Ken Jennings


December 31, 2012

2012 was one of the best years of my life, so suck it, Mayans. For example, I just found out over the weekend that Because I Said So! made it to #8 on its New York Times bestseller list, which made my day. I might have been a little happier if I’d managed to beat out I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats but oh well. This way I have a goal for next year!

I hope everyone had a great 2012, and that your 2013 is even better. If nothing else, it will be the first calendar year since 1987 to use four different digits, so there’s that.

Follow-up question: That was a remarkable 25 years in a row with repeated digits, but it’s not the longest span of consecutive repeated-digit years. What is/was/will be the longest such stretch?

Posted by Ken at 12:56 pm