Sunday, August 07, 2005

I'll take "Championship Weddings" for $2,000, please, Alex

Congratulations to Dr. Dan Melia, winner of the 1998 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, and his new bride, Dara Hellman!

Dr. Dan and Dara were married last Wednesday, August 3, on the Jeopardy! set at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. Their ceremony was performed by Bob Harris, another finalist in that 1998 tournament. Knowing Bob, I'm sure the wedding was an event to remember.

I had the privilege of joining Dr. Dan on a pub trivia team two months ago today, as recorded by the San Francisco Chronicle's legendary columnist, Jon Carroll. It was my first opportunity to see the Good Doctor in live action, and I can assure you that he is every whit as brilliant in person as he appears to be on television. Dan's the Jeopardy! player I would like to be when I grow up.

Dr. Dan is an associate professor of Celtic studies and rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley. (That sounds scary, just typing it.) His bride Dara, whose acquaintance I've not had the pleasure of making, teaches at Dominican University in Marin County.

My sincere best wishes to the happy couple.

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