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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    So does Jeopardy! If J! wants an American author and it's not gender-specific, the answer is either Poe or Louisa May Alcott. Always. I wonder if they would have accepted "Ugh, who are the fucking New England Pats."
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I don't see the freaking out. To me, she's calm, VERY smart, and she picks clues quickly, all qualities I like in a J! Champ. The buzzer mashing doesn't bother me. But then, as y'all know, I liked Austin, LOL. As they say in Guys and Dolls: "I'm just a no-goodnick! Alright, already, it's true. So nu. So sue me, sue me, what can you do me? I like Lindsey."
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    That's why I love this forum (and plan to dedicate my next book to it!) You are not mistaken and good for you <drink> for looking it up. Briefly, River of Porcupines involves the Rocky Mountain fur trade of the early 1800s and the intense rivalry between the powerful Hudson’s Bay Company and the North-West Company complicated by the arrival of Ilona Baptiste, a lovely and much-desired Métis maiden who could become the catalyst for a bloody trade war between the companies. Young trader Garth Cameron and the brutal H.B.C. woods boss Louis Savard both want Ilona, and end up in thrilling, pursuit through the Rocky Mountain wilderness, with Ilona the prize. Terrified of one pursuer, and in danger of falling for the other, the brave young woman is dependent upon her native cunning and survival skills to save herself and the man she comes to love. Mr. Author writes lyrically while I never met a fragmented sentence I didn't love.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    That was a joke, although I suppose he could have since he died in 1953. However, unlike Simon, O'Neill's plays weren't exactly Hollywood glitz :) I like the new champ, though I keep wondering how she'd look with a different hairstyle. Mr. Author just won the Western Writers of America SPUR Award for Best Historical Western. Winners in previous years include Larry McMurtry for Lonesome Dove, Michael Blake for Dances With Wolves, Glendon Swarthout for The Shootist, and Tony Hillerman for Skinwalker. So (heh-heh 'so') I'm hoping there will soon be a Jeopardy! category called "Western Lit Written by MALE Authors" :)
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I bet all my imaginary money on a category I love (along with Broadway anything) and won. Mr. Author was impressed (and owes me dinner out because I guessed Jimmy Hoffa too - hah!). I didn't know Eugene O'Neill won an Oscar.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    It IS just Titanic. That pissed me off. There was another iffy answer but I'm damned if I can remember it now :) Oh, it's so good to be back to regular J! I hated that boring, all-star clusterf*ck.
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    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    Yes, boring. Extremely, very boring. But unless MSNBC has some REAL breaking news, I'll continue watching (along with a good book -- right now I'm reading Lisa Gardner). I truly hate the all-star format. And I truly love Austin, who is still bartending because he enjoys it. My kind of guy.
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    Season 16 Discussion

    I can't believe I have a horse in this race after one show, but Maelyn is... what's the word... oh, yeah, AMAZING. She made one of my favorite songs "her own" and <blink> I didn't even care :)
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I'm not an Origonian, but I totally agree. And... Powell's carries my books :) I saw The Taming of the Shrew in a park (outdoor theatre) in Colorado Springs. A guy played Kate in Act I and really got into it with Petruchio. A woman took over the role in Act II. It really, really worked nicely. Once upon a long time ago, as a college student, I was in a Wisconsin Players production of Kiss Me Kate. And now I'm singing: "If a custom tailored vet, asks me out for something wet, when the vet begins to pet, I cry, Hooray! But I'm always true to you, Darlin', in my fashion..." Good to be back!
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Professional editor (as well as author) here. The qualifiers---"women" and "female"---are not wrong, per se, however if there's a "she" in the clue, they are unnecessary (and as someone else said, the writers are fucking with us because I'm guessing they read J! forums). Mr. Author (also a published author and professional editor) is okay with it. But then he's a man :)
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Hi, Peeps. I've been having computer problems, thanks to a virus scan-scam that fills my screen (Norton, which I don't have, is the worst perp), so I haven't been posting. But I have to chime in on "string bean," a big(ly) no-no. Mr. Author even grizzled before I did. I, too, laughed at "impeachment" (although I'd really prefer a clue where the answer was "imprisonment" -- sorry, not sorry). But not me. I kept thinking: Why is he wearing a kid's bowtie? Does he always wear a kid's bowtie?
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I don't own the CD, but I've read Songs of the Hunchback Whale by Jodi Picoult. Does that count?
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I did. Next to Jackson's The Lottery, The Birds is the scariest story I've ever read, MUCH scarier than the movie. Here's some trivia for y'all. Hitchcock wanted to end the movie with the car driving to San Francisco and, as they approach the Golden Gate Bridge, it's completely covered with birds.
  14. THIS! As for "newsmaker Ann", I'll watch the show but mute the interview.
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