Poll

11 votes (29.72%)
2 votes (5.4%)
9 votes (24.32%)
15 votes (40.54%)

37 members have voted

smoothgrh
smoothgrh
Joined: Oct 26, 2011
  • Threads: 83
  • Posts: 1117
March 6th, 2019 at 4:14:15 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

That is indeed a shame. I already commented on it and posted the video at DT.



I'm glad he added a bit of humour to his announcement (the extra "u" to honour his Canadian upbringing).

By coincidence, I recently checked on the contracts of Pat Sajak and Vanna White, and saw that Trebek also was renewed through 2022. Hope he makes it to then and has a proper retirement!
EvenBob
EvenBob
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
  • Threads: 440
  • Posts: 27301
March 6th, 2019 at 4:46:33 PM permalink
Not good news.


It does not suck to be me.
odiousgambit
odiousgambit
Joined: Nov 9, 2009
  • Threads: 325
  • Posts: 9305
March 7th, 2019 at 3:02:32 AM permalink
"According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for people with stage 4 pancreatic cancer is approximately 1 percent....Stage 4 pancreatic cancer has spread to other organs. This means that surgeons cannot remove it, and there is no cure. Treatment involves managing pain and other symptoms to improve a person's quality of life"

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323740.php
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!”   She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
GWAE
GWAE
Joined: Sep 20, 2013
  • Threads: 93
  • Posts: 9854
March 7th, 2019 at 4:47:31 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

"According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for people with stage 4 pancreatic cancer is approximately 1 percent....Stage 4 pancreatic cancer has spread to other organs. This means that surgeons cannot remove it, and there is no cure. Treatment involves managing pain and other symptoms to improve a person's quality of life"

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323740.php



yeah stage IV is a death sentence. I wonder if he will continue to do the show up until his death bed.
Expect the worst and you will never be disappointed. I AM NOT PART OF GWAE RADIO SHOW
gordonm888
Administrator
gordonm888
Joined: Feb 18, 2015
  • Threads: 59
  • Posts: 4622
March 7th, 2019 at 6:26:49 AM permalink
Terrible, terrible news. It doesn't get much worse than Stage IV pancreatic cancer in terms of being hopeless.

Alex has been such a cultural icon, he does his job with so much intelligence and grace. Most of us know him only through his television show - but I do feel like I know him. Dammit.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
EvenBob
EvenBob
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
  • Threads: 440
  • Posts: 27301
March 7th, 2019 at 11:32:53 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

yeah stage IV is a death sentence. I wonder if he will continue to do the show up until his death bed.



Isn't that what Michael Landon had? He
was doing pushup's for the cameras
when he was diagnosed, to show how
he wasn't sick at all. A few weeks later
he was gone.
It does not suck to be me.
Wizard
Administrator
Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009
  • Threads: 1470
  • Posts: 25734
March 7th, 2019 at 1:16:56 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Isn't that what Michael Landon had?



Quote: Wikipedia

In February 1991, Landon began to suffer severe abdominal pain while on a skiing vacation in Utah.[14] On April 5, 1991, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which had metastasized to his liver and lymph nodes. The cancer was inoperable and terminal. On May 9, 1991, he appeared on The Tonight Show to speak about the cancer and to condemn the tabloid press for their sensational headlines and inaccurate stories, including the claim that he and his wife were trying to have another child. During his appearance, Landon pledged to fight the disease and asked fans to pray for him. On May 21, 1991, he underwent successful surgery for a near-fatal blood clot in his left leg.[15] In June 1991, he appeared on the cover of Life Magazine after granting the periodical an exclusive private interview about his life, his family, and his struggle to live. On July 1, 1991, at age 54, Landon died in Malibu, California.



That's less then three months from diagnosis to death.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Landon
“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” -- Carl Sagan
EvenBob
EvenBob
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
  • Threads: 440
  • Posts: 27301
March 7th, 2019 at 1:57:50 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard



That's less then three months from diagnosis to death.



I grew up enjoying Little Joe on
Bonanza. His death was a shock.
It does not suck to be me.
Gialmere
Gialmere
Joined: Nov 26, 2018
  • Threads: 44
  • Posts: 2749
March 15th, 2019 at 8:53:03 PM permalink
If you haven't heard, Trebek is already back taping new episodes of Jeopardy. He vows to fight and stay working although he's been talking retirement for several years. It looks like he'll try to finish out his contract in 2020.

Who will replace him?

Trebek suggests one of these three...

LA Kings announcer Alex Faust



CNN analyst Laura Coates


Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz


Another name often mentioned...

Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
EvenBob
EvenBob
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
  • Threads: 440
  • Posts: 27301
March 15th, 2019 at 9:23:18 PM permalink
Never seen a single episode of Jeopardy. I've
seen it lots of times in movies like Groundhog
Day, or spoofs on SNL, but I haven't
watched daytime TV since I was a kid.
It does not suck to be me.
teliot
teliot
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
  • Threads: 42
  • Posts: 2709
December 29th, 2020 at 7:35:13 AM permalink
One of the pleasures I get from final Jeopardy is a special challenge of trying to guess the answer based on only knowing the category just as it goes to commercial. I've succeeded three times over the years in guessing the answer without knowing the question.

Most recently the category was "German Americans." I managed to guess the answer based on the category alone. Let's see who gets it first.
Last edited by: teliot on Dec 29, 2020
Climate Casino: https://climatecasino.net/climate-casino/
rsactuary
rsactuary
Joined: Sep 6, 2014
  • Threads: 29
  • Posts: 2276
December 29th, 2020 at 8:23:16 AM permalink
Quote: teliot

One of the pleasures I get from final Jeopardy is a special challenge of trying to guess the answer based on only knowing the category just as it goes to commercial. I've succeeded three times over the years in guessing the answer without knowing the question.

Most recently the category was "German Americans." I managed to guess the answer based on the category alone. Let's see who gets it first.



Arnold?
ChesterDog
ChesterDog
Joined: Jul 26, 2010
  • Threads: 8
  • Posts: 1299
December 29th, 2020 at 8:23:45 AM permalink
Quote: teliot

...Most recently the category was "German Americans." I managed to guess the answer based on the category alone. Let's see who gets it first.



Who was Roebling?
SOOPOO
SOOPOO
Joined: Aug 8, 2010
  • Threads: 119
  • Posts: 10154
December 29th, 2020 at 8:26:47 AM permalink
Quote: teliot

One of the pleasures I get from final Jeopardy is a special challenge of trying to guess the answer based on only knowing the category just as it goes to commercial. I've succeeded three times over the years in guessing the answer without knowing the question.

Most recently the category was "German Americans." I managed to guess the answer based on the category alone. Let's see who gets it first.



Trump. (DJT)
teliot
teliot
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
  • Threads: 42
  • Posts: 2709
December 29th, 2020 at 8:29:58 AM permalink
Three good guesses -- bzzzt to them all.

My wife guessed "Einstein," which was also the wrong answer given by one of the contestants. We give ourselves partial credit if we get the same wrong answer as a contestant. Again, this is before knowing the question.
Climate Casino: https://climatecasino.net/climate-casino/
Joeman
Joeman
Joined: Feb 21, 2014
  • Threads: 35
  • Posts: 2320
December 29th, 2020 at 8:34:35 AM permalink
Quote: teliot

One of the pleasures I get from final Jeopardy is a special challenge of trying to guess the answer based on only knowing the category just as it goes to commercial. I've succeeded three times over the years in guessing the answer without knowing the question.

Most recently the category was "German Americans." I managed to guess the answer based on the category alone. Let's see who gets it first.

If you are referring to the Final a few weeks ago, I would not have guessed it by the category alone, but I did get it with the clue.

Albert Einstein, but I figured he would be too obvious for a Final answer.


One of my Final Jeopardy pleasures is getting the answer right when the three contestants missed it. I can probably count the times that has happened on one hand.
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
teliot
teliot
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
  • Threads: 42
  • Posts: 2709
December 29th, 2020 at 8:58:55 AM permalink
Joeman, you got the same wrong answer as my wife.

One of the informal rules for blind guesses on Final Jeopardy is the "too famous"/"too obvious" rule. For that reason, Einstein and Trump could not possibly be the correct answers.

Yes, this was the category just a couple of weeks back.

RIP
Climate Casino: https://climatecasino.net/climate-casino/
Hunterhill
Hunterhill
Joined: Aug 1, 2011
  • Threads: 52
  • Posts: 2091
December 29th, 2020 at 9:10:35 AM permalink
Quote: teliot

One of the pleasures I get from final Jeopardy is a special challenge of trying to guess the answer based on only knowing the category just as it goes to commercial. I've succeeded three times over the years in guessing the answer without knowing the question.

Most recently the category was "German Americans." I managed to guess the answer based on the category alone. Let's see who gets it first.


I also enjoy guessing the answer Of final Jeopardy.
I have only succeeded twice.
Einstein was my guess but knew it was probably wrong due to the too obvious clause.
The mountain is tall but grass grows on top of the mountain.
SOOPOO
SOOPOO
Joined: Aug 8, 2010
  • Threads: 119
  • Posts: 10154
December 29th, 2020 at 9:17:10 AM permalink
George Clooney. And or Brad Pitt.
DRich
DRich
Joined: Jul 6, 2012
  • Threads: 85
  • Posts: 10743
Thanks for this post from:
miplet
December 29th, 2020 at 9:28:22 AM permalink
Quote: teliot

Three good guesses -- bzzzt to them all.

My wife guessed "Einstein," which was also the wrong answer given by one of the contestants. We give ourselves partial credit if we get the same wrong answer as a contestant. Again, this is before knowing the question.



I so rarely get the final question correct that I consider my answer good enough if one of the contestants guesses it.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
teliot
teliot
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
  • Threads: 42
  • Posts: 2709
December 29th, 2020 at 9:49:10 AM permalink
Bzzzt.

Hint. Politics.
Climate Casino: https://climatecasino.net/climate-casino/
ChesterDog
ChesterDog
Joined: Jul 26, 2010
  • Threads: 8
  • Posts: 1299
December 29th, 2020 at 10:10:49 AM permalink
Quote: teliot

Bzzzt.

Hint. Politics.



Kissinger
teliot
teliot
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
  • Threads: 42
  • Posts: 2709
December 29th, 2020 at 11:28:47 AM permalink
Quote: ChesterDog

Kissinger

Exactly right!

And that's how you beat Final Jeopardy ...
Climate Casino: https://climatecasino.net/climate-casino/
21forme
21forme
Joined: Feb 27, 2011
  • Threads: 6
  • Posts: 159
December 29th, 2020 at 11:44:53 AM permalink
I think von Braun was a Jeopardy answer in the not too distant past, but I don't recall if it was a Final or just a regular category question.

As an aside, the Germans of the time when Kissinger and family fled the country did not consider him German.
Wizard
Administrator
Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009
  • Threads: 1470
  • Posts: 25734
December 29th, 2020 at 1:26:58 PM permalink
Reminder that Alex's last show will air January 8.
“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” -- Carl Sagan
teliot
teliot
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
  • Threads: 42
  • Posts: 2709
December 29th, 2020 at 1:57:27 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Reminder that Alex's last show will air January 8.

I am trying to figure out how they choose these episodes to replay over the last two weeks. They seem so random, and frankly much less interesting than any number of episodes with great drama down to the last minute. As an overview of Trebek's career, I think the choices could have been much more illustrative of his style and how he handled the weird things that sometimes happened.
Climate Casino: https://climatecasino.net/climate-casino/
teliot
teliot
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
  • Threads: 42
  • Posts: 2709
December 29th, 2020 at 2:58:05 PM permalink
Quote: teliot

Exactly right!

And that's how you beat Final Jeopardy ...

As I recall the previous time I beat Final Jeopardy based on the category alone, the Final Jeopardy category was Astronomical Oddities. Take a guess then look at the Spoiler.

neutron star
Last edited by: teliot on Dec 29, 2020
Climate Casino: https://climatecasino.net/climate-casino/
Joeman
Joeman
Joined: Feb 21, 2014
  • Threads: 35
  • Posts: 2320
December 29th, 2020 at 4:26:48 PM permalink
Quote: teliot

I am trying to figure out how they choose these episodes to replay over the last two weeks. They seem so random, and frankly much less interesting than any number of episodes with great drama down to the last minute. As an overview of Trebek's career, I think the choices could have been much more illustrative of his style and how he handled the weird things that sometimes happened.

I saw on the Jeopardy! Facebook page that they chose to do "Alex Around the World" episodes these two weeks. These episodes feature a category where Alex did clues on location.
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
teliot
teliot
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
  • Threads: 42
  • Posts: 2709
December 30th, 2020 at 7:40:43 PM permalink
So close today -- the Final Jeopardy category was "French History." My category-only guess was Marat (the guy who got stabbed and murdered in his bathtub at the start of the French Revolution). The correct answer was Charlotte Corday, who is the woman who stabbed Marat. So close!!!
Climate Casino: https://climatecasino.net/climate-casino/
DRich
DRich
Joined: Jul 6, 2012
  • Threads: 85
  • Posts: 10743
December 30th, 2020 at 7:44:05 PM permalink
Quote: teliot

As I recall the previous time I beat Final Jeopardy based on the category alone, the Final Jeopardy category was Astronomical Oddities. Take a guess then look at the Spoiler.

neutron star



Van Allen Belt.


Van Allen was my astronomy professor in college.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
DRich
DRich
Joined: Jul 6, 2012
  • Threads: 85
  • Posts: 10743
Thanks for this post from:
teliot
December 30th, 2020 at 7:45:13 PM permalink
Quote: teliot

As I recall the previous time I beat Final Jeopardy based on the category alone, the Final Jeopardy category was Astronomical Oddities. Take a guess then look at the Spoiler.

neutron star



Van Allen Belt.


Van Allen was my astronomy professor in college.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
Mission146
Mission146
Joined: May 15, 2012
  • Threads: 138
  • Posts: 16296
January 4th, 2021 at 8:11:25 AM permalink
Kudos to you guys for even being willing to appear on Jeopardy! I'd be mortified if I gave an incorrect answer (well, question) on national TV...so I'd pretty much be guaranteed to lose by virtue of only buzzing in if I was 100% absolutely sure of my question.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
DRich
DRich
Joined: Jul 6, 2012
  • Threads: 85
  • Posts: 10743
Thanks for this post from:
Mission146
January 4th, 2021 at 8:28:09 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Kudos to you guys for even being willing to appear on Jeopardy! I'd be mortified if I gave an incorrect answer (well, question) on national TV...so I'd pretty much be guaranteed to lose by virtue of only buzzing in if I was 100% absolutely sure of my question.



I would be the opposite. I would try to buzz first on every question and would probably have the largest negative total ever.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
Wizard
Administrator
Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009
  • Threads: 1470
  • Posts: 25734
January 8th, 2021 at 1:27:58 PM permalink
Reminder that today, Jan 8, is the last episode with Alex.

In Las Vegas, it is on at 7:00 PM on channel 8.
“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” -- Carl Sagan
Gabes22
Gabes22
Joined: Jul 19, 2011
  • Threads: 15
  • Posts: 1427
January 8th, 2021 at 1:54:19 PM permalink
I find it odd how the Jeopardy air time varies from market to market. In Chicago it's on at 3:30 in the afternoon.
A flute with no holes is not a flute, a donut with no holes is a danish
ChumpChange
ChumpChange
Joined: Jun 15, 2018
  • Threads: 96
  • Posts: 4271
January 8th, 2021 at 1:55:32 PM permalink
Trebek didn't allow encyclopedias on his shows as cheat sheets.
High Rollers (July 4, 1975)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt9ZNqy-ZDM
Greasyjohn
Greasyjohn
Joined: Dec 8, 2013
  • Threads: 135
  • Posts: 2178
January 8th, 2021 at 7:29:14 PM permalink
Here’s a fun little video about a YouTuber that lives in downtown Las Vegas. She appeared on Jeopardy in 2003. This is the same lady who did that video I posted about a couple weeks ago on the Carole Lombard crash site on Mount Potosi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjd3A2X0vyg
Last edited by: Greasyjohn on Jan 8, 2021
rsactuary
rsactuary
Joined: Sep 6, 2014
  • Threads: 29
  • Posts: 2276
January 8th, 2021 at 8:31:55 PM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

I find it odd how the Jeopardy air time varies from market to market. In Chicago it's on at 3:30 in the afternoon.



Google "broadcast syndication"
Keeneone
Keeneone
Joined: Aug 16, 2014
  • Threads: 21
  • Posts: 1422
January 11th, 2021 at 7:34:21 PM permalink
Trebekless Jeopardy was a bit strange to watch tonight.
Final Jeopardy:
The name of this title song from a 1964 movie can be translated from Spanish as “Long Live the Meadows”
What is "Viva Las Vegas"!
ChumpChange
ChumpChange
Joined: Jun 15, 2018
  • Threads: 96
  • Posts: 4271
January 11th, 2021 at 7:57:16 PM permalink
I'm guessing Trebek's 'will' put that question/answer there.

  • Jump to: