Yesterday I let my Tacoma get the best of me in hyping the appearance of a real-live Tacoman on Jeopardy. As a resident of the 253, I'm occasionally prone to such slip ups in judgment. However, rarely do they result in scorn from my fellow Tacomans - like happened in this instance.
As my post regarding Tacoma attorney Mike Malaier's appearance on Jeopardy notes:
Tacoma ain't known for its smarts. It's a place more associated with things like bizarre crimes, Octomom appearances, and that pimp-looking guy who hangs out at the mall. But recently, things have been looking up. Hell, Tacoma even got its own meme page on Facebook not long ago! As a resident, I can say with authority it was almost as exciting as the last time Dirt Nasty played Jazzbones.
And now you can add another thing to the list of things Tacoma can tout: There's a dude on Jeopardy who's totally from Tacoma! And he won last night!
That's right! As Craig Sailor of The News Tribune notes, Tacoma attorney Mike Malaier showed off his smarts last night in front of Alex Trebek and all the world, and though he botched the final question -- which was about Beavis and Butthead, no less! -- the $8,100 he had in the pot was still enough to leave him the big winner.
Apparently, my proclamation that Tacoma isn't known for its smarts was enough to piss at least one Tacoman off.
Commenter T-Town writes:
Hey Matt. At least out cops don't shoot up and stomp on minorities on a regular basis and our weekly rags don't try to sell the bodies of little girls. You guys are so much smarter, party on, Seattle!! Congrats!