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  1. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    It's been so long since I've seen these shows that they're like new (and with around 14,000 questions per season, it's easy to see why). So, it's not quite like Groundhog Day ... which happens to be my favorite movie of all-time. I've been on the tour in Woodstock during Groundhog Days, and I live only a few miles from there. "I studied 19th century French poetry" "What a waste of time!" Heh. I liked the three of a kind category. When Alex started hosting in 1984, the only thing I had remembered him from was High Rollers, which featured contestants rolling over-sized dice and Alex with his cheesy 70s 'stache. I had pretty low expectations. He turned out to be much better than expected. That said, I'm willing to give anyone a chance, but whoever it is needs to be reasonably intelligent.
  2. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I ran what I saw of the Defunct Sports Teams, but I am also in Chicago, and our local affiliate has a very bad habit of cutting away to their news team whenever they feel like it ("We've got a cat up in a tree on the north side, let's go to our reporter on the scene ..."). I had one TS: Shirley Chisholm.
  3. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I ran the Deal the Cards and High-Rated TV Show categories, because my parents made sure I had a proper education in card games and TV from a very young age. I had zero TSs and incorrectly guessed Andy Griffith for FJ. While Griffith died in 2012, at least he was from North Carolina and in his late 80s at the time. Ian's story reminded me why we usually FF through the contestant interviews. Asshat. If I ever get on, I'm going to say I'm an aspiring major league center fielder.
  4. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I ran the Billboard #1 hits category and had Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Managua, and dipping bread into wine, FJ was easy to deduce. How was that DD phrased? I remember it said a Central American capital sharing the same final four letters as its country. El Salvador's capital is San Salvador, meaning they have the same final eight letters. Would that have been an acceptable answer, as well?
  5. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I had Bull Mastiff, Coronet, Virginia, and Colombia (yeesh, people, it was highlighted on the map!). Hey, Dave, what have you got against Final Jeopardy? As a fellow IT geek, I appreciate the line through the zero. And I understand not wanting to accidentally pull a Cliff Claven. But you're the Machine. Even on low power mode, you still got the right answer. Bet something.
  6. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I had Ron Howard, clamming, and pinniped. FJ was a gimme. Dave is still a machine, but I despise the $0 bet in FJ (again). Bet something. You've answered so many questions that the game is a runaway, why not take the opportunity to add to your winnings?
  7. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    Two straight days of easy FJs for me - Close Encounters and Brave New World (one of my all-time favorite books!). Once I heard the "First Lines of Classic Songs" category name yesterday, I knew I would run it. I wish they would have more like it. Word Puzzles (which originated in GAMES magazine back in the 80s as "Wacky Wordies") was another good category for me. Fun, too. My first Doctor was Jon Pertwee, though Tom Baker was my favorite, Glad Ryan is gone. Wish eye candy Emily was still around. Very impressed with Dave. He was a machine.
  8. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I had sarin, extent, Leaving Las Vegas, tragedy, John Landis, and Anthony Kiedis in a double TS (I had it with either the clue by itself or the picture by itself). The highest dollar value clue in A Little Science was an obvious reference to "Light Years". Kinda basic for a $2000 clue.
  9. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    So, we finally unloaded the cloying Michelle (looks Shocked), only to be left with former champ, (not Saving Puppy) Ryan. Not that (kinda Bugs) Bunny would've been any better.
  10. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    Like most everyone else, I had boot camp, Jefferson City, and Nutcracker. Ran the 4,4 and "Me","Me" categories, which means I've finally discovered my sweet spot: doubles.
  11. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    Catching up on two weeks worth of shows (and 10+ pages of posts). First off, congratulations to Scott for a very impressive run!! Too many shows to remember all of my TSs and FJs, but Truman and Crosby, Stills, & Nash were instagets. The guy on the end today looked like he had just crawled out of bed. I ran Left Field, despite my being a Center Fielder. Speaking of which, if I were ever on the show, one of my stories would be still playing baseball north of 50 (it's like real baseball, but with courtesy runners ... lots of courtesy runners). Come to think of it, most of my stories would have some baseball element to them.
  12. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    Two straight instaget FJs. I can see Perth on the Australia map in my mind and a suspense movie from the 40s or 50s is almost always referring to a Hitchcock movie. Quick trip to Vertigo. I had muffed (swept the Football category), Bankers Boxes, and English Channel. The show is trying to make sure a Canadian is the champ for the July 1st show.
  13. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    Interesting FJ bet by Bob Seger. Almost worked. K = Strikeout. How was that a TS? Thank you to The Police for the Lolita answer (from "Don't Stand So Close to Me" - "Just like the old man in that book by Nabokov.")
  14. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    All the board jumping is driving me nuts. GDP should have prompted a BMS. I bought (and owned) that last category Hook, Line, and Sinker.
  15. They don't need much sleep time to get a good reading. I may have slept 5 hours total in my study. The doctor had me come back in for the results and mentioned how often I was waking up each hour. He then scheduled me for part two of the study where they fitted me for a CPAP mask. I picked one that was the most comfortable then wore it to sleep. During the night, they adjusted the CPAP machine's titration until they found the lowest pressure needed to keep me from waking up in the night. The doctor then wrote me a prescription for a CPAP machine with the optimum titration setting, and I went to a medical equipment supplier to have it filled. I got one with a water tank humidifier, because I have a lot of allergies.