I was on Jeopardy! I was one of the probably well over a hundred people who were cannon fodder for Ken Jennings’ runup to $2 million. (Ken, by the way, is a lovely human being, and very funny to boot.)
At any rate, by the time Final Jeopardy rolled around, I was toast. In the break between taping Double Jeopardy and Final Jeopardy, I commented to Ken that all those hours my kids had me playing MarioKart to speed up my reflexes hadn’t worked. His response? “MarioKart? I love MarioKart. I nearly failed a couple of classes in college because I spent all my time playing MarioKart!”
So the moral of the story is: Keep playing, kids. You never know when those MarioKart skills will come in handy.