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  1. 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.
  2. 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.")
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I've used they as a singular pronoun for years. It doesn't take long to adopt, it's understood by the listener/reader, and it doesn't require a new word.
  6. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

  7. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I had sewing machine thanks to Schoolhouse Rock - Mother Necessity (and, like the champ, I've watched a lot of TV in my life): "Elias, can you help me with my sewing? Mother dear, I'll fulfill your fondest wishes Elias, how? This machine I've made will keep your sewing really flowing In fact, we'll keep the whole nation in stitches, ah!"
  8. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    The Lion King from yesterday was an instaget. I got all of the music TSs, and the golf one ("putt for dough"). Not a fan of the champ's condescending tone or Clavinesque betting in FJ. If vocal fry is what I think it is (a lower, croaky sound as though the voice was breaking a little bit), I'm a fan.
  9. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I had Rhine, "Now is the winter of our discontent", and Vice President. I've never seen nor read Richard III, and I'm guessing I only knew the line because of the movie The Goodbye Girl.
  10. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I had a doubleget. I knew the Mamas and the Papas clue with only the words, and I knew it with only the picture. I got the Scott Kelly clue because a relevant quote from his book was the answer to a puzzle I worked yesterday in GAMES magazine. I pre-guessed trombone for FJ.
  11. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I just watched the last three shows, and I was surprised at how easy they all were. I zipped through multiple categories in each show (the pop culture ones were especially basic) and got a bunch of TSs. There were some truly pathetic TSs and some cringe-worthy misses.
  12. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    Heh, I did the same thing. I'll take any opportunity to not lose the 300+ hours of intense studying and practicing before our trip to France in 2014. Dang, I had only Dengue and da Gama.
  13. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I got outwit and Waltzing Matilda. I didn't know the "death and taxes" quote related to the Constitution; I thought it was just about life. It does remind me of one of my favorite Simpson gags of all-time, though: Smithers (going through Mr. Burns' keepsakes): Look at all the wonderful things you have, Mr. Burns: King Arthur's Excalibur, the only existing nude photo of Mark Twain, and that rare first draft of the Constitution with the word "suckers" in it.
  14. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I knew Canada Day (July 1st), probably from desk calendars. I also knew Nixon was born in CA and figured that was probably the furthest west in the continental U.S., so I guessed him for FJ even though I didn't know where he had died. I still have a very insightful book he wrote - 1999: Victory Without War - that he signed for me shortly before his death.
  15. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I was dreading the 1990s Novels category, but somehow managed to know all three and ended up mad that they didn't get to the last two clues. My only TS was Love & Rockets. Guessed Hera for FJ figuring it was probably wrong. I was right on being wrong.