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David Zinczenko Jeopardizes His Career
The 'Z Man's' Abs Book Yields A Shout-Out From Alex Trebek, Attracts New 'Old Lady And Bored College Kids' Demographic
May 31st, 2007

Did you hear the news? Dave Zinczenko has extended his omnipresence to include the realm of television game shows!

The Men’s Health editor in chief appeared on “Jeopardy!” Tuesday night, but not as one of the contestants ??? he was the “answer” to a Double Jeopardy question in a category on books on nutrition. “David Zinczenko, editor of Men’s Health Magazine, wrote a diet book named for these not always washboard muscles,” read the clue. Contestant and four-day “Jeopardy!” champion Mehrun Etebari answered the $400 question correctly (”What are abs?”), and took home $37,900 in winnings for the day. “This proves once again that abs are the answer to everything,” Zinczenko joked Wednesday.

And lest you somehow think Dave’s hardworking publicist had anything to do with this, WWD assures us that Jeopardy! questions are “crafted internally by a staff of nine writers and eight researchers.”

However, more surprising than the fact that Zincenko has suddenly become pop trivia was the banal nature of the question.

Had we been one of the internal writers or researchers, we’d have crafted something a bit more risqué, such as:

Which chest-waxing Men’s Health editor-in-chief spends as much time talking about abs as he does prancing around with Dan Abrams and denying his romantic involvement with former sex columnist/current fuck-buddy, Julia Allison?

On second thought, we probably ought to save that one for “Trivial Pursuit: Douchebags Edition.”

Comments (1)
No. 1 EricCz says:

“Thanks Alex, I’ll take ‘Tools’ for $400.”

Posted: May 31, 2007 at 12:22 pm

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