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November 8th, 2020 at 3:46:11 PM permalink
Alex Trebek has died. I'm so emotionally wrought, I can't say anything. The world was a better place with him in it. R.I.P.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
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November 8th, 2020 at 6:18:03 PM permalink
I have spent much of the last 40 years watching Alex. My love of trivia probably has a lot to do with him and Jeopardy. I have tried and failed to be a contestant on Jeopardy, but at least I saw a taping when our own BBB was a contestant last year. During the commercial breaks, he took questions from the audience and told stories. I'm glad I had a chance to see him while I still could.

We could all see his death coming. He fought cancer courageously and I'm sure fought it as long as could.

In closing, here is one of my favorite moments from Jeopardy.


Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoPFkjF-Bdo.


Look who is in last place.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
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November 8th, 2020 at 7:11:45 PM permalink
Yea, this is a sad day for me. Everything Mike said above (with the exception of trying out to be a contestant on Jeopardy) applies to me as well.

From what I read, the episode that will be telecast on Friday, December 25th (Christmas Day) was his last one. I plan on watching it.
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November 9th, 2020 at 3:23:05 PM permalink
The first show Alex hosted was Wizard of odds.
The mountain is tall but grass grows on top of the mountain.
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November 9th, 2020 at 3:31:16 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

The first show Alex hosted was Wizard of odds.



....first US show.....
Hunterhill
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November 9th, 2020 at 3:35:22 PM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

....first US show.....


Yep thatís correct, Just thought it was appropriate for this site
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November 9th, 2020 at 10:05:20 PM permalink
He seemed to be doing ok. I know he discussed having some good and bad days...but I really never heard about him being near death or even very ill. Whatever happened must have come on very fast. He was taping less than 2 weeks ago.
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November 9th, 2020 at 11:01:22 PM permalink
Quote: TDVegas

He seemed to be doing ok. I know he discussed having some good and bad days...but I really never heard about him being near death or even very ill. Whatever happened must have come on very fast. He was taping less than 2 weeks ago.


Iím pretty sure stage 4 pancreatic cancer is pretty much unsurvivable, but he obviously handled it with a huge amount of strength and dignity right up until his death.

Despite appearances, it was obvious how sick he really was when in one of his final interviews, he talked about writhing in pain to the point of tears on his dressing room floor between tapings.
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November 11th, 2020 at 12:39:06 PM permalink
He has this fairly famous gambling quote which I think he said to James Holzhauer.

Quote: Alex Trebek

I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.

Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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November 11th, 2020 at 1:05:55 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

He has this fairly famous gambling quote which I think he said to James Holzhauer.



I heard it as "winning $1000" and "losing $20", which makes the quote even better.
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