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by Xu Donym
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 49
Views: 716

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

I thought she did an excellent job. Her energy and enthusiasm matched Buzzy’s. Her knowledge base might not be as good as his, but she might be more relatable. As a younger female host, she might also expand the franchise beyond people such as yours truly. The only thing that was at all offputting ...
by Xu Donym
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 49
Views: 716

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

Pretty bad. Constant off screen giggling was weird & she is not attractive. Plus she has some big pharma ads running which adds to the overkill. She was okay on BBT but enough is enough. If Trebek's "3 P's" ads for scammy Colonial Penn, which he started endorsing while he was host, were not disqual...
by Xu Donym
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 49
Views: 716

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

Another plus for Bialik... she is not just relatable; she's a plausible role-model for younger J! fans. Very few people will ever have the chance to be an NFL quarterback, but with enough determination and study a Ph.D. is a reachable goal for many, many viewers. And yet she's not (just?) an Amy Fow...
by Xu Donym
Mon May 31, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 58251

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Mike Richards is executive producer of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! , and I'm sure Sony won't accept the disruption of Wheel that would occur if Richards took on extra J! duties. So, however he performed, he would be too risky to another valuable Sony property. Not going to get the permanent gig. ...
by Xu Donym
Tue May 04, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 6228

Re: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another problem with the Final is that it seems to be based on popularized but unsubstantiated lore. It's not clear that Horace Greeley ever said "Go West, young man". http://blog.rarenewspapers.com/?p=3575 To be sure, Greeley was a proponent of Manifest Destiny and colonization of the West, but a ...
by Xu Donym
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2450

Re: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The only possible correct answer to the question as written is Hamlet, but the second half of that question is sloppppppy. I hope the head writer will verify her or his sources to confirm that the question was pinned with the desired level of J! accuracy, in case doing so helps with future clue-wri...
by Xu Donym
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3197

Re: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ! for me. Although the extent to which Galvani's understanding has been "debunked" rather than "refined" seems in issue to me. No one has ever disproven Galvani's experimental observations. To the contrary, they are the forebears of such modern lifesaving or life-improving technologies a...
by Xu Donym
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3064

Re: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not watching "Dr." Oz's episodes, but I will still play along with FJ! I was completely unable to process "increased value of a product to a consumer whose own labor is needed". Needed for what? The clue just felt incomplete to me and I couldn't even figure out what was being said at all. Perha...
by Xu Donym
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 3367

Re: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Brotherly love should have been negged for agape. Agreed. If the clue were " Philia is the Christian concept of this, sometimes called fraternity" would the show accept "erotic love" as a correct response? I hope not. Otherwise, we're on a slippery slope leading to "Teddy Roosevelt" as an acceptabl...
by Xu Donym
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rank the Three Guest Hosts So Far
Replies: 16
Views: 1310

Re: Rank the Three Guest Hosts So Far

I wish there were an option for a three-way tie, or at least two-way. Much to my surprise, each of these first three guest hosts brought something different to the task that added something special. And each could be knocked down a peg for one reason or another. If you're a slave to social media, Mi...
by Xu Donym
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 3640

Re: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was very confused by the clue about Yellow Submarine referring to the Beatles as The Four Lads. Is no one on the Jeopardy writing team aware that there was a singing group in the 1950s and 1960s called The Four Lads? Some might simply mark this as a generational divide and shrug it off, explainin...
by Xu Donym
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 4130

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Of the principal architects working on it from the mid-1500s to the 1980s, like Pierre Lescot & Hector Lefuel, none were foreigners I.M. Pei began and finished his Louvre work during the 1980s. Was Pei naturalized as a French citizen before or during the design and construction of his pyramid? If n...
by Xu Donym
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 2529

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

Whether we like it or not, whether we agree or not, whether we think he's found his sea legs as host or not, he has already stirred up just enough negative publicity that I doubt that the producers will want to sully the show with any of that, so they'll probably keep him around for low-key support ...
by Xu Donym
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 3703

Re: Friday, December 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I question the writers' assertion that the film title How Green Was My Valley is a question. Not only is there no question mark in the title (as there were in the category's other correct responses), but also the phrase is not expressed as a query in the film. It's an expression of fond remembrance...
by Xu Donym
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 4351

Re: Monday, December 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would love to have some "behind the scenes" insight into how the current writers come up with clues. Today's FJ, for instance, makes perfect sense if you start from the Wikipedia page for "unicorn." However, if you come at the clue from the perspective of Hebrew language or Biblical exegesis, it's...
by Xu Donym
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2746

Re: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Would you say today's FJ is another example of the decline of writing on Jeopardy? At the very least it's sloppy or culturally tone-deaf, considering that "Spain" is only known as "Spain" to English-speakers, while people living in that U.N.-member nation refer to it with the three-syllable España ....
by Xu Donym
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 6549

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nick won, so it's a non-issue in the progress of the games, but let's note: The Elgin Marbles were in fact wrapped for shipment to England in the 19th century. Had he lost by $3,200 or less, or had he been able to claim that an incorrect negging left him wounded for the rest of the game, I wonder wh...
by Xu Donym
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 17744

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Once again we get a lazily phrased FJ that taken at its literal word should be a stumper but that as a Pavlov or WECIB will probably see a pretty high solve rate. Galileo throughout his career made many discoveries in the realms of physics and engineering as well as pure astronomy. He was a polymath...
by Xu Donym
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 7754

Re: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Are contestants no longer required to phrase their Double Jeopardy responses in the form of a question? Kevin tonight answered an $800 clue and a $1200 clue without a "What is...?" framing, but wasn't penalized at all. Peculiar.
by Xu Donym
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 9388

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's going to be some controversy over today's FJ. The producers' desired answer is NOT a denomination; it's a movement. That movement (the producers' desired answer) is present within a number of denominations, and there are a handful of distinct denominations that identify themselves as being w...