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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    FJ was an instaget although I had no idea Ferrari was a popular (as in common?) name. The only TS I got was boudoir. Yay Jonathan!
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    That was my take as well. It almost looked like the vacuum ball had been Photoshopped in! For today's FJ I knew Goldfinger was wrong but guessed it anyway. I had never heard the story about the melon and chocolate syrup in Psycho so I spent a good half hour going down an internet rabbit hole reading about it. Cool story #myjeopardyeducation Same here. I was like UGH will I ever get those two straight??? I liked the Ottoman-opeia category a lot. They weren't very hard to figure out but were interesting facts nonetheless. For yesterday's TS I got Savoir Faire, Richard Burton, Richelieu, and Columbia, and today just Bede and Jane. Bummer no one was a Jane's Addiction fan; they're one of my favorite bands. I was sure Emily would be a one and done. Well hush my mouth.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Poor Hanna; she was always so pleasant, even when she was tanking. As I said with Hershel(sp?), I appreciate players who are not only knowledge but seem to genuinely enjoy being there. FJ was an instaget however I did question whether there was something called a Maryland Oriole -- talk about OVERreading the clue... I'm gonna need Dhruv!!! to chill and face the board otherwise my nerves won't be able to take him for very long.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Totally. Dylan and Miller got eyerolls from me. The only TS I got were I Got You Babe and Justinian. I guessed Pretoria for FJ because I had no clue about the rose hint and Oscar Pastorius' case was held there. I didn't remember Blomefontein(sp?) until they revealed the answer. Speaking of repeated clues I'm happy to see my favorite novel A Confederacy of Dunces make another appearance on the show. The writers must be fans of it too. Alex's jokes don't ever work for me but I have to give him credit for that one. He's usually so rehearsed but that felt spontaneous.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Oh. More of Young Sheldon. Great. Erik is growing on me too. I do the NY Times puzzle and will have to start checking to see when he's created one. I'm shocked and amazed Alex didn't pronounce Lodz the proper way then take the opportunity to lecture the contestants about it. Genes was the only TS I got; I had no idea on FJ. It's been eons since I read Beowulf and don't remember a single thing about it...
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Brown v. Board definitely should have gotten a BMS. I let out a sneak though since I mentioned Thurgood Marshall and that case in a comment yesterday. And I think that’s the first time I’ve heard Rosa Parks referred to as just “Parks”. It’s almost like RosaParks is one name for me LOL Poor Michael was all nicely dressed and polite but he got steamrolled. For TS I got checker cab (with a photo), Drugstore Cowboy (great movie), Space Cowboy and John Travolta. My brain couldn’t process FJ but as soon as Alex started giving hints, facepalm.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Jeopardy! is a game show; I enjoy it as such and as a result I don't get bent about much that is presented there. The point I was making about the African-American history category is that Jeopardy! routinely takes this subject which now spans 400 years and narrowly defines it as slavery and the civil rights movement of the 60s, and even more specifically as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman/the Underground Railroad, Thurgood Marshall/Brown v. Board of Ed, and Booker T. Washington. Sometimes there's a Dred Scott or Sojourner Truth thrown in when the writers are feeling adventurous. I was actually thrilled they included Jacob Lawrence; it would be nice to see more fine artists represented in that category. I admit, given the popularity of rock music, that I too would be surprised someone thought a Guns N Roses song was AC/DC. Mileage varies but I don't see music fandom and the historical representation of an ethnic group as comparable.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    THIS. I guess I should take some solace in the fact they didn't go for the usual MLK - Malcolm X -Booker T Washington triple play but I don't. I got the shoulder pad and Guns N Roses TS. I'm embarrassed I didn't get the sumo FJ. I just couldn't get past karate. I loved Herschel. Even though he pretty much trailed throughout, he was genuinely happy to be competing and was audibly tickled by some of the clues. Not sure how I feel about Erik yet. He certainly has good knowledge but I'm not a big fan of the kind of rapid fire, just-me-and-Alex kind of playing. I'm missing @CarpeDiem54 too. Hope everything's OK.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    That was some b.s. IMO. Thank goodness he didn't win as a result. Bad game for me - no TS and no clue on FJ. I was rooting for Jessica to win.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Ugh, I hate when they leave just one clue in a category I was running! Other TS I got were Berlusconi, Australia (Midnight Oil!), and Java. I couldn't remember Glenda Jackson's last name to save my life so unfortunately can't claim that one. FJ was an instaget
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I'm with you in Pluto solidarity! Unfortunately, although I was thinking Pluto I said Jupiter. I blame the Pluto deniers for the distraction. The only TS I got was Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was such a great talent, I feel badly none of them got that.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    FJ could have been a $200 clue as far as I'm concerned. Meanwhile I had no clue on any of the Star Wars clues because I stopped watching that series after Return of the Jedi. Mike Brady was my only TS. Alan's pretty strong so I think he'll be with us for a while.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Poor Alex. I'm really glad Middle Guy didn't win. I got the curtain call missed DD but no TS. FJ was an instaget. I didn't know you could guess wrong but correct yourself and still get credit. Doesn't Alex usually say Nope then move on to someone else?
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I was engrossed in a Words With Friends battle for my life and the part of my brain that was still trying to watch Jeopardy! just couldn't keep up. For instance I had a picture in my mind of macrame but couldn't for the life of me think of the word in time. But yay Alex! It seemed to me he was having a really good time playing today. I think he enjoyed the competition from Middle Guy. I could have stared at that bridge for the rest of my life and not gotten the answer.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I hate runaways but I do like Alex. I had no clue on FJ and wild guessed Perseus like the woman in the middle did. I also got her missed DD Airbus. The only TS I got was AT&T.
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