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Bamaman wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:13 pm Former Jeopardy guest host Anderson Cooper’s show ran an extra hour tonight because Chris Cuomo “had the night off”.
Where does he get off...

Oh, never mind
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More a LL question and not J!, apparently the most popular game in the US + UK is currently "Roblox" which has been a thing that's existed since 2004
And it's powered by child labor...

https://kotaku.com/its-shocking-just-ho ... 1847522070
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Volante wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:22 pm More a LL question and not J!, apparently the most popular game in the US + UK is currently "Roblox" which has been a thing that's existed since 2004
And it's powered by child labor...

https://kotaku.com/its-shocking-just-ho ... 1847522070
https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7027

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MattKnowles wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:56 pm
Volante wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:22 pm More a LL question and not J!, apparently the most popular game in the US + UK is currently "Roblox" which has been a thing that's existed since 2004
And it's powered by child labor...

https://kotaku.com/its-shocking-just-ho ... 1847522070
https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7027

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cinemaniax7 wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:09 pm Man Photographed as Baby on ‘Nevermind’ Cover Sues Nirvana, Alleging Child Pornography


I'd be surprised if this didn't show up on J! in some shape or form.
Good grief.
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cinemaniax7 wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:09 pm Man Photographed as Baby on ‘Nevermind’ Cover Sues Nirvana, Alleging Child Pornography


I'd be surprised if this didn't show up on J! in some shape or form.
The cover has shown up several times, most recently last November. After such a story, I'd guess it will come up on J! approximately never again, even if he loses..
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alietr wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:43 am
cinemaniax7 wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:09 pm Man Photographed as Baby on ‘Nevermind’ Cover Sues Nirvana, Alleging Child Pornography


I'd be surprised if this didn't show up on J! in some shape or form.
Good grief.
considering he recreated the cover a few years ago, which really put his name out there as the baby on the cover, I just don't see him winning this one. Really, he thinks we should believe he isn't happy about being the cover baby after he did that?
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alietr wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:43 am
cinemaniax7 wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:09 pm Man Photographed as Baby on ‘Nevermind’ Cover Sues Nirvana, Alleging Child Pornography


I'd be surprised if this didn't show up on J! in some shape or form.
Good grief.
Sanitize your posting history now, while you have the chance.

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triviawayne wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:44 am Really, he thinks we should believe he isn't happy about being the cover baby after he did that?
That's not what he's alleging. He's alleging it's child pornography. I can't imagine any judge allowing that trial to go forward.
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econgator wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:35 pm
triviawayne wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:44 am Really, he thinks we should believe he isn't happy about being the cover baby after he did that?
That's not what he's alleging. He's alleging it's child pornography. I can't imagine any judge allowing that trial to go forward.
Sure, if you want to believe that excuse is the real reason he’s doing it well after he became an adult and leaned into the fact it’s him on the cover.
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econgator wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:35 pm
triviawayne wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:44 am Really, he thinks we should believe he isn't happy about being the cover baby after he did that?
That's not what he's alleging. He's alleging it's child pornography. I can't imagine any judge allowing that trial to go forward.
It has been a very public photo for 30 years now. If it were "child pornography", certainly somebody would have noticed a long time ago.
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mas3cf wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:12 am
econgator wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:35 pm
triviawayne wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:44 am Really, he thinks we should believe he isn't happy about being the cover baby after he did that?
That's not what he's alleging. He's alleging it's child pornography. I can't imagine any judge allowing that trial to go forward.
It has been a very public photo for 30 years now. If it were "child pornography", certainly somebody would have noticed a long time ago.
Yeah, he seems a lot more troubled by his inability to cash in or even get a callback from anyone in the group.
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alietr wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:12 pm
Love it, love it, love it!

One of the plusses about remote schooling during the pandemic was getting our kids to appreciate Mary Tyler Moore in daytime reruns during lunch break. ("You guys, that's Carl Fredricksen from Up.") Just last week in the University of Chicago bookstore, we were browsing a display table that featured books by alumni, and we were all tickled to see Ed Asner's The Grouchy Historian.

I hate the thought of living in a world without Ed Asner. :(
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Until Uzo Aduba did it for her role as Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black (a show that got re-categorized from a comedy to a drama for Emmy purposes mid-way through its run), Ed Asner was the only performer to win acting Emmys in both dramatic and comedic categories for playing the same character.
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Besides his Today Show gig, Willard Scott was known for his stint as the jolly pitchman shown here:
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econgator wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:06 pm Emma Raducanu defeats Leylah Fernandez to win her first US Open tennis title.
This was the first matchup of teenagers in a major final (Raducanu is 18, Fernandez is 19) since Martina Hingis beat Serena Williams at the US Open in 1999. Raducanu made it into the main draw by winning a four-round, 32-player qualifying tournament, making her the first person (man or woman) to win any of the majors as a qualifier. She also won all 10 of her matches (4 in the qualifier and 6 in the main draw) in straight sets.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:29 pm Comedian Norm Macdonald dead at 61. At least according to this article. Can't find other confirmation.

https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-macdo ... 234833212/

Norm has a J! connection, of course, as the man who played Burt Reynolds (aka Turd Ferguson) on SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy parody. Expect that to come up this season.
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This Is Kirk! wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:23 am
cinemaniax7 wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:10 pm Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has surpassed Johnny Bench’s 51-year-old major league record for most homers in a season by a catcher. Bench, a Hall-of-Famer and one of the greatest catchers ever, hit 45 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 1970.
I was curious how many of Perez' homers were hit while he was catching this season (he's played 117 games behind the plate and 34 as DH per baseball-reference.com). I didn't find that, but did notice that in 1970 when Bench hit 45 HR he played every position except pitcher, second base, and short!
https://www.baseball-reference.com/play ... r=2021&t=b
31HR as C, 15 as DH.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/play ... r=1970&t=b
During Bench's 45HR season, 38 came as C

(It's under the 'Splits' feature)
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