Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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    Hcour

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    I didn't see the episode but from the comments I'm assuming Lara Logan didn't do too well. That surprises me, I've seen her doing reports and interviews and she comes across as very intelligent and well-informed. Not just your typical "talking head".
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    She won that episode and did OK, but it was just surprising how many wrong answers and triple stumpers there were.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    Michael Steele made a damned fool out of himself.
     
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    Wil

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    You'd have to think it was a timing issue; he got I think three in a row which could mean that only for that minute did he ever get the feel for it. But then of course he looked as vacant as the rest of them on all the easy triple-stumpers, so who knows.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    Interesting reader comment on the Jezebel story on this.

    http://jezebel.com/celebrities-should-not-play-jeopardy-1777299811

    From the comments:

     
  7. May 19, 2016 #807 of 2515
    DevdogAZ

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    Too bad SNL did a Jeopardy! sketch last week. They could probably make a great sketch out of this episode if they had room in the lineup this week.
     
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    pdhenry

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    When they were going to commercial break before FJ they had a shot of one of the clue crew at the front of the audience and she said something to the camera to the effect that if was a very unusual game.
     
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    Wil

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    Louis was pretty serious about it. Yes, a huge step up from "yesterday"; typical game: they got some relatively obscure ones and missed some layups.
     
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    waynomo

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    Go Senator Franken!
     
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    astrohip

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    Today seemed unfair to me. There were an enormous number of political questions, far more than the previous episodes. And they had a sitting senator as a contestant! While theoretically all three of them should be knowledgeable in this area, a sitting senator by default (osmosis?) should be at the top of the heap.

    It didn't hurt that it was Senator Franken, who is an extremely bright individual. But even Sen. Rufus Plugbottom should know a bunch of those type of questions.

    Disclaimer: This in no way is a comment or reflection on the Senator, just on the situation.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    People who don't know about him think he's just the SNL Stuart Smalley guy who went into politics so think he might be a goofball.

    But he's a Harvard graduate.

    He could compete on real Jeopardy (if he studied and prepared).
     
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    Turtleboy

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    No, it's real.
     
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    astrohip

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    Maybe your senators are idiots. But I proudly stand behind Sen. Plugbottom, and his controversial yet surprisingly innovative ideas:

    * Using a Survivor-style Tribal Council to decide the next SCOTUS judge

    * Removing the vocal cords of dissenters.

    * Using drone strikes to stop bank robbers escaping via cars

    * New law forcing the NFL to allow team mascots to be "12th man on field"

    Laugh all you want, but what ideas has YOUR senator come up with lately? There's a reason we re-elected Sen. Plugbottom with 110% of the vote. :up:
     
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    Slightly off topic, but do you guys know about Memrise? It is a website where you choose courses and then, through repeated memorization tricks, learn the contents of that course. The course that I appreciated the most was Country Mapping. Now I know where every country in the world is and can fill in a world map--like on Sporcle--really quickly. Because of this, I understand current events so much better! There are courses for everything and you learn the stuff in lessons and review that take about 2 to 3 minutes each. Lots of categories that would help with Jeopardy. Anyway, check it out. I'm "trulytracy" on there. If you follow me, I will show up on your leader board. P.S. I don't get anything for referring people....there is no referral system that I know of.
     
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    mattack

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    I understand how it would help a little bit (knowing about hostilities between abutting countries), but simply knowing the geography doesn't seem like it should be TOO important to understanding current events.
     
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    waynomo

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    Sounds interesting.

    However, I hate sites like this where they hide the actual cost. It says sign up is free. Gee, great. I see there is a pro plan for $9/mo $54/year. However, they also mention a premium plan for which I can't find an expense. Is there even a true free option?
     

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