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  1. GenerationX

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    11 wins, $770K ... he's averaging $70K/game!
  2. GenerationX

    S31E01: You're In Our Race Now

    "The Amazing Race is supposed to be fun and good!" The epitome of whiny and entitled. I have Rachel to thank for this, as its re-purposing for any activity anyone is complaining about is a running gag in our house. It was kind of cool seeing her sister mock her about that very line, and she seemed to be almost self-deprecating about it. There was actually a glimmer of humanity in her. Not enough to root for her, of course, but enough to put her a notch above Rupert on the annoy-o-meter.
  3. GenerationX

    S38.E10 Blood of a Blindside

    Random thoughts on episode 10 "Double Play" Two out. No, wait, check the replay. Both are still safely aboard. There are two guys on EoE that I'm fairly sure are different people, but I'm not positive. Who double (war) dog dared him to take out Kelley? Will the finale in mid-May end up being just a mid-season finale with Part II "The EoE Loser's Bracket" running in the fall? All but two of the original Survivors are still there, and the show doesn't seem to want any of these less-than-extraordinary cast members to leave for some reason.
  4. GenerationX

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    This week got started better for me. I had Tour de France, stylus, and FJ in an instaget. Middle guy actually had a shot for a while, or at least longer than most. Watching James play Jeopardy! is like watching the '95-'96 Bulls play basketball. It doesn't take long for the game to be out of reach.
  5. GenerationX

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    There are unwritten rules in sports. When a baseball team is up by a healthy margin, they stop stealing. A football team in the same situation won't pass on first or second down. It's taking your foot off the gas, because you don't want to rub it in. Good sportsmanship says you don't need that extra base or 25-yard pass play as much as you need to let your opponent walk away without feeling completely humiliated. I had that sense, too, that James knew he won the game and thought about being a good sport.
  6. GenerationX

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I vastly prefer starting at the top of each category and working down. However, I understand and appreciate the strategy James has been using. In SJ, he picks all the big $ clues first to try to build a bank before hitting the DD. In DJ, he immediately hunts for DDs, picking the mid-level clues likely to have them. If he catches one early, he'll go all-in and lock up the game right there. I've not seen him even remotely rattled or nervous.
  7. GenerationX

    Season 35 Final Jeopardy Contest

    2/5. Not my week.
  8. GenerationX

    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    Random thoughts on episode 9 "Plan 9 from Outer Space" While we were privy to plans 1-5 (and parts of 6 and 8), 9 appeared out of nowhere Not that the vote really mattered, as we knew the bootee would be headed to the Edge of Extinction with brief stops at the Jury of Overreaction Back when the show started there were solid alliances, then came flippers, then shifting alliances, and now entropy has taken full hold of the Survivor universe and we're left with simply chaos. What I'm hoping is an event on the horizon is the extraordinary pull of the black hole of loser's lodge, where extinguished torch lights cannot escape. I can picture it now, and it would be wonderful.
  9. GenerationX

    Jeopardy! Test: Have You Taken It?

    Ugh, I'm a year older and a year slower. I had a qualifying 35 last year, but only 32 this year. I had 3 that I wanted to backspace and change my answer on, which would have been correct. Maybe next year.
  10. GenerationX

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Ditto and ditto. I am now rooting for James to shatter more records.
  11. GenerationX

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I had the middle three and FJ almost instantly. I liked early week champ better than late week champ. I had several "doublegets" on the ACM category - I knew it with either the picture alone or the clue alone. And I'm not a country music fan.
  12. GenerationX

    Season 35 Final Jeopardy Contest

  13. GenerationX

    S38:E08 I'm the Puppet Master

    Random quotes from episode 8 "Introductions" "Hi, I'm Aurora. I'm looking pretty grubby, and I have a huge chip on my shoulder." "And I'm the Puppet Master. Everyone blindly follows me. Wait 'til you see my victory pose at TC." "Me, I'm some douchey guy named Eric with a loved ones visit fetish, just like everyone else." "And we're Julie/Julia. We're a blogger and a chef. Hah! Just kidding. We're extras."
  14. GenerationX

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Good group of contestants on Friday. I don't know that I had any TS (other than FJ in an instaget), but Mrs. GenX was on fire the entire game, including loess, keep, and whelk. Our deep specialty areas are completely different, which helps us in pub trivia, but wouldn't work quite as well in individual games like J!.
  15. GenerationX

    Season 35 Final Jeopardy Contest

    3/5 with one asterisk.