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by CailinGaoilge
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 984
Views: 246806

Re: J! in the Media

Thank you for posting the Mike Richards interview, Mark. It's definitely given me a new appreciation for him; I may not care for his hosting but I now very much believe in his love for the show and for Alex.
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1793

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Count two in this household who are almost ready to skip these two weeks; Mike Richards grated on us annoyingly, despite the lovely Alex monologue.

I was not going to miss the Canadian river, since I cross over it twice each way on my journey to work in normal times.
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1880

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There are male and female versions of some surnames, but prefixes rather suffixes and only where the prefix denotes son/daughter of (like the Icelandic son/dottir) or the descendant of. Sean MacNeill / Siobhan Nic Neill Liam O'Donnell / Nuala Ui Donald Interesting! I certainly knew about the Mac/O'...
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1880

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There was a clue in the May 1, 2019 game that triggered a good bit of discussion re: Icelandic surnames. That is where I first learned of it. https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?p=307000#p307000 (and subequent posts, and into the TPH education thread) Thank you for the citation. This is where I first h...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1880

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There was a clue in the May 1, 2019 game that triggered a good bit of discussion re: Icelandic surnames. That is where I first learned of it. https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?p=307000#p307000 (and subequent posts, and into the TPH education thread) Thank you for the citation. This is where I first h...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 70
Views: 8146

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

I did not notice this thread until now. Best wishes to Bamaman and his wife for a full and speedy recovery with no "long-haul" symptoms. I can well believe you're both feeling miserable, especially in this awful weather. You've got Canada-level cold and snow down there! Mask-wearing in ON, Canada, i...
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1713

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

STEM girl You understand why this appellation is insulting and sexist to a respected Ph.D. molecular and developmental biologist? (Or indeed any person over the age of adulthood?) IMHO, there are ways of expressing fair criticisms of guest readers without resorting to sexism. Thank you. I have foun...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1713

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Johnblue wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:08 pm
Tough FJ for me. Add me as one who’ll be glad to no longer see that awful Olay-sponsored drivel. I hate guest questioners anyway & this week was especially awful.
What exactly is "drivel" about categories/clues focusing on women's achievements in STEM?
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1713

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

STEM girl You understand why this appellation is insulting and sexist to a respected Ph.D. molecular and developmental biologist? (Or indeed any person over the age of adulthood?) IMHO, there are ways of expressing fair criticisms of guest readers without resorting to sexism. Thank you. I have foun...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Brayden Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 3867

Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

How awful. What a tragedy for his family, and such a loss of a bright future for this really impressive young man. So sad. :cry:
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2189

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In 2012, some friends and I drove around Ireland (both Republic Of and Northern). We didn't even go into Belfast, but we stayed overnight at a B&B in Derry. The woman who ran the place talked to us a bit about "the troubles." This FJ was an instaget for me. Growing up in a non-Christian religion, I...
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 16359

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

davey wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:48 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:10 pm
Anderson Cooper had a show on CNN and is also on 60 Minutes.
"Had" a show? Anderson Cooper 360 is on 5 nights a week.
Plus special events hosting, the odd documentary and a daily podcast.
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1896

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

New Brunswick? Seriously? :o Poll request: CANADIAN PLACES $1600: A city in New Jersey has the same name as this province, Canada's only officially bilingual one That one really threw me. I had always assumed the entire country was officially bilingual and I wouldn't have thought individual provinc...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 16359

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Anyone else think that--assuming as executive producer he has significant say in who the next host will be--Mike Richards might pull a Dick Cheney and choose Mike Richards? As for Ms. Couric's remarks (which I have only seen referenced in the usual alarmist conservative news headlines), some enormo...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2325

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had two routes to FJ: The Crown with its very memorable scenes of the Kennedys' visit, and knowing I share a birth year with Edward.

Have enjoyed KJ's hosting a lot more than I expected and would be happy if he ended up as permanent host.
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 3872

Re: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is one of those clues where I'd be interested to hear from any poor sap who actually considered Hallmark and talked themself out of it. There are always one or two. But yeah, the major divide has to be between people who thought of Hallmark and got it right vs people who didn't and of course g...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2630

Re: Thursday, December 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All Roads for $400 felt like a coinflip on Apostles/Disciples and of course I picked the wrong one. However, I'm not surprised that as usual, a "be more specific" led to a deer-in-the-headlights stare and a triple stumper. Jesus had many disciples from whom he chose 12 as apostles. All apostles wer...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Alex Trebek
Replies: 92
Views: 6313

Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek

Posting here since this isn't an appreciation article. Swear warning but very funny short video of AT trying to advertise Phone Jeopardy (was that really a thing?).

https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1 ... 19520?s=20
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles
Replies: 44
Views: 3813

Re: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles

Short but very lovely tribute by Anderson Cooper at the end of his AC360 show this evening, and he announced that today's edition of his Full Circle podcast is dedicated to AT. ETA: beautiful and very touching tribute by Chris Cuomo also. Apparently he and Alex had conversations earlier this year - ...
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 984
Views: 246806

Re: J! in the Media

Paywall story about George Stephanopoulos lobbying to become the new host of Jeopardy! https://www.thewrap.com/george-stephanopoulos-pushing-next-host-jeopardy-alex-trebek-abc-news/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking_news_5550960 Maybe that's just business as usual in TV-l...