Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. pdhenry

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    I just re-read Roughing It (chronicle of his trip west to San Francisco and Hawaii) earlier this year.
     
  2. Regina

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    WOW! Gabe the Giant-Killer wins! Goodbye (for now) to Jason! See you in next year's TOC!
     
  3. astrohip

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    I enjoyed his run. He had a personality, and a modesty, that I enjoyed watching.

    I had to think about FJ for a while. Probably took 15 secs to figure it out.

    FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
    WORLD LANDMARKS

    FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
    “The Eighth Wonder”, by composer Alan John & librettist Dennis Watkins, is about this building that opened in 1973
    Sydney Opera House

    I first thought WTC, but that didn't seem right. Then I started thinking about music, why would someone compose a piece for a Landmark? Bingo!

    Actually, my very first thought was The Astrodome. When it opened, and for decades after, it was called "The Eighth Wonder of the World". And the Smithsonian exhibit on it calls it that. But I knew that was 1965. So I had to put my indignation aside :rolleyes:, and move on.
     
  4. OhFiddle

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    First thing I thought of was tallest building, and the Sears Tower timing seemed about right. I looked it up afterward and it was also completed in 1973, making it the tallest building in the world at the time. So that really was a tricky question!

    I'm glad I actually got to see Thursdays episode. Wednesday's was pre-empted yet again. I went to record it in the wee hours and saw they actually had a Jeopardy re-run on the schedule for 2am. I thought great, they finally wised up and made a dedicated time slot for missed episodes to air. When I went to watch the recording the first 10 seconds was the very end of the missed episode, the rest was actually a re-run from back in April with James H. playing. :( WTF ABC
     
  5. mattack

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    wow that sucks.. using a 'normal' recording will only let you pad 10 mins early (but hour(s) late).. so I'd suggest using a manual recording to record a bunch of hours around the scheduled time when it's re-scheduled to the middle of the night..

    and complain to the station!!!
     
  6. waynomo

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    A manual recording would work or . . .
    However, a normal recording would work also. Start with the midnight show on that channel and extend the recording by 3 hours.
     
  7. waynomo

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    There are torrents out there for most if not all of the recent shows.
     
  8. OhFiddle

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    I imagine it's going to be pre-empted a lot more due to the current news. I just setup a manual recording for everyday from 12:05a-2:35a, and set it to only keep two. Hopefully that'll catch any bumped episodes and give me time to watch them. I've always wondered what they do when the whole daytime lineup gets pre-empted for "big news". I've seen soap operas getting rebroadcast in that slot before. I don't know what the threshold is for deciding to re-air things either... if it's only when the whole episode is pre-empted or more than half? This won't help of course for the instances when there is a planned bump for baseball which the guide accounts for, but then a rain delay at the last minute so then they go ahead and show the regular lineup, but it doesn't record. Suppose I could just do a manual recording for its normal time slot too, although then it would pickup all the reruns as well! It seems like with today's technology and the always broadband connected Tivo, that they should be able to push real-time guide updates to make last minute recording changes like this.
     
  9. mattack

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    at least the same station that preempts Jeopardy here, airs the daytime shows in the middle of the night too.. and other times.. like we often only get a half hour of the 90 minutes of World News Now on Monday morning. sometimes none.
     
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    DVR alert for the San Francisco Bay Area -- KGO is showing football right now, but the crawl says the syndicated pair begins at 2:40AM overnight, might be "Wheel of Fortune" before Jeopardy! but that is unclear.

    (I posted more details in a preexisting thread in the Alerts subforum)
     
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    I can't tell that it has happened yet. He messed up yesterday and called Pinky from Pac-Man "Dinky" and apologized, but come on. He's 79. For someone as sick as he is, he's doing an amazing job.

    Anyone know when the last episode airs before he begins treatment again? I'm not confident he can continue to host while getting treatment. That would be hard for anyone.
     
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    He continued working last season, while undergoing chemo. The last several weeks of the season, he had lost enough of his own hair that he wore a full wig on set. As he himself stated in an interview, he often spent breaks curled up in a fetal position on the floor.

    Each successive round of chemo tends to be increasingly debilitating. So it is indeed quite probable, that he will not be able to finish out the current season. Only time, and Alex himself, will tell.
     
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    He said that one side effect of the chemo is mouth sores and that is affecting his diction.
     
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  16. astrohip

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    Tough FJ today, triple stumper. Made worse as it knocked out the leader (far right), who seemed to be a strong player. Would have enjoyed seeing her play another game. The winner (middle) didn't impress me, and only won because she at least knows how to wager in FJ.
     
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    Another disappointing FJ. The guy in the middle, leader at FJ, seemed like a strong player, but missed an easy FJ clue, so that's on him (unlike Friday grumble grumble). Fun category, and easy answer as soon as you sniffed out the first word.

    The champion was the weakest champ we've had in a while, didn't even play to win. Had the last DD, and wagered enough to... well, not enough to do anything. Not enough to get close to the lead, not enough to make a run for it. Even Alex commented on her play.
     
  18. mattack

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    Wasn't Nacho basically the easiest FJ answer ever?

    I sometimes/often know the answer basically 'immediately', but I didn't even really have to think of it, it seemed so blatantly obvious.. yes, I know one of them got it wrong, but still...
     
  19. hapster85

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    I knew the answer immediately, but only because I'd recently read something about it. (Possibly even mentioned in a thread on TCF?) Otherwise, I might have blindly guessed "nacho" from the clue, but it would've only been a guess.

    Also, knowing the answer always makes them seem easy.
     

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