My family hates watching Jeopardy! with me because of my tendency to blurt out the answers before Alex Trebek finished reading what was on the board. My mother would remind me that Alex would chastise me for this; but I was in the comfort of home and not in the Jeopardy! studio, so I could do what I wanted. Still, I always felt like I was somehow disappointing Alex when I’d prematurely yell out things like “What is South Pacific?” or if I flubbed a pronunciation or, god forbid, got a daily double wrong. The…

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