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When they revealed Dusty's response to FJ, did anyone else breath a sigh of relief that he hadn't used a more specific word for a female dog?

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jev15 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:35 pm
When they revealed Dusty's response to FJ, did anyone else breath a sigh of relief that he hadn't used a more specific word for a female dog?
Assuming it's the word you mean, they've used it on the show before.

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nserven wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:44 pm
jev15 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:35 pm
When they revealed Dusty's response to FJ, did anyone else breath a sigh of relief that he hadn't used a more specific word for a female dog?
Assuming it's the word you mean, they've used it on the show before.
I remember Alex using it in the non-female-dog sense during the interview segment on one of the notorious RCMH celeb eps in 2006.
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At first my mind was blank, then Laika appeared from the depths of my consciousness, and I didn't know if it was right. (At least I wrote it down!) But no reason to be proud, judging from the posts, it was easy...

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:27 pm
All done: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6902

I had no choice but to accept a correction suggestion as I had a "(Alex:" instead of a "(Ken:" which I was bound to do sooner than later.
Maybe you can set an autocorrect that automatically changes Alex: to Ken:. Don't forget to include the colon or we'll end up with "Who is Kenander the Great?" being a correct response at some point.

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Believe it or not...on Saturday, I watched a rerun of "Designing Women", in which Julia upset Charlene by referring to "the remains of a dog possibly orbiting Earth forever". Not knowing what she was referring to, I did a Google search and came across the sad story of Laika, who gave her life for the advancement of science. So, when that clue came up tonight in FJ, it was an Instaget for me. Had it not been for that episode of DW, I would not have known the name of the dog.

I had known that a space dog was sent into orbit associated with Sputnik but did not know the dog never returned to Earth alive until I read about it Saturday evening, and was hit by a tinge of sadness, with even a small part of me wishing I had not discovered that little nugget of knowledge.

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I honestly could get used to Ken’s hosting. He really brings a youthful and witty aspect to this show.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:45 pm
Ken's reading of the clues did not seem as fast today so I expect that he received pointers after yesterday's game. 61 clues again and today was a perfectly acceptable episode of how the show can continue for many years.
Yep, speed was dead on today, but it seemed the trigger guy was letting contestants get in before Ken stopped talking? Or was my mind playing tricks there?
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SBurrus wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:19 pm
Believe it or not...on Saturday, I watched a rerun of "Designing Women", in which Julia upset Charlene by referring to "the remains of a dog possibly orbiting Earth forever". Not knowing what she was referring to, I did a Google search and came across the sad story of Laika, who gave her life for the advancement of science. So, when that clue came up tonight in FJ, it was an Instaget for me. Had it not been for that episode of DW, I would not have known the name of the dog.

I had known that a space dog was sent into orbit associated with Sputnik but did not know the dog never returned to Earth alive until I read about it Saturday evening, and was hit by a tinge of sadness, with even a small part of me wishing I had not discovered that little nugget of knowledge.
Now I'm sad twice - I couldn't pull the dog's name for FJ, and while I knew it was a homicide mission, I didn't think about it not being a return from orbit launch. The spacecraft orbited 162 days and whatever was left on re-entry seems to be in the Amazon. The dog likely died of overheating in just 6 hours of the mission, but the Russkies claimed she lasted 6 days and was euthanized before the oxygen ran out. Good thing we have the internet to get the facts correct now.

Congrats to the new champ, she picked off some real hard questions, and that 9K TDD was just balls.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:18 pm
Maybe you can set an autocorrect that automatically changes Alex: to Ken:. Don't forget to include the colon or we'll end up with "Who is Kenander the Great?" being a correct response at some point.
Ah, the Scunthorpe problem. Always bottomsuming that even the most innocent of words is somehow profane.
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I'm really enjoying having Ken Jennings as the host of Jeopardy. It's a natural fit, and I hope he decides to stay on full time once the show has gone through it's guest hosts. It was a tough FJ clue, but I somehow managed to remember the name Laika.

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I figured Laika would be a much more well-known bit of trivia than apparently she is. And, yes, screw those pinko bastards for sending up a dog to die in space.

Of course the U.S. famously launched two chimps into space: Ham and Enos. Both returned to Earth safely.

Great game overall tonight. I think Tanay could have had a good run, but Lucy came to play!

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twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:03 pm
and while I knew it was a homicide mission,
Laika being a dog, it can't be a homicide.

Still, dick move.

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Volante wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:35 pm
it seemed the trigger guy was letting contestants get in before Ken stopped talking? Or was my mind playing tricks there?
I caught this as well, brushed it off as maybe an editing thing. I noticed quite a few edits in today's show, something I don't normally pay attention to.

Precalled Soupy Sales in the ICP category to no avail.

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My son made the precall for FJ: “Dad, what was the name of the first dog in space?” (Id been thinking of jumbo, Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and Balto. Fortunately, I’d watched Lasse Halstrom’s excellent “My Life as a Dog” so I had the answer at hand.

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I got Laika. My precalls for the category for Keiko the orca and Koko the gorilla.
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As I watch Ken, I am aware of a long, long tendency of mine. If I have heard a recording of a piece of music by one artist/group, that becomes (in my mind) the way it's SUPPOSED to sound. if someone else records it later, it's just "wrong." My head tells me the new version is probably just fine, but whatever I'm used to hearing gets in the way of appreciating the new way.

Same with Ken. If I had never heard of Alex, I would probably think Ken's performance is just fine. Because it is, God bless him. It's just, you know, he will never be AT.

I hope to get over that stupid bias eventually, but for now it's still too sad.
I think that's simply human nature. We tend to fall in love with the first version of something, and any subsequent versions will fail in comparison more often than not.

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If I somehow do make it on the show after all of this, should I put "met Violent J at a furry con" on my card?
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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:18 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:27 pm
All done: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6902

I had no choice but to accept a correction suggestion as I had a "(Alex:" instead of a "(Ken:" which I was bound to do sooner than later.
Maybe you can set an autocorrect that automatically changes Alex: to Ken:. Don't forget to include the colon or we'll end up with "Who is Kenander the Great?" being a correct response at some point.
This reminds me of a pair of tweets I once saw from some random: she was writing a novel, and decided to change the main character's name from Ken to Keith; she did a "find and replace" without thinking it through, and found her work suddenly peppered with words like "brokeith," "wokeith," and "spokeith." In the second tweet, she said she forgot this Ken was sometimes called by his full name, so he became "Keithneth" in those instances.

edit: capitalized "tweets" once
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seaborgium wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:23 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:18 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:27 pm
All done: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6902

I had no choice but to accept a correction suggestion as I had a "(Alex:" instead of a "(Ken:" which I was bound to do sooner than later.
Maybe you can set an autocorrect that automatically changes Alex: to Ken:. Don't forget to include the colon or we'll end up with "Who is Kenander the Great?" being a correct response at some point.
This reminds me of a pair of Tweets I once saw from some random: she was writing a novel, and decided to change the main character's name from Ken to Keith; she did a "find and replace" without thinking it through, and found her work suddenly peppered with words like "brokeith," "wokeith," and "spokeith." In the second tweet, she said she forgot this Ken was sometimes called by his full name, so he became "Keithneth" in those instances.
That woman sounds like a real Dwigt.

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