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by CailinGaoilge
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1374

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

New Brunswick? Seriously? :o Poll request: CANADIAN PLACES $1600: A city in New Jersey has the same name as this province, Canada's only officially bilingual one That one really threw me. I had always assumed the entire country was officially bilingual and I wouldn't have thought individual provinc...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 8699

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Anyone else think that--assuming as executive producer he has significant say in who the next host will be--Mike Richards might pull a Dick Cheney and choose Mike Richards? As for Ms. Couric's remarks (which I have only seen referenced in the usual alarmist conservative news headlines), some enormo...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1615

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had two routes to FJ: The Crown with its very memorable scenes of the Kennedys' visit, and knowing I share a birth year with Edward.

Have enjoyed KJ's hosting a lot more than I expected and would be happy if he ended up as permanent host.
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 3038

Re: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is one of those clues where I'd be interested to hear from any poor sap who actually considered Hallmark and talked themself out of it. There are always one or two. But yeah, the major divide has to be between people who thought of Hallmark and got it right vs people who didn't and of course g...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2144

Re: Thursday, December 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All Roads for $400 felt like a coinflip on Apostles/Disciples and of course I picked the wrong one. However, I'm not surprised that as usual, a "be more specific" led to a deer-in-the-headlights stare and a triple stumper. Jesus had many disciples from whom he chose 12 as apostles. All apostles wer...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Alex Trebek
Replies: 92
Views: 5704

Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek

Posting here since this isn't an appreciation article. Swear warning but very funny short video of AT trying to advertise Phone Jeopardy (was that really a thing?).

https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1 ... 19520?s=20
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles
Replies: 44
Views: 3520

Re: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles

Short but very lovely tribute by Anderson Cooper at the end of his AC360 show this evening, and he announced that today's edition of his Full Circle podcast is dedicated to AT. ETA: beautiful and very touching tribute by Chris Cuomo also. Apparently he and Alex had conversations earlier this year - ...
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 960
Views: 238712

Re: J! in the Media

Paywall story about George Stephanopoulos lobbying to become the new host of Jeopardy! https://www.thewrap.com/george-stephanopoulos-pushing-next-host-jeopardy-alex-trebek-abc-news/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking_news_5550960 Maybe that's just business as usual in TV-l...
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles
Replies: 44
Views: 3520

Re: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles

CBC News pays tribute to one of the most famous Canadians.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/a ... -1.5794540
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Alex Trebek
Replies: 92
Views: 5704

Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek

Heartbreaking news, even if it's been expected for some time. I just can't imagine the courage if took for Alex to keep working given the pain he must have been in and the no doubt competing demands of his family to spend time with him. A gentleman and a scholar, and a gift to so many of us for his ...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2026

Re: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Eire is two syllables Would you say today's FJ is another example of the decline of writing on Jeopardy? At the very least it's sloppy or culturally tone-deaf, considering that "Spain" is only known as "Spain" to English-speakers, while people living in that U.N.-member nation refer to it with the t...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed May 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 3681

Re: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Charming wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:21 pm
I was waiting for them to come back after the second break and take the DD from Ben. As far as I know it is a tricorn hat not a tri corner hat.
Ditto. It's absolutely a tricorn.

Instaget FJ, and I have never watched a single episode of that show. Knew the French word cold.
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4147
Views: 616012

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

If you see "Transvaal" think South Africa. A "burg" there? Top box material that got by the players (and you). It happens. I saw it and thought "okay, that kind of sounds like Transylvania, but the double A also sounds vaguely Scandinavian, so I have absolutely no clue." Seems like that one had a l...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 6777

Re: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Four-letter words with three vowels: airy. Genuine question: does J! consider Y to be a vowel in this kind of context? Thanks. Definitely. The usual teaching in the States is that y is sometimes a consant, sometimes a vowel, depending on how it functions in the word. We memorized the vowels as "a, ...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 6777

Re: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Four-letter words with three vowels: airy.

Genuine question: does J! consider Y to be a vowel in this kind of context? Thanks.
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 5539

Re: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I personally can't wait until "Donald Trump's Favorite Books" is a category. I'm pre-calling "The Art of the Deal," "The Art of the Comeback," "The Art of Survival,", "Mein Kampf," of course, and "Best Places to Retire That Have No Extradition Treaty with the US." These can't be right. His real fav...
by CailinGaoilge
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 5105

Re: Thursday, April 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How should anyone be expected to know the date of the gunpowder plot?? The Walden fact was an excellent piece of trivia on the other hand Because it has it's own Wikipedia page? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night And to tie it all up in a neat little bow of the last few days ... The day...
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 167
Views: 25908

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

econgator wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:43 pm
From the J! FB page:

"More new episodes are coming after the #JeopardyGOAT encore, including the 2020 #TeachersTournament. Stay tuned!"
Good to know. Thank you!
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 167
Views: 25908

Reruns to start May 4th