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  1. Despite the popular stereotype, a lot of people like it. It became a classic for a reason.
  2. He also (with his team) won $180,000 on the syndicated version of The Chase. For reference, James Holzhauer's team won $175,000 when he was a contestant. So Cory's got the skills, and he has the potential to give Amy a real challenge.
  3. I'm not ADHD, but I do sing a lot in community theater, and that would have annoyed me too. If there's a measure-long rest in the vocal line, let me know that! Especially if he'd been rehearsing it without the rest, and the teacher didn't tell him that it was wrong.
  4. Embarrassingly, I said Isabel Allende! Must have been thinking of House of the Spirits, and I obviously didn't notice the 1905 date in the clue.
  5. They do, when they think of the multiple correct responses. But sometimes a contestant will give a response they weren't expecting (such as Amy's "ambivalent"), and the judges later decide that it fits. BTW, I disagree with that correction. I don't think "ambivalent" fits the clue as an antonym of having only one possible meaning. "Ambivalent" has to do with feelings, not meanings.
  6. Quite legitimately, Playboy published a lot of good journalism, and some excellent fiction. Roald Dahl, Margaret Atwood, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jack Kerouac, Arthur C. Clarke--all published in Playboy.
  7. The only context in which I've ever heard of Nickelback is "that band that everybody hates." I have not, as far as I know, heard any song of theirs.
  8. Yeah, I wasn't trying to correct you, just adding a bit more info. Apologies if that wasn't clear.
  9. There are a lot of "Brother" acts--the Righteous Brothers, the Doobie Brothers, the Statler Brothers--who are not really brothers. But Don and Phil were the real deal. Their first hit, "Bye Bye, Love," was already on the charts in 1957 when John and Paul met, and they were, of course, a big influence on the Beatles. If the clue had used the word "fete," which is how I've always heard that gathering described, it would have made it much more obvious that it was British. That said, I got John and Paul pretty easily, as their first meeting is quite a well-known part of Beatles lore. They
  10. I think it's weird that it's still called "Dick Clark's Rocking New Year's Eve" when Dick Clark has been dead for (looks it up) nine years now. I mean, I was a big fan of the guy, but let him go already! As an official old person, I also did not recognize Jennifer Lopez. I did recognize Pink, largely because of my long time crush on her. Yes, I know she's more than a decade younger than me. It's not creepy, I swear! 😀 I did not think of Antarctic explorers, and thus did not get Scott. Which is especially embarrassing, considering that my first name is Scott.
  11. If you've ever watched the original Jeopardy!, with Art Fleming, the contestants were sitting in that one. I don't know why the revamp changed to having the contestants standing.
  12. Yeah, now there are little platforms behind each lectern that can be raised or lowered as needed, like tiny elevators. They warn you to be careful not to move around too much, especially after the game is over and your instinct is to walk away, lest you fall off of your elevated platform.
  13. So was Lois Lane, for that matter. I've been listening to the old Superman radio show, where she was invariably called "the Daily Planet's star girl reporter." Even when she had her own comic book, in the '50s, it was called "Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane." Ah, sexism. If you've never seen the Torchy Blane movies, by the way, they're worth looking up. They're a lot of fun, with clever, rapid-fire, wisecracking dialogue (Glenda Farrell, who played Torchy, could supposedly say 400 words in 40 seconds, although that may have been studio hype). Although they're mostly murder mysterie
  14. Not a criticism, just an observation: I find comments like this (and I've seen similar from several people) interesting, because I can remember when one of the most frequent complaints about Alex was "He acts like such a know-it-all! You know he doesn't really know all that stuff! It's easy to pretend you know the answers when you have them written in front of you!", and stuff like that. I think it's interesting that since his death (really, since his illness), what was once a source of criticism has become a beloved characteristic.
  15. Judging by some of the ones I've known, many college professors have a great depth of knowledge in their particular field, but may know very little about other fields, including popular culture. Heck, not that long ago, I overheard a professor at my university, when being told he could do something using an app on his smartphone, respond, "What's an app?" As much as people like to talk about how Jeopardy is a game that rewards knowledge, what it really rewards is being familiar with a few buzzwords and big names in a lot of different areas. In other words, it rewards breadth of knowledg
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