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Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

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I got Kool-Aid, horseradish, Joe Cool, Addams, and rotator cuff.

Instead of Sister Carrie, I chose An American Tragedy. I couldn't remember which came first.

FJ was easy for me. I always thought that was a clever logo, having the gun for the letter R. I never knew the background.

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I was excited for the Food & Drink category, and then promptly joined the contestants in being stumped by the Kool-Aid clue (I knew the rest, though).  I also liked the Wheel of Jeopardy category, even though it was quite silly.

The sobriquet and rotator TS surprised me, especially the latter.  I thought FJ would be an instaget for all three, so I was quite surprised to see two miss it.  I’ve never seen the show, but it was hard to avoid hearing about it.  So as soon as I started thinking of opera terms and shows that would feature a gun, it was just a matter of seconds before it came to me.  Speaking of cultural osmosis, I apparently picked up a lot of info about Snoopy that way.

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Last night, all I got was FJ.  Considering my goose egg on Monday, I was happy with that.

Tonight, I got horseradish, Joe Cool, and rotator.  My first guess for FJ was Cop Rock. lol  I have no idea where that came from. I eventually worked my way to the right answer.  

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I got Horseradish, Sister Carrie, Joe Cool, the moon, Addams, and FJ-The Sopranos, although that did take a few seconds of me working through the opera connection to get there (I have never seen the show so am unfamiliar with the logo). I was also bummed when no one got Joe Cool—he’s an icon! Then again, my stuffed Snoopy was a beloved toy.

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Horseradish amuses me because when we were in Munich this year at a Beer Garden, I ordered a sampler platter of bread, cheese, and sausage. It came with a shaved white substance in the middle of the platter I assumed was some kind of cabbage slaw. I took a fork full of it only to realize it was freshly shredded horseradish. I couldn't spit it out of my mouth fast enough. The pain!

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33 minutes ago, chessiegal said:

I took a fork full of it only to realize it was freshly shredded horseradish. I couldn't spit it out of my mouth fast enough. The pain!

Followed by a chaser of guacamole ... that's really wasabi!

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The Wheel of Jeopardy category was fun.  I still watch Wheel on occasion and will watch most anything on GSN.

I had rotator cuff and Joe Cool.  I'm a Peanuts fan and even bought an album of Peanuts music done by jazz and blues artists (the Joe Cool theme recorded by B.B. King is very cool).

Jessica is bright and appealing.  I'm rooting for her.

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The composer category, now that would be a dream come true if I were ever a contestant. 

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone run a category faster than Jessica did with the Wheel of Jeopardy one. She was lightning quick! 

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2 hours ago, Sharpie66 said:

I got Horseradish, Sister Carrie, Joe Cool, the moon, Addams, and FJ-The Sopranos, although that did take a few seconds of me working through the opera connection to get there (I have never seen the show so am unfamiliar with the logo). I was also bummed when no one got Joe Cool—he’s an icon! Then again, my stuffed Snoopy was a beloved toy.

Every time the Met Life rep came by, I took a little plush Snoopy he'd give out. I have a bunch of them. Snoopy is awesome! :) 

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I ran the first round except for The Origin of Species (I added a 'the' like Jessica did) & moon. The only TS I got in the 2nd round was rotator cuff, & FJ took a few seconds but I got it. Dr. Toothbrush got it about 1/2 a second after the clue flashed on the screen.

I almost ate the horseradish on my plate in Austria until someone else at my table did so first. I love horse radish sauce & have been debating whether to get prime rib or a ribeye for my birthday dinner this weekend, & think his clue pushed me in the direction of prime rib. I took that & the clue about birthday freebies the other day as a shout-out to me during my birthday week ;-)

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Angel Falls was easy for me- I 've seen it!

FJ stumped me- I've never seen or paid attention to The Sopranos.

I got Joe Cool as well- it's Peanuts!

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I was torn between Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy.  I picked the wrong one.

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10 hours ago, chessiegal said:

Horseradish amuses me because when we were in Munich this year at a Beer Garden, I ordered a sampler platter of bread, cheese, and sausage. It came with a shaved white substance in the middle of the platter I assumed was some kind of cabbage slaw. I took a fork full of it only to realize it was freshly shredded horseradish. I couldn't spit it out of my mouth fast enough. The pain!

But I bet you provided a lot of amusement for the locals.

 

7 hours ago, Abstract said:

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone run a category faster than Jessica did with the Wheel of Jeopardy one. She was lightning quick! 

I know! That was annoying because she wasn't giving me a chance to figure them out.

 

7 hours ago, Toothbrush said:

I ran the first round except for The Origin of Species (I added a 'the' like Jessica did)

Me too. I was thinking, "Oh, this is where people screw up, because it's The Origin of THE Species!" Hopefully next time I'll get this right.

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12 hours ago, saber5055 said:

Biggest takeaway from today's episode: Nebraska has a state drink! WTH!

I lived in Nebraska, so I knew Kool-Aid was the state drink.  Additional trivia: Icees were invented in Coffeyville, Kansas.

11 hours ago, GreekGeek said:

I don't fault Jessica for not knowing which war Snoopy "fought" in, because Charles Schultz was a World War II veteran. But I was a bit saddened that no one knew Joe Cool, especially since there's a line of Tshirts with a knockoff of him.

I knew the WWI answer because of the Snoopy and the Red Baron song; it gets play during the holiday season.

We have Colonial Joe Cool on DoG (Duke of Gloucester) Street (Williamsburg, VA) t-shirts and sweatshirts!  A local store had them, so we bought several.  This was shortly before Schultz died.  Still have them, still wear them!  Google Colonial Joe Cool to see an image.  Can't paste it here; it's too big.

10 hours ago, chessiegal said:

Horseradish amuses me because when we were in Munich this year at a Beer Garden, I ordered a sampler platter of bread, cheese, and sausage. It came with a shaved white substance in the middle of the platter I assumed was some kind of cabbage slaw. I took a fork full of it only to realize it was freshly shredded horseradish. I couldn't spit it out of my mouth fast enough. The pain!

When I was a little girl, maybe 3, we were having roast beef with mashed potatoes.  I loved mashed potatoes, and insisted on having some of Dad's.  I didn't know that it was horseradish on Dad's plate!  Yep, painful!

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I would really love some prime rib (medium rare) with horseradish sauce right now.

A good game for me last night with lots of ts's: horseradish, Sister Carrie, Joe Cool, the moon, sobriquet and rotator cuff.  I ran the Snoopy category since he is my favourite comic strip character (Opus is a close second). Also, an instaget FJ although I never watched the show.

I liked the lady in the middle the best but they were all good contestants.

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Finally got caught up from the Christmas break when I was gone. 

The sopranos is working on a new prequel series. 

I never knew that was why they put the gun in the title of The Sopranos.  Not sure that was really needed.  Would take like 5 seconds of the show to figure out its not about opera. 

have had a couple of recent 4 games champs that couldn't win the fifth, will be interesting to see if they make the tournament of champions

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Zoey1996 - I think Evan got Rosebud since I was amused it was an answer given Siobhan's story about sledding down the Great Wall.  

Also thanks for the DoG street mention for my Williamsburg nostalgia.  I am now salivating for a Cheese Shop sandwich with extra house dressing on the side.  

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2 hours ago, Trey said:

I would really love some prime rib (medium rare) with horseradish sauce right now.

My plan for Sunday! And I made horesradish sauce when Dr. Toothbrush grilled filets last Sunday, so I am all set for the leftovers. 

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1 minute ago, Toothbrush said:
3 hours ago, Trey said:

I would really love some prime rib (medium rare) with horseradish sauce right now.

My plan for Sunday! And I made horesradish sauce when Dr. Toothbrush grilled filets last Sunday, so I am all set for the leftovers. 

I'm up for that birthday celebration prime-rib-eating contest. Happy early b-day, T-brush! I'm an expert on birthday freebies: Red Robin, Denny's, Noodles, Starbuck's ... the list goes on and on. Hope you get to sample a few.

3 hours ago, zoey1996 said:

I lived in Nebraska, so I knew Kool-Aid was the state drink.  Additional trivia: Icees were invented in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Thanks for this, Zoey. Now I'm set for what made Coffeyville a "cool" place to stop for refreshments. I've been to and through Nebraska many times and never had any Kool-Aid. There's something so wrong about that.

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16 hours ago, mojoween said:

I only half paid attention to most of the show but FJ...come ON.  I can’t believe only one person got it.  

And I only made it through about ten minutes of the first episode of the series before I was like yep, this terrible show is not for me.

I have never seen an episode of the Sopranos, so I had no clue.  I was busy mentally going through opera-related words which could've been series' titles, but didn't get there.

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14 hours ago, peeayebee said:

I got Kool-Aid, horseradish, Joe Cool, Addams, and rotator cuff.

Instead of Sister Carrie, I chose An American Tragedy. I couldn't remember which came first.

FJ was easy for me. I always thought that was a clever logo, having the gun for the letter R. I never knew the background.

I got horseradish, rotator cuff, Addams, sobriquet and Sister Carrie, which is the only Dreiser title I know so it's what I always answer for him.  I said Yoo Hoo instead of Kool Aid (D'OH!), and I said Spike instead of Joe Cool - oops.

And I'd have made them give me credit for On the Origin of Species, because that is the correct shortened title.

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Great, now I'm jonesing for horseradish, too (and my "sauce" for beef tenderloin/prime rib is just grated fresh horseradish, so I like it full strength).

1 minute ago, proserpina65 said:

And I'd have made them give me credit for On the Origin of Species, because that is the correct shortened title.

I wondered about that, too - the first contestant both omitted "On" and added a second "the," so I knew she was wrong, but then the second also left out the "On," so I was expecting it to be up to the third to get the title right (not that she had to give the full title, just On the Origin of Species).  I've seen/heard it shortened to just Origin of Species often, though, so I guess just about any shortened version is accepted; you just can't insert a word.

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3 hours ago, zoey1996 said:

Was rosebud a ts? I had written that down, as well as several of the others mentioned.

Rosebud was the key word in the clue. The answer was sled.

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Yes that Is where it gets tricky in titles. 

On the origin of species was the original title, but in many reprints and when its mentioned its often just called The origin of species

The recent rejected superhero titles category was funny

The Alphabetizer.  The Notarizer. 

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I liked the Atomizer.  My grandmother had an atomizer she'd put her perfume in and was really disappointed when the spray bottles of scent were invented. The bulb was covered in a silk crocheted thing with a tassel hanging down almost to the table top. The bottle itself was Jadeite - such a pretty green.

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On 1/7/2019 at 6:33 PM, Quickbeam said:

So excited to see a pagan category! That made my day. 

That's how I felt when I saw a beagle category. Even though it was all Snoopy, I ran it. My beagle is the best dog I've ever had. He's really old, and I'm already dreading when he goes to that farm in the sky.

My audition is exactly one week away, and I've been studying so much I'm making myself sick. I think it's because I'm studying things I'm weak in, and it's shaking my confidence. I do now have the Kings/Queens of England memorized in order and by year, with some interesting tidbits thrown in for good measure. I have been less successful in my goal to learn more about classical music. Despite listening to nothing but classical music for three weeks, I still know very little. Le sigh. I've also had the dream when I'm actually on the show and all the categories are things I don't know.

Anyway, if you know of a book or website that can help with some of the basics for classical music, I'm all ears (pun intended).

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19 hours ago, mojoween said:

I only half paid attention to most of the show but FJ...come ON.  I can’t believe only one person got it.  

And I only made it through about ten minutes of the first episode of the series before I was like yep, this terrible show is not for me.

I have never made it past the half hour mark of the first episode, so I was clueless. 

15 hours ago, GenerationX said:

The Wheel of Jeopardy category was fun.  I still watch Wheel on occasion and will watch most anything on GSN.

I had rotator cuff and Joe Cool.  I'm a Peanuts fan and even bought an album of Peanuts music done by jazz and blues artists (the Joe Cool theme recorded by B.B. King is very cool).

Jessica is bright and appealing.  I'm rooting for her.

My exact words were "If I wanted to watch Wheel of Fortune, I would watch it!" Followed by "no peanut butter in my chocolate!) (Totally love peanut butter and chocolate, just referencing an old commercial.)

11 hours ago, mertensia said:

Angel Falls was easy for me- I 've seen it!

FJ stumped me- I've never seen or paid attention to The Sopranos.

I got Joe Cool as well- it's Peanuts!

I saw Devil and said Angel. I vaguely know the falls exist, but the clue gave it to me.

1 hour ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I liked the Atomizer.  My grandmother had an atomizer she'd put her perfume in and was really disappointed when the spray bottles of scent were invented. The bulb was covered in a silk crocheted thing with a tassel hanging down almost to the table top. The bottle itself was Jadeite - such a pretty green.

I said nebulizer, think they would have accepted that?

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1 hour ago, Clanstarling said:

I said nebulizer, think they would have accepted that?

Yes.

1 hour ago, Clanstarling said:

I saw Devil and said Angel. I vaguely know the falls exist, but the clue gave it to me.

No kidding.

1 hour ago, Clanstarling said:

My exact words were "If I wanted to watch Wheel of Fortune, I would watch it!"

That's like saying if I wanted to know Potent Potables I would drink alcohol. Or, if I wanted to know opera, I would listen to it.

I could do those "If I's" all day! I thought the Wheel clues were pretty easy. Just fill in the crossword letters. Don't have to like the show. Although IMO Sajak is so much nicer to his guests than is Trebek.

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48 minutes ago, saber5055 said:

That's like saying if I wanted to know Potent Potables I would drink alcohol. Or, if I wanted to know opera, I would listen to it.

Nope, not for me (and do pretty well on potent potables though I don't drink),  I can pull out answers from all sorts of weird, even unconnected, places, but show a Wheel of Fortune board along with a clue and my brain stalls. It's like rubbing my head and patting my tummy.

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1 hour ago, Clanstarling said:

but show a Wheel of Fortune board along with a clue and my brain stalls.

Oh, when you put it like that, I totally understand. Apologies for what I thought was a Pat/Vanna dis!

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The Statue of Liberty was so obvious I thought surely FJ must have been something else.

I like the new champs hair and glasses and scarf and that her scarf was a perfect color match for her top.

Dave, Alex chastised you for your choices.  

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Wow. FJ was so easy tonight! I thought I had to be wrong since it was way too obvious. 

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M. Darcy - I had the same dilemma, even started thinking Ellis Island but talked myself back into Liberty.  

Teebax - wishing you all the best and I will live up to my no snarking pledge in your honor.

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What the hell? Here in Boston, we got a rerun -- Gilbert's second episode where the other contestant guessed Eminem for a clue where the answer was Jack White because she didn't realize there was a picture to look at.

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Unexpected reruns are no good!

I got Molly, Amherst, University of Chicago, Princeton, The Mousetrap, FJ-Statue of Liberty. I was a bit surprised by Molly being a TS, but I did get some exposure to pop culture from the ‘30s on from a Bicentennial Assembly we had in my school in 4th grade. I was the stage manager for my unit’s portion of it and knew the script and all of its references thoroughly. Fibber McGee & Molly were a prominent mention in the script. 

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26 minutes ago, Jesse said:

What the hell? Here in Boston, we got a rerun

Time warp.

I got Molly (didn't anyone's mother/grandmother teach these children anything?) U of Chicago (Pritzker, please) and El Dorado.

Trebek has made it known not starting at the top of a category is his pet peeve so he spanks Dave for choosing the bottom clue first, implying that's why he lost. IMO, the others kept beating him on the buzzer -- it was obvious he was working his buzzer but kept getting locked out. So he made a few bad guesses. That's no reason for a public scolding. As I posted above, Pat and Vanna are so much nicer to their players than is Trebek.

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Dave was irritating.  I can forgive his two instances of ending his answer with "Alex", but not the diamond drawing over his name, the horrific act of board hopping at the bottom of multiple categories, or the pompous "let's give the people what they came here for" DD comment.  

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Ugh to Dave, what was up with the starting at the bottom?!  And I feel really old, I knew Molly w/Fibber McGee&..  Best of Luck to teebax(maybe you could signal board members by pulling on your ear or something? :)

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10 minutes ago, GenerationX said:

Dave was irritating.  I can forgive his two instances of ending his answer with "Alex", but not the diamond drawing over his name, the horrific act of board hopping at the bottom of multiple categories, or the pompous "let's give the people what they came here for" DD comment.  

To be fair, he gave me exactly what I wanted! 

I like the new champ, but I liked Jessica too. Either of them winning would have been fine by me. 

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Yeah, Pritzker = Chicago, and Woodrow Wilson was president of Princeton before becoming president. 

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Did they explain why they showed this episode twice in a row? I saw this ep last night but the final jeopardy from last night didn't have the MMA fighter but a different guy... I'm really confused 

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Another FJ I predicted all three/two would get, but this time I was right.

Dave occasionally appending Alex’s name to his responses drove me batty (not to mention that stupid drawing with his name), and I don't often notice the contestants in a negative or positive way, just concentrating on the clues.  And then, “Alex, let’s give the people what they came to see” when he goes for a true DD?  I cackled when he whiffed it.

The 10 Lines About 5 Women twist on 88 Lines About 44 Women got that song stuck in my head.

The WNYC clue was really easy for a DD; too bad it was found so early in the game.

The Mousetrap and Edward Albee TS kind of surprised me, and maybe Amherst and Molly a bit, but no true “hmm, none of them got that?” reactions for the night.

I loved the Words About Words category, which I knew I would as I love vocabulary categories, but I also really liked the School Within a School category.  But lords do I not know 2018 pop culture – thank goodness for the throwback Donkey Kong clue; that may have been the only one I got (I think I didn’t hear one or two of them while getting rid of a phone call).

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2 hours ago, Jesse said:

What the hell? Here in Boston, we got a rerun

Maybe the Boston station thinks we don't really care about Jeopardy.  On Fridays during f**tb*ll season they don't show it.  They don't even put it on their other channel that shows sitcom reruns. Grumble.

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23 minutes ago, gant77 said:

Did they explain why they showed this episode twice in a row? I saw this ep last night but the final jeopardy from last night didn't have the MMA fighter but a different guy... I'm really confused 

Happened to me, too.  I wonder if you and I are in the same viewing area, and the local broadcaster made a mistake?  I believe what happened is they skipped a day and showed today's episode yesterday, but somehow the FJ segment was the correct one from the day that was skipped.  No one else here seems to have gotten the wrong episode, so I assume it must have been a local issue.

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1 hour ago, GenerationX said:

I can forgive his two instances of ending his answer with "Alex",

I thought it was funny as some of his answers made sentences with "Alex" at the end. Like the fortune cookie "in bed."

4 minutes ago, Kerri Okie said:

it must have been a local issue.

I vote local issue. One day my local station whacked out. It kept showing the start of Double Jeopardy, then a string of nine commercials, then Double Jeopardy, then a string of the same nine commercials, then the start of Double Jeopardy ... over and over. By the fifth or sixth time of seeing the same start of DJ, I was answering before the clues were shown.

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2 hours ago, mojoween said:

The Statue of Liberty was so obvious I thought surely FJ must have been something else.

Yes, I immediately thought of Statue of Liberty, but then thought it simply MUST be something else. I couldn't come up with anything, so I stuck with S of L.

I got Molly -- which made me feel really old, and I'M NOT THAT OLD! -- Amherst, and El Dorado (and the Disney movie helped).

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2 hours ago, teebax said:

To be fair, he gave me exactly what I wanted! 

Me too. He was so smug. I wanted him gone in embarrassing fashion and got my wish. Very happy with how that went down.

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I don't usually root for contestants to miss FJ, but Dave irritated me from the start, so I was happy he missed out. 

My only get tonight was Molly. I immediately thought of the Statue of Liberty for FJ, then immediately thought it was too obvious (like a lot of others here). I stuck with it, since nothing else came to mind.

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Sorry to see Jessica go, but I like Anneke. 

TS I got were Amherst, Princeton, El Dorado, The Carters, Mousetrap. FJ was crazy easy, as was the first round DD. The 'Words About Words' category was fun. 

12 hours ago, saber5055 said:

I'm up for that birthday celebration prime-rib-eating contest. Happy early b-day, T-brush! I'm an expert on birthday freebies: Red Robin, Denny's, Noodles, Starbuck's ... the list goes on and on. Hope you get to sample a few.

Thank you! My freebie plan for today includes Denny's, Starbucks, & Victoria's Secret. 

4 hours ago, GenerationX said:

Dave was irritating.  I can forgive his two instances of ending his answer with "Alex", but not the diamond drawing over his name, the horrific act of board hopping at the bottom of multiple categories, or the pompous "let's give the people what they came here for" DD comment.  

He was really obnoxious. 

4 hours ago, teebax said:

To be fair, he gave me exactly what I wanted! 

I like the new champ, but I liked Jessica too. Either of them winning would have been fine by me. 

LOL! He did indeed! If he had won, I think I would have had to go on a Jeopardy watching hiatus for as long as he stuck around. Not even Austin, puppy leaver Ryan, or Jennifer Drumsticks made me consider that. 

Good luck!!!! 

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