Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by waynomo, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I've always thought the term "midwest" to describe a big area in the middle/eastern part of the country makes no sense. But the states that are generally considered to be "midwest" are Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Then there's some flexibility/dispute after that, as to whether other states like Iowa, Missouri, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska are part of the midwest.
     
  2. Mikeguy

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    I've never heard of those "other" states, being in the very center of the U.S., not being considered as part of the Midwest. But perhaps I'm prejudiced, having been born in Nebraska. ;)
     
  3. gersh49

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    It was so named when the country was much smaller.
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    If I were breaking the country into regions, I'd add a Great Plains region that would encompass pretty much all the western part of what the Census Bureau considers to be Midwest, plus Oklahoma.
     
  6. ej42137

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    I know, right? I'm born in California, but my wife is from Ohio; apparently nobody in Ohio owns a map of the US nor has a sense of proportion.
     
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  7. TonyD79

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    Mid west means not quite fully west. The modifier mid means it isn’t all the way. Like Middle East versus East or Far East.
     
  8. ej42137

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    Perhaps they didn't have dictionaries where you went to school. That is not what "mid" means.

    mid 1. /mid/ adjective adjective: mid of or in the middle part or position of a range.
     
  9. stellie93

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    I live in rural Ohio and I've always thought of it as the "mid west." I think it's more about our way of life than geography.
     
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  10. Mikeguy

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    An interesting point as well (from a former Nebraskan and Minnesotan).
     
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  11. waynomo

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    Using that definition I'm around Colorado, Kansas, Missouri.
     
  12. astrohip

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    Enjoying watching Sarah this week, the current three day champion. She's had some good luck, like being the only one to get FJ, combined with a strong breadth of knowledge. And entertaining!

    She's from Hutto, one of my favorite cities. I wonder if she will ever discuss the Hutto mascot?
     
  13. OhFiddle

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    Some good funny moments this week.
    First there was the Chaka Khan, Shaka Zulu mixup. Then I almost choked on my dinner laughing yesterday when that guy thought Janet Jackson was Ariana Grande... even after seeing a video clip!
     
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  14. trainman

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    With regard to one of the moments in the above spoiler...

    I saw elsewhere that the contestant who made the Ariana Grande/Janet Jackson mistake has very poor vision (including being blind on one eye), but obviously didn't ask for any special accommodation from the show. It's true that he didn't need to ring in on that one, though -- it's not like it was a Daily Double.
     
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    lew

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    Just a reminder. Today/tonight Jeopardy is re-running Ken Jennings first appearance
    Edited to add a first run one pass will skip it.
     
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    mattack

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    oh ok, so it's not quite 'running out of episodes' yet, like I was going to surmise, just delaying it.. since someone answered end of may when I asked a while ago.

    As of yesterday, KGO had Ken's first episode, then "To be announced" for the time slot for the rest of the next 2 weeks. I forced a call this morning, and now THIS week all has jeopardy showing (but IIRC generic data besides today), and next Friday.. but the rest of next week is still to be announced.
    Guess I need a generic "6:59-7:30" recording to go below my Jeopardy one. Not quite the same, but I don't record reruns anymore since then it is flooded with other ones.
     
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    astrohip

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    And it didn't record :(:mad::(.

    Manual recording set...
     
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    Peter000

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    My guide description is showing a rerun of the teacher's tournament. That's why I thought it didn't record.
     
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    lew

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    Jeopardy onepass won't record goat need to create one pass just for goat tournament, same as when it originally aired
     
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    Turtleboy

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    Last night they played Ken Jennings's first show. Final Jeopardy asked about Olympic Athletes and the answer was Marion Jones. Ken wrote "Who is Jones?" and they gave it to him. Imagine a world where they ruled it was not enough and he was eliminated and was one and done.
     
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