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Jesse

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  1. Jesse

    Best Baker In America

    Y'all can complain about Jason's credentials, but at least he knows how to pronounce dacquoise!
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    S17.E14: Finale

    I was just typing numbers. I hope that's true! But then how was Garo so wrong about what's her name's size? (I know he said maybe she lost weight, so maybe that's how...)
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    S17.E14: Finale

    In retrospect, it seems really awful to have the designers work on their pieces for months and then at the last minute cast models of all different shapes and sizes! Even if they knew that and made some size 0, some size 4, some size 8, there's just the potential for needing so much fitting! As Garo learned to his detriment. In the real world, if they want to promote diverse sized models, presumably a designer could cast their models well in advance and make the clothes to fit them, rather than making them all clotheshanger size.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    EJ is a fucking weirdo, and I love it! He looks so straight-laced, and serious when he plays, and then.... the intro faces! Oh, I loled. But I usually like the people who are a little much.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I'm kind of shocked no one got etui! But maybe you have to be a crossword person Of A Certain Age??
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I realize there were leaked clips and whatever, but I think it was the Washington Post reported this morning via a station that plays Jeopardy at 9:30am. So it's not like it was all nefarious, in a world where news can get around the country instantly. Anyway, back to the regular game!
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I didn't know Shakespeare's dates, but now I'll remember, because it's also my mom's birthday! (I assume not the same mom, as I am an only child :)) Same on all counts. I think it's fun that James makes people want to have conversations about Jeopardy! All the secret fans come out -- even my 22-year-old cousin said to me yesterday that he's looking forward to the Ken/Brad/James faceoff that is surely coming.
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    S11.E14: Grand Finale

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought Yvie's dad can Get It. So happy for Yvie! And also I wonder how she was doing physically that day -- did she wear heels at all? (I only noticed the boots in the first lip sync and the floor-length gown in the second, and started wondering.) I'm also thrilled for Nina, who just seems like such a good egg. I really wish they had IDed all those people!
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    GO @teebax!!! Not the result you probably wanted, but you were great!!
  10. I really appreciate the casting this year -- so much talent, and good personalities rather than PERSONALITIES!!!!!!
  11. Jesse

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Wow! That's impressive.
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    S11.E08: Snatch Game at Sea

    I'm willing to bet that Vanjie wasn't up there because Ru wanted to put the fear of god into Brooke and Yvie, and assumed they would both kill the lip sync, so no one would have to go home. It was way better TV than Brooke v. Vanjie with Vanjie going home at this point.
  13. I've found full episodes just searching Jeopardy and the date.
  14. Jesse

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    On the possibility of James getting tired, IIRC, they tape two days a week, so maybe this was the end of the second day in a row, and now he'll have time to recover? I do think stamina is a big piece of J! success, in addition to buzzer timing and knowing everything. For my part, I was so glad I got the GM clue, because I used to work for a place that got funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and I could never remember where his money came from. (Does nonprofit fundraising get me in the race for doing good in the world???)
  15. Jesse

    What are... Jeopardy! experiences?

    That really sucks about the classroom grants! And yeah, I also didn't watch the show for years after being on it in 1996.
  16. I was on Jeopardy in 1996 -- back when people could only be five-day champs, and I was on the fifth day.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    On the "mispronunciation" of names, my best friend growing up had a Polish last name, which she and her cousins pronounced completely differently -- the cousins' family gave up on trying to get Americans to say it the Polish way. Steven seems like a nice guy, and he's obviously good at this game, but I think it's kind of cute/sad that all his fun stories seem to be his wife's ideas! (Cosplay, Oscars party....)
  18. Clinton did make me laugh when he kept saying, "So your dessert inspired by Belgian waffles is.... Belgian waffles."
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I almost said Felix Salmon for FJ, but got my act together in time.
  20. Jesse

    S04.E15: I Need to Find My Frenemy

    I liked how at the end of the episode, all of the non-Rebecca issues were resolved by having adult conversations: Heather tells Hector to get his shit together, Valencia realizes she could propose (and still be A Bride, which is where I think her hangup was coming from), even Paula and her new boss about the "unofficial dress code." So I'm hopeful for the love quadrangle.
  21. Jesse

    S11.E04: Trump: The Rusical

    It's not like Ru is calling her "Dr [Actual Last Name]," though. "Dr Ganache" makes me laugh every time. (Full disclosure: I have a terminal master's.)
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I was looking at her hands, and she seems to have a lot of jewelry on (rings and bracelets), so that's my diagnosis of why her buzzer technique is so loud! For whatever that's worth. I can't believe I couldn't come up with Spotlight.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    For what it's worth, there's a steak house in New York called Strip House, so I was a little surprised they didn't come back and give it to him.
  24. Jesse

    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    I would have thought Alex would have gotten Pulp Fiction because the soundtrack was so, so popular (among a certain demographic including me), but I just looked him up, and he's only 34! So it was Before His Time. That's got to be devastating, though. I was out last night, and got a text from my mother that she had gotten FJ! Which I guess is also demographic, but wouldn't US presidents be one of the things you would really study up before a tournament like this? I figured it was Eisenhower, but didn't know when he was elected.
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    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    Along those lines, I thought it was Neandertal now, no H?
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