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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Clunes, himself, is a huge dog lover. Netflix has a bunch of documentaries that he's done, too. I've enjoyed them all, especially the one about draft horses.
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    I remember Friends & Family Circles and then other long-distance carriers would advertise about them NOT having special "circles" to get a discount. I also remember a carrier where you had to dial their number, input a pretty long account number, get a dial tone and THEN call who you were trying to reach. Gee, those were crazy days.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Rakuten is a Japanese company, so, yeah, we'd have trouble pronouncing it correctly until we're told the right way.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I don't deal directly with the pets; I'm inputting all the old entries on the charts to complete the digital conversion. But I can tell you that for the past year, I've been working on nothing but dead pets and I have been SO freakin' depressed, calling in sick, leaving early, etc. because dealing with dead pets was so very draining. Then, when my cat got sick, I started imagining the worst. She had exploratory surgery today and it's NOT lymphoma; she's just got IBD which can be controlled with special food and a short course of Prednisolone. And I'm not typing up dead pet charts anymore!! I'm much happier. Stella is still in the hospital and Bosco's wandering around, totally lost without her. There's nobody to wash the top of his head. Earlier, I was continuing my binge-watching of Doc Martin, which ran over into J! time. I turned over to J! just in time to see the Doc Martin question and I'm still laughing. I thought this was interesting: The show was created by Dominic Minghella and Doc Martin's name, Ellingham, is an anagram of Minghella. I blew FJ. For some reason, I got Dashiell Hammett in my head & couldn't let him go.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Before the comic Paula Poundstone adopted her kids, she used to keep take-out menus in her dishwasher.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Acorn.tv just released a new documentary called Henry IX. I started watching it, but had to stop - the sound levels were all over the place. One minute it sounds like the dude's whispering, the next he's yelling. I wasn't learning anything from that, so I quit. Maybe I'll try again when I've finished my binge of Doc Martin. ETA: Bean isn't a common dog name at all, but Bear sure is. I don't think I've ever seen the name Bronson, either, but I've seen a lot of Brody. Working for a vet, you get to see a lot of really cool or really stupid pet names. The other week, I was working on a chart of a dog named Joan Jett when the doc sitting next to me was looking at her phone while discussing some patients with another vet. Then she said, "Luke Perry died," and I thought she was still talking about pets.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I said Ball State solely because it's Dave Letterman's alma mater.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    My brother seems to think his DW will last longer & he won't have to clean out the filter/food trap so often if he washes the dishes first. His wife likes the DW for the sanitizing feature. I dunno. How germy can your dishes get during dinner?
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I have a hard time pronouncing Saint-Saens, unless I can do a Daffy Duck impersonation.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Here's another Chuck McCann/Bill Fiore ad:
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    My late mom once told me of something she read about how to remember the Apollo 11 guys - their first initials are the same as "the first 3 men on earth" - Adam & Abel (Armstrong & Aldrin) got to walk on the moon, while Cain, the killer, (Collins) had to stay behind. I thought that was extemely stupid, especially comparing Collins to a murderer, but, obviously, I never forgot it.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I came to "saxophone" because there isn't one in a symphony orchestra, so it has to be a recent invention. Congratulations to Mr. Mystery Author.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    To be fair, neither was Natalie Wood's.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    For me, it's not so much Gottfried, but he looks like he's got those Jerry Lewis fake teeth. His teeth seem too big for his mouth, and he seems self-conscious about it. He shouldn't - it's not something he can do anything about these days. Dentists seem loath to extract healthy teeth for cosmetic reasons, unless, of course, it's Hollywood.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I had to google EGOT - Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony winner. I'm impressed - they got through all of DJ even with Lear reading out all the clues! Missed FJ - as AT cautioned, I wasn't thinking comedy.
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