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by Robert K S
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1015

Re: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There is no Dade County any more. It's Miami-Dade. I never really knew why the name was changed, but here's what Wikipedia says: On November 13, 1997, voters changed the name of the county from Dade to Miami-Dade to acknowledge the international name recognition of Miami. Voters were acting pursuan...
by Robert K S
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 913
Views: 225387

Re: J! in the Media

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:21 pm
Maybe they will show the 1991 College tournament to pick up the 20 clues missing from the final.
Probably wishful thinking... my sense is they have a preference for the post-HD content
by Robert K S
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 618

Re: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm surprised the pre-taping review of the week's clues didn't catch today's mention of Kruger National Park in WE'LL GIVE YOU PAWS $400, which just as easily could have been played before yesterday's COINS $2000 asking for Kruger, and would have potentially given it away to a contestant waiting to ...
by Robert K S
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hosting Question
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Hosting Question

If even a temporary hosting gig would disqualify someone from competing in future supertourneys (by virtue of having been employed by the show), I would think that would be a huge disincentive to James in particular, and maybe some others. And TPTB may not WANT people like James (and Brad) to be re...
by Robert K S
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 913
Views: 225387

Re: J! in the Media

Here 's the competition: BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING) Acid for the Children: A Memoir, Flea Alex Trebek - The Answer Is..., Ken Jennings Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, Rachel Maddow Catch...
by Robert K S
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! hosting plans post Alex
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: J! hosting plans post Alex

gameshowfandanny wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:38 pm
I didn't even realize until you made this post that the day they are resuming production, is the sixteenth anniversary of Ken's defeat to Nancy Zerg
Which is also the 16th anniversary of the Archive
by Robert K S
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 95
Views: 5121

Re: What ought to happen next?

I spent more money on different antenna rigs than I had any right to trying to get reliable reception. Never achieved good OTA acquisition, and I live in my urban center.
by Robert K S
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/16/20 week
Replies: 26
Views: 405

Re: FJs for the 11/16/20 week

My first 5/5 on FJ! in many moons, although I don't really know if I would have gotten Philippines under gameplay conditions, since I spent a long time thinking about what island could possibly be named "Hippophiler" or something of that nature. I mentioned on this board a week or two ago that one o...
by Robert K S
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1647

Re: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've said it before, but for me certain so-called silent L's don't get explicitly pronounced, but they do color the preceding vowel, enough so that I wouldn't call them silent. Yoke vs. yolk is one example; I don't hit the L the way I would in "bulk" or "milk," but I pronounce the O farther back in...
by Robert K S
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1647

Re: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't even use the "practical" part: that just threw me off track for a bit. Musical + 1981 debut + West End? What else could it be? Practical Suburban Strains , The Practical Best Little Whorehouse In Texas , Practical I'm Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road , Practical Ipi Tombi ...
by Robert K S
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1460

Re: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In a weird bit of reverse Baader–Meinhof this same night I watched an old 1950s Popeye cartoon with my daughter, in which the villain (not Bluto, for once) climbed to the top of a Swiss Alp only to find a St. Bernard at the top (spoiler, really, Popeye in a suit) and my daughter asked, "What's that?"
by Robert K S
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4304
Views: 619536

Re: Reretaken Down

OMG. I was just talking with her about her original Ohio hometown weeks ago. That and the loss of Berek Marcus makes this a hard week.
by Robert K S
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 241
Views: 46873

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

So you use a verbal contract between an agent and and actor, where there would be no union involved; and a simple Google search regarding the existence of oral contracts to support your theory that an on-air talent to host a nationally syndicated show "might" not have one in place???????? I can't s...
by Robert K S
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1647

Re: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Practical cats, dramatical cats Pragmatical cats, fanatical cats Oratorical cats, delphioracle cats Skeptical cats, dispeptical cats Romantical cats, pedantical cats Critical cats, parasitical cats Allegorical cats, metaphorical cats Statistical cats and mystical cats Political cats, hypocritical ca...
by Robert K S
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles
Replies: 44
Views: 2988

Re: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles

They showed footage of the land and a hike through it in the 20/20 special that aired on the day of Alex's death (link to full program below), at 21:23-21:43.

https://abc.com/shows/abc-news-specials ... 20-special
by Robert K S
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 95
Views: 5121

Re: What ought to happen next?

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by Robert K S
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1421

Re: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography kind of recently and I don't remember the part where he restrained a tyrant. Was he so modest that he omitted any mention of his involvement in the American Revolution and the defeat of the forces of George III? There was a lot about printing. Some parts abo...
by Robert K S
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1421

Re: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MattKnowles wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:35 pm
I read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography kind of recently and I don't remember the part where he restrained a tyrant.
Was he so modest that he omitted any mention of his involvement in the American Revolution and the defeat of the forces of George III?
by Robert K S
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 913
Views: 225387

Re: J! in the Media

Ryan Reynolds discussed his final phone call with Alex Trebek a couple of months ago. Reynolds read some clues for the show that appeared in the final GOAT game that aired in January and in a regular play game that aired in February. It seems like Alex wanted Reynolds to return to do some more readi...
by Robert K S
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1421

Re: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Whenever good old Ben Franklin comes up in Final I think of Emily Zhang , who lost 2005 Back to School game 5 when she spelled it "Bejamin". If LinkedIn directed me to the right person, I think she may have just finished medical school, which she indicated was her goal in her 2005 Teen Tournament in...