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I like John's story about the clerk doing a little dance at getting to do marriage licenses for same-sex couples. 

Jared's reaction when the Mary Higgins Clark answer to his missed DD was revealed, because I just knew he was going to kick himself over not thinking of her. 

The quiet TS really surprised me, as did cha-cha, shot in the arm, supplement, and Ralph Waldo Emerson to lesser degrees.

I ran the legal, stronger, history, and Croatia categories in the first round and only missed one dance (the woah TS stumped me too; never heard of it), but missed three in What Doesn't Kill Us.  In DJ, I ran math, government, and F words, but I missed some authors and sculptures and was terrible with the synonym roles, only getting three.  I correctly guessed FJ, but was not at all confident in that guess.

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13 hours ago, 853fisher said:

I like John and hope he continues to succeed.  I think DC was the 7th state/territory in which gay couples could be married.  It's astounding that so much changed in such a relatively short stretch of time on that subject.  I know many heavily tattooed people but rarely see them on game shows etc., so while it wasn't his day, Jared felt familiar to me somehow.

I thought he looked like a better looking Ricky Gervais
 

12 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

FJ: I guessed Fokker.

I guessed Fokker, Mr. Starling guessed Messerschmidt. We even ran the recording back to see the wording of the clue - and were "okay, that's fair." I'm starting to get worried, so far no FJs this week 😒

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13 hours ago, ABay said:

"Wow, there was a German statesman named B-52?" was my first thought for FJ

Boeing the 52nd?

 

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Once I clued in to aircarft rather than airplane, I thought they wanted the kind (Zeppelin) not a specific vessel (Hindenburg).

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Seriously, those people don't know the Gordon Lightfoot song?! They need to hang out on this board.

I'm a fan of this champ because I'm a sucker for dimples.

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Gah, I suck this week.

The only category I ran was Title Instruments. I got no more than three in any other category. And not one DD. 😑

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Oh good grief.  Walt Disney never entered my mind, but he seems so obvious in retrospect.  It has been a bad week for me in terms of FJ!

But I did get the TS of pale, edifice, bullet, Google, Lister, Superior, Concordia, and Andrea Doria.  

That woman reading the clues was slower than Oprah.

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I said Orson WElles, but then luckily changed to Walt Disney at the last minute just b/c he won a lot.

I got the ts of Lonestar (which I only got b/c I was talking to my mom on the phone about an hour ago and she mentioned it), Pele, edifice, Google, Lister and Andrea Doria.

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Do you think the judges would have accepted Gitche Gumee?  I bet some of you had just gotten the song out of your head. Bwaahahahahahaha.

I got FJ with plenty of time to spare.

Who was the STEM lady today?  She had a very odd accent.  But then, anyone who learns English as a second language has my undying admiration.

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Just now, Browncoat said:

That woman reading the clues was slower than Oprah.

I wish they would show the clue even when someone else is reading it.  I'm such a visual concentrator I'm at a disadvantage when I only get the clue orally.

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3 minutes ago, Prevailing Wind said:

Do you think the judges would have accepted Gitche Gumee?  I bet some of you had just gotten the song out of your head. Bwaahahahahahaha.

I got FJ with plenty of time to spare.

Who was the STEM lady today?  She had a very odd accent.  But then, anyone who learns English as a second language has my undying admiration.

Frauke Neuser.  She's German.

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14 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

That woman reading the clues was slower than Oprah.

The tone of her voice reminded me of Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller's Day off.  That hideous jacket wasn't helping her any.

I was surprised at how many answers I knew tonight.

When it comes to depth of knowledge, I reside at the shallow end of the pool.  Always have.

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38 minutes ago, rubaco said:

Seriously, those people don't know the Gordon Lightfoot song?! They need to hang out on this board.

Yes, the song was the first thing that entered my mind. Have we heard a "before your time" yet from Ken?

 

9 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

Oh good grief.  Walt Disney never entered my mind, but he seems so obvious in retrospect.  It has been a bad week for me in terms of FJ!

Same! When they start asking about people behind the camera, I screw up. All I could think of was Hitchcock. Welles never crossed my mind because he was notoriously underappreciated in Hollywood.

15 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

That woman reading the clues was slower than Oprah.

Ugh, yes. I'm all for showcasing women in STEM, but there have to be better clue readers out there.

In addition to Lake Superior, I knew The Stranger, bullet, Andrea Doria, and Lister. I was sure there would be some hint about Listerine mouthwash in his clue.

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1 hour ago, Katy M said:

I wish they would show the clue even when someone else is reading it.  I'm such a visual concentrator I'm at a disadvantage when I only get the clue orally.

I always have captions on and really needed them due to her accent. 
 

Back in Illinois Jeopardy was on at 4:30. Here over the local Rochester NY affiliate, it comes on at 7:30. Maybe I’m sundowning a bit ——I actually watch 9-1-1: Lone Star and couldn’t name it even after the champion said “Texas.”

I knew Google. 

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Pele was a bit surprising as a TS, and Google being a TS was stunning (no, I couldn't have named her had you asked me who designed Google, but tell me someone "design[ed] the search interface for this company's homepage", and Google was a pretty easy guess that I'm shocked no one even ventured).

I only ran the '30s and superstition categories in the first round, but I only missed one or two each in the others.  In DJ, I ran the vowel, instrument, and STEM categories, also only missing one or two in the others.  And I got FJ pretty quickly, so I continue to make up for the epic disaster that was my performance in Monday's game.

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Walt Disney was an instaget for me today, I knew he had won the most total Oscars ever (22!) and Disney made tons of short documentaries and cartoons so it made sense that he’d be the one to get 4 in one year.

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Good result in FJ.  I just sensed it viscerally somehow, probably a lot to do with the shorts.  I couldn't've named any of the four films he won for in 1954, though.  They were "The Living Desert" (Documentary Feature), "The American Eskimo" (Documentary Short), "Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom" (Cartoon Short), and "Bear Country" (Two-Reel Short).

1 hour ago, dcalley said:

I've been reading that Dr. Quack Oz will be a guest host--ugh--and looky who has done a lot of work with him but one Dr. Frauke Neuser, Thursday's STEM clue-giver. Hmm. https://www.google.com/search?q=Dr.+Frauke+Neuser  (ETA: look at the video results)

I did this and got a warning that explicit results had been filtered out by SafeSearch.  What are you trying to get us into? 😉  I think I saw quite enough of Dr. Neuser during the category.  I'm sure her English is better than my German, but I wish they would only get readers who can master the cadence of some of these word salad clues.  It didn't occur to me until just now that P&G owns Olay.  More synergy!  Weeeeee!

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It may seem strange, but I am better at this game when it is background noise.  When I stare at the screen my inner Cindy Brady comes out and I get all bug-eyed, and all that runs through my mind is Marsha Brady saying "Ba-ton Rouge, Cindy, Ba-ton Rouge", at a really slow speed. 

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23 hours ago, Clanstarling said:
On 2/10/2021 at 7:10 PM, 853fisher said:

 

I thought he looked like a better looking Ricky Gervais

Same here, and for me it was a bit distracting. No FJ for me, but I did ok in the main parts of the game. 
 

Last night was  bit better. I got Applejack, Lister, Superior, and the Andrea Doria. I found myself getting mad during the Stem category because she was so hard for me to understand. I was able to run the instruments and superstitions categories. I didn’t get FJ, but once I heard the answer I was duh. 
 

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12 hours ago, chitowngirl said:

The return of The Edmund Fitzgerald!

I laughed on the couch, knowing the conversation it would stir up here. It doesn't seem that long ago since the last clue about the EF.

12 hours ago, Browncoat said:

Oh good grief.  Walt Disney never entered my mind, but he seems so obvious in retrospect.  It has been a bad week for me in terms of FJ!

But I did get the TS of pale, edifice, bullet, Google, Lister, Superior, Concordia, and Andrea Doria.  

That woman reading the clues was slower than Oprah.

I said Walt Disney, but had zero confidence. I almost switched to John Williams, but I stuck with it and got my firs FJ of the week. So thank you Walt!

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My ts's were Lone Star, bullet, Superior, and Andrea Doria - should have got Lister but I didn't.

When the Edmund Fitzgerald clue came up, I wondered if there would be anyone here who didn't get Lake Superior😄

FJ was an instaget, my first FJ of the week. 

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25 minutes ago, Trey said:

When the Edmund Fitzgerald clue came up, I wondered if there would be anyone here who didn't get Lake Superior😄

Yes, me.  I came up with Gitche Gumee; would that have counted? No?  

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17 minutes ago, zoey1996 said:

Yes, me.  I came up with Gitche Gumee; would that have counted? No?  

They might have accepted it.  I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

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2 hours ago, Mindthinkr said:

Same here, and for me it was a bit distracting. No FJ for me, but I did ok in the main parts of the game. 
 

Last night was  bit better. I got Applejack, Lister, Superior, and the Andrea Doria. I found myself getting mad during the Stem category because she was so hard for me to understand. I was able to run the instruments and superstitions categories. I didn’t get FJ, but once I heard the answer I was duh. 
 

I got Lister (we used to use Listerine, so it stuck) and the Andrea Doria - somehow connecting it with Patty Duke. Was she in a movie about it?

I didn't run any categories - but came close a couple of times. German was easy peasy (was once fluent and am relearning it on DuoLingo) until they came up with the word for a herd of horses. Should have been able to figure it out, but no. Ironically, horse (Pferd) was the first animal we pre-called.

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Is anyone NOT going to watch when Dr. Oz hosts? Or will you hate-watch? I don't have a problem with any of the other guest hosts that have been announced, but just thinking about him makes me squirm. Blech.

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5 minutes ago, MoreCoffeePlease said:

Is anyone NOT going to watch when Dr. Oz hosts? Or will you hate-watch? I don't have a problem with any of the other guest hosts that have been announced, but just thinking about him makes me squirm. Blech.

I am going to watch no matter who is hosting.  Jeopardy! is all about me and the questions.

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Just making a very quick stop in, 14 pages later, to say:

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy

From our favorite song about our favorite lake and our favorite ship, the mascot of the Jeopardy thread. A favorite of the Jeopardy writers as well, it seems.

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11 minutes ago, MoreCoffeePlease said:

Is anyone NOT going to watch when Dr. Oz hosts? Or will you hate-watch? I don't have a problem with any of the other guest hosts that have been announced, but just thinking about him makes me squirm. Blech.

I will watch, if I can get my eyes to stop rolling long enough.  If I thought it was at all likely that he was being considered for the job full-time, I would consider staying away that week to register my disapproval in some small way, but I don't think it is.  I will watch for the trivia and for the contestants who have been waiting years to get on the show and couldn't've known they'd be sent to the Land of Oz.  I can't say I hope he does well, but I hope they do, and I hope he is just competent enough not to annoy me further.

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31 minutes ago, saber5055 said:

Just making a very quick stop in, 14 pages later, to say:

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy

From our favorite song about our favorite lake and our favorite ship, the mascot of the Jeopardy thread. A favorite of the Jeopardy writers as well, it seems.

I used to have that on a 45, and for those that are not old enough to remember, no that is not a gun.   I could have said 7 inch vinyl, but people might have gotten the wrong idea about that as well.  Still, I only remember them as 45s and adding that little yellow plastic funky insert in order to play it on my record player.

I just want them to pick some unknown as the new host and move on.   I wasn't thrilled with Jennings, and I don't want any known media types to take over Trebek's gig either. 

Even though I did get more than I expected right last night, I feel like an idiot for not getting FJ..

 

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28 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

Even though I did get more than I expected right last night, I feel like an idiot for not getting FJ..

 

This is the first time I can remember there being four triple stumpers in a row at or near the end of double jeopardy. Even more amazingly, I knew every one of them, and kept shouting the answers at the screen. I also guessed FJ and was correct, for the icing on the cake. 🙂

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1 hour ago, Trey said:

I am going to watch no matter who is hosting.  Jeopardy! is all about me and the questions.

Me too. I'm not too thrilled that Oz will be hosting, but as long as he's temporary I'll be okay with it. I may b***ch about him though.

33 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

I used to have that on a 45, and for those that are not old enough to remember, no that is not a gun.   I could have said 7 inch vinyl, but people might have gotten the wrong idea about that as well.  Still, I only remember them as 45s and adding that little yellow plastic funky insert in order to play it on my record player.

I just want them to pick some unknown as the new host and move on.   I wasn't thrilled with Jennings, and I don't want any known media types to take over Trebek's gig either. 

Even though I did get more than I expected right last night, I feel like an idiot for not getting FJ..

 

I had a lot of 45s. My first one was a golden (yellow) one of Dale Evens and Roy Rogers singing "Happy Trails to You" (I was very little, but that doesn't mean I'm not old).

I liked Ken, and would be happy to have him go on. But I will be okay with whoever they choose. I imagine they're thinking very strongly of Alex's legacy and don't want to bring someone on who'd be very divisive.

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1 hour ago, MoreCoffeePlease said:

Is anyone NOT going to watch when Dr. Oz hosts? Or will you hate-watch? I don't have a problem with any of the other guest hosts that have been announced, but just thinking about him makes me squirm. Blech.

Yeah I hate that idea.  I'll still watch but he sucks as a host choice.  

Also hate the edmund fitzgerald song but knew late superior.  

Oh I said hitchcock for FJ....but duh, disney makes sense.  

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Are we sure Dr. Oz is really guest hosting? 
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Won't Alex literally turn over in his grave?????

 

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22 minutes ago, shapeshifter said:

Are we sure Dr. Oz is really guest hosting? 
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Won't Alex literally turn over in his grave?????

 

 

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I doubt it.  Dr. Oz used to give clues all the time when Alex was hosting.

 

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I am shocked too, and saddened as well.  I am glad he made his wish to become a five-day champion come true.

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I just saw the news about Brayden on Jeopardy!’s Facebook post. Very sad news indeed, and at such a young age too.

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3 hours ago, Clanstarling said:

I'm not too thrilled that Oz will be hosting, but as long as he's temporary I'll be okay with it. I may b***ch about him though.

I had a lot of 45s. My first one was a golden (yellow) one of Dale Evens and Roy Rogers singing "Happy Trails to You" (I was very little, but that doesn't mean I'm not old).

I liked Ken, and would be happy to have him go on. But I will be okay with whoever they choose. I imagine they're thinking very strongly of Alex's legacy and don't want to bring someone on who'd be very divisive.

I sincerely hope so (so I'll have company)!

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That's terribly sad news about Brayden!  I'm glad he got to fulfill his lifelong dream.  😞  

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 I wasn’t a fan of  Brayden but it’s sad to hear he died.

I will not watch Dr Quack or Katie Couric.

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4 minutes ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I read it was complications from surgery.  Didn't say what kind of surgery.  Damn. SO young.

so sad!   enjoyed him....

i can't stand lance.

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I ran the science category. She was a much better clue-reader than yesterday's.
Also ran Fruit Forward, And that's it. No DDs either. 64%, same as Wednesday, my two best days of the week. Bleh.
I loved how excited Lance was about his blue-ray of Ted. Sorry to see the champ go, but I like him. He was fun and enthusiastic without being obnoxious about it.

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