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16 minutes ago, Katy M said:

Doesn't it just mean you've spent all your money, or used up all your resources?  

That's what I think of - like you've spent a wad of money. I know there is another meaning, but it's not what comes first to mind.

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11 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

So it’s not just me! When I was still an academic librarian, a professor emeritus (in his 70s, whom I frequently assisted with research for articles he was still writing and getting published) let loose with that same expression. He was equally casual about it —as if he had no idea what it really meant. I kept my cool outwardly, but I was shocked.

That's the thing; if he was older, he may well have had no idea of the more vulgar meaning.  The more traditional meaning of "shoot your wad" (or sometimes, "shoot your bolt") is just to use up all of your resources.  It goes back at least to the Civil War.  The vulgar meaning is newer, and may have escaped the notice of an older speaker.

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58 minutes ago, Katy M said:

Doesn't it just mean you've spent all your money, or used up all your resources?  

That's how I've always heard it used.

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2 hours ago, MrAtoz said:

That's the thing; if he was older, he may well have had no idea of the more vulgar meaning.  The more traditional meaning of "shoot your wad" (or sometimes, "shoot your bolt") is just to use up all of your resources.  It goes back at least to the Civil War.  The vulgar meaning is newer, and may have escaped the notice of an older speaker.

Like Orrin Hatch . . . 

https://people.com/politics/orrin-hatch-shot-their-wad-definition-twitter/

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Although it’s not a phrase I have ever used, I actually thought “shot your wad” had no vulgar meaning in and of itself and was simply confused by some with a similar phrase I won’t repeat which certainly does. I am always learning through Jeopardy! ;)

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36 minutes ago, Leeds said:
19 minutes ago, 853fisher said:

Although it’s not a phrase I have ever used, I actually thought “shot your wad” had no vulgar meaning in and of itself and was simply confused by some with a similar phrase I won’t repeat which certainly does. I am always learning through Jeopardy! ;)

Replied in the Small Talk thread: https://forums.primetimer.com/topic/2175-small-talk-ill-take-non-show-chat-for-400-alex/?do=findComment&comment=6958487

 

 

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4 hours ago, Katy M said:

Doesn't it just mean you've spent all your money, or used up all your resources?  

It also refers to ejaculation.

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40 minutes ago, Prevailing Wind said:

It also refers to ejaculation.

Who knew? Apparently everybody besides me.

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On 8/17/2021 at 1:31 AM, dbklmt said:

...Around the World With Alex...
Week 1: August 16 - 20                                                                                                      

...Wednesday, Aug. 18      The U.S. Air Force: USO Tour to Japan (Original Airdate:  09/27/07)
Thursday, Aug. 19          Machu Picchu  (Original Airdate: 11/06/07)
Friday, Aug. 20               Niagara Falls    (Original Airdate: 01/15/09)

Week 2: August 23 - 27

Monday, Aug. 23            Journey Through Israel  (Original Airdate: 11/23/09)
Tuesday, Aug. 24           Galápagos Wildlife  (Original Airdate: 12/09/09)
Wednesday, Aug. 25      Operatic Costumes: The Met  (Original Airdate: 11/09/11)
Thursday, Aug. 26          Petra  (Original Airdate: 11/14/11)
Friday, Aug. 27               National Museum of African American History and Culture  (Original Airdate: 2/06/17)

This evening was cute with Alex being fake-censored and hauled away for the THE U.S. AIR FORCE category bit at the end.
I had not seen this show before, so enjoyed instagetting the TS "likelihood" and FJ.
With all the tragedy and scandal and disasters whirling around these days, a few minutes with Alex was comforting for me.

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I love the bleeped bit about the military secrets with Alex being "escorted" off camera.

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19 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

Wednesday, Aug. 18      The U.S. Air Force: USO

I liked Richard in this episode.  I wonder if this was his only win.  

 

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I thought sure he'd win several times.  He was so quick on the draw and intelligent.  Then the woman he lost to didn't last either.

 

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Which other possible candidate for the job is willing to have their life dissected?  No one is perfect, but that seems to be what they're looking for in choosing a new host.

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42 minutes ago, Quickbeam said:

Mike is out as new host. I am happy. 

I had to look it up on the news sites. Wow. I'm glad to hear it, even if I would have continued to watch Jeopardy anyway.

Fingers crossed for Buzzy. But really, except for one or two of the hosts, I'd be okay with anyone else.

 

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Buzzy or David Faber.  I would think that they would offer it to Mayim, but apparently she has other commitments which is why they gave her the prime time specials.  Also damage control.

I just hope they make a decision soon.  Guest hosts while they are getting everything squared away, but new host ASAP.

ETA:  They started taping yesterday.  Will they air those episodes?  Not fair to the contestants if they don't or choose to do it over.  Going to be AWKWARD.

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I love LeVar Burton, but I hope they don’t choose him.  I honestly thought he was overly enthusiastic in his reading and didn’t fit the part of host as well as he could have.  He was just the male Katie Couric…too bubbly, too excited to be there.  I can’t even say I love Mayim Bialek  being chosen for the “specials”, because she was far too animated, as well.  The star of Jeopardy needs to be the contestants and the knowledge, not the host.

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Richards will pick "Dr." Oz just to be spiteful.

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Well not surprised after some of the stuff that surfaces. 

They hired him as a producer and then as new host.  How did they not know about these past problems or actions?  Or did they know and ignored it? 

 

Jeopardy really screwed up this whole process. 

And more guest hosts!!!  Ugghhhhh....

2 hours ago, CraftyHazel said:

I love LeVar Burton, but I hope they don’t choose him.  I honestly thought he was overly enthusiastic in his reading and didn’t fit the part of host as well as he could have.  He was just the male Katie Couric…too bubbly, too excited to be there.  I can’t even say I love Mayim Bailey being chosen for the “specials”, because she was far too animated, as well.  The star of Jeopardy needs to be the contestants and the knowledge, not the host.

I am so sick and tired of hearing social media hype of him and how levar Burton  basically should just be given the job no matter how much he sucked as guest host.  He was in the bottom tier if a very large group.  Just no.   

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2 hours ago, 3 is enough said:

Buzzy or David Faber.  I would think that they would offer it to Mayim, but apparently she has other commitments which is why they gave her the prime time specials.  Also damage control.

I just hope they make a decision soon.  Guest hosts while they are getting everything squared away, but new host ASAP.

ETA:  They started taping yesterday.  Will they air those episodes?  Not fair to the contestants if they don't or choose to do it over.  Going to be AWKWARD.

I didn't like her much as host and don't want her as host, but if mayim was really offered the job and turned it down, that's a very bad business, personal and financial decision.  

But then I never believed that was really true I think it was spin after the Richards hire.  

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LeVar Burton's minions are on social media campaigning hard for him again.  I just hope TPTB ignore it all and remember how unsuited for the job he was, despite his (over) enthusiasm.  Buzzy would be a good fit. 

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2 hours ago, DrSpaceman73 said:

I didn't like her much as host and don't want her as host, but if mayim was really offered the job and turned it down, that's a very bad business, personal and financial decision.  

Apparently her prime time show got renewed (though god knows why since it was awful) and she's pretty busy with that and with her acting career.

15 minutes ago, Suzysite said:

LeVar Burton's minions

You mean his fans?  Because that's what the vast majority of them are: fans.

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6 hours ago, Good Queen Jane said:

When you're the lead off topic in Stephen Colbert's monologue, you know your time is up. 

I noticed that when he was naming off some of the guest hosts, LeVar got the loudest cheers.

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I there a chance that Ken Jennngs would be offered the full time job ?

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I thought the best were Buzzy, Joe Buck, David Faber, Ken Jennings and Mayim. Maybe Jimmy and Sarah will get a shot at guest-hosting now? 

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13 minutes ago, oakville said:

I there a chance that Ken Jennngs would be offered the full time job ?

There is a possibility that Ken may have a conflict with The Chase.  Also might be why Brad Rutter was never asked to guest host.  

The whole thing is just a mess.  When the new season starts, we will have a week of "the guy who had to quit" hosting, and sadly that will detract from the fact that the returning champ is on a very impressive streak.

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57 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

Apparently her prime time show got renewed (though god knows why since it was awful) and she's pretty busy with that and with her acting career.

You mean his fans?  Because that's what the vast majority of them are: fans.

You are named jeopardy host and you have a lifetime guaranteed job that is let's face it, pretty easy in comparison to other acting gigs.  Big money, no chance of cancellation, notoriety and I would think you could work around the scheduling if you have to.  Don't they tape all five weekly episodes in one day?   

You turn that down for a very bad sitcom that will likely be cancelled by mid season, if she is lucky? 

 

If she really did that, I don't get it at all. Jeopardy host I would rate as one of the best jobs in Hollywood. Rarely any controversy.  You just have to show up read questions and don't mess up.  

Also my choice my the beginning has always been Neil Patrick Harris.  He'd be perfect.  

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Speculation from someone who knows nothing about how this all works: Bialik's contract for her sitcom probably has "exclusivity" language in it that bars her from taking the regular Jeopardy gig (but allows her to host the limited specials). There's also probably a buyout/penalty amount that Jeopardy could pay if it really wanted her to host full-time.

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On 8/14/2021 at 4:44 PM, shapeshifter said:

Dear Matt Amodio, 
Whenever you find it appropriate, please grant an interview or post online what your rationale was for your last season 37 Final Jeopardy! wager of $1.
Thank you, 
The rest of us

Hey, Matt Amodio👋  
We may have forgotten about you in the midst of this ignominious end to Alex’s last season, but maybe that’s a good thing for you? Less stress? 
See you in season 38!
Sincerely,   
Jeopardy! fans

 

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2 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

 

2 hours ago, Suzysite said:

LeVar Burton's minions

You mean his fans?  Because that's what the vast majority of them are: fans

No, I'm perfectly capable of stating exactly what I mean.   The stumping for him and doing his campaigning is the reason I said minions.   

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28 minutes ago, dcalley said:

Speculation from someone who knows nothing about how this all works: Bialik's contract for her sitcom probably has "exclusivity" language in it that bars her from taking the regular Jeopardy gig (but allows her to host the limited specials). There's also probably a buyout/penalty amount that Jeopardy could pay if it really wanted her to host full-time.

If Mayim quit she'd put people who work on her sitcom out of a job. That wouldn't be a good look for her even if Jeopardy is a dream job. 

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6 hours ago, Marisagf said:

https://apple.news/A3SSB46pGQqGD6_Ale5Fvfg
 

The five eps he shot will air 

That week will be Curb Your Enthusiasm levels of awkwardness.

But they have to air them. What if someone beat Matt that week? You tell them, “Oops, nope, those shows don’t count”? Conversely, Matt could have added a hundred or two hundred thousand to his total. “No, sorry, we’re taking that away”.

Either way they’d just be digging a deeper hole.

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Tonight featured Alex at Niagara Falls (j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=2872).
The NIAGARA FALLS category was left until the end of the first round, so when Alex said "a minute to go" I was immeasurably sad that we might not see all of his in-person clues from that one place I have seen, just as we did not see more of his clues after his untimely passing last year. 
But at least they did have time for all of Alex's clues from Niagara after all. 

The rest of this season's episodes--thanks to @dbklmt:

...
Week 2: August 23 - 27

Monday, Aug. 23            Journey Through Israel  (Original Airdate: 11/23/09)
Tuesday, Aug. 24           Galápagos Wildlife  (Original Airdate: 12/09/09)
Wednesday, Aug. 25      Operatic Costumes: The Met  (Original Airdate: 11/09/11)
Thursday, Aug. 26          Petra  (Original Airdate: 11/14/11)
Friday, Aug. 27               National Museum of African American History and Culture  (Original Airdate: 2/06/17)

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2 hours ago, kathyk24 said:

If Mayim quit she'd put people who work on her sitcom out of a job. That wouldn't be a good look for her even if Jeopardy is a dream job. 

Or They could do the show without her. It's not like the show was working so we'll WITH her.  

Actors and actresses quit shows all the time. 

Plus like I side that shows lifespan is limited anyway whether she stays or not. 

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2 hours ago, dcalley said:

Speculation from someone who knows nothing about how this all works: Bialik's contract for her sitcom probably has "exclusivity" language in it that bars her from taking the regular Jeopardy gig (but allows her to host the limited specials). There's also probably a buyout/penalty amount that Jeopardy could pay if it really wanted her to host full-time.

And that is just as much speculation from you.   Maybe she does, maybe she doesn't have those things 

But choosing that show over a lifetime hosting gig for Jeopardy is just not smart.

But as long as we are speculating that show was on the cancellation list and barely was renewed in the spring. The jeopardy job she knew she was up for at that time. I find it hard to believe she couldn't convince them to give her an out to host jeopardy at that time whether it was or was not enewed.  It's not like that show had huge leverage in the situation.  

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14 minutes ago, DrSpaceman73 said:

Or They could do the show without her. It's not like the show was working so we'll WITH her.  

She's Kat of Call Me Kat.  I really don't think she can quit and have the show go on.  The show is all about her. And even if she were to just quit, contracts might prohibit her from working for a period of time. 

I think the awkward thing about next season is whether or not Mike introduces himself as the next host.

It's a shame this champ is overshadowed by the controversy. 

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3 minutes ago, Irlandesa said:

She's Kat of Call Me Kat.  I really don't think she can quit and have the show go on.  The show is all about her.

Her show was one of FOX's top rated sitcoms. Deadline always thought it was likely a renewal.

And even if she were to just quit, contracts might prohibit her from working for a period of time. 

Characters are recast or redone all the time. 

The show runner left after the season. 

And fox literally only had three live action sitcoms last year and one, last man standing, was ending. So a top rated fox sitcom means little. 

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26 minutes ago, Irlandesa said:

She's Kat of Call Me Kat.  I really don't think she can quit and have the show go on.

Ask Valerie Harper how that works.

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33 minutes ago, Prevailing Wind said:

Ask Valerie Harper how that works.

Yup. A quick title change to Call Us Kat’s Family, and they’ll be good to go.

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Maybe Mayim likes acting. I don't think it's necessarily wrong to keep the job you like. And now she gets the gig hosting the "specials" so she can do both.

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1 hour ago, Prevailing Wind said:

Ask Valerie Harper how that works.

Valerie was fired;  She didn't quit. And that one instance, from 1987, is the one time I can recall the titular character leaving a show so it doesn't happen all that often.

I heard the last episode of the season already aired.  Do they do reruns until the new season starts?

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1 hour ago, DrSpaceman73 said:

And that is just as much speculation from you.   Maybe she does, maybe she doesn't have those things 

But choosing that show over a lifetime hosting gig for Jeopardy is just not smart.

But as long as we are speculating that show was on the cancellation list and barely was renewed in the spring. The jeopardy job she knew she was up for at that time. I find it hard to believe she couldn't convince them to give her an out to host jeopardy at that time whether it was or was not enewed.  It's not like that show had huge leverage in the situation.  

A contract's a contract, even for a crappy show.
Reminds me of a very similar situation and for an even higher profile role than the host of Jeopardy! as the role was James Bond.   For the younger members of our group who might not be aware of this, watch your step getting into the wayback machine as we're heading for 1987.
James Bond: How Pierce Brosnan Almost Played 007 Before GoldenEye
 

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Producers first wanted [Timothy] Dalton for the role, but he had a scheduling conflict, so the role was then offered to [Pierce] Brosnan. There was one problem, Brosnan was still under contract to NBC for the TV series Remington Steele. However, NBC canceled the series after season 4, leaving him free to suit up as 007.

That was until, ironically, Brosnan being cast as Bond caused a rise in interest in Remington Steele, leading NBC to decide not to cancel it, as they had a 60-day window to change their mind. NBC had become quite keen on having one of their network's stars be James Bond though, and offered to do whatever necessary to make it possible for Brosnan to do both projects. That didn't work for Bond franchise producer Albert Broccoli though, who wasn't interested in having his character associated with a network TV series. Thus, Brosnan was let go from The Living Daylights, and amusingly, the interim period had allowed Dalton to become available for the film. Sadly for Brosnan, NBC again canceled Remington Steele after an abbreviated six-episode fifth season, but of course, things worked out for him eventually.

Remington Steele wasn't just on the potential cancellation list, it was ACTUALLY cancelled, yet NBC was able to enforce Brosnan's contract to bring him back.

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55 minutes ago, Irlandesa said:

I heard the last episode of the season already aired.  Do they do reruns until the new season starts?

They're running two weeks of "Around the World with Alex" episodes (same ones that ran back in December) and then the Tournament of Champions.

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26 minutes ago, ams1001 said:

They're running two weeks of "Around the World with Alex" episodes (same ones that ran back in December) and then the Tournament of Champions.

Funny, because I'm watching the "Around The World With Alex" episodes I recorded when they aired. I just wasn't ready to see them while I was still so sad about his passing. It's a nice diversion during the hiatus, and eight months later, I'm finding them sweetly nostalgic, rather than sad.

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