The hardcore “Jeopardy!” fans out there like the fact that Ken Jennings is so immersed in the show’s culture. And to many, he is the best option for keeping the spirit of the show alive in Alex Trebek’s absence.
Jennings spent a month in the role. But had other TV obligations preventing him from staying on.