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by cinemaniax7
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 3325

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Jim Lehrer, the longtime anchor of “PBS NewsHour,” has died at the age of 85. Lehrer rose to prominence in the 1970s anchoring “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report” with colleague Robert MacNeil. Lehrer filled the anchor role for nearly four decades. The program was renamed “PBS NewsHour” in 2009. Lehrer also...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 3325

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Terry Jones, co-founder of the comedy troupe Monty Python, has died at the age of 77. Jones was primarily a writer and director for the group, allowing others to take the leading roles in the absurdist sketches and films that Monty Python made famous in the 1970s. He served as co-director with Terry...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 433
Views: 46500

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

StevenH wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Yeah, I have always heard that TPTB don't want another contestant who would go on a long run like Jennings did in his original appearances.
Maybe I'll try consoling myself with this thought: THAT is why I've never gotten The Call. :D
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 3325

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Hank Azaria has confirmed that he will no longer be doing the voice of Indian-American convenience-store proprietor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on The Simpsons.

https://www.thewrap.com/hank-azaria-won ... -simpsons/
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 3325

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

The Walt Disney Company has formally announced it is dropping the legacy Fox name from the studio brands following its acquisition last year of the 20th/21st Century Fox company. The new name for 20th Century Fox will now simply be 20th Century Studios, and the art-house arm Fox Searchlight Pictures...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 738
Views: 121853

Re: J! in the Media

‘Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time’ also gave us GOAT-level trash talk:

https://www.sbnation.com/2020/1/15/2106 ... rad-rutter

If you don't follow these guys on Twitter, be sure to click on the links in the article.
by cinemaniax7
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5599

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congratulations to Ken! I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome, and the games were pretty entertaining too. I expect ABC would like to have seen a little more trash talk, but James's zinger tonight was ill-timed. Had the same situation presented itself in the first game, it might have been a cl...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 3325

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

In sporting news, Major League Baseball has suspended Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow for one year after a lengthy investigation into the team's use of technology to steal signs. The Astros were also fined $5 million and stripped of their first- and second-round draft...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 3325

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

This morning's announcement of nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards created a few milestones. This is an incomplete list, as I'm still processing the nominations. Here's a partial rundown: For the first time, a streaming service led all studios in Academy Award nominations. With such films as The...
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 738
Views: 121853

Re: J! in the Media

Fun with BuzzFeed Quizzes—The Jeopardy! Edition:

https://ew.com/tv/2020/01/09/james-holz ... 8499473112
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5205

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On James’s DD miss, I spent most of the time thinking the colors referred to the state of Florida and not Florida State, the school. Had to pivot really quickly to get to birthstones that are kind of red and then garnet. My thinking exactly! Sometimes the all-caps J! font creates unintended complic...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5205

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was more fun than a barrel full of monkeys on an infinite number of typewriters writing Hamlet! I'm unabashedly rooting for Ken to win the tournament, so the fact that he won tonight's match made the evening all the sweeter. And I was able to answer two or three triple-stumpers, so my family wa...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 3325

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Screenwriter Buck Henry died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on Wednesday. He was 89. Henry was twice nominated for Academy Awards, for writing The Graduate and for co-directing Heaven Can Wait (with Warren Beatty). He co-created the TV show Get Smart with Mel Brooks. He was also the first person ...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 3325

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Megxit. Nope, that's not fingers vomiting on a keyboard, it's this: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/08/prince-harry-and-meghan-say-they-are-stepping-back-from-royal-family The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) are to step back from senior roles in the royal fa...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4368

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I failed to come up with Madison-Napoleon because I lingered too long trying to think of a short world leader to match up with Queen Victoria, who was often derided by the "loyal opposition" for her less-than-imposing stature.
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 738
Views: 121853

Re: J! in the Media

Ratings for the first two GOAT episodes are strong. One might even say awesome. From Variety today: "The audience for Jeopardy: Greatest of All Time was even greater on Night 2 than on Night 1. On Wednesday, Part 2 of the dream match between Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter averaged 14....
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 3325

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" becomes the first song to drop completely off the Hot 100 straight from the Number 1 spot in consecutive weeks, as you might have expected. I anticipate that The Twist won't be "the only song to chart #1 on 2 separate occasions" for much longer. For some reason, I ...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5662

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I really enjoyed the first night, especially seeing Ken come out on top. Loved the set and the production variations, except . . . That was the worst rendition of the Think music I've ever heard. I thought my ears were going to bleed! I'd rather they brought in a couple of guys to play it live on a ...
by cinemaniax7
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 59701

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello has died at the age of 86. Aiello was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing , in which he plays an Italian-American pizzeria owner whose business is at the center of rising racial tensions in a predominantly Africa...
by cinemaniax7
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2515

Re: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Incidentally, the quote "Stella! Hey Stella!" is on the list, so it was a good guess...except for the 1951 part. If it hadn't been a decade off, and they hadn't given the years, it would be cheap, because most people just go "Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" when remembering the quote. (Or, at least, that's ho...