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by CailinGaoilge
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 1818

Re: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Went to Ottawa on a family vacation in 2006, and if I recall correctly, we went for a walk in the city one day which included crossing over the canal. This was in spring, so no skaters, but still, nice of the writers to give a layup to the Canadian viewers. The more I think about it, the less surpr...
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 1818

Re: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget, probably almost as fast as Mennoknight. Have visited Ottawa four times during Winterlude, including one year where the warmest daily temperature was -15C. For anyone not familiar, the canal, while impressive, is far from the only sight worth seeing (or participating in); the ice and snow s...
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2096

Re: Monday, November 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

59 R (Missed Getting Into the Spirits $1000.) Not many categories I'll precall myself going 5/5 in but boozy ones are one of them...and that flummoxed me too. At the risk of ruining everyone's chance at an 8/8, poll request for Carolans? I had to look it up and it still didn't have the faintest whi...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Aaron Rodgers Do as Host?
Replies: 81
Views: 5865

Re: How Did Aaron Rodgers Do as Host?

alietr wrote: Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:11 pm How do I subtract 9 points from my response?
👆👆👆 THIS.
by CailinGaoilge
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1344
Views: 352237

Re: J! in the Media

In a departure from ASCII humour, here is Matt Amodio's appearance this morning with David Faber on Squawk on the Street:



He was also on CNN's New Day yesterday - a very fun chat with John Berman - but I have not seen a clip of that appearance.
by CailinGaoilge
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2648

Re: Friday, October 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is it just my perception, or did the writers put more DDs higher on the DJ board for James Holzhauer than they are for Matt Amodio? Probably just me, but I felt like in JH's run, they were trying to get other players to hit the DDs, and in Matt's run, they want him to hit those bonus boxes. Maybe i...
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1344
Views: 352237

Re: J! in the Media

A really nice and honest first-person piece in Newsweek by Matt Amodio:

https://www.newsweek.com/matt-amodio-je ... re-1634702
by CailinGaoilge
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 3513

Re: Friday, October 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought the Ireland category was tough. Trust me, it was. My British spouse only got two, and I couldn't pull the Drogheda one in time despite learning about the Battle of the Boyne in school and driving over that bridge multiple times in my teens and early twenties. Other than Battle of Boyne, I...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 3513

Re: Friday, October 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MattKnowles wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:24 pm I thought the Ireland category was tough.
Trust me, it was. My British spouse only got two, and I couldn't pull the Drogheda one in time despite learning about the Battle of the Boyne in school and driving over that bridge multiple times in my teens and early twenties.
by CailinGaoilge
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 3513

Re: Friday, October 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget San Francisco, then second-guessed myself with Chicago because of the Irish name, then looked back at the date and went back to SF. Mayim clearly doesn't put in the level of preparation Alex did. He would never have butchered the pronunciation of either Galway or Drogheda, let alone both. ...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 3513

Re: Friday, October 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget San Francisco, then second-guessed myself with Chicago because of the Irish name, then looked back at the date and went back to SF. Mayim clearly doesn't put in the level of preparation Alex did. He would never have butchered the pronunciation of either Galway or Drogheda, let alone both. B...
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/20/21 week
Replies: 34
Views: 1157

Re: FJs for the 9/20/21 week

Sorry about running on, but the FJ generated some memories of a very emotional revisit. No apologies necessary from my perspective. I found this fascinating. It also brought back memories of the fall of the Wall as it happened. I was teaching an Adult Ed class in politics that semester and brought ...
by CailinGaoilge
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 11727

Re: Thursday, September 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MinnesotaMyron wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:57 pm Can we get "My response included Malala's last name" as a poll choice? (I didn't.)
I was going to post to say I would be checking the box that says my response was Malala Yousafzai :)
by CailinGaoilge
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 910
Views: 119169

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

More on the rest of 2021's hosting from CBC News:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/m ... -1.6178241
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Why new Season 38 games will not appear in the J! Archive for awhile
Replies: 29
Views: 9841

Re: Why new Season 38 games will not appear in the J! Archive for awhile

squarekara wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:19 pm
Bamaman wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:07 pm I blame Mike Richards.
Always.
👍👍👍
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 910
Views: 119169

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

After watching the last two games of the TOC... I want Buzzy to get the gig. I've been torn between him and Ken all along, and rewatching the ToC has reminded me how strong Buzzy's hosting skills are. He would be an outstanding choice and I don't understand why his name is rarely mentioned as a fro...
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1344
Views: 352237

Re: J! in the Media

BuzzFeed: 26 “Jeopardy!” Behind-The-Scenes Facts That Sound Fake But Are 100% True. https://www.buzzfeed.com/katherinepickhardt/jeopardy-behind-the-scenes-facts Typical Buzzfeed - was there anything there, other than for example the precise number of clues in a year, that most serious fans did not ...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Mike Richards out as J! and Wheel EP
Replies: 46
Views: 4511

Re: Mike Richards out as J! and Wheel EP

Michael Richards could have done the EP thing for 40 years without anyone trying to dig up his past. I am convinced of that. I think you're right Absolutely. It was his own hubris - wanting to be host - that brought him down. I wonder, too, whether people would have dug for dirt had the way he beca...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Will you watch the Mike Richards episodes?
Replies: 69
Views: 6270

Re: Will you watch the Mike Richards episodes?

Surprising given some of the media speculation:



And the NYT article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/busi ... ducer.html
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1344
Views: 352237

Re: J! in the Media

According to this, Ken is in front. https://popculture.com/tv-shows/news/jeopardy-new-host-frontrunner-revealed-ken-jennings-mike-richards-ousting/ This and multiple other stories saying the same thing all have the same source: the former Hollywood Reporter editor. So I would treat it with caution ...