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by cinemaniax7
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Charles Portis, author of "True Grit", passes away at 86. He has one hit in the Archive #7747, aired 2018-04-24 LITERATURE ON THE MAP $1600: Rooster Cogburn is a deputy marshal in Fort Smith, Arkansas in this Charles Portis novel "Rooster Cogburn" being the more important clue there, of course. As ...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

A few more Academy Awards milestones from this year's Oscars: The four Oscars for Parasite are the first ever won by a South Korean film. Three different foreign-language films have won four Oscars: Ingmar Bergman's Fanny & Alexander (1982), Bong Joon Ho's Parasite (2019), and Ang Lee's Crouching Ti...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

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Legendary actor Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103. Born Issur Danielovitch in Amsterdam, NY, Douglas was the only son of Russian Jewish immigrants. In his autobiography The Ragman’s Son , he described the abject poverty in which he was raised. “Even on Eagle Street, the poorest section of town...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3972
Views: 455717

Re: Reretaken Down

An interesting story about the no-clock 4th quarter that will be tested at the NBA All-Star game this year:

https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/n ... 654467002/
by cinemaniax7
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 95
Views: 5814

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

43, Indianapolis
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 4175

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

My scores for the week were 45/41/43, with the last one counting as my official entry.
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

At the age of 18, Billie Eilish is the youngest solo artist to win the Grammy for Best Album, eclipsing Taylor Swift. I mention this only because Taylor Swift is a J! darling, having been mentioned at least 64 times in clues or correct responses since 2008. Also, Michelle Obama became the second Fir...
by cinemaniax7
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Kobe Bryant, the former Los Angeles Lakers star and future NBA Hall of Famer, has died in a helicopter crash in the Los Angeles County suburb of Calabasas. A five-time NBA champion with the Lakers, Bryant was recently passed by LeBron James for third on the list of all-time NBA scoring leaders. Edit...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

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Jim Lehrer, the longtime anchor of “PBS NewsHour,” has died at the age of 85. Lehrer rose to prominence in the 1970s anchoring “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report” with colleague Robert MacNeil. Lehrer filled the anchor role for nearly four decades. The program was renamed “PBS NewsHour” in 2009. Lehrer also...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

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Terry Jones, co-founder of the comedy troupe Monty Python, has died at the age of 77. Jones was primarily a writer and director for the group, allowing others to take the leading roles in the absurdist sketches and films that Monty Python made famous in the 1970s. He served as co-director with Terry...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 433
Views: 50055

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

StevenH wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Yeah, I have always heard that TPTB don't want another contestant who would go on a long run like Jennings did in his original appearances.
Maybe I'll try consoling myself with this thought: THAT is why I've never gotten The Call. :D
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Hank Azaria has confirmed that he will no longer be doing the voice of Indian-American convenience-store proprietor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on The Simpsons.

https://www.thewrap.com/hank-azaria-won ... -simpsons/
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

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The Walt Disney Company has formally announced it is dropping the legacy Fox name from the studio brands following its acquisition last year of the 20th/21st Century Fox company. The new name for 20th Century Fox will now simply be 20th Century Studios, and the art-house arm Fox Searchlight Pictures...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 753
Views: 128790

Re: J! in the Media

‘Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time’ also gave us GOAT-level trash talk:

https://www.sbnation.com/2020/1/15/2106 ... rad-rutter

If you don't follow these guys on Twitter, be sure to click on the links in the article.
by cinemaniax7
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 95
Views: 6668

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congratulations to Ken! I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome, and the games were pretty entertaining too. I expect ABC would like to have seen a little more trash talk, but James's zinger tonight was ill-timed. Had the same situation presented itself in the first game, it might have been a cl...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

In sporting news, Major League Baseball has suspended Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow for one year after a lengthy investigation into the team's use of technology to steal signs. The Astros were also fined $5 million and stripped of their first- and second-round draft...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 116
Views: 8776

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

This morning's announcement of nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards created a few milestones. This is an incomplete list, as I'm still processing the nominations. Here's a partial rundown: For the first time, a streaming service led all studios in Academy Award nominations. With such films as The...
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 753
Views: 128790

Re: J! in the Media

Fun with BuzzFeed Quizzes—The Jeopardy! Edition:

https://ew.com/tv/2020/01/09/james-holz ... 8499473112
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5862

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On James’s DD miss, I spent most of the time thinking the colors referred to the state of Florida and not Florida State, the school. Had to pivot really quickly to get to birthstones that are kind of red and then garnet. My thinking exactly! Sometimes the all-caps J! font creates unintended complic...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5862

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was more fun than a barrel full of monkeys on an infinite number of typewriters writing Hamlet! I'm unabashedly rooting for Ken to win the tournament, so the fact that he won tonight's match made the evening all the sweeter. And I was able to answer two or three triple-stumpers, so my family wa...