[P]arlaying both intelligence and effortless charisma into not just celebrity but also a seemingly permanent spot in the pop-culture landscape is a pretty specific hustle. Don't let the clean-cut Mormon good looks or aw-shucks demeanor fool you: Ken Jennings is on the grind.... His current job description is emblematic of the social media age: Being himself, for fun and profit. Which means being more than a little self-aware.
Friday, February 15, 2013
IF ALEX TREBEK IS THE SHOW'S VIRGIL, JENNINGS IS DANTE, THE ONE GUY WHO MADE IT OUT ALIVE: Buzzfeed's Kevin Lincoln profiles Ken Jennings as he tries to make his way in the world as a "professional smart person":
Posted by Adam at 10:11 AM